Ride the wave of maritime innovation.
The maritime industry is ripe for a revolution.
You see countless possibilities, but the truth is: maritime is a tough, deep industry to penetrate.
Here’s where PortXL comes in. We help you open doors. Drive innovation. Scale your business. Disrupt maritime. So join our accelerator and set sail for greatness.
There are more accelerators than ever, each promising to help you reach for the stars.
PortXL doesn't talk about intangible values like 'investor networks', or 'exit strategies'.
We are also not generalists with interests across many different industries.
We are strictly a B2B maritime accelerator. This is why our focus is on creating tangible business value for maritime startups who are serious about building their business.
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Who we’re looking for
with a prototype or MVP that is scalable, and are looking for pilot opportunities.
looking to streamline their products, and grow network of corporate clients globally.
Each year, we scout over 1000 startups and select not more than 20 for each location - Rotterdam, Singapore and Antwerp. These startups gain access to hands-on mentorship, our global maritime network, and valuable pilot opportunities with corporate partners.
We help you succeed, faster.
1. Scouting Interview
After the first round of interviews with PortXL, we invite you on 30-min calls with our corporate partner panel. The session focuses on your solution and your team, which means you receive immediate feedback from our industry veterans even before you join the program. 20-30 startups are shortlisted to attend Selection Day at their location of choice.
2. Selection Day
After a few rounds of screening, we identify 20-25 startups out of the pool of hundreds scouted. These startups participate in our 2-day Selection Day, where they are scored by mentors and a jury of maritime experts across functions - from finance, tech, business, to innovation. The final 10-15 are then selected for the accelerator.
3. Accelerator Program
The selected startups are matched to mentors and undergo an intensive 3-month program which focuses on building their business. This includes market validation, finding clients, masterclasses and other programs tailored to develop business propositions.
The accelerator ends with a celebration of innovation at Shakedown, where we showcase the groundbreaking innovations and progress the startups have made throughout the process.
5. 100-Day Plan
Being part the PortXL community extends beyond the 3-month accelerator. Count on us for continued mentorship, leverage on the network and access our resources!
6. Alumni Program
Plans to expand in another region? PortXL startups who graduated from one of our locations can apply for an intense and accelerated program at other locations to scale globally.
Why join PortXL
An intense 3-month accelerator program tailored to help maritime startups scale.
Create business value
We are unique in our accelerator model, with a core focus of helping startups secure strategic business connections.
Strong maritime global network
Leverage our deep maritime network to discover a previously uncharted sea of opportunities with PortXL’s mentors, industry experts, corporate partners and alumni.
Gain actionable feedback and insights, as well as open new doors in the maritime industries with our expert mentors.
Connect with global corporate partners for pilot projects, business partnerships, or R&D collaborations.
Workshops conducted by top professionals and entrepreneurs designed to help startups scale and develop business propositions.
Awareness & promotion
Gain traction and a bigger following among the industry and startup community through PortXL.
The values that we got at PortXL were very important to our success. I’m glad we took part in the program, got familiar with Dutch culture and the Dutch way of doing business.Uri Yoselevich, DockTech
I’m happy to say we signed 2 corporate contracts with Van Oord and Port of Rotterdam, and PortXL had a lot to do with facilitating that.Shimrit Perkol-Finke, ECOncrete