2013 has been an exciting year so far, we’ve hosted Mini Seedcamps in 15 cities across Europe, alongside 3 Seedcamp Weeks and 2 USA roadtrips. Besides this huge schedule, we launched Seedcamp Academy and published our results from recent years. We still have a lot of exciting things planned before the end of the year and are already planning for an action packed 2014. The Seedcamp Family is over 100 startups strong and we look forward to welcoming new teams to the family in Berlin next month. If you want to be a part of the dynamic Seedcamp team make sure to read on!
We are now looking for two interns to join us as soon as possible. Interns have always played a crucial role to support our day to day activities, help organise our events, and make life easier for our companies. In the past, our interns have run the Seedhack events, were a major part in the organisation and operations of Seedcamp weeks, helped us build our new application and CRM systems, redesigned our website, set a content strategy, forged partnerships for our Founders Pack, and worked on exciting initiatives like Seedsummit, our AngelList cooperation, and much more.
Who are we looking for? Our ideal match are graduates from interesting programs, individuals who have worked in startups or other projects, but we are also intrigued by people who are experts in their fields and have some prior work experience. Self starters and independently working individuals are most welcome, and you will get a lot of freedom to do the things in your own style. Running on all cylinders as we are, new hires need to be ready to plunge in and get going – we will provide you with all the opportunity for a great time, but ultimately, you make your own success while at Seedcamp.
What can you achieve? Previous interns have gone on to start their own businesses, joined VC firms, enrolled in some of the most prestigious graduate programs in Europe, or are working for some of the best technology companies in Europe and the world. Read their blogs for a snapshot of the experience Ahmad, David, and John had. If you are resourceful and a self-starter, don’t think twice about the unique opportunity to intern at Seedcamp. You will find the freedom in your work and a passionate environment that makes it the most rewarding of experiences. Being at the midst of Europe’s technology scene, and being able to interact with the best startups, investors, and founders will be a great stepping stone to build your own startup, join a technology company, or investment firm.
The Responsibilities include:
SUPPORTING THE SEEDCAMP TEAM • Assisting the Seedcamp team and companies in various tasks • Working closely on new project with individual team members • Help with the setup of new Seedcamp initiatives and respective web properties
OUTREACH – tell and spread the word • Support and contribution to communications and social media • Getting the word out about Seedcamp and our events • Finding and onboarding new Founder Sponsors • Update & maintain content on our website
TECHNOLOGY – maintaining and building • Update & maintain (or even build) the systems we use – our website, application system, blog • Develop services and applications to improve work and communications for team and portfolio
EVENTS ORGANISATION • Help manage prepare Seedcamp Week London in early 2014 • Help prepare more than 10 Mini Seedcamps across all of Europe • Assist in the organization of Seedcamp Academy events at Campus
Application Details: • The position is based at Google Campus in East London. • We are looking for two people to join us full time for 6 months. • The ideal start date for the internship is 6 January • The internship is paid
Apply here before the 1 December 2013.
We are getting closer to our next big hackathon and we want to share some exciting news with you. Seedhack 4.0 will be hosted in Central Working at Google Campus in the heart of East London’s Tech City. This hackathon will run through the weekend from November 8-10th and is dedicated to Remixing Content.
We are happy to confirm that we’re bringing together many big and innovative players from different industries to speak, mentor and provide their APIs, and help you hone ideas to jumpstart your projects.
We have some great API presenters who will be showcasing their technologies, including:
…just to name a few and more to come.
We also have some great mentors coming to help the teams on their ideas including experienced folks from the Seedcamp network and from companies such as BBC News Labs, BSkyB, Facebook, Getty Images, Harper Collins, Nokia UK and Twitter and Seedcamp teams such as BRANDiD, Crowdprocess, Saberr, Stamplay, Stupeflix and Poq Studio. Our gratitude goes to the Seedhack sponsors who are making the whole event possible: BSkyB, domain.me, Facebook, Getty Images, Nokia UK, Harper Collins, Rackspace and Google.
We also would like to thank Nokia UK, Getty Images and Moo for sponsoring prices. More will follow for sure! A big thank you also to Redbull for providing us with energy and to the young startup Mari for their delicious wine mix. And of course to Dominos UK for providing us with yummy slices and tons of Pizza. We would also like to thank Harper Collins who will be providing the drinks on Thursday evening and UK Hackathons and Jams for helping us promote our event.
It looks like nothing can stop us remixing content!
We are super happy with the number of sign-ups and all the feedback from you guys towards the entire event. We still have a number of spots available (especially for like-minded hackers!), so if you are interested in building a startups in a weekend, fill in this form and we’ll get back to you asap.
Seedhack at a glance
The idea behind Seedhack is to create new companies. As such, we are looking for people to come up with ideas over the weekend, rather than pitching an existing company’s idea. All roles are needed to build a successful company so we’re not just looking for developers but also for designers, marketers, product managers and biz dev folks to enable the startups to be formed.
