Rockstart’s purpose and remarkable timeline
Rockstart launched in 2011 in Amsterdam as one of Europe’s first startup accelerators. Since its inception, Rockstart has invested in more than 150 startups from all over the world. They supported them to raise more than €87 million and hire more than 700 people.
- Supports startups by providing access to capital, community, and expertise
- Acceleration programs in Energy, Health, Agrifood, and Tech
- Responsible for programs at Maersk, Shell and many others.
How did we help Rockstart to accelerate team performance at dozens of startups?“
During acceleration programs, startups prepare a product for market entrance and get investment ready. After this pressure cooker, Rockstart stays actively involved until a Series B investment.
To select and guide teams through all stages, the quality of the founding team is priceless. Let alone the ability to grow the team when scaling up to 10-20 employees and further.
We worked with Greenchallenge startup LettUs Grow in Bristol (UK) during their growth from 8 to 24 employees.
Rockstart x Fortify
– Our experience –
“Fortify’s insights are of immense value to our programs. They do not just make team scans; they are highly specialized in the startup environment.
Fortify enabled us to understand the teams truly and to coach them in a really effective way.
The groups that worked with Fortify benefited genuinely from the insights they gained and described their experiences as clarifying, professional and accurate.
Fortify contributes to the goal of Rockstart; Supporting the growth of startups.”
About five years ago, Rockstart gave me the chance to start working with multiple early-stage startups.
The flaws and cracks of a founding team in this stage can have a big influence on a growing team. During my work at Rockstart, I was given the opportunity to learn about founder relations, growing pains and evolving company cultures.
It is still a fascinating adventure to work with all those impactful startups within Rockstart’s ecosystem.