The time has come for us to pack our bags once again and head to the vibrant, startup-rich city of Berlin. With its hipster cafes, bolstering co-working spaces like The Factory and Microsoft Ventures amongst many others, and a myriad of brilliant software engineers, it’s no surprise that this great city attracts some of Europe’s best Entrepreneurial talent.
We’re looking forward to meeting 20 of Europe’s hottest startups from 12-14 May. The startups can expect to meet and spend quality time being mentored by the likes of:
- Alice Regester – 33Seconds
- Asaf Horesh – Greylock Partners
- Chris Chabot – Twitter
- David Nöel – Soundcloud
- Erik Olofsson – Creandum
- Jaka Levstek – D.Labs
- Jens Dissmann – Nokia
- John Henderson – White Star Capital
- Max Niederhofter – Sunstone Capital
- Paula Marttila – Digital Product and Business Developer
- Peter Reid – Entertainment Insights
- Philipp Moehring – AngelList
- Robert Moffat – Balderton Capital
- Sitar Teli – Connect Ventures
- Tobias Schirmer – BDMI
In addition to extensive mentoring, this is one of only four events where we select the next members to join the Seedcamp Family. We are already 100+ strong and our teams have gone on to raise over $170m follow-on funding. The number of our startups with exits is now in the double digits, including the recent acquisition of uberVU by HootSuite.
If you’re a founder with global ambitions and want to be a part of this epic journey, make sure to submit your application to Seedcamp Week Berlin here by 20th April.
What does it mean to be part of the Seedcamp Family?
We are Europe’s most active seed investor and, having worked with 118 startups from 36 countries since 2007, we know the hurdles that founders face well. We’ve designed a program that allows you to focus on building your business whilst providing you with the necessary support, introductions, advice and mentorship as and when needed. This program is called Seedcamp Academy and further details and blogs about our speakers can be found here.
In addition to Seedcamp Academy, our teams benefit from office space at the heartbeat of Silicon Roundabout, the rich resources and connections that being a resident of Campus provide, and a Founder’s Pack worth $150k with offers from Paypal, AWS, Google, and many others.
Bridges to the US
As part of the Seedcamp Academy program, twice a year we set sail for the US to meet over 350+ of our contacts in New York, Boston, San Francisco and The Valley. Building bridges to the US is crucial for global scaling and as a result of these trips, over 1/3 of our startups have raised follow-on investment from US-based investors. Read all about our most recent trip here via tumblr.
What do the startups say?
Don’t just take our word for it, check out a couple of blogs that teams have written – both those who were selected to join the Seedcamp Family as well as those who weren’t – following their experience at Seedcamp Week.
- Formisimo – Seedcamp Winner
- Traity – Seedcamp Winner
- Dacelab – Seedcamp Finalist
- Adtaily – Seedcamp Finalist
How to Apply?
Make sure to complete your application here before the 20th April 2014.
We hope to see you in Berlin!