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This article was published on June 13, 2014


    Accelerator spotlight: The 10 teams that just graduated from Amsterdam’s Rockstart

    Accelerator spotlight: The 10 teams that just graduated from Amsterdam’s Rockstart
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    Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

    We no longer talk about every startup accelerator that we come across – there are simply too many. Still, from time to time we like to share the cohorts from programs that catch our eye around the world.

    Amsterdam’s Rockstart Accelerator held its latest demo day yesterday. Here’s what they had to offer:

    Bomberbot

    Bomberbot is a game that encourages children to code by teaching them key programming concepts in a fun way. It’s currently on trial in a small number of Dutch schools and will be gradually rolled out more widely in Europe.

    Bomberbot

    CoffeeStrap

    CoffeeStrap lets you learn new languages by meeting a native speaker or expert through this platform and chatting to them about topics you have in common.

    CoffeeStrap

    CrowdyHouse

    This is a curated marketplace for connecting furniture, fashion and product designers with customers. CrowdyHouse is not quite traditional crowdfunding but does allow designers to collect pre-orders to fund production.

    CrowdyHouse
    LeadBoxer

    LeadBoxer is a B2B platform that identifies visitors from website traffic and delivers real-time qualified sales leads. Details offered include; company, interest, visit details and contact info. 

    LeadBoxer

    MatchHamster

    Targeting publishers and people in PR and communications, MatchHamster allows users to track where text they have written is being used online – whether it’s a plagarized article or copy-and-pasted press release.

    MatchHamster

    Social Honey

    Social Honey collects data about the kind of Web content that users like, building up individual profiles that can be of use to both readers and publishers in understanding the value of an article before it’s clicked.

    Social Honey

    Songvice

    Songvice connects musicians with experts who can offer advice on how to improve their composition and production. The startup is targeting the electronic dance music sector, where the cost barrier to entry has reduced massively in recent years but experience is still valuable when trying to produce a hit track.

    Songvice

    Technorides

    A popular startup idea right now, Technorides is a white-label, cloud-based platform designed to help established taxi companies compete with the likes of Uber and Hailo.

    Technorides
    TOP Docs

    TOP Docs allows you to access and edit all your documents, in multiple formats and stored across multiple cloud storage accounts, in one place.

    TOP Docs

    Wonderflow

    Including product reviews can help ecommerce sites make more sales, but it’s a pain to find those reviews and add them to product descriptions. Wonderflow offers a simple cut-and-paste code snippet that automatically finds text-and video-based reviews from around the Web.

    Wonderflow

    ➤ Rockstart Accelerator

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