Munich bootcamp for Amsterdam and Utrecht startups
The bootcamp is organised by StartupAmsterdam and StartupUtrecht, in cooperation with MunichStartup and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Munich (Dutch link). This bootcamp will coincide with a general trade mission to southern Germany by the municipalities of Utrecht and Amsterdam, headed by Deputy Mayor Kajsa Ollongren of Amsterdam.
Germany is an important trade partner of the Netherlands, and it has set itself on a prominent place within the international tech ecosystem. Berlin is obviously renowned as Germany’s most influential tech hub, but it is fair to say that Munich’s startup scene is currently booming. The city is undergoing a successful transformation in becoming a vibrant tech-hub. Munich is home to a wide variety of tech-events, including the eMove360 and the Digital-Life-Design Conference, co-working spaces, incubators and accelerators. Furthermore, most of Germany’s big corporations are based in the Munich region.
Who can apply?
For this edition, we are looking for Utrecht and Amsterdam-based medtech, e-mobility and creative startups, which are motivated to discover the startup tech ecosystem of Munich. The minimal requirements for your startup to apply are:
- An innovative profile and readiness to expand to international markets.
- Product/market fit and positive metrics in growth and conversion.
Learning and Goals in Munich
The selected startups will gain valuable information from experts, lead users and peers on a soft landing in Munich, and learn how to expand and scale their companies in the German market. StartupUtrecht and StartupAmsterdam will provide an introductory programme into the startup ecosystem of Munich, including:
- Workshops on soft landing in Munich/Germany (including advice on legal/recruitment/financial practices).
- Networking opportunities and one-on-one meetings with German launching customers and organisations in the mobility, healthcare and creative sectors.
- Business development and Marketing/PR sessions.
- Pinning down cultural differences.
- (Investor) Pitching opportunities.
- Visiting a selection of innovation/startup hubs, incubators and accelerators.
Date: 13-14 February 2017
Costs: StartupAmsterdam and StartupUtrecht will cover the costs for one person per startup for the two-day bootcamp. This includes organisational costs and meals as part of the programme.
All other costs, such as plane/train travel, overnight stay, public transportation and meals outside of the programme, are covered by the participants.
Also included in the startup bootcamp to Munich:
- A kick-off session on 30 January 2016 to get to know other participants.
- A customised business development programme in Munich, including meetings with senior business leaders in Munich’s mobility, healthcare and creative industries.
- Meeting legal and recruitment services.
- Introductions to European VCs.
The application deadline is 19 December 2016. Selected startups will be notified around 6 January 2017 via email. Startups will be selected by a panel consisting of representatives of StartupAmsterdam and StartupUtrecht. You can find the application form here.