Startupbootcamp Smart City & Living Announces Partnership with Schiphol Group

Startupbootcamp Smart City & Living Announces Partnership with Schiphol Group

11-Apr-2016
Amsterdam, 11 April 2016 – Growth Accelerator Startupbootcamp and the Schiphol Group start a close collaboration. For the upcoming three years, Schiphol will support the eleven selected startups at the Smart City & Living program. This years edition of the program kicks off today. The Schiphol Group expects to learn a lot from the young companies as part of its ambition to become the best digital airport in the world.

Each year, a group of 10 companies is selected to participate in the competitive Smart City & Living Program in Amsterdam. This edition,eleven startups are part of the acceleration process that starts today. Over the next three years, the participating teams will receive coaching from dedicated mentors from the Schiphol Group. There is a lot to be gained for the startups, as they can learn from the knowledge of the Schiphol mentors on smart logistics and energy flows. The infrastructure in and around the airport is very extensive and crucial for the functioning of the organization.

The cooperation is also important for the Schiphol Group. Startups are known for their innovation capacity and speed. Schiphol can learn from them, said Robert Lenterman, Director Treasury & Risk Management at the Schiphol Group: “Schiphol aims to be the best digital airport in the world. To achieve this, we want to learn as much as we can from the knowledge and skills of innovators in the world around us. Startupbootcamp has a good reputation and is able to select startups that will be successful in the long term. We expect that the innovative ideas and energy of startups will inspire us and help us continue to best serve our customers. We look forward to this cooperation.”

Patrick de Zeeuw, co-founder of Startupbootcamp is proud of this partnership: “The fact that a large international and complex organization such as Schiphol will coach our Smart City & Living companies, is very good news for startups, Startupbootcamp and the Schiphol Group itself. The experts at Schiphol have knowledge of and experience with smart solutions in the areas of mobility, spatial planning and energy. This gives young companies a better understanding of the potential applications and ‘marketization of their innovations’.

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About Startupbootcamp
Founded in 2010, Startupbootcamp is a global startup accelerator with 12 programs in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Eindhoven, Istanbul, London, Miami, New York and Singapore, and a mentor and alumni network in more than 50 countries. For more information visit:www.startupbootcamp.org

About Startupbootcamp Smart City & Living
Startupbootcamp Smart City & Living program focuses on accelerating tech startups within the Smart City space such as Internet of Things (IoT), Open Data, Smart Retail, Smart Energy and Smart Home. For more information visit: https://www.startupbootcamp.org/accelerator/smart-city-living.html

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Startupbootcamp
Liane Mosselaar
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Schiphol Group
Annemieke Herberigs
Frederique Hermie
press@schiphol.nl
020-6012673