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 capital, market, community, and expertise. We are an international team of 35+ professionals dedicated to support and empower startups to become scalable and change their world for the better. Working at Rockstart means that you love to build systems, create opportunities and solve problems.
We have an entrepreneurial mindset, we are open and honest, we strive to get results, we work together and we're committed. What we value most are the startup founders, our big, bold dreams and the people we can pay it forward to.
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.
At Rockstart we have a great events space that is always being used for different events you can join, usually with drinks and snacks provided. They range from social networking events to inspiring Founder Stories by some of the most successful entrepreneurs out there. 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.
Within our open company culture, we like to connect with each other on a personal basis. We have a 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.
On top of this, we also curate two multiple day team Alignment events—one in summer and one in winter—for the benefit of all Rockstart employees. These events allow us to strengthen relationships amongst the team, recalibrate the company focus, develop personally and professionally, and generally have a great time together.
In the Netherlands, there are currently around 40 people in our team, with 17 different nationalities and from 5 different continents. We also have an office in Bogotá, Colombia and run Impact Accelerators in Kathmandu, Nepal and Yangon, Myanmar.
The startups in our programs come from all over the world, ensuring that during your time at Rockstart you will encounter people from places you've never even heard of.