What is the Startup Bootcamp?

Want to get an inside look into an exciting world of opportunities in Silicon Valley?

The Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco offers promising Dutch startups a four-day intensive program that provides you with the tools you need to succeed in this highly competitive environment.

The program includes:

  • Workshops and roundtable discussions with industry experts in Silicon Valley
  • Individual sessions to address and discuss specific needs
  • Location visits to key players in Silicon Valley who share their experiences and insights about the local ecosystem.
  • Dutch Demo Night, the grand finale. During this event, participants take the floor for 3-minute pitches presented before our expert panel.

Program costs are covered by the Consulate General, but participants are required to cover their own travel expenses, accommodations as well as some meals and local transportation.

More information can be found here.


“An interesting look inside the world’s most turbulent epicenter of business development.” – Gerwin de Haan, Timescapers

“The only way to truly get an insight into the difference between the Dutch ecosystem and Silicon Valley is to get the hands-on experience that, for example, the Silicon Summit provides.” – Michel Boerrigter, Calendar42

“For me, the most important takeaway from this week was to think even bigger. Or actually: not to think, but to simply act. It’s essential to have the guts to take a risk.” – Wouter de Vries, Antagonist

“I expected to get a taste of the atmosphere of Silicon Valley and I hoped to take a bit of that magic back home. In that I definitely succeeded.” – Felienne Hermans, Infotron

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