The whole event is free and open to anyone interested in remixing all kind of content. We do however need to make sure that we have the correct ratio of skills so you can complete this form to express your interest. We’d love to have everyone attend but unfortunately space is limited so sign ups will be accommodated on a first-come-first-served basis. If we can’t accommodate you, we’ll let you know over email as we approach the date.
Practical details on the event
Seedhack will kick of with informal drinks on Thursday the 7th (free drinks!) and run officially from the evening of Friday the 8th until Sunday the 10th of November at Google Campus in London and will be a whirlwind weekend of brainstorming, hacking, product creation of course fun. The schedule of events will be further clarified at a later date, however the rough outline is as follows:
Thursday, 7th of November: in the evening we will have a casual, social get together for participants to meet before the event and start brainstorming ideas. location tba. drinks are on the house!
Friday, 8th of November: late afternoon Seedhack will start with talks, API presentations and then team formation. After team formation, the hacking can begin!
Saturday, 9th of November: hacking from early in the morning until late at night, mentors will be around to answer business and API related questions and provide feedback and guidance to your projects.
Sunday, 10th of November: will be our presentation event where all new companies will showcase their efforts.
Start thinking about cool ideas, tell your friends about the event and don’t forget to apply!
Any existing companies interested in being involved as mentors, sponsors or providing their API can get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
We are happy to announce that on the 30th October we not only hosting our first ever Mini Seedcamp Vienna but it’s also taking place main stage at Pioneers Festival.
This is a unique opportunity for 10 selected startups to present their companies in front of an huge crowd made up of serial entrepreneurs, product/bizdev experts, VC’s, angels and startups.
The aim here is to accelerate local startup businesses through mind-blowing talks, a bunch of networking and immediate feedback. You only have to apply here to be part of a great event and take this unique opportunity to get big exposure for your startup. Deadline for applications is midnight 14th of October. The only question now is – are you ready to get roasted and take the challenge of presenting on the big stage? At Mini Seedcamp Vienna we’ll be joined by Dave McClure, founder of 500Startups who’ll be moderating the session together with Philipp Moehring.
As always at Seedcamp, we’re on the lookout for hugely ambitious founders who think BIG and whose aim is to disrupt the status quo with their cutting edge technologies and business ideas.
Local winners will have the opportunity to participate in Seedcamp Week Berlin taking place in November. Here you will spend 4 days in Berlin with the Seedcamp Team and meet over 150 of our mentors. At Seedcamp Week Berlin the next members to join the Seedcamp Family will be decided. From our side, Philipp will be in town to answer all the questions you have about Seedcamp, our process, and how to get involved.
The year 2013 has been incredible for Seedcamp. Over the last 9 months we’ve grown the Seedcamp Family
by 27 companies! This takes us to over the 100 milestone and increased our European outreach even further with our first investments in a Turkish team and a Serbian team. We’re excited to continue at this fast pace for the next 3 months to complete a pretty epic year.
Seedcamp Week Berlin – November
At the beginning of the year we introduced a revised format for joining the Seedcamp Program and it’s proven a huge success. Startups can meet the Seedcamp Team and receive early feedback at any of our Mini Seedcamp events hosted around Europe on a monthly basis. If you’re ready to be considered for Seedcamp Investment than you can apply direct to one of our quarterly Seedcamp Week events. We’ve hosted 3 Seedcamp Weeks so far this year. At each of which we were joined by over 300 mentors and met 20 brilliant startups. During the week of 18 November in Berlin we’ll be hosting our fourth and final Seedcamp Week of 2013.
Our partner: Microsoft Ventures Accelerator
We’re very proud to announce a deeper partnership with Microsoft. Microsoft BizSpark has been our yearly sponsor for many years now and we’re taking this to the next level in one of Europe’s key startup hubs: Berlin. To celebrate this partnership with Microsoft Ventures Accelerator we’ll be hosting Seedcamp Week Berlin in the recently opened and brand spanking new coworking site on the beautiful Unter den Linden. Furthermore, the partnership will give free working space in the building to any companies who join Seedcamp. Giving startups a base in two of Europe’s key cities, London and Berlin. This adds tremendous value for our teams.
How to apply
If you’re keen to join us in one of the most vibrant and fastest growing startup ecosystems in Europe, make sure you apply before 20 October. This is your chance to meet and be mentored by some of the most talented people within our network: biz dev experts, serial entrepreneurs, investors, marketing gurus, product connoisseurs and many more brilliant people who can all play a key role in a startup’s journey. To get a full flavour of what to expect, make sure you read our blog covering our last Seedcamp Week Berlin.
As this is the last chance to join the Seedcamp Family this year, make sure to spend time on your application. We’re looking for ambitious founders who want to build global startups. Our focus is on mobile and web and we are looking for founders who will use technology to disrupt interesting industries. Check out our USA Roadtrip Tumblr page, videos, twitter, about us page and investment terms to learn more about what you can expect to become a part of. Make sure to take a look and apply now.
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