22 Feb —

PortXL presents eleven promising port start-ups of 2017!


Rotterdam, NL – 22 februari 2017 – Symbid www.symbid.com


After months of scouting, twenty port-related start-ups were invited to participate at the Selection Days of PortXL - World Port Accelerator. These nineteen start-ups came from all over the world to Rotterdam to earn a spot in the accelerator program. After four intensive Selection Days, the eleven startups were selected today. They will now go through an intense one hundred-day program for market launch. New this year is the partnership with Symbid, to digitalize fundraising for the PortXL participants

 

The eleven start-ups

During the Selection Days, 20 startups were extensively questioned on topics such as team, technology, market potential, finance and business development by more than 180 mentors as well port and innovation experts. The eleven startups that will enter the PortXL Accelerator program are:

-Njord Filtration System: geen website.

- 4Shipping: www.4shipping.com

-Green Sea Guard: www.greenseaguard.com

-Sagar Defence: www.sagardefence.com

-Feo AR: www.feo-ar.com

-MedAssist.Online: www.medassist.online

-AlterAct: www.alteract.nl

-McNetiq: www.mcnetiq.nl

-LiquidGold: www.liquidgold.co.za

-Radiant Fleet: www.radiantfleet.com

-DeepSix: www.deep6.ventures

 

These start-ups will get access to the wide variety of companies in the Port of Rotterdam, like Van Oord, Vopak Uniper and Boskalis. PortXL offers office space at the ECE campus, test facilities at RDM and all the knowledge of the Rotterdam Port Authority. A team of specialists from EY, Rotterdam Port Fund, Rabobank and Innovation Quarter will coach the start-ups over the next three months on areas such as finance and investment.

 

Follow the start-ups via Symbid

New this year is the cooperation between PortXL and Symbid, a crowdfunding platform specializing in the financing of innovative companies. Together, they want to make it easier and more efficient for start-ups from PortXL to raise capital by presenting them to a large group of potential investors through this platform.

 

PortXL Shakedown 22 juni!

New this year is the cooperation between PortXL and Symbid, a crowdfunding platform specializing in the financing of innovative companies. Together, they want to make it easier and more efficient for start-ups from PortXL to raise capital by presenting them to a large group of potential investors through this platform.

 

Do you want to know more about PortXL? Visit our website via www.portxl.org.

 

PortXL

PortXL was founded in 2015 by the Port of Rotterdam with internationally recognized partners Van Oord, Vopak, Boskalis, EY, Uniper, Rabobank, Rotterdam Port Fund, Innovation Quarter and Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship. It is the only port-related start-up program in the world. PortXL scouts worldwide for start-ups in the sectors: Transport & Logistics, Energy, Chemical & Refining and Maritime. And this is important, according to Paul Verheul, COO of Van Oord: "Changes in the dynamics of our markets means that it is constantly necessary to develop new business models to increase the performance of our current activities. Gaining insight in new technologies and inspiring our employees to apply these technologies is what PortXL makes possible for our company. It is crucial for the future of our company and our maritime industry in the Netherlands.”