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Basecamp is WorldStartup's incubator programme for early-stage startups. It focuses on giving startups all the core knowledge needed to build their first MVP.

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Svitlana Khrystenko

Innovation Programme Manager & Service Designer

Purpose-driven startups who strive to change the world for better.

Join Basecamp to grow your impactful idea and bring positive change into this world! Apply today here! We kick off the next cohort on 9 October!

Basecamp is more than just another incubator or accelerator. It's a one-of-a-kind platform designed to boost your startup to unimaginable heights. With our extensive network of mentors, investors, strategic partners, and years of gathered knowledge, you'll gain invaluable insights and resources to refine your product, scale your business, and secure funding.

Our 6-months incubator programme has been specifically designed to help innovators like you overcome obstacles and bring your ideas to life. When you join Basecamp, you tap into a big WorldStartup community of like-minded changemakers that support each other on different levels to bring a positive impact into this world.

Who is this programme for?

The Basecamp Programme is designed for early-stage startups that are passionate about driving positive change in the world. Our ideal customer is an ambitious entrepreneur with a compelling idea, but who may be facing challenges such as financial constraints, lack of industry knowledge, or other obstacles. They are eager to connect with like-minded individuals, access valuable resources, and receive mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals. Whether they are located in The Netherlands, Europe, or elsewhere in the world, our potential participants are committed to pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams and making a meaningful impact on society and we are here to support them.

We are looking for…

  • A startup that solves a significant problem for society and has the potential for market growth (scalable)
  • A team that is able to define the problem
  • A team is receptive to feedback and willing to learn from others
  • A startup is comfortable with online collaboration and communication
    Startups from any background, location can apply

Your Commitment

  • €280/month excluding VAT (Includes the € 50/month basic WorldStartup membership
  • An option to make a one-time payment of €1500 excluding VAT for the entire duration (if you choose to pay upfront)
  • Commitment for 6 months with a possibility to prolong the support with basic WorldStartup membership
  • Advised to spend at least 8 hours per week for exercises and meetings with mentors, programme managers

Basecamp is the start of a journey

Upon completion of the incubator programme, WorldStartup offers an all-inclusive support programme called Altitude, which is designed to help startups continue to grow and succeed for up to three years. Through Altitude, startups will receive ongoing support and mentorship as they validate their business model, gain their first customers, and scale their operations. With WorldStartup's guidance and expertise, impactful startups can achieve their full potential and make a meaningful impact on society.

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Core Pillars

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For the whole period of the programme, you will be matched with an individual mentor to support you in your startup journey. Additionally, our programme team will have regular open hours for you to check in and ask questions.

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Knowledge Platform

You will get access to the WorldStartup platform with resources, methods and templates for your business. As a bonus, we will host multiple workshops where our team of facilitators will help you to go through the methods individually.

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When you join the programme, you will meet other startups that bring positive change to this world. You will get access to our internal events as well as matchmaking opportunities. Our team will support you in presenting your startup at events throughout the year.

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Apply for Basecamp

Are you interested in joining the next batch of Basecamp startups?

We form Basecamp cohorts 2 times a year. Next cohort starts on the 9 of October. Apply now to secure your spot! Let’s create positive impact together!

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Do you want to know more?

You can find all the information about the programme and the components in the brochure.

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