Adyen Invests in Startupbootcamp NFC & ContactlessXL
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.