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.



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. Up to 30 start-ups and scale-ups are shortlisted to attend Selection Days.

02. Selection Days

After a few rounds of screening, we identify up to 30 start-ups & scale-ups out of the pool of hundreds scouted. These companies participate in our Selection Days, where a proposed use case is evaluated by our partners. The final companies are then selected for the Acceleration program, as the partner commits to spending 3 months with you to develop a use case with the goal to start a collaboration.

03. Program

Three intense weeks spread out in a 3-month program that provides start-ups with access to the partners, partner roadshows, access to the PortXL network and mentors, industry experts who are there to connect you / make introductions with any relevant person within their network, as well as trainings to support the process, focused on how to approach and work with the Dutch maritime ecosystem.

04. Grand Finale

The accelerator ends with a celebration of innovation at the program Grand Finale, where we showcase the groundbreaking innovations and progress the start-ups and scale-ups have made throughout the process, as well as any collaborations that have been signed / agreed upon.

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!