Startupbootcamp HighTechXL announces its 11 participants for 2013

Startupbootcamp HighTechXL announces its 11 participants for 2013

World’s ten best high-tech startups head for Eindhoven


Eindhoven, 15 October 2013 – The 10 winners of Startupbootcamp HighTechXL have just been announced at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven, following a very intensive selection procedure and more than 80 international mentors.
Here are the details of this year's winning teams: 

1. AquAszero
2. Dermonitor
3. Green Earth Aerogels
4. Ingeny
5. Mint Solutions
6. Prospero
7. Proxible
8. Sensus Energy
9. Think Silicon
10. Watly Lively Water


Background info on Startupbootcamp HightechXL, Eindhoven.


Over 250 teams applied for this year‘s inaugural program. In the end, 21 high tech startups were invited to Eindhoven from 10 countries. They presented and discussed their disruptive technology with investors, entrepreneurs, professors, and high-tech specialists. The ten winning teams will now join the 6 month accelerator program that starts on November 11th 2013.
Guus Frericks, CEO of Dutch Expansion Capital is one of the lead initiators behind Startupbootcamp HighTechXL. He says they have been amazed at the really high level of all these teams.


"We're used to slick pitches from those in the web and social media space. But these teams take real science you can touch and feel to the cutting edge. It reminds me that great hardware companies began as small teams with a passion to invent what most of us now take for granted. We've seen living proof today that it is still possible for dedicated teams to disrupt traditional industries. Demo Day quality before we've even started!"


The selection of the world’s best high tech startups began by screening 5000+ teams and actively approaching over 850 that fit the profile of the program.


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The trip to the South-Eastern part of the Netherlands paid off for all the teams, even those who didn't get in this time.
Many team remarked that the pressure cooker environment of the two-day finals has been a "great learning experience".  Everyone gained insights to take home.


Startupbootcamp HightechXL has been the first to include a psychological analysis as part of the final assessment. "Understanding how teams perform under pressure helps both the teams and the evaluators understand group dynamics. Since personalities are Assessments like add value and are inaccessible to most startups,’ says Patrick Gabriëls of EY and one of the initiators of Startupbootcamp HighTechXL.
 

About Startupbootcamp HighTechXL


This startup accelerator for hightech startups is an initiative of Guus Frericks, Eric van den Eijnden both of Dutch Expansion Capital (DEC) and Patrick Gabriëls of EY. The program is part of the Startupbootcamp global accelerator network.
The program will run from November 11th 2013 onwards in the heart of the High Tech Campus Eindhoven. This dynamic location is already home to more than 120 startups, SME’s and multinationals, all within one square kilometre.