PortXL is the first World Port Accelerator and unique in its kind. The 100-day mentorship-driven program partners with leading companies, organizations and individuals around the globe, from Singapore, Houston to Piraeus. The aim is to accelerate innovative companies in ports worldwide.

Port XL 2018

Located in Rotterdam; the city known for a pioneering spirit of generations of entrepreneurs and innovators. The spirit of boundless ambition has shaped the city and its port.

The focus

PortXL focuses on building the ecosystem that creates value for all stakeholders. They aim to accelerate startups in a time frame of 3 months. How do they accomplish this? With an intense mentorship driven program focusing on port related industries. The ecosystem consists of founders, investors and corporate partners (Van Oord, Port of Rotterdam, EY, ECE, Vopak, Uniper, Boskalis, Rabobank, Rotterdam Port Fund and InnovationQuarter) that support and accelerate the entrepreneurial journey. They believe that the program creates value for a wider network. Everything they do is aimed at growing and disrupting the maritime, logistic, energy, and chemical/refinery markets!

Spot an opportunity for innovation? Got a great business idea? Take it to the right place and make it happen.
PortXL is looking for Tech Startups that want to apply their technology in one of these 4 sectors:


PortXL 2018

The PortXL Program

PortXL is a mentorship driven open innovation program focusing on port related industries, ranging from startups and spinouts to SMEs and multinationals.

The experienced teams work with proven and well known startup accelerate formula based on over more than ten years of worldwide experience. An intensive 100-day mentorship-driven program accelerates ten exclusively selected startups.

PortXL also offers an ecosystem of founders, investors and corporate partners that supports and accelerates the entrepreneurial journey.
During Shakedown the teams will pitch their business ideas to an audience of launching customers, business angels, venture capitalists, multinationals, journalists, sponsors and others that will help launch your startup to greatness.

If you want to read more, download the program details.

Apply now for PortXL 2018!

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Please don't hesitate to contact us!

  • Loek Becker Hoff
  • Senior Account Manager Cleantech