Emerging Tech





Join Rockstart’s Emerging Tech 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 Emerging Tech Program provides access to the European Emerging Tech ecosystem, industry/corporate partners, talent, capital, and coaching.

The participating startups will spend 180+ days in a high-value startup Program consisting of two main elements:

  1. DEEP DIVE WEEK -A highly intensive and concentrated week, working with peers in Den Bosch on a specific theme, including a combination of tailored events and group sessions for the startups. There is one Deep Dive week per month and 6 throughout the program. The startup and team can stay at their location during the program, but certain team members need to be present in Den Bosch for the Deep Dive weeks.
  2. CONTINUOUS TRACK – Throughout the program the focus areas “Team Development” and “Financials” will occur consistently, additionally continuous coaching takes place both locally at the startups location & remotely and will be executed by mentors and the Program Director Raymond Alves.

We’re interested in startups that are using promising new technologies to make a positive impact. For the Rockstart Emerging Tech 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 Emerging Tech experts. You have already built some technology (or part of it) and can apply it.

More specifically, we’re interested in the following Emerging Tech applications:

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


Applications are currently closed

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 Emerging Tech 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 give founders access to state-of-the-art research know-how, a pool of tech talents, and Rockstart's international community of alumni.

  • Capital

    We are matching and setting up events so startups can leverage Rockstart's network of more than 200 local and international investors. We support our startups to raise capital during and after the program, where 66% of our alumni successfully secure follow-on funding.

What we offer

Rockstart AI Summit 2019

Rockstart Emerging Tech 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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