SBC Bold Action
Innovation will save the world!
Startupbootcamp is a network of industry-focused startup accelerators. It was started in 2010 and now operates globally with 20+ industry-focused programs in key locations including San Francisco, Amsterdam, Cape Town, Chengdu, Berlin, Dubai, Hartford, Istanbul, Rome, London, Melbourne, Miami, Mumbai, Mexico City, New York, and Singapore.
In light of the events of 2020, it became clearer than ever that our global society is in need of a more sustainable approach towards energy, food consumption, and financial equality. At Startupbootcamp we take this, our influence, and our Corporate Social Responsibility very seriously. For this reason, we aim to accelerate this sustainable transition to the best of our capabilities.
After having invested in many sustainability-driven startups over the last 10 years, we have experienced the great social and financial impact that these upcoming organizations have on the market from up close. Because of this, after successfully launching the first-ever Accelerator IPO for our Fintech Program in 2019 and the 2nd with SBC Sustainability, we decided to launch a new IPO for a program that aims to further accelerate several of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the last 7 years, we globally only progressed around 5% towards the goals. We have 8 years and 95% left. It's time to get to work, it's time to start investing.
For SBC Bold Action, Startupbootcamp will accelerate and invest in a total of 90 high potential startups and scale-ups over the coming 3 years. The program is part of a bigger endeavour where - together with our partners and investors - we’ll further build on the largest sustainable innovation ecosystem in the world.