Last week Startupbootcamp, the pan-European accelerator program, announced its new Berlin 2013 class. Instead of the regular 10 startups this class is made up of 11 young companies, hailing from various, mostly European, countries. Among the group is one Dutch contender: Achieved.
The final 11 were chosen from a group of 20 finalist startups during two intense days of mentoring and pitching in Berlin. Like earlier SBC programs it will run for three months, from August to October, transforming the early teams into investment-ready startups, pitching their business on demoday in October. The range of concepts the teams are working on is broad, from unborn baby monitoring to an “Etsy for food”.
The Dutch team, Achieved, are working on a way to track all your learning and development activities. Their (pre-launch) product aims to show you your progress, reward your efforts, and help you improve. In short, and in their own words: “Achieved is the Quantified Self for your Lifelong Learning.” The startup is currently looking for further enthusiasts to be part of their Berlin adventure (their their site for opening).
Achieved was founded by finance MBA turned internet entrepreneur Rob Hermans and developer Jasper van Nistelrooy. Earlier this year they also pitched at the Mini-Seedcamp in Amsterdam.