Our lineup four the 2020 – 2021 programme is final! During the online selection event on Thursday March 26th, 9 promising startups were selected for our accelerator. In the coming year, we will help them with entrepeneurial workshops, individual coaching and we will introduce them into our network consisting of customers, financials, knowledge institutes and other partners.
These are the 2020 – 2021 cleantech startups
- Dungse: Develops new sustainable and circular materials from cow dung.
- Eatcup: A solution to enjoy food on the go while driving.
- Fertipaq: A pure Bio-Sulfur as fertilizer for rapeseed, corn, wheat, potatoes, onions, cabbages, fruit, etc.
- Popken Mechatronica: Sensortechnology for horticulture and agriculture.
- Pyrolyze: Mobile pyrolysis installation to extract low sulfur diesel, nafta and gas from waste plastics.
- Powerchainger: A reward based smart platform for sharing self-generated energy.
- Sensoty: Provides insight into the influence of the climate and the surroundings on the quality of the green open space and how to let it recover after public events.
- Wasted: a rewards based app that helps millennials in fighting plastic pollution by rewarding their plastic free actions.
The jury, consisting of Henk Split from YnBusiness, Carl Schultz from Paques, Diederik Jongema from FOM and Anne Been from Enablemi, judged the startups based on a few important criteria. For example market chances, contribution to a sustainable world and suitability for the BeStart accelerator. ‘Although the pitches were held using videoconferencing, the quality was very high,’ commented project director Ronald Wielinga at the end of an intense afternoon. ‘We were very impressed by the creativity and the enthousiasm of the companies and we have been able to select some amazing startups. The coming year, we are going to help them to make large steps!’
Why follow through in times of Corona?
The accelerator programme starts in April with online sessions, despite the Corona crisis. ‘Especially in these times, we have to help vulnerable companies like startups’ concluded Ronald Wielinga. ‘Making the right entrepeunerial choices is more important than ever. In our knowledge and coaching programme we will give these aspects extra priority. Of course we will also be available to our alumni.’