Rockstart is one of Europe’s first multi-vertical startup accelerators. Last week, they’ve announced its latest batch of startups entering the Web & Mobile program. This edition, only two fresh Dutch startups have been drafted to join the intense 150-day accelerator program.
Trends: AI and machine learning
“We see some trends in the startups that we select,” said the Program Director Rutger van Waveren. “First, there are startups with clear traction, six of the ten already make (serious) revenue, for example. Their challenge is to turn that momentum into increasing growth. Second, we see AI and Machine Learning everywhere, from understanding ambiguous data to interpreting languages. And lastly, the entrepreneurial spirit of the founders is better than ever. It is the people that define the success of a startup, and I’m very confident about the teams that are in the current accelerator program.”