After over a year of careful preparation and research, we’ve just publicly launched the world’s best accelerator program specifically designed for High-Tech Startups in Eindhoven.
There are several hundred accelerator and incubator programs around the world. But this development in the heart of Europe’s “Silicon Valley ” is the first to combine all the knowledge gained in the world of rapid software development (like mobile apps) and apply it to a program designed for those who are also developing hardware. The lead time for hardware teams is longer, the investment budgets are bigger; but so are the rewards – providing the products or service fulfil a real customer need.
In partnership with High Tech Campus Eindhoven, we’re working with Dutch Expansion Capital, who is the leading partner in the initiative. We have also teamed up with Ernst & Young (one of the world’s Big 4). We’re a proud partner within Europe’s leading accelerator network, Startupbootcamp (currently active in 7 cities).
Startup Bootcamp HightechXL is the fastest way to accelerate both your team and your ideas to the next level. Our legendary mentor driven programs open doors to the finest specialist knowledge in more than 8 disruptive technology areas. We’re combining the global expertise of the Startupbootcamp network with our unique global connections to more than 450+ relevant investors, as well as tech and scientific media, academic research and local business expertise. Our founders have a track-record of making the impossible possible in many countries around the world.
We’re searching for teams active in these disruptive areas
- Advanced Materials
- Internet of Things (Machine2Machine)
- Clean & Renewable Energy
- Near Autonomous Vehicles
- 3D printing
- Smart Energy Storage
- Disruptive Lighting
Sorry, but for this program, you’ll need more than a brilliant team and a convincing presentation. The winning teams will already arrive at the program with a proof of concept or technology proof of principle. Ideally, they should have a demonstrator or a working prototype. During the three months we will not focus on developing the technology further. Instead, we use the time to fine tune the business model, validate the customer base, engage lead customers, sign up pilot projects as well as prepare a world-class investor pitch for Demo Day in late February 2014.