Amsterdam-based Startupbootcamp, a startup accelerator that provides investment and mentorship services, announced on Thursday that it has onboarded 11 new startups to participate in the second cycle of its sustainability programme.
Through the sustainability programme, Startupbootcamp and its co-investors provide funding and assist startups that are building prosperity, production, and powering solutions.
What does the sustainability programme offer?
Startupbootcamp says, “Connecting visionary founders with conscious global corporations, their corporate leaders, as well as experienced mentors and impact investors – our goal is to take “making impact” to the next level. We aim to support your business to develop and produce more sustainable products.”
This programme provides advice on all aspects of effective business growth, from product development to finance. The companies are also given direct access to mentors that have decades of experience in their respective sectors, as well as a network of possible partners and investors relevant to their particular business case.
The end of the programme, Demo Day, is an event where the chosen entrepreneurs present and pitch their startups to a group of mentors, partners, and investors. Alumni that successfully complete the accelerator programme join a worldwide alumni network where they may continue to get assistance while further developing their startups and interacting with experts, investors, and partners.
The programme will take place on December 1, 2022. Those interested to join the event can sign up via this link.
Brief about Startupbootcamp
Founded in 2010 by Alex Farcet, Carsten Kolbeck, Patrick de Zeeuw, and Ruud Hendriks, Startupbootcamp is a global network of industry-focused startup accelerators that offer investment and mentorship services. They support early-stage tech founders to help them scale their businesses by providing access to an international network of relevant mentors, partners, and investors in their industry.
The accelerator currently operates in cities such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Miami, New York, Cape Town, Dubai, Istanbul, London, Chengdu, Rome, and Mumbai.
By holding events in more than 100 cities each year, Startupbootcamp facilitates a mentorship-driven model by providing startups with essential tools during a 3-month accelerator programme. The global accelerator provides €15,000 towards living expenses for the team during the programme, 6 months of co-working space, over €450K in sponsored services, and a platform to pitch to over 400 investors at Investor Demo Day.
Since 2010, it has accelerated over 1000 startups through 100 programmes with a portfolio valuation of over €2.5B.
Overview of the 11 selected startups
The startups were chosen through an online, three-day Final Selection Event. 20 businesses were chosen from among thousands of applicants to present their business plans to investors, business leaders, and Startupbootcamp partners at this event. On the third and concluding day, 11 startups were selected to participate in the programme and investment portfolio.
Here are the selected startups:
Rosa.io: Paris-based Rosa.io is a custom software that provides AI and earth-observation powered tools for industry players who want to improve sustainability along their sourcing and extraction of raw materials supply chain.
Euto Energy: The Istanbul-based company engages in research and development activities in the fields of energy automation and smart grids, and develops products specifically for the market under its own brand. It also participates in national and international joint projects with various businesses operating in the same sector.
Aavalor: The startup is the creator of a water filtering technology designed to eliminate CO2 emissions from the atmosphere. Its technology has created a ground-breaking prototype of a graphene water purifier that purifies water to 99.99 per cent.
Circle Home: This Barcelona-based startup is a new home exchange portal that allows travellers to get in touch to exchange their homes during their vacations.
HydroGrow: Based out of London, HydroGrow offers high-tech gardens where users can grow their own food. It is 100 per cent autonomous and users can grow anything, anytime, anywhere.
R3charge: The Berlin-based startup claims to be the first hotel reservation website that helps travellers with electric vehicles to find the “perfect” accommodation. It provides detailed information on more than 10,000 hotels either offering charging facilities for guests or with access to public charging stations.
GreenPanels: The startup aims to provide a simple solution to overcome a major bottleneck in the green roof industry: the compatibility between roof geometries and existing green roof systems.
AirSmat: This Lagos, Nigeria-based startup addresses the need to increase the efficiency and sustainability of the farming business by offering access to real-time information that can help guide in-season decision-making. The company’s mission is to guarantee food availability for all.
Pure Planet Pet: The startup claims to be disrupting the pet food industry to restore the planet’s biodiversity.
CurubaTech: The company is focused on bridging the technological gap present in the Colombian farmlands. Its platform enables farmers to have better yields by digitising the way farmers work with experts.
Greenbros: The startup uses core ESG reporting metrics to drive awareness and to power better investment decisions.