NFC Sneak Preview at Startupbootcamp

  • November 15, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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Be part of the Appsterdam delegation that is invited to join a Client & Partner Sneak Preview at Startupbootcamp NFC, in particular to help two of their startups.

Startupbootcamp NFC is an accelerator program for startups that focus on Near Field Communication and Wireless Interactions technology. 10 startups from 8 different countries were chosen after an intense selection period to participate.

These startups are now going through a three-month roller-coaster ride. They receive seed funding, get free office space in the middle of Amsterdam, they are provided with workshops, inspiration sessions and mentor sessions, and have access to the extensive network of Startupbootcamp.

On the 17th of January 2014 the 10 startups will pitch their company to 350 investors from all over the world at the Startupbootcamp NFC Demo Day. Check the video at the bottom to get an idea of what that will be like!

Being part of the Appsterdam delegation allows you to connect to the 10 NFC & Contactless Interactions startups, to become a potential client or partner, or to improve their proposition in this program. Especially two of these startups, Relayr and TapTrack, are reaching out to the developer community to test their business model assumptions. They want to examine their ideas with developers and assure their idea is 'spot on ':

• Relayr is working on the internet of things. Internet is the connection of virtual worlds, where the internet of things connects all sorts of hardware with all sorts of users. 
• TapTrak is creating a platform to make the use of different NFC technologies easy for app developers. Besides unprecedented dynamic capabilities with NFC chips, it will save much development time. 

During the Client & Partner Sneak Preview the startups will pitch their company and there will be a short Q&A after every pitch. You will have the possibility to talk to the startups and meet the co-founders of Startupbootcamp Amsterdam: Patrick de Zeeuw and Ruud Hendriks.

As a member of the Appsterdam delegation you can catch a glimpse of these 10 very innovative startups, see their products and get in touch with the enthusiastic and promising entrepreneurs.

When RSVPing you'll be asked to indicate in which of the teams you are interested. At the bottom of this invitation, you can find a brief introduction to these 10 startups. There is an overview where you can find their elevator pitch video by clicking on the logo of the startup.

NOTE: If we receive too many RSVPs, Startupbootcamp preserves the right to make a selection of based in the information you enter. People interested in Relayr and Taptrak will then have a preference.

16.00 – 16.30 Walk-in & welcome
16.30 – 17.30 Pitches from 10 startups + Q&A
17.30 – 18.30 Drinks & networking with startups

In case you have any questions about the Client & Partner Sneak Preview, please contact Mike Balm from Startupbootcamp through.


Relayr is a Platform as a Service, enabling developers to easily build useful Internet of Things-applications to control any sensor on any device.

TapTrack provides hardware & software solutions that allow people to seamlessly access online content relevant to the physical world.


Beestar offers hyper-precise kinematics technology to sports equipment providers, who want to enhance their products with centimetric positioning.

Buzzoek connects merchants to shoppers via 10M Dutch public transportation cards based on NFC. Buzzoek helps small and medium sized enterprises increase their customer loyalty and obtain the same functionality as the big players.

MobyPark is a platform for companies, which allows them to rent out private parking spaces to people that have difficulties to find a parking spot in big cities.

TagTagCity brings Facebook and Google Maps together and automatically creates mobile websites for companies. TagTagCity was selected as ‘Startup Of The Year’ by the CMO of Facebook and 25 VC’s.

TagaPet develops innovative pet protection products, with the overall goal of solving the problem of lost pets.

Tag'by offers a social marketing solution for physical places by generating branded publications on users' Facebook walls through the use of tablets and NFC.

Watcher Enterprises develops small and smart watches that help parents find their children. The kids watcher and Parent app allow parents to track down their children when they are out of sight.

Yes.Tap puts the ‘fast’ back in fast food by allowing people to order and pay with a single tap on their NFC phone, without having to stand in line.

Here is a video of the Startupbootcamp final, the Demo Day on June 28, 2013:

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  • Paolo B.

    Very interesting: a good occasion to feel the enthusiasm and the new energy coming from those startup !
    Some are really great ideas... let's see which will make the boom !

    November 15, 2013

  • Hans van T.

    Interesting and professional presentations, imho!

    1 · November 15, 2013

  • jc (Jonathan C.

    Should we specify anything at reception in order to be let up to the correct floor?

    November 15, 2013

    • Martinus M.

      tell 'm you have an appointment with Startupbootcamp at the 6th floor.

      November 15, 2013

  • Adriaan

    Anyone who is on the RSVP list and not going? Please update for waiting-listers.... thanks.

    November 15, 2013

  • Brian

    Today I paid with my LOOP MOBILE WALLET in AMSTERDAM for lunch at Olivier's, the new SIM from the T-mobile shop and at Kwikfit for fitting my winters. Loop technology is coming to the heart of Europe… and yes… it was a normal POS i.e. No NFC required!

    1 · November 13, 2013

    • Adriaan

      Thanks for this second sales-pitch. I guess a meetup on LOOP will be planned very soon, so we can learn about the tech and business details?

      November 13, 2013

    • Brian

      We are open for setting up a work shop. We are going to keep the technology and the SE open for development including integration of MiFARE down the road for transport, as an example.

      1 · November 13, 2013

  • Brian

    Why NFC?

    November 10, 2013

    • patrick

      keen to hear of NFC for iPhone solutions.

      November 10, 2013

    • Brian

      I am not a fan of NFC… A prime example of how vested interest screw up a perfectly good technology… Loop is the future of mobile wallets, not NFC.

      November 12, 2013

  • Suzanne M.

    I got a direct invite from Startupbootcamp to join the event, so am giving up my spot through Appsterdam, so that someone from the waiting list can join. Look fwd to seeing you there.

    2 · November 10, 2013

  • Hans van T.

    I'm really looking forward to find out what's happening now, seven years on!
    FWIW: NFC is Coming Closer
    Elektronica + ES[masked], p10 - 11
    Overview of Near Field Communication technology and the NFC Forum,
    available at: (Dutch language)

    1 · November 10, 2013

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