Startupbootcamp Smart City & IoT Amsterdam

With its dedicated innovation program, Startupbootcamp aims to empower startups and scale-ups to build successful businesses that contribute to the creation of a connected society with the help of the latest technologies.

A 3-month innovation program focuses on the 10 selected companies, providing them with access to a global network of industry experts, business mentors, investors, and corporate partners. Intense mentorship, guided support, top-level masterclasses, pitching opportunities and networking events – all of this creates a perfect environment for business acceleration. Co-working space in Amsterdam’s first startup hub and €15K to cover living expenses included. On joining the program, there is an 8% equity share.

What are the requirements to join? We invite startups in the MVP/prototype phase or first customers phase and scale-ups from all over the world to apply for the innovation program in 2018. You also must be working from one of the key industries listed below. We are specifically interested in solutions that contribute to building a connected society.

Do you have a question or require more information? Get in touch with our scouting team!

Key Focus Areas

Smart Security

Smart Home & Buildings

Smart Infrastructures & Urban Planning

Smart Environment & Clean Tech

Smart Energy & Grid

Smart Utilities

Smart Mobility

Smart HR & Community Management

Smart Manufacturing

Smart Government

Circular economy

City analytics


  • Jan 22

    Applications open

  • Apr 16

    Applications close

  • May 29 –

    Selection Days

  • Jul 02

    Program begins

  • Oct 18

    Demo Day

Why join the program?

3-Month Program

An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.


Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals – from business model canvas, lean methodology to fundraising

Corporate Partners

Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers

Global Network

Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries

Tailored Mentorship

Over 1000 carefully selected mentors from the Smart City & IoT industry who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions

Coworking Space

Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic coworking space for the duration of the 3-month program

Living Expenses

€15K in cash per team to cover living expenses during the program

Perks & Discounts

More than €500K+ in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, HubSpot, SendGrid, and others

Alumni Growth Program

Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni only events, deals and tailored introductions

Industry Events

Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading Smart City & IoT conferences and events

Investor Access

Meet most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world

Demo Day

A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees

At the end of the program, the companies will pitch their products in front of a room of over 300 investors, partners, and mentors. In 2017, we held a special Investor-only Demo Day – take a look at the aftermovie:

Startupbootcamp Smart City 2017 Demo Day Video

Alumni support

Upon completion of the program, the teams will gain access to our extensive alumni network. Our post-program alumni support involves helping you with investment, hiring, and PR opportunities, as well as continuous mentorship and partnerships. We also collaborate with major conferences and brands worldwide to give you access to deals and media exposure.

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