While Mini Seedcamp Berlin marks the end of the official Mini Seedcamp tour, it also marks the beginning of preparations for the big Seedcamp Week coming in September and so we are calling on all web-tech, mobile and software talent from the DACH region, Italy and throughout Europe to apply to Mini Seedcamp Berlin and increase their chances of validation and exposure for Seedcamp Week.
Mini Seedcamp Berlin will be held on 9th June, at the Berlin School of Economics. Seedcamp was in Berlin last year and we were very impressed by the startups, in fact two teams, Tosksta and Soup, went on to be Seedcamp Week 2008 winners! So, we are encouraging strong, quality startups from the DACH region to apply including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and thought we’d extend the invitation to Italy too. Continuing our open door policy, any EMEA-based startup with the next big web tech idea can also apply.
We are looking for strong, quality startups that have the talent, drive and capacity to fully embrace the opportunities that participating in a Mini Seedcamp brings. Which is receiving quality advice from top industry leaders and start building those key relationships to help drive your business. Relationships that normally take years to build, you’ll have access to in one day. Mini Seedcamps are not a conference, but a programme that provides an entrepreneurial ecosystem of support to strengthen and catapult your ideas into a viable business.
Check out our blog posts, videos and follow us on Twitter to see what we’re looking for, what teams get out of it and what you can do to improve your chances in winning a spot at one of the most prestigious and rewarding startup programmes in Europe today. Spending the time to fill out the application comprehensively is key and communicating to us clearly your idea and strengths of your team is critical for consideration, so no skimping here!
Mini Seedcamp Berlin will connect 20 top quality, early stage web tech startups with over 50 regional and European esteemed, sought after and highly experienced entrepreneurs, investors and developers that will blow your socks off. From the likes of our own Saul Klein, Oliver Beste of Founderslink, Lukasz Gadowski and Christophe Maire, entrepreneur and Head of Maps & Explore Unit, Nokia Services.
Through an interactive panel discussion and informal 1:1 sessions, teams benefit from engaging with and listening to a variety of distinguished mentors and industry leaders from PR, HR, product development, business development, marketing to name but a few. All at the top of their game – all there to help you.
You will gain invaluable insight and a solid foundation to help kick-start a viable business in Europe today. Not to mention being inspired by fellow entrepreneurs and a chance to broaden their scope within the European startup ecosystem.
Our goal is always to help as many great startups as we can to have that initial capital to kick-start their business and, of course, to make the most relevant relationships possible. As such, Seedcamp may also invest through the Mini Seedcamps or the teams may be invited to apply for the Seedcamp Week in London in September 2009, whereby 20 teams are selected from around the EMEA to attend and compete for seed funding and garner world-class connections for startups.
Applