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Event: Shakedown 2018

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by Weronika Naklicka in Event, News, Partners
June 8, 2018 0 comments

Invite yourself to the largest maritime startup event in the world! On the 14th of June join Shakedown, the event organized by PortXL – the global entrepreneurship hub for innovation in logistic, maritime and energy.

PortXL is the first World Port Accelerator and unique in its kind. They partner with leading companies, organizations and individuals around the globe, from Singapore, Houston to Piraeus. Their aim is to accelerate innovative companies in ports worldwide.
Located in Rotterdam; the city known for a pioneering spirit of generations of entrepreneurs and innovators. The spirit of boundless ambition has shaped the city and its port.

Their focus

PortXL focuses on building the ecosystem that creates value for all stakeholders. They aim to accelerate start-ups in a time frame of 3 months. How do we accomplish this? With an intense mentorship-driven program focusing on port related industries. Their ecosystem consists of founders, investors and corporate partners (Van Oord, Port of Rotterdam, EY, ECE, Vopak, Boskalis, Uniper, Rabobank, Rotterdam Port Fund, InnovationQuarter, City of Rotterdam, Thales and Rotterdam The Hague Airport) that support and accelerate the entrepreneurial journey. They believe that the program creates value for a wider network. Everything they do is aimed at growing and disrupting the maritime, logistic, energy, and chemical/refinery markets!


The latest innovations in the maritime sector under one roof. On Thursday 14th of June, you will be able to experience the newest technologies on a large scale. With more than 50 startups and topics on Blockchain, Emission Reduction, Cyber Security and Sustainable Energy, Shakedown promises to be the event for innovation in the port sector. Shakedown is also the closing celebration of the third acceleration program of PortXL. This year Shakedown will take place at RDM Rotterdam.

Program Shakedown 2018

  • 14.00-16.00 Startup Expedition with 50+ startups
    Explore the startup demo floor at Shakedown during the Startup Expedition. Choose a theme and an innovation expert will guide you along relevant startups and innovations. You have the possibility to connect with them and to learn more about their business.
  • 16.00-17.00 Plenary part – PortXL startup pitches and speakers
  • 17.30-18.30 Networking & Drinks

Find out more about PortXL and their Shakedown here!

When: 14th June, 14:00 – 18:30
Where: RDM Rotterdam

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