martedì 21 maggio 2013

STARTUPBOOTCAMP LANCIA UN ACCELERATORE HI TECH A EINDHOVEN

L’iniziativa mira ad attrarre e accelerare le migliori startup high tech provenienti da differenti parti del mondo 

Amsterdam – Sulla scia del successo ottenuto con gli altri programmi di accelerazione, Startupbootcamp annuncia l’inaugurazione dell’Eindhoven Startupbootcamp High Tech XL (SBC HT).

Il programma Startupbootcamp High Tech sarà gestito da Guus Frericks ed Eric van den Eijnden (Dutch Expansion Capital-DEC), e Patrick Gabriëls (Ernst & Young). 

L’iniziativa mira ad attrarre e accelerare le migliori startup high tech provenienti da differenti parti del mondo.

Startupbootcamp High Tech è stato creato in collaborazione con i fondatori di Startupbootcamp Global, Patrick de Zeeuw e Ruud Hendriks.

Con il suo mix dinamico di oltre 100 startup, piccole aziende e multinazionali, High Tech Campus Eindhoven offre le condizioni perfette per lo svolgimento del programma.



The mentor driven program will be run by an enthusiastic and experienced team of high tech entrepreneurs. Together with Amazon Web Services, SBC HT will organize open pitch days in various cities across the globe, promoting the program and hunting for the best startups to participate in the Eindhoven program. In the next three years the team aims to screen more than 1.200 applications and launch and accelerate over 30 new startups, expecting 70% of the participating teams coming from abroad.

Guus Frericks, co-founder Startupbootcamp High Tech XL, said: “At DEC we support innovative companies in different parts of their lifecycle by providing access to finance, international networks and hands on support. We are very excited to run the highly successful Startupbootcamp startup accelerator program in Eindhoven with a specific focus on high tech where we can simultaneously accelerate ten high profile startups per program. It’s the fastest way to bring great teams and ideas to the next level, contributing to the innovative power in the region. If you want to start and grow a great high tech company, Eindhoven definitely is your best option.”

Startupbootcamp High Tech XL is all about networking and being part of an international startup ecosystem that will help participating startups do more, faster. Patrick Gabriëls, partner Ernst & Young one of the founding partners of Startupbootcamp High Tech, adds: “We are very excited that with this Startupbootcamp High Tech program we can contribute to strengthening the entrepreneurial climate in the region. We want to attract international entrepreneurial and engineering talent to accelerate and root their startups in this powerful international high tech ecosystem with a local touch.”

Patrick de Zeeuw, co-founder of Startupbootcamp Global is very excited about the Program launch in Eindhoven: “Eindhoven is my home town and has been the European capital of high tech for over 25 years. It has recently been voted as “Smartest region” around the world by the Intelligent Community Forum ICF in New York. In 2012 Eindhoven was voted by Fortune as one of seven best new global cities for startups. These statements prove the potential of a Startupbootcamp program with High Tech focus in Eindhoven. Since Guus approached me mid 2012 we have been having very constructive meetings on launching a High Tech focused program in Eindhoven.

As we always say to our startups; “it’s all about the team”. We feel we have found a great local team with the same passion and know how we have about startups for Startupbootcamp Global to partner up with.”

The Eindhoven region, dubbed ‘Brainport’ represents an unequalled high tech ecosystem that is perfectly equipped to support and grow high tech companies. Cornerstone in Brainport is High Tech Campus Eindhoven. This one-square-kilometer area of the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven is home to more than 100 companies and institutes (among which global players such as ASML, Philips, NXP, IBM and Intel) and some 8000 researchers, developers and entrepreneurs, which churn out around 50% of all Dutch patent applications. Bert-Jan Woertman, business development manager High Tech Campus Eindhoven said: “We are very happy to participate in Startupbootcamp, providing the program with office space and embedding it in our undoubtedly inspiring and vibrant high tech ecosystem”. 

The hyper intensive program opened for applications on May 13th 2013. http://www.startupbootcamp.org/programs/hightechxl.html

Startupbootcamp
Startupbootcamp è un programma di accelerazione di startup paneuropeo, attualmente in essere a Copenhagen, Dublino (febbraio-maggio ’12), Amsterdam (aprile-giugno ’12) e presto ne verranno attivati a Londra e Berlino. Al momento sono aperte le iscrizioni per Startupbootcamp Amsterdam, con termine ultimo 12 febbraio 2012. Startupbootcamp consiste in una rete di contatti e nel far parte di un ecosistema di start up internazionali che aiuteranno i partecipanti ad accelerare i tempi. Il programma non solo vanta una vasta rete di mentori, sponsor e investitori, ma anche ambassador che diffondono il concetto di Startupbootcamp in tutto il mondo.

Per maggiori informazioni, visitare http://www.startupbootcamp.org
o Twitter: @SBootCamp

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