AMSTERDAM | Adyen, the global payments solutions company, has become a partner of NFC & ContactlessXL, a pan-European accelerator for Near Field Communication (NFC) and Contactless Interactions organised by Startupbootcamp Amsterdam. The Netherlands-based Adyen is a successful specialist provider of payment solutions to a broad range of companies and industries. In addition to online and mobile payments, Adyen supports point-of-sale payments with the Adyen Shuttle mobile terminal.
The new accelerator will start on 14 October 2013. Similar to the regular Startupbootcamp, the NFC program will offer ten start-ups the opportunity to launch their company. They will receive €15,000 in seed funding, a free workplace, a sponsor package and coaching by first-class mentors. This will give them the opportunity to accelerate their company’s growth for a period of three months. Added to which, it will give them access to the large investor network that Startupbootcamp has built up in the past few years. The grand finale of the program, Investor Demo Day, will take place on 17 January 2014. During this event, the start-ups will present their products and concepts to a large audience of investors.
Startupbootcamp Amsterdam is Europe’s first accelerator to coach 20 start-ups within the space of just one year. Start-ups can now register for the NFC accelerator program. Patrick de Zeeuw and Ruud Hendriks, the founders of Startupbootcamp Amsterdam, are delighted to welcome Adyen as a new partner: “It is wonderful to have the opportunity to connect one of the most innovative companies in the Netherlands to the NFC & ContactlessXL. Adyen is an important strategic partner; in addition to resources, it brings a great deal of expertise to our NFC ecosystem. Moreover, they already have strong ties with the start-ups in this sector, which is crucial to ensure great results from this collaboration.”
Roelant Prins, Adyen’s CCO, adds: “As an innovative company, we are delighted with the opportunity to provide a contribution to the quick growth of young entrepreneurs in a highly promising segment.” Vodafone, ABN Amro, International Card Services, CM and Javest Investment Fund are already shareholders. In addition, resources and expertise are provided by partners including Rabobank, Thales Nederland, PWC, VMW Taxand and AxiCom.
Register for Startupbootcamp NFC & Contactless here
About Startupbootcamp Startupbootcamp is the global accelerator for startups with a mentor and alumni network from more than 40 countries across the world. Startupbootcamp runs accelerator programs in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin/London and Haifa. Each program selects 10 startups from 500+ global applicants. Startups receive €15,000 in pre-seed investment, free co-working space and over €250,000 worth of deals from our sponsors and partners. The secret sauce to Startupbootcamp is the pool of volunteer mentors who help our startups by opening doors to customers, partners and investors. In addition Startupbootcamp partners with some of the leading brands in the world including Vodafone, ABN AMRO, Novartis, BoerCroon, Amazon and Daimler who act as partners, mentors and potential pilot customers. After the first 3 months of the accelerator program all teams are given the chance to pitch their company to hundreds of Business Angels and Venture Capitalists at Investor Demo Days. In addition Startupbootcamp teams are taken on an annual investor tour to London and Silicon Valley. After the program all startups are invited to join the Alumni Growth Program where they are helped to secure their next round of investment and grow the customer base. 85% of the Startupbootcamp alumni teams are still alive after 3 years and 70% have gone on to raise additional funding from some of the worlds leading VCs and angels.
About Adyen Headquartered in Amsterdam, with offices in Boston, San Francisco, London, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Sao Paolo and Singapore, Adyen is a leading, multichannel payment company. Adyen provides a fully outsourced payment solution, built on over 15 years of industry experience, which enables merchants accept payments from anywhere in the world. Adyen supports all relevant sales channels, including online, mobile and Point-of-Sale (POS), and can process more than 220 different payment methods, 187 transaction currencies and 14 settlement currencies used across six continents. The Adyen solution is highly scalable and can be completely customized to meet any merchant requirement. Adyen works with many global customers including SoundCloud, Getty Images, Benetton, KLM, PopCap Games and Vodafone.
For further information, please visit www.adyen.com