Today Rockstart Accelerator announced the 10 startups selected for their third Web/Mobile Accelerator starting on March 12 in Amsterdam. The class of 2014 includes startups from 6 different countries building solutions for education, transportation, crowdfunding, sales and e-commerce.
The class of 10 in 2014 was selected from 512 applications from 56 countries with founders from Argentina, Colombia, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Syria, UK and USA. Rune Theill, co-founder of Rockstart Accelerator is happy to see so many international concepts and teams have applied.
For the second year in a row, education has shown to be a space where many startup founders see a problem that they’re trying to solve with new and innovative solutions. The Rockstart team also sees many more developed startups applying for the program. Several of the startups are already cash-flow positive. This shows the founders have a better picture on their business models and value propositions. Amongst the top ten selected startups, there are three PhDs and three successful serial entrepreneurs.
Meet the ten 10 startups of Rockstart Accelerator Web/Mobile Batch 3:
Auxen (Netherlands) is an essential IP-tool for content producers online.
Bomberbot (Colombia) is a online environment in which children learn to code in a very simple and easy way, making children all around the world develop computational thinking.
CoffeeStrap (Italy) is the first peer2peer microsessions tool for language exchange, learning, and teaching. It provides frictionless instant access on the go to text, voice, and video conversation.
CrowdyHouse (Netherlands) is unique design ecommerce platform, direct from the designer, produced in series for the best price.
LeadBoxer (Netherlands) is a visual dashboard giving sale teams access to the data they need to capture leads.
Songvice (Portugal) is the Mecca for musical learning — a marketplace that connects the best music instructors with aspiring musicians.
Social Honey (Ireland) is building a solution that sources ratings and reviews for web content, and provides consumer insight based on a combination of user-generated feedback and big data analysis.
TechnoRides (Argentina) connects businesses through different technologies that enable them optimise their transportation, management and financial resources.
TOP Research (Portugal) provides the best software productivity tools for mobile devices.
Wonderflow (Italy) boosts time on site and conversion rates of ecommerce stores by providing them with the perfect mix of reviews, videos and photos about their products.
About the program:
The 10 startups will participate in a 6 months program. Here Rockstart will help the teams find product market fit. It provides investment, office space, highly specialized knowledge, and access to a broad network of international mentors, partners and investors. The startups will enroll in workshops on Lean Startup, Growth Strategies, Fundraising, Sales, PR & Marketing, Team & Personal development, Legal & Finance and more. After 100 days the entrepreneurs present their companies to investors, partners, entrepreneurs and industry journalists in Demo Day. Finally, in a month-long program in Silicon Valley startups expand their international network and learn from the world’s leading tech scene.
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