New year, new us – Startupbootcamp is starting fresh with the Smart City & IoT accelerator program in Amsterdam! After completing a round of three successful programs, we are gearing up for the next cycle.
The new program, supported by corporate partners including Vodafone, Unica, and Schiphol, is specifically focusing on startups and scale-ups that develop innovative solutions contributing to the creation of truly smart cities and a connected society. Some of the technologies we are looking for include, but are not limited to, IoT (Internet of Things), Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, as well as Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality. These are some of the hottest areas of innovation that open up new opportunities for entrepreneurs and help to move the world towards a connected society.
With a well-established smart city initiative, many project opportunities and stimulating entrepreneurial atmosphere, Amsterdam is an ideal environment for startups in the areas of Smart City and connected society. In 2016, Amsterdam won Europe’s Capital of Innovation award by the European Commission, providing a shining example of how cities can put innovation to work to improve the way people live and do business.
Meet us in your city!
To meet entrepreneurs from all over the world, we will be visiting some of the hottest startup cities on our International FastTrack Tour. Cities that we are visiting:
|5||February||Office Hours at Smart Building Conference (Amsterdam)|
|7||February||Office Hours at Voice of IoT (Amsterdam)|
|7||February||Office Hours Riga|
|8||February||Office Hours at TechChill (Riga)|
|27||February||Office Hours at 4YFN (Barcelona)|
|1||March||Office Hours Barcelona|
|2||March||Office Hours Madrid|
|8||March||Office Hours Hamburg|
|13||March||Office Hours at IoTCon (Munich)|
|10||April||Office Hours at Wolves Summit (Warsaw)|
|12||April||Office Hours Warsaw|
>>> What are FastTracks? Startupbootcamp FastTracks are informal events that we host all over the world to meet the most suitable early-stage companies interested in joining our program. For each FastTrack, we invite the top 10 startups who apply to receive instant feedback from a panel of industry mentors, network with our investment team and find out more about the program. Teams that attend a FastTrack are 20% more likely to be invited to the final selection days.
>>> What are Office Hours? Office Hours provide you with an opportunity to have an informal meeting with the Startupbootcamp team. Together, you look at your idea, product, and team, and you get feedback and answers to your most burning entrepreneurial questions. You also have a chance to find out more about the Amsterdam-based accelerator program.
We are specifically looking to meet startups and scale-ups in the following industries:
Apply for the program today!
We are calling out to the startups in the MVP/prototype phase or first customers phase and scale-ups in the industries listed below to apply for the program. A 3-month growth innovation program provides the 10 selected teams with access to a global network of industry experts, business mentors, investors, and corporate partners including Vodafone, Unica, and Schiphol. Intense mentorship, guided support, top-level masterclasses, pitching opportunities and networking events – all of this creates a perfect environment for business acceleration. Co-working space in Amsterdam’s first startup hub and €15K to cover living expenses included. On joining the program, there is an 8% equity share.