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. Accelerate your business. Disrupt maritime. So join our Business Fast Track program and set sail for greatness!

Business Fast Track Antwerp

Antwerp’s Business Fast Track program consists of 10 days (spread over a period of 3 months), with a special focus on validating use-cases with PortXL corporate partners and facilitating client leads.

The Antwerp program is intended for scale-ups with customer traction.


01. Scouting

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. 15-25 scale-ups are shortlisted to attend Selection Day at their location of choice.

02. Selection Day

After a few rounds of screening, we identify 15-25 scale-ups out of the pool of hundreds scouted. These scale-ups participate in our Selection Day, where they are evaluated by mentors and a jury of maritime experts across functions – from finance, tech, business, to innovation. The final 5-10 are then selected for the accelerator.

03. BFT Program

The selected scale-ups are matched to mentors and undergo a 3-month process which focuses on building their business. This includes validating your technology with corporate partners and building a business case with the aim to close one or multiple deals.

04. Shakedown

The program ends with a celebration of innovation at Shakedown, where we showcase the groundbreaking innovations and progress the scale-ups have made throughout the process.

05. Alumni Program

Being part of the PortXL community extends beyond the 3-months. Count on us for continued mentorship, leverage on the network, access to our resources and opportunities to participate in PortXL events!

06. Location Expansion

Plans to expand in another region? PortXL scale-ups who graduated from one of our locations can apply for an intense and accelerated program at other locations with a discount to scale globally.