Microsoft, Shell, Gasunie, and Volksbank help us expand the Smart Energy ecosystem
Great news! We're teaming up with four new corporate partners from several relevant industries for our fourth Smart Energy acceleration program starting next week. With their gener...
Europe’s First AI Accelerator by Rockstart Launches in The Netherlands
Rockstart has announced the launch of Europe's first AI acceleration program. Applications open in May 2017, with the program itself kicking off on September 1. The ten AI startups...
Cash in waste!
Nepal is a land full of problems which often give a way to entrepreneurs who make a business out of the problems with a tangible solution. These solutions are not only helping the ...
“It’s a cosmopolitan city but with a village charm.”
Here at Rockstart, part of our job is to motivate people to join the startup adventure with us in Amsterdam. Per...
It’s Demo Time: Rockstart Proudly Presents 10 Digital Health Startups
It’s been a week since our Digital Health Demo Day took place at De Vasim in Nijmegen, and we’re ready to divulge what all took place on stage!
The 10 startups who...
Great News: Two of Rockstart’s Alumni Receive Fresh Funding
Some exciting developments have taken place over the past week for two of our alumni startups, which we’re extremely proud of. Firstly, Finch Buildings, a sustainable, modular re...
How not to blow it when presenting to an international audience
You’re most likely used to giving a pitch and giving presentations about your business idea or product. And maybe you tend to think, “if the product is sensible and I talk thro...
Finding the right funding
Knowledge Sharing Session: Startup Funding
What kind of funding is available for startups, and where do you go to find investors willing to take risks? To answer these que...
Consensus, what’s that?
Decision making in different countries
When you’re working in a startup, you’re likely used to working with colleagues from all over the world. Different cultural backgr...
Rockstart Impact Demo Day 2017
Nine Nepalese entrepreneurs traveled to Amsterdam mid-March to present their progress to investors and partners in the third annual Rockstart Impact Demo Day.
iThrive – Empowering People to Grow
“We want people to be empowered; we want them to go from surviving to thriving,” said Nadja Muller - den Blijker, the founder of Dutch startup iThrive. As a part of our 2016 Di...
All about Demo Day!
Demo Day 2017
Nepali entrepreneurs present their business cases amidst investors!
The stage was set- it looked nothing short of spectacular- strobe lights sketched a synchroni...
The basics of your startup finances
Having a startup comes with a variety of responsibilities, and keeping your finances in order is one of them. Yes, we understand that you’re more excited about working on your bu...
Rockstart announces its fresh batch of Web & Mobile startups
Amsterdam—March 14, 2017—Rockstart, one of Europe's first multi-vertical startup accelerators, announces its latest batch of startups entering the Web & Mobile program. The 150...
Embracing the ‘Why Not?’
Whenever you’re undertaking a prioritization or decision making exercise as to what growth initiative to undertake next, fully vetting the ‘why’ behind something is in many w...
Rockstart alumni Undeveloped: From idea to exit in three years
Meet Rockstart’s alumni Undeveloped, which has just announced that it has been acquired by American company Epik.com, one of the top players on the domain names market. Part of t...
Failing with flair: How music startup Popped failed, and what you can learn from it
Usually we read about startups that are successful, that might even get to sell their business. But the reality is that only a small percentage of teams actually get to this stag...
Rockstart Law School: The Founders’ Agreement, as told in GIFs
Setting up and running a startup requires knowledge of the industry that you are in. It also requires knowledge about finance, marketing, customer service, management, and legal ma...
The mentor-mentee relationship
EXPERIENCE SHARING AND CONNECTIONS LEAD TO COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES
The word ‘mentor’ is first recorded in history in Homer’s The Odyssey. Mentor, who is portrayed as a wise...
Send your early stage startups! Rockstart Launchtrack is coming to Moldova
Amsterdam—February 20, 2017—Rockstart, one of Europe's first multi-vertical startup accelerators, announces its Launchtrack program in Moldova, powered by Tekwill. The program ...
So you’re an energy startup; where do you look for funding?
Looking at the trends in funding for the cleantech industry in general and renewable energy in particular, one can see clearly that more and more people want to make a positive cha...
The untold story
The people and process behind Nepal’s largest accelerator programme
Rockstart Impact was introduced to Nepali entrepreneurs back in 2014 by One to Watch, an invest management ...
What’s better than winning half a million from the Postcode Lottery? Taking the Rockstart Deep Dive
Each September, the Postcode Lottery runs the Green Challenge Award, a competition which selects the top five startups from all around the world, with the most potential for green...
iVitalz – Developing an “Uber for Health”
In this interview we talked to the founders of Rockstart’s 2016 Digital Health startup iVitalz from Zambia. Doctor and co-founder Sam Musariri joined forces with Abel Mwale, Kel...