PortXL selects 21 Companies for Acceleration in Rotterdam

20 February 2019

PortXL – World’s 1st Port & Maritime Accelerator, located at the 12th floor of our Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship Campus – kickstarts the 4th yearly edition of its Rotterdam programme with the conclusion of the selection days – the climax of a year-long scouting process. After two intense days of pitches, Q&As and Industry interaction, 28 shortlisted start-ups & scale-ups were evaluated by an expert jury, leading to 21 of those getting selected!

The start-ups will now embark on an intense 3-months acceleration programme, while the scale-ups will board the business fast track programme over the same time period, starting on the 25th of March and ending with Shakedown on the 20th of June. The selected members of the 2019 programme are:

7 Start-Ups
Big Yellow Fish Technologies – India
Eco Wave Power – Israel
Flower Turbines – USA
League Geophysics – The Netherlands
Shipin Systems – USA
sHYp – USA
Subsea Mechatronics – Spain

14 Scale-Ups
andSafety – The Netherlands
Buffalo Automation – USA
Forward Water Technologies – USA
Hydromea – Switzerland
Keyou – Germany
Lader Tech – United Kingdom
Planys Tech – India
Railapp – The Netherlands
Richtlijn Geodesie – The Netherlands
Secure System – USA/Germany
Semiotic Labs – The Netherlands
Sensar – The Netherlands
Shipmax – United Kingdom
Verton Technologies – Australia

About PortXL
PortXL is the World’s 1st Port & Maritime Accelerator and unique in its kind. They partner with leading companies, organisations and individuals around the globe, from Antwerp to Singapore. The aim is to accelerate innovative companies in ports all over the world.

PortXL focuses on building an ecosystem that creates value for all stakeholders. With an intense mentorship driven programme focusing on port related industries, PortXL accelerates start-ups & scale-ups in a time frame of 3 months. Their ecosystem consists of founders, investors and corporate partners (including the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship) that support and accelerate the entrepreneurial journey.

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