Shakedown was cool

PortXL Shakedown 2016

100 days of accelerating startups cumulated in a number of great deals and lots of cools stories. And a hell of a nice event too! This was Shakedown 2016!

Enjoy our official aftermovie!

PortXL Aftermovie Shakedown 2016 from PortXL on Vimeo.

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Welcome to Rotterdam.
Are you ready to take the leap?

Rotterdam is known for a pioneering spirit of generations of entrepreneurs and innovators. This spirit of boundless ambition has shaped the city and its excellent port – and above all it has built the can-do mentality that is so typical for Rotterdam.

The Port of Rotterdam is by far Europe’s largest port. And the smartest port in the world. It's second to none network, logistics and other facilities connect businesses to the world’s markets - from Singapore and Shanghai to New York, Los Angeles and Munich.

The city and its port offer the perfect environment for entrepreneurs to innovate, scale up and conquer the world. Spot an opportunity for innovation? Got a great business idea? Take it to the right place and make it happen.

We are looking for Tech Startups that want to apply their technology in one of these 4 sectors

  • transport-logistics
    Transport & Logistics
  • energy
    Energy
  • chemical
    Chemical & Refinery
  • maritime
    Maritime

ADVISORY BOARD

Paul Verheul

Paul Verheul

COO Van Oord

Jan van der Tempel

Jan van der Tempel

Entrepreneur, founder Ampelmann

Paul Smits

Paul Smits

CFO Port of Rotterdam

Sanne Manders

Sanne Manders

COO Flexport

Justin Jansen

Justin Jansen

Professor RSM Erasmus University, Academic Director ECE

Raymond Hannes

Raymond Hannes

Serial entrepreneur, founder Vita.io

Peter Goedvolk

Peter Goedvolk

First Dutch Port Fund, former CEO Argos

Leo Brand

Leo Brand

CIO Vopak

Jan Peter Balkenende

Jan Peter Balkenende

EY partner, former prime minister The Netherlands

The portXL program

PortXL is a mentorship driven open innovation program focusing on port related industries, ranging from start-ups and spinouts to SMEs and multinationals.

Our experienced teams work with proven and well known startup accelerate formula based on over more then ten years of worldwide experience. An intensive 100-day mentorship-driven program accelerates ten exclusively selected start-ups.

PortXL also offers an ecosystem of founders, investors and corporate partners that supports and accelerates the entrepreneurial journey.

During Shakedown the teams will pitch their business ideas to an audience of launching customers, business angels, venture capitalists, multinationals, journalists, sponsors and others that will help launch your start-up to greatness.

Are you ready to conquer the world?

PortXL Infographic

Here's the deal

We want to help you become the next port multinational with the following offer:

  • Direct access to launching customers
  • Active support by 150+ seasoned mentors
  • Access to a network of 20+ investors
  • Free office space in Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship
  • An extensive alumni program
  • €15.000,- compensation for housing and food
  • Sponsored services by financial, fiscal, intellectual property, marketing and many more experts
  • In return for participation we ask for 8% of the shares

The PortXL agenda

Are you an entrepreneur or a port-innovator? Are you looking to shape the future of our industry? Are you ready to take the leap and conquer the world? Don't lose any time.

Get in touch, get enrolled and make it happen.

The PortXL locations

PortXL Location

Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is the DNA of the Erasmus University. The Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE) builds on this legacy, driven by the conviction that entrepreneurship is the primary condition for realising progress in many areas.

ECE uses the knowledge and network of the Erasmus university to make companies, from startup to multinational, markedly better at entrepreneurship. ECE provides companies with insights and a learning environment where they can truly turn ideas into innovations.

The ECE Campus, situated in the Rotterdam Science Tower and the heart of the Innovation District, is a hotbed for entrepreneurship and innovation. It is the home to over 50 innovative companies in sectors ranging from fintech to port & logistics to healthcare. Every year, over 10.000 people visit the ECE Campus to get inspired during one of the many events and to enjoy the stunning view of the Rotterdam harbour.

PortXL Location

RDM Rotterdam

RDM Rotterdam is the innovation showcase of the Rotterdam port area. Think 3D printing, think clean tech, think drone zone and you have a picture of what RDM Rotterdam has to offer.

Here applied science is presented in a spectacular yet accessible way. The former shipyard of the Rotterdam Dry-dock Company (RDM) accommodates businesses, education and research institutes, right in the heart of the port yet close to the city.

RDM’s residents are shaping the future of the manufacturing industry for both the port and city.

RDM Rotterdam is an initiative of the Port of Rotterdam Authority and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Get informed

Want to get informed about Rotterdam and its port? Need more data to prepare yourself? A wealth of information about the Port of Rotterdam can be found here:

The PortXL Mentors


PortXL is extremely proud to have a network of dedicated mentors. These global leaders in their respective industries are crucial to the PortXL ecosystem.

Anneke Hibma

Anneke Hibma

Van Oord
Manager Engineering

Sander Jongeneel

Sander Jongeneel

One Peterson
Project Manager

Ties van Bruinessen

Ties van Bruinessen

Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V.
Naval Architect / Project Developer

Meet all PortXL mentors

The PortXL Partners


PortXL is extremely proud to have a network of dedicated partners. These global leaders in their respective industries are crucial to the PortXL ecosystem.