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Rockstart, one of Europe's first multi-vertical startup accelerators, was founded in Amsterdam in 2011 with a goal to provide startups with access to the market, capital, knowledge, and community.

Rockstart is an international team of 40+ professionals dedicated to support and empower startups to become scalable and change their world for the better.

We are always looking for curious, hungry and flexible minds - young and old, that want to develop themselves professionally and personally. Do you dream of empowering more people to start their own company across the globe? If so, Rockstart could be a place for you. We allow you to develop your own standpoints, visions and ideas, because we believe the alchemy of our different personal characters distinguishes us in a dynamic market like ours.

Our values

This is what we believe in

  • Stay humble and pay-it-forward
  • Startup focused at all times
  • Dream big and never be satisfied

Working @ Rockstart

About us


There are currently around 40 people in our team. Rockstart integrated Holacracy in 2015 – a new Operational System for organisations. The system has been referred to as a work system for adults. In Holacracy there are no people managers, which means everyone is accountable for their own role. The system provides autonomy to each individual, while at the same time allowing for a clear structure on how we work together. Working in a Holacracy means you have to have an entrepreneurial spirit and that you’re ready to take ownership over your work.

Big entrepreneurial network

At Rockstart you will not only be surrounded by our team, but also over 150 other driven and talented startup entrepreneurs at Rockstart Spaces (there are 50+ startups situated here). You’ll have a chance to meet a mix of founders, designers, developers, marketing people and experienced Rockstart mentors. This makes a great opportunity to expand your network in the startup world and get to know all the great new innovations, apps and projects that are being developed here.

Community events

At Rockstart we have a great events space (the Ballroom), that is always being used for different events you can join, usually with drinks and snacks provided. As Rockstart staff you will even get access to some of the closed events that are, for example, part of the Rockstart Accelerator program. These are normally only accessible to the 10 startups that get selected for the program from hundreds of applications every year.

Balanced body & mind

We have a weekly yoga & mindfulness sessions on Thursday morning from 08:00 to 09:00h. And of course the beautiful canals surrounding our building lend themselves perfectly for a mid-afternoon stroll. 

Team events

We have a free team breakfast every Monday and drinks (with personal stories!) on Fridays. Next to that we often go on outings or just hang out together. We have a delicious lunch served every day, which is even completely free for interns! Our freshly ground coffee beans also make for a pretty decent wake-up-moment in the mornings.

What we've done the past 5 years

Talent Pool

108+ Rockstart-fueled startups are also hiring

Are you interested in working with startups? The companies that have completed our different Accelerator programs are always looking for great people to help them grow. Sign up to the Rockstart Talent Pool to get introduced to these startups.

"Fun. Fulfilling. Challenging. Those are three words that come to mind when describing my time at Rockstart. I got the opportunity to pitch my ideas and work on my own projects in the heart of the Amsterdam startup ecosystem, alongside passionate entrepreneurs and innovators - what could be better? Oh yeah, the free food and parties!"

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Asad Noorani
Communications & Social Media intern 2016

'It was definitely a great opportunity for me to do a placement at Rockstart as an Event & Operations intern for the Smart Energy Accelerator in 2016. I got to work closely with so many talented and motivated people and together we created many awesome events, such as Smart Energy Summit, Rockstart 5 Year Anniversary party and the Demo Day! At Rockstart people trust in you giving the responsibility to organize events from scratch and it’s great to see your projects happening live! Hands-on event planning experience in a dynamic startup environment – that’s how I could describe this place! And not to forget all the friendships that were born and useful connections that I made during this time!'

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Anastassia Kravtsenko
Events & Operations Intern 2016

"My Rockstart internship in one word? Growth! Not only in personal terms but as a team as well! Seeing Rockstart as a company and everyone involved get out of their comfort zone and grow exponentially in such a short period of time is definitely inspiring. The strong company culture makes for a positive and ambitious working environment where results are achieved and success is celebrated!"

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Zhivko Todorov
Business Development Intern 2016

"As Program Associate it's my job to create organised chaos. Faced with a lot of chicken-egg situations it's the art of balancing everyone's needs in the best possible way."

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Klaas Jan Bolt
Program Associate Digital Health


In the heart of Amsterdam

Amsterdam Office

Herengracht 182, Amsterdam