While 2017 is slowly reaching its end, interesting startup accelerators are still popping up everywhere. This weekly accelerator overview is all about Collider Amsterdam, Zalando Build, and thecamp. The English accelerator Collider is now also active in Amsterdam and has already selected eight startups for their programme. And while Zalando is launching their “Build”-programme to be able to work together with startups, thecamp, the first European transformation, and innovation campus, is opening its doors in southern France.
While the accelerator has been successfully active in London for five years since 2013, Collider has now selected eight international startups for their first programme in Amsterdam. The initiative has received more than 200 applications from 54 countries for this first cohort. While specializing in marketing, sales, and adtech, Collider supports these business-to-business startups with ‘cash, coaching, and connections.’ It is their goal to help brands and agencies understand, find and reach customers more efficiently. In other words, the accelerator focuses on the search for the sweet spot between startups and brands, which in turn creates added commercial value.