Get to know the innovative disruptors on the launchpad towards great opportunities in the port, maritime, logistics and energy sectors
PortXL – World’s 1st Port & Maritime Accelerator – kickstarts the 4th yearly edition of its Rotterdam program 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 program, while the scale-ups will board the business fast track program over the same time period, starting on the 25th of March and ending with Shakedown on the 20th of June.
A massive thank you to all the attendees and the maritime ecosystem that made the event possible. Congratulations to the selected members of the 2019 program:
Big Yellow Fish Technologies – India
Eco Wave Power – Israel
Flower Turbines – USA
League Geophysics – The Netherlands
Shipin Systems – USA
sHYp – USA
Subsea Mechatronics – Spain
andSafety – The Netherlands
Buffalo Automation – USA
Forward Water Technologies – Canada
Hydromea – Switzerland
Keyou – Germany
Ladar Ltd. – United Kingdom
Planys Tech – India
Railapp – The Netherlands
Richtlijn Geodesie – The Netherlands
SecureSystem – USA/Germany
Semiotic Labs – The Netherlands
Sensar – The Netherlands
Shipamax – United Kingdom
Verton Technologies – Australia
PortXL is the World’s 1st Port & Maritime Accelerator and unique in its kind. We partner with leading companies, organisations and individuals around the globe, from Antwerp to Singapore. Our aim is to accelerate innovative companies in ports all over the world.
PortXL focuses on building an ecosystem that creates value for all stakeholders. We aim to accelerate start-ups & scale-ups in a time frame of 3 months. How 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, Royal IHC, Mammoet, Vopak, Boskalis, Shell, Rabobank, City of Rotterdam, Rotterdam The Hague Airport, InnovationQuarter and ECE) that support and accelerate the entrepreneurial journey. Everything we do is aimed at growing and disrupting the maritime, logistics, energy and chemical & refinery markets.
Photography: Marc Nolte