Innovation discovery through Startupbootcamp

Partnership Story

Rabobank’s relationship with Startupbootcamp began in 2012 when the company became a partner to Startupbootcamp’s first Amsterdam-based programme.

Two years later, as the Fintech industry started to grow, the bank expanded its involvement with Startupbootcamp by partnering with the London-based FinTech programme.

Interested in being at the forefront of FinTech innovation, Rabobank’s partnership was driven by their approach to open innovation and desire to set-up pilots and proof of concepts with Startupbootcamp’s portfolio companies. The bank wanted to understand the key emerging business models and the underlying technologies driving change within their industry.

To date, Rabobank has run pilot projects with several of Startupbootcamp’s portfolio companies including 24 SessionsMagneticTradle, and Reprezen.

In addition to running pilot projects with Startupbootcamp startups, Rabobank has been involved with key Startupbootcamp events including FastTracks, Selection Days, and FinTech lounges as well as providing hands-on mentorship to startup teams.

Further reading
https://www.rabobank.com/en/about-rabobank/innovation/start-ups/articles/rabobank-mentors-innovative-talent-from-coach-to-partner.html

https://techcrunch.com/2014/02/06/startupbootcamp-fintech/