Amsterdam, 30 May 2018 – Startupbootcamp Smart City & IoT, part of the leading global network of innovation programs accelerating startups worldwide, has kicked-off their 2018 program.
15 international startups (from Israel, Poland, The Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Spain, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Croatia and Germany) have taken part in Selection Day on 29th of May at Startupbootcamp Amsterdam. They went through a rigorous evaluation process in front of 50+ mentors and partners of Startupbootcamp. The top companies were chosen out of 440+ international applications during a 4-month selection process. It gave the startups the chance to showcase their solutions that will contribute to the efficiency, sustainability and (cyber)security of our cities.
The selected teams will go through an intense 3-month growth program of workshops, mentor sessions, and events, starting off on 2nd of July and ending with the Demo Day in front of 100+ influencers, mentors, partners, and investors on the 18th of October 2018. They will be mentored by a network of entrepreneurs, top executives, and investors, and will have access to leading corporates to validate and scale further. They will receive free office space, €15K seed money and support from Startupbootcamp partners, such as Vodafone, Schiphol, PwC, Unica, Sandd, Amazon and Cisco as well as access to a network of Angels and VCs internationally for potential further investments.
Selected 10 Startups
- Bitz (Netherlands)
- Safeguard AI (Netherlands)
- SMART-I (Italy)
- Presnsr (Finland)
- Citizens (Bulgaria)
- Tradler (Spain)
- Mela Works (United Kingdom)
- Prognostic (United Kingdom)
- TransferHero (Croatia)
- SCYLLA (Germany)
“Solutions of Smart City & IoT are impacting all of us. In our program, we focus on the propositions that are at the intersection of Smart Building & Smart Mobility on one hand, and on Security, Sustainability, and Efficiency on the other hand. The focus is really important since Smart City is a very broad concept. The startups that are selected are using new technologies such as the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. They are all very relevant and promising teams, with all ingredients to achieve a lot in the next three months. Selected startups will be given opportunities to engage with industry-leading experts and our corporate partners, enabling them to scale their business and become industry-leaders within their field.“
After their acceleration in Amsterdam, the startups will join the Startupbootcamp Global Alumni growth program, which connects over 600 startups worldwide.
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Launched in 2015 in Amsterdam, Startupbootcamp Smart City & IoT is a leading global accelerator focused on the innovation in the Smart City & IoT industry. Supported by a strong network of major corporates, as well as an extensive mentor, investor, and alumni group from all over the world, Startupbootcamp Smart City & IoT is a part of the global award-winning Startupbootcamp, a network of industry-focused startup accelerators. For more information visit here
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List of Top 15 Companies Attending Selection Day
Bitz introduces a digital coin, powered by the blockchain, to replace plastic tokens at festivals and other social events.
Empower and enable polite and responsible citizenship.
City.Zen is a chatbot that combines official information with crowdsourced local knowledge thanks to AI, in a way that is accessible and relevant.
DARIMPO is a revolutionary domestic maintenance network, with simple and friendly user interface allows tenants and maintenance professionals to share information about the private and common property, thereby reducing maintenance costs and improving the overall maintenance.
Sustainability algorithm that takes small-medium companies towards economic growth, while generating a positive social and environmental impact.
Mela Works (United Kingdom)
Revolutionize field work, enhance safety, increase productivity.
Open Transport (Netherlands)
Open Transport is developing a network of mobility services and providing the tools to easily add an on-demand multimodal transport to any app.
Automated construction and maintenance planning, reporting and execution tracking platform.
Prognostic (United Kingdom)
Cognitive Maintenance as a Service for Asset Lifecycle Management
Safeguard AI (Netherlands)
Preventing workplace injuries with Blockchain and AI.
Project codename SCYLLA is a real-time human behavior detection system, combined with object classification, used in law enforcement organizations or space and defense sector to identify and predict violent action behavior.
Smart-I produces SmartEye, the new intelligent system which performs urban scene analysis to provide interactive services for Smart City.
By using machine learning, Travel Intelligence Platform (TIP), brings you closer to the experiences that fit your preferences.
Sustainable Airport Transfers.
Virtualist is a sims-like platform to create VR & AR meeting spaces and discuss projects spatially on mobile AR devices, VR headsets and in virtual.