Welcome to PortXL!
Are you ready to disrupt the port?

PortXL is the first World Port Accelerator and unique in its kind. We partner with leading companies, organizations and individuals around the globe, from Singapore, Houston to Piraeus. Our aim is to accelerate innovative companies in ports worldwide.

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

PortXL focuses on building the ecosystem that creates value for all stakeholders. We aim to accelerate start-ups in a time frame of 3 months. How do we accomplish this? With an intense mentorship driven program focusing on port related industries. Our ecosystem consists of founders, investors and corporate partners (Van Oord, Port of Rotterdam, EY, ECE, Vopak, Uniper, Boskalis, Rabobank, First Dutch and Innovation Quarter) that support and accelerate the entrepreneurial journey. We believe that the program creates value for a wider network. Everything we do is aimed at growing and disrupting the maritime, logistic, energy, and chemical/refinery markets!

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: