Applications Open for Rockstart Emerging Tech 2022

One of the core drivers of our work at Rockstart is to enable ambitious founders to unfold their full potential. That is why we are very excited to share that the Rockstart Emerging Tech applications are now open.

At Rockstart Emerging Tech we empower founders with unique insights into cutting-edge technologies and the ability to develop solutions for universal and urgent problems. We shortcut founders’ financing journey through domain-focused, tailor-made programs designed to build solid and scalable businesses with co-investments up to Series B. This means by joining Rockstart Emerging Tech, you’ll get access to the people, insights and opportunities you need to continuously grow your business.  

What will you actually get

When we say we take putting our founders first and committing to the long-term seriously, we mean it. That is why by securing a spot at Rockstart Emerging Tech you’ll receive constant and direct support as well as access to workshops and sessions with well-known entrepreneurs and experts. Everything along the way is customized to your individual needs from day one feeding into meaningful relationships. 

But it doesn’t stop there! With a strong track record since 2012, we have the network and proven methodology to empower you along your founder journey. We’ve built an extensive Tech ecosystem, providing founders with ample industry-specific expertise and a launching pad to take your solutions directly to the market. And we all have one thing in common: the drive to help entrepreneurs succeed.

We are dedicated to ensuring that besides taking a structured approach to scaling, you will also learn to think from an investor perspective. Not only will this prepare you to bring your A game in front of the right audience but also to unlock opportunities to already secure funding rounds during the program.

If you’re thinking of applying, here are just a few examples of our portfolio companies setting the bar: 

Hubs is an online marketplace for 3D printing and manufacturing, Rockstart 2013 alumni, which was successfully acquired by Protolabs in 2021 for $280 million.

iClinic, a 2013 alumni empowering doctors by digitizing their routines, was acquired by Afya Limited for €27.9 in 2020. 

Wonderflow, a 2014 Rockstart alumni and VoC analytics platform, raised USD$25M in their 3rd financing round in 2021 and achieved <100% growth within 18 months.

Who are we looking for

This year, we are looking for passionate founders who apply emerging technologies across various segments. We are especially interested in startups innovating in:

📊 Industry 4.0 & Analytics

🏙️ Smart Cities & Societies

🦠 Digital Health Innovations

🔒 Data Privacy & Security

with applications in the following industry verticals: ML / AI, Computer Vision, web3 & Blockchain, Biometrics, Geospatial Tech, IoT & Edge Computing, Additive Manufacturing.

If you are ready to start making an impact and lead the way to a better future side by side with Rockstart, feel free to reach out or Apply Here

In the meantime, you can read more about what our portfolio companies have achieved so far here on our blog and on our newsroom.