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Top 18 Accelerators and Incubators Investing in Amsterdam

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There’s no doubt that the startup scene in Amsterdam is unique.

Dozens of successful startups have been incubated or accelerated there over the years.

So whether you’re looking to start your own business, or just interested in learning about accelerators and incubators from Amsterdam, here’s an extensive list of 18 investing there.


18 Accelerators and Incubators in Amsterdam

1) Rockstart

1) Rockstart

Rockstart is an early-stage investor that supports innovators with a social mission in the energy, agrifood, and emerging technology sectors.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Bjorn Brekel, Don Ritzen, James Digby, Koen Wagemakers, Oscar Kneppers, Rune Theill, Susana Arévalo
  • Industries: Agriculture, AgTech, Clean Energy, Food Processing, Information Technology, Renewable Energy
  • Number of investments: 175
  • Number of exits: 12
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

2) One planetcrowd

2) One planetcrowd

Oneplanetcrowd is Europe's first and only sustainable crowdfunding platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Coenraad de Vries, Laura Rooseboom, Maarten de Jong
  • Industries: Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

3) Fashion For Good

3) Fashion For Good

Fashion For Good is a global effort that aims to improve the quality of all fashion.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Started in: 2016
  • Industries: Angel Investment, Fashion, Impact Investing, Incubators, Training, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 18
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

4) NLC

4) NLC

NLC is a European healthtech venture builder that develops science-based healthtech innovations.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Bert-Arjan Millenaar
  • Industries: Biopharma, Health Care, Health Diagnostics, Innovation Management, Medical, Medical Device, mHealth, Personal Health, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 33

You can find their website here.

5) ACE Incubator

5) ACE Incubator

ACE Incubator is a scientific and high-tech business incubator situated in Amsterdam.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Erik Boer, Peter Krijnsen
  • Industries: Incubators
  • Number of investments: 29
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

6) HealthInc

6) HealthInc

HealthInc is a health tech accelerator situated at the AHTC in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Laurens van Hoorn
  • Industries: Health Care
  • Number of investments: 5
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

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7) ABN AMRO & Techstars Future of Finance Accelerator

7) ABN AMRO & Techstars Future of Finance Accelerator

The Future of Finance Accelerator by ABN AMRO and Techstars is a program that focuses on entrepreneurs in all sectors of FinTech.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Industries: Financial Services, FinTech, Impact Investing
  • Number of investments: 10

You can find their website here.

8) Clever Clover

8) Clever Clover

Clever Clover is an Amsterdam-based Startup Accelerator.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Heinrich Prokop, Loes Voermans
  • Industries: Manufacturing
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

9) Aimforthemoon

9) Aimforthemoon

Aimforthemoon is an entrepreneur and corporate innovator-led startup studio. We collaborate to develop innovative goods, services, and businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Started in: 2012

You can find their website here.

10) InnoLeaps

10) InnoLeaps

The corporate accelerator and innovator

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Started in: 2014

You can find their website here.

11) Startupbootcamp Smart City & IoT Amsterdam

11) Startupbootcamp Smart City & IoT Amsterdam

We have a vertical program that focuses on Smart City and Internet of Things solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Marc Wesselink, Patrick Zeeuw, Ruud Hendriks
  • Industries: Banking, Finance, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 34
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

12) Startup in Residence

12) Startup in Residence

The city of Amsterdam is interested in investing in businesses who want to grow their business into the public sector.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

13) Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator, Powered by Techstars

13) Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator, Powered by Techstars

The Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator is looking for teams that are developing cutting-edge technologies that will change the way people live, work, and travel in cities.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Industries: Finance, Financial Services
  • Number of investments: 21
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 13

You can find their website here.

14) X-Europe for Investors - HealthTech

14) X-Europe for Investors - HealthTech

Through events, media, training, and acceleration, X-Europe connects regions and IT firms across Europe.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Industries: Information Technology, Internet
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 20

You can find their website here.

15) Startupbootcamp Commerce Amsterdam

15) Startupbootcamp Commerce Amsterdam

A vertical program focusing on Commerce and Retail solutions is operated by us.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Marc Wesselink, Patrick Zeeuw, Ruud Hendriks
  • Industries: Internet, Mobile, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 35
  • Number of exits: 3

You can find their website here.

16) Bright Ventures

16) Bright Ventures

Bright Light Ventures is an innovation and entrepreneurship incubator focused on everyday sustainable solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Number of investments: 4
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

17) DELITELABS

17) DELITELABS

DELITELABS is a non-profit pre-accelerator that allows participants to learn about starting a business.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Started in: 2015
  • Industries: Non Profit

You can find their website here.

18) X-Europe for corporates - HealthTech

18) X-Europe for corporates - HealthTech

HealthTech bridges regions and tech businesses in X-Europe for corporates.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Industries: Biotechnology, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 20

You can find their website here.

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