The Commerce program took off 3 months ago, when 12 amazing teams: Deko Eko, Jetlink, Orbit, Fenrir (corporate venture), GoSherpy, PredictLeads, Vinhood, Bundleboon, PointCheckout, RCPTS, 3DClick and MobieTrain, started their rigorous acceleration journey at Startupbootcamp Amsterdam. The program they embarked on was like a mini MBA(!) where the teams attended more than 50 events and workshops, and met with more than 50 businesses and over 100 mentors.
He also alluded to the other side of the term, and spoke about how easy it also could be to miss the momentum, especially in the face of disruptive powers that challenge your business. Following this, Ernst delved into the ‘forces’ impacting the commerce industry, and notably, many of the developments he talked about, came back in the pitches of the startups. Finally he addressed the challenge of corporates connecting with startups (corporate-startup-collaboration) and the role of Startupbootcamp in facilitating and supporting this.
With the opening addresses delivered, the mood was definitely set and everyone was ready to hear the pitches of the teams. The first 7 teams (6 startups and 1 corporate venture), took to the stage and kicked it off!
- DekoEko (Poland)
- Jetlink (Turkey)
- Orbit (Pakistan)
- Fenrir (The Netherlands) (Click here to view the video showcase of this corporate venture)
- GoSherpy (Italy)
- PredictLeads (Slovenia)
- Vinhood (Italy)
Keeping up the momentum from Italian startup Vinhood’s pitch, Ernst then made an announcement about Startupbootcamp’s Fashion Tech program in Italy and introduced Nazzareno Mengoni as the MD of the program! And as the first half of Demo Day came to an end, Vinhood invited all guests to discover their perfect coffee profile, based on the Vinhood taste algorithm (The wine profiling continued at the end, during the networking session). All this was made possible thanks to Vinhood/SBC partners Ahold and JDE!
With the 2nd half of the program in full swing, the 5 remaining startups took the stage.
- Bundleboon (The Netherlands)
- PointCheckout (United Arab Emirates)
- RCPTS (The Netherlands)
- 3DClick (Spain)
- MobieTrain (Belgium)
All in all, it was a memorable experience for everyone present, especially the startups. After the pitches concluded, the networking ensued, with guests talking with all the teams, exchanging contacts and discussing potential next steps. Startupbootcamp looks forward to supporting all of them in their journey after the program, when they join our alumni family. Next week, the teams will be featured in big events like Vivatech, The Next Web and DELIVER #3.
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