With effective incubation, acceleration and scale-up programs, the Eindhoven-based HighTechXL aims to support hardware start-up founders from an early prototype to successful market entry and scale-up. This week, fourteen start-ups were selected for the upcoming fall ’16 program, the second since HighTechXL officially separated from Startupbootcamp earlier this year.
HighTechXL’s accelerator program aims to fast-forward early stage hardware start-up’s market entry. In the half year program, start-ups get access to a community of over three hundred mentors and leading high-tech companies like ASML, NTS-Group and Philips. With many sports applications among the growing number of propositions, HighTechXL expanded the program with a group of five sports technology start-ups. The focus on sports was especially visible during the accelerator’s last investor demo day, where Sports and Vitality was a separate theme next to MedTech, Mobility, and Consumer goods.