DutchBasecamp specializes in organizing trade missions and field trips to inspiring startup ecosystems. In organizing these ‘bootcamps’ we aim to inspire and assist startups in gaining knowledge and expanding their businesses abroad.
In 2017 and onwards bootcamps will mainly evolve around major tech events since we believe these events are where startups can scale. Next there will be hotseats available for corporates to join these bootcamps, thus giving opportunity not only to gain in dept knowledge of local tech and innovation ecosystems but Dutch frontrunners as well.
Our bootcamps are appreciated as both inspiring and highly effective. We have a wide and deep network in tech hubs among which are (C)VC’s, Dutch entrepreneurs, incubators, accelerator programs, Tech events, Dutch employees working for global tech companies, universities, and so on.
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During previous bootcamps in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 we connected our participants with LinkedIn, Stanford, StartX, Facebook, Twitter, AirBNB, Box, Cisco, Salesforce, Runway Incubator, NestGSV, RocketSpace, TechShop, Robot Block Party, Wearable World, Google, Square, 500Startups, HelloStartups, Bootup Ventures, Cloudera, Splunk, Kaggle, RadiumOne, Double Dutch and many many more.
Our bootcamps are different from the many ‘innovation tourism trips’ that are organized. We offer a program that is beneficial for both the Dutch participants as well as their counterparts in the tech hub we visit. We find a win-win and make it a business development activity for all people involved.
One of the goals is to connect Dutch companies to international startups that offer solutions which will solve their business challenges and provide them with a competitive advantage. Please see the short video below for an impression of our last “Dutch Launching Customer Event” in Runway Incubator in San Francisco, during which the Dutch executives were personally matched to US startups. Mayor van der Laan of Amsterdam opened this evening.
Impressions of the Executive Startup Bootcamp 2015.
Expertise, network and expericence
Together with our distinguished travel partners, we combine our well-developed business network with the organization skills & logistics needed for an exploratory visit, an innovation bootcamp or your specified travel inquiries.
We’ve organized field trips to the USA for over 70 Dutch companies with New York & Silicon Valley as destinations. DutchBasecamp brings you into the heart of the world famous innovative ecosystems. Here you can visit the newest incubators, meet the coolest startups and learn how Google and Facebook organize their innovation. During your visit, you can meet and come to learn how startups think and act, as well as get to know the newest products and services that will tackle your existing business challenges.
Example of a program we did: