Retail giant Ahold today announced it has entered into a three-year partnership
with startup accelerator Startupbootcamp, to support the startups
elected to participate in the Startupbootcamp E-commerce program.
“Being involved with Startupbootcamp will enable Ahold to witness
e-commerce trends and innovations at their origin and get to know
promising startups”, says the organisation of which supermarket Albert Heijn is part of.
“In exchange, program participants will benefit from
Ahold’s experience as a retailer with a history of innovations spanning
almost 130 years.”
Patrick de Zeeuw, co-founder of Startupbootcamp is happy with the new partner. “Ahold is a great
company that has offered young companies like Peapod and bol.com the
opportunity to blossom.”
After receiving more than 700 applications, Startupbootcamp Amsterdam selected ten startups last month that will enter the 2015 E-commerce accelerator programme.