Startupbootcamp’s Smart City & Living Demo Day Marks 5 Years of Startup Acceleration in Amsterdam

Startupbootcamp’s Smart City & Living Demo Day Marks 5 Years of Startup Acceleration in Amsterdam

21-Jul-2017

PRESS RELEASE

Amsterdam, 21 July 2017 – Startupbootcamp, the global growth accelerator, presented ten Smart City & Living startups at an exclusive Investor-Only Demo Day yesterday, where they pitched their ideas to a room full of investors and VCs. The event marks 5 years of its programs in Amsterdam. Startupbootcamp takes its learnings of the last 5 years to look ahead for the next years to come.

Startupbootcamp’s first program in Amsterdam kicked off in April 2012. To date, they have successfully run 11 accelerator programs. The newest alumni join over 100 startups that have already graduated from their programs in Amsterdam.

See Startupbootcamp’s blueprint in the infographic below:

5 years of Startupbootcamp – Infographic. Download the full high res version here!

During the intense 3-month accelerator program, the 10 Smart City & Living companies collaborated with 150+ mentors, partners, and investors. Yesterday’s Demo Day event marked the end of their acceleration, with the startups pitching their innovative ideas in front of over a 150 of investors and partners in the intimate setting of the Restaurant Bureau at B. Amsterdam Building. The journey of the 10 teams started in March when they were selected out of more than 400 applicants to join the program.

“In the 5 years of Startupbootcamp Amsterdam, we have welcomed over 100 startups in three different industries to our family. Through our Alumni Growth Program and our connections, we help them stay on their feet – 85% of our Amsterdam Alumni are still active. The Smart City & Living 2017 class consists of intelligent tech startups who have all the potential to grow into sustainable businesses and innovate the industries of logistics, mobility, advertising, and waste management. They are changing the way we work and live, and we are proud of the progress they have made in the past 3 months,” said Marc Wesselink, Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Smart City & Living Program.

According to the startups, the Startupbootcamp network gave them an opportunity to really accelerate:

“The Startupbootcamp was our crash course in starting a company. We got all the tools, tips and tricks we need to become successful entrepreneurs. Thanks to Startupbootcamp, we can build on from their network of alumni, mentors, and partners from the corporate world.” (Mr. Clouseau, Netherlands)

“It was an amazing experience for our team. We learned a lot and believe we are a stronger team now. We created a really good network of mentors and potential clients that will help us to become successful and more valuable for our current and future customers.” (onh., Israel)

The 10 startups cover various aspects of the industry from Smart Mobility, Smart Government, Smart Advertising, Waste Management, Smart Society, and Smart Travel. These technologies are seen as integral to numerous important industries.

Now it is time for these new ventures to really validate their business models and execute their growth plans by working closely with their stakeholders. Meet the 10 startups below:

  • Coavmi (France) – Coavmi is a flight-sharing platform connecting private pilots with passengers willing to share the same private flight and its costs. With over 10K users, the platform is already live in France, the UK, and Germany.
  • KAKIS positive sanitation (Slovenia) – KAKIS positive sanitation offers unique wooden outdoor composting toilets that are very user-friendly and provide a perfect natural circle without waste. The company has already sold some units and had a promo in Vondelpark that excited the public. They are now teaming up with some of the major event organizers in Europe.
  • Leave Your Luggage (Netherlands) – Leave Your Luggage aims to change the way people travel with hold luggage. By offering the most convenient and secure door-to-door luggage delivery service in all major cities worldwide whilst structurally reducing luggage handling in airport passenger terminals and increasing airport security. They already have a successfully operational model with 1500 users with paying pilots.
  • Mahlzeit (Germany) – Mahlzeit is the first tech company to provide native mobile application theme to large enterprises. Mahlzeit helps people connect over lunch at work and save time from busy canteen queues. The company already signed several pilots, including with Schiphol Group in the Netherlands, E.ON in Germany, and one of the largest German automotive manufacturers.
  • Mr. Clouseau (Netherlands) – Mr. Clouseau brings the digital world to brick and mortar venues with an indoor positioning system. Because we believe that position is the context you need to fully engage your visitors, empower your employees, and optimize your organization.
  • Visitt by onh. (Israel) – Visitt bridges the gaps of communication in the world of facility maintenance by creating a single online space where management, suppliers, workers, and facility users can transparently communicate and collaborate. They are already successfully operating in Israel and are now starting pilots with five large companies in the Netherlands and one Real Estate company in Germany.
  • Orkestro (United Kingdom) – Orkestro helps online retailers boost their sales conversions and customer retention through a fully automated and data driven delivery service. They are successfully operating in London and are now piloting in Amsterdam.
  • Porter (Portugal) – Porter allows users to open a door using a smartphone, so now you can open your office door, parking barrier, or hotel room using a single mobile app. They are launching their services to their first customers in a month and have an active Leapfunder campaign.
  • Bike2Work (Latvia) – Bike 2 Work helps companies to reduce their health care and mobility costs through their office bike sharing platform. They are already partnering with co-working spaces in Amsterdam and aiming to expand to larger corporates within the next weeks.
  • SharePeople (Netherlands) – SharePeople is a risk-sharing platform for social networks. Risk-sharing by the crowd, without an insurance company involved. Completely transparent and at lower costs. The first product launched: income protection for independent professionals.

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About Startupbootcamp Smart City & Living
Launched in 2015, Startupbootcamp Smart City & Living Program is the leading accelerator of its kind. Based in Amsterdam, its partners include Vodafone, Cisco, Delta Lloyd, ING, Unica, Ricoh, Eneco, TomTom, Schiphol, PwC, Centraal Beheer, Clifford Chance, InContext, The Talent Institute, B. Building Business, Boer & Croon, Innoleaps, Lubbers de Jong, and Venture Metrix. During the 3-month program, the selected startups have access to insider experts of over 400 mentors. At the end of the 3 month period, startups pitch at Demo Day to more than a hundred of investors and partners.

For more information on the Startupbootcamp Smart City & Living click here

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