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Join Rockstart’s AI Program program to grow your company and get ready for global scaling. Rockstart supports entrepreneurs with a strong purpose by connecting them with the brightest minds in the industry. The Rockstart AI Program provides access to the AI ecosystem, industry/corporate partners, talent, capital, and coaching.

We’re interested in startups that are using promising new technologies to make a positive impact. For the Rockstart AI program, we will be looking for founders with:

Domain expertise
We are looking for deep expertise and knowledge in one specific domain. The perfect founder profile has experience working in one specific industry and understands the challenges in and around this industry, have a strong network and have easy access to data.

Deep tech solutions
We will be looking for the core proprietary tech solutions. As a team, you’re experienced data-scientists, machine learning and/or AI experts. You have already built some technology (or part of it) and can apply it.

More specifically, we’re interested in the following AI application:

The themes above outline the areas that excite us, but we are also open to a hybrid combination of these themes or new areas that may not be listed here.

Online Office Hour

Watch our AI Online Office Hour to hear more about the AI Program:

Rockstart AI Accelerator Online Office Hours

Watch the Rockstart AI Accelerator online office hours, where Accelerator Director Marjel Quekel and CEO Rune Theill from Rockstart will tell everything about the program and answer your questions. Camiel R. Verschoor, CEO at Birds.ai and Rockstart AI 2017 alumnus, will also share his experience of being in last years program.

Geplaatst door rockstart op Donderdag 23 augustus 2018

  • 10 June - 30 July Applications open
  • 5 - 21 August Selection Process of Top 20
  • 11 - 13 September Selection Days
  • 2 October Program Starts
  • 15 January AI Summit
  • 18 March Demo Day
  • 17 April Program ends

Rockstart Provides Access

  • Market

    We connect founders with the most relevant industry players and facilitate the process in order to drive partnerships and pilot customers for the startups in the AI program.

  • Expertise

    We have brought together an impressive lineup of mentors, who bring expertise in AI, data science, product and building businesses around technologies from scratch.

  • Tech talent and community

    We've partnered with Jheronimus Academy of Data Science to provide access to state-of-the-art research know-how and tech talent, and give founders access to Rockstart's international community of alumni.

  • Capital

    We are matching and setting up events so startups can leverage Rockstart's network of more than 400 local and international investor. We support startup to raise capital during and after the program.

What we offer

Rockstart AI Summit 2019

Rockstart AI Alumni



Opt/Net has developed an AI driven anomaly detection platform OptOSS. The platform enables the monitoring of large volumes of streaming data and it allows to identify, diagnose, and react to anomalous patterns in a matter of seconds. The team of Opt/Net BV joined Rockstart AI program with a ready product and Rockstart opened the doors to the market by connecting the startup with Vodafone Ziggo. During the program an agreement on paid pilot version to perform tests based on the Vodafone Ziggo company data was concluded. OptOSS AI is part of the Accenture Community taking part in the #AIA18 Accenture Innovation Awards journey within the Living & Working theme.





Pixyle is a B2B innovative startup, offering visual API for analyzing fashion items in images that helps fashion e-commerce companies improve their conversion, Net Promoter Score and Search Engine Optimization. Their API is built on top of state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence technology and integrates seamlessly within any e-commerce platform. The first adoration of the product was extremely niche, but during the program with the support of the Program team and her core mentor team (former CEO of Catawiki) the business evolved its niche focus from sustainable fashion to all E-commerce. A big emphasis was on the technology, and the decision was taken to grow the world’s largest image search dataset. Since Demo Day Pixyle has been extremely active meeting investors who have shown interest in the proposition.

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What you'll learn

We’ve created a strong curriculum that will help you validate your tech solutions, produce results and scale your business in a structured and accelerated manner. In 180 days, you will learn about the following subjects:

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