Through the program ‘Start up Launchpad’, start ups will receive support and will be able to invest in their companies through ‘knowledge’, ‘technology’ and ‘support’ vouchers. The program consists of 4 rounds of intensive coaching and support. Each round will be concluded with a ‘pitch competition’, determining who will continue to the next round. 15 entrepreneurs were selected to participate in the first round of the Startup Launchpad. These 15 entrepreneurs presented their results in front of a jury and a live audience.
The top five gained a place in the second round of the Startup Launchpad program and the opportunity to invest up to ANG. 20.000 in their business:
- HQ Rental: Ries van Lommel
- CamBackup: Royendgel Silberie
- ADG Consultancy: Ariadne Flores Sophia
- Fresh Habits: Giancarlo da Costa
- Curacao Agro Tech: Alex van Sprang.
Coaches: Bright Minds and Brain Coral Labs.
Members of the jury: Fiona Curie, Arthur Adams, Rose Boevé, Chesron Isidora, Gedeona Maduro.