Startupbootcamp is a global network of industry-focused startup accelerators that provide investment and mentorship services headquartered in London, England, United Kingdom. It was founded in the year 2010 by Aldo de Jong, Alex Farcet, Carsten Kolbek, Patrick Zeeuw & Ruud Hendriks to help early-stage tech founders to rapidly scale their companies by providing direct access to an international network of the most relevant mentors, partners, and investors in their industry.
Startupbootcamp currently 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 company runs 20+ programs around the world: From FoodTech, Internet of Things, Fintech, Smart Cities to Smart Energy and more. Our tailored 3-month accelerator programs are designed to support ambitious early-stage companies grow in the most relevant industries.
The Programmes offered by the company are primarily mentorship-driven. The volunteering mentors drive the startup acceleration over three months and often for months or years afterwards. The accelerator programme gives startups direct access to an international network of relevant partners, investors and mentors in their industry. The main partners of Startupbootcamp are Amazon, Intel, Kuehne + Nagel, Vodafone, ABN Amro, Airbus, Philips, Cisco, Bosch, HERE, Mercedes-Benz, EY, MasterCard which all act as mentors and pilot customers.
Startupbootcamp has made 527 investments so far which includes 34 lead investments and has made 28 exits so far. The most notable exits include Sunrise, Relayr, and Bundle. Startupbootcamp has gained huge recognition over the years. They were awarded the title Best Accelerator 2014 during the European Tech Startup Awards, organized by The Europas. Startupbootcamp was called “Europe’s Biggest Startup Accelerator” by Forbes.