Commerce innovation in Amsterdam
Amsterdam truly is a commerce hub. Companies such as Takeaway.com and Booking.com have rocked their respective industries, taking full advantage of the city’s world-class connectivity and talent pool. And now, thanks to the Startupbootcamp Commerce programme, a new cohort of cutting-edge startups are coming to the Dutch startup to accelerate their growth and validate their business propositions.
A challenging selection process
Over 500 startups originally applied for the accelerator, which was narrowed down after a thorough screening process. The programme’s Selection Days, which happened on 16 and 17 January at B. Amsterdam, featured 18 startups from across the globe – coming from everywhere from Pakistan and Spain to Ukraine and the UK.
The startups were truly put to the test throughout the rigorous evaluation, for which they had to pitch their businesses in front of over a 100 of Startupbootcamp’s partners and mentors. In addition, the chosen startups took part in mentor feedback sessions, which gave them the opportunity to show off their tech- and AI-based services, products and solutions.
The intensive three-month programme starts on 19 February 2018 and features one-to-one sessions, workshops and a range of other events. In addition, the companies will receive mentorship from an insightful network of top executives, investors and entrepreneurs; they’ll even be put in contact with VCs, angel some of the Netherlands’ leading commerce companies, helping the startups to further validate and scale their businesses.
What’s more, the companies will get €15,000 in seed money, free office space and support from Startupbootcamp’s awesome partners, which include the likes of Amazon, Cisco and PwC. All in all, the partner services are worth a whopping €500,000. Talk about a great opportunity! The programme culminates on 17 May 2018 with a Demo Day, where the startups will pitch in front of hundreds of mentors, investors, partners and tech influencers.
The participating startups are: