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Startupbootcamp

A network of startup accelerators based in London, United Kingdom.
Startupbootcamp
Leadership team

Alex Farcet (Co-founder)

Carsten Kolbeck (co-founder)

Patrick de Zeeuw (co-founder)

Ruud Hendriks (co-founder)

Headquarters
London, United Kingdom
Type
Banking, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech
Year stablished
2010
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Summary

Startupbootcamp is a network of startup accelerators based in London, United Kingdom. The network supports early-stage tech founders to help them scale their companies by providing direct access to an international network of  relevant mentors, partners, and investors in their industry.

Founded in 2010, Startupbootcamp now operates globally with 20+ industry-focused programs in key locations including San Francisco, Amsterdam, Cape Town, Chengdu, Berlin, Dubai, Hartford, Istanbul, Rome, London, Melbourne, Miami, Mumbai, Mexico City, New York, and Singapore. The co-founders are Alex Farcet, Carsten Kolbeck, Patrick de Zeeuw, and Ruud Hendriks.

Since it was set up, Startupbootcamp has accelerated over 800 startups of which 78% went on to receive funding. The network has attracted and/or provided more than €650 million in funding and created 3,500+ jobs.


History

The first programme was officially launched by Alex Farcet in Copenhagen in 2010. With deep European roots, soon other entrepreneurs joined the Startupbootcamp movement to expand their mission across Europe, Asia and Americas.

In 2012, Startupbootcamp expanded to Amsterdam, Berlin, Madrid and Dublin. In 2013 it added Tel Aviv in Israel and Eindhoven. In 2014 it opened an accelerator programme in London and Istanbul. In 2016 it opened an accelerator programme in Rome. In 2017 they launched 6 new program, expanding from Europe to Asia, Africa, USA, Latin America and Australia. Startupbootcamp now has more industry-focused accelerator programs than any other organization.


Goals and Purpose

With programs in major startup hubs including London, New York, Singapore, Berlin, Amsterdam, and many others, Startupbootcamp provides both a global reach and industry-focus to their portfolio companies. They do so mainly by holding events in more than 100 cities each year. Through these events they support the world’s most talented founders with hands-on mentorship and access to key industry connections, as well as take part in all the major technology and industry conferences around the globe.


Impact

Accelerators


Accelerator programmes currently running with industry focus include the following:

Afritech Cape Town


Startupbootcamp AfriTech is a leading accelerator focused on high-growth startups in blockchain, connected devices, payment solutions, capital markets and asset management, integrated supply chain, e-commerce, retailtech, insurtech, alternative financing, identity management, digital connectivity, data and behavioural analytics and enabling technologies. The accelerator is anchored by leading corporate sponsors Old Mutual, RCS, BNP Paribas, Nedbank and PwC that will support and grow the program and selected startups. Global sponsor being Amazon Web Services.

Commerce Amsterdam


In Amsterdam, their 3-month innovation program focuses on the selected companies, providing them with access to a global network of industry experts, business mentors, investors, and corporate partners. 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.

Digital Health CT


Digital Health CT is an accelerator that provides entrepreneurs and startups with a place to experiment and test their technology in a real-world integrated delivery care setting, by linking entrepreneurs with the Hartford area’s robust ecosystem of clinical providers, payers, and academic and research institutions.

Energy Australia


In this program, selected Smart Energy startups receive hands-on mentorship from over 100 industry experts in a 3-month accelerator program. They also receive free office space, seed funding, and access to a global network of investors with the ultimate goal of scaling their businesses and becoming industry-leading companies.

Fashion Tech Milan


This program consists on a 3-month accelerator program, where up to 10 carefully selected startups will collaborate with 150+ mentors, partners and investors to build world-class products, services and business. Their ultimate goal is becoming industry-leading FashionTech companies of the future. At the end of the program, all startups will pitch their innovative ideas in front of hundreds of investors, partners and mentors on a grand finale called Demo Day.

FinTech & CyberSecurity Amsterdam


This is a 3-month innovation program focuses on the selected companies, providing them with access to a global network of industry experts, business mentors, investors, and corporate partners. 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.

FinTech Cairo


This programme is a joint venture between Pride Capital and Startupbootcamp to bring FinTech Cairo to the MENA region as the first of its kind FinTech program. This accelerator program supports innovative early-stage FinTech startups in Egypt, with a targeted focus of Financial Inclusion.  We are also working in the fields of Payments, Capital Market, Insurance, Identity Authentication, SME Lending, and Investment. Startupbootcamp is a world-class accelerator with over 25 programs globally and the largest FinTech accelerator in the world. Pride Capital was established in early 2017 as a joint collaboration of reputable partners in the financial services ( Pharos Capital ) and technology industries ( Kamelizer ). Together Pride Capital and Startupbootcamp will bring a unique focus in Egypt and help develop the ecosystem and drive the next generation of technology startups to success.

FinTech Dubai


Over the next three years and in partnership with Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Visa, Mashreq and HSBC, Startupbootcamp will accelerate 40 startups working in a range of fields impacting financial services innovation, such as artificial and machine intelligence, distributed ledger technologies and digital and open banking. The program will be open to startups from the MENA region as well as from around the world.

 


References
Startupbootcamp
Leadership team

Alex Farcet (Co-founder)

Carsten Kolbeck (co-founder)

Patrick de Zeeuw (co-founder)

Ruud Hendriks (co-founder)

Headquarters
London, United Kingdom
Type
Banking, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech
Year stablished
2010
Social Media