ROTTERDAM – ABOUT THE PROGRAM

AHOY FOUNDER!

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.

EMBARK ON A JOURNEY
WITH PORTXL

PROGRAM STAGES

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. 45 start-ups and scale-ups are shortlisted to attend Selection Days at their location of choice.

02. Selection Days

After a few rounds of screening, we identify 45 start-ups & scale-ups out of the pool of hundreds scouted. These companies participate in our Selection Days, where they are evaluated by partners, mentors and a jury of maritime experts across functions – from finance, tech, business, to innovation. The final 20-25 are then selected for the acceleration and Business Fast Track programs.

03. Our Programs

Accelerator: An intensive 3-month program which focuses on building their business. This includes market validation, finding clients, masterclasses etc.

Business Fast Track: a 3-month process that includes validating your technology with corporate partners and building a business case with the aim to close one or multiple deals.

04. Shakedown

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

05. Alumni Program

Being part the PortXL community extends beyond the 3-month program. 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 start-ups and 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.

PROGRAM TIMELINE