emerging tech


why collaborate in emerging tech?

Rockstart corporate programs are customized to boost collaboration between startups and corporates, driving faster access to co-creation, commercial partnerships and investment. Rockstart has experience in designing and executing programs for corporates across industries who dare to be pioneers driving innovation together with startups. Our modular approach means we can move from design to kick-off within 3 months.


Roy de Weerd

Ecosystems Director


case studies


Years Active: 2018


Women are underrepresented in the tech industry. To tackle this problem, Rockstart launched FEMTEQ designed to boost female entrepreneurship and diversity in tech. The program supported by INCO and JP Morgan provides ongoing access to expertise and support to the best 5 female entrepreneurs in their journey of building a (deep) technology business.


The first edition kicked off late 2018 with 5 inspiring women with the ambition to grow their business, and we aim to keep supporting female founders through all of our accelerator programs and specifically via FEMTEQ.




“Rockstart’s network is amazing, they have a great group of mentors, entrepreneurs, startups and lots of successful people. If you want to be better in life and business, surround yourself with the best.”


Fionna Faulk
Co-founder of Recruitsos.oi

Renew the Book

Years Active: 2015 – 2017


As the first and most intense booktech accelerator program in the world, Renew The Book helps startups to build their business around book innovations. The 5 selected startup roll into the equity-free support program to not only work on their their product design, market fit and business model, but also get direct access to publishers, book retailers and other stakeholders in the Dutch book sector.


Renew the Book has seen 3 editions and accelerated 15 startups over the years. Stay tuned and watch this space for future editions.


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“Publishers around the world struggle to innovate. With Renew the Book we’ve been able to open up to new ideas and look for international startups to help the Dutch publishing industry innovate and grow the market.”


Wiet de Bruijn
CEO at General Publishing Agency

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