July 02, 2024
ScaleNL Team
Earlier this month, together with Erasmus Enterprise and YesDelft, we hosted a Startup Pitch Competition at Erasmus Enterprise’s startup hub in Rotterdam. Seven founders pitched to a panel of experts (Rui Li of Graduate Entrepreneur Fund, Ryan Patel, Lars Crama of Erasmus Enterprise, Lethabo Motsoaledi of Voyc). The winner won a wildcard entry into the ScaleNL Accelerator East Coast 2024 program - read below to find out who participated and who won.

Congratulations to Leonard Moonen, founder of Praxa Sense!

Praxa Sense, with its innovative remote health monitoring device, is poised to revolutionize the market with unparalleled data accuracy and reliability. Leonard will be joining ten other exceptional startups eager to embark on their American journey through our East Coast 2024 Accelerator Program.

Take a look back at the Startup Pitch Competition event: click on the photo to enlarge it.


Building for Success in the US Market

The East Coast 2024 Accelerator kicks off in September 2024. Over the course of the program, these eleven promising startups will work intensively with our experienced team to refine their market entry strategies and ensure a seamless and successful expansion into the US market, through office hours, sessions by experts and networking within our community of investors, fellow startups and ecosystem experts. 

👏 Celebrating All Finalists

We extend our congratulations to the remaining finalists: Asimovo, Starnus, Arceon, Hoursec, Qualinx B.V., and Fibersail. Their insightful pitches during the event were truly impressive, showcasing their dedication and potential.

Thanks to our Partners

This momentous event wouldn’t have been possible without the invaluable support of our incredible partners: Erasmus Enterprise, Ernst Hoestra, Ras Lalmy, and YES!Delft. We are incredibly excited to collaborate with them on supporting the most promising Dutch (deep)tech startups as we move forward.

A special thank you goes out to our esteemed speakers and jury members: Rui Li of Graduate Entrepreneur Fund, Ryan Patel, Lars Crama of Erasmus Enterprise, Lethabo Motsoaledi of Voyc, Vivienne Ming. Their insightful contributions, including the engaging AI AMA hosted by Ryan Patel and Vivienne Ming, significantly enriched the event and propelled its success.

💡Join Us!

Are you a driven entrepreneur with a groundbreaking tech-driven startup, aiming to make your mark on the US market? We encourage you to apply for the remaining spots in the ScaleNL East Coast 2024 Accelerator! Find more information here for your chance to join us on this exciting journey. ✈️



About ScaleNL 

ScaleNL is the first public-private organization that helps Dutch Tech scale to the US with access to a dedicated network of founders and mentors, a US market entry academy of courses, tailored events and programs, and access to funding. ScaleNL is co-funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

About Erasmus Enterprises

Erasmus Enterprises is an entrepreneurial community located at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) campus. By combining the best regional expertise on incubation and acceleration we will enable students, graduates, academics, employees, regional professionals and alumni to access and engage in entrepreneurial ventures (startups).

About Yes!Delft

YesDelft! is a non-profit organization that supports and empower tech entrepreneurs to bring their disruptive tech innovation to the market as fast and as best as possible. Over the years, they have built custom ecosystems.  We provide startups with 360 degree support: custom startup programs, full-lifecycle services such as recruitment and funding, access to market and capital, and a community of experts, corporate partners and mentors. 



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