It is true. Location is extremely important. It’s not about buildings. Building a company is all about tapping into a vibrant ecosystem of investors, customers, entrepreneurs and researchers. While other cities like London, New York and Berlin have created a name for app-development, Eindhoven is still ahead in high-tech hardware. Having travelled the world, we know the best brains in this sector have concentrated their collaborative research skills right here. But we also know that we have to keep proving it to the world. We’re proud that High Tech Campus Eindhoven is one of our lead partners, providing us with offices right in the heart of what’s happening. Our 11 winning teams have facilities on "The Strip" that gives them an unfair advantage.
Successful accelerator programs work because they involve passionate, experienced mentors. I’m personally delighted that we’ve attracted a pool of over 150 local and international specialists in high-tech, marketing, finance and research. They’re practical people who understand our goals in an instant.
Thanks to everyone who has helped us with the launch of Startupbootcamp HighTechXL. It’s been a shining example of teamwork. Here’s an open invitation to others to get involved; because we’ve only just started on this amazing journey. And everyone wins when a plan like this comes together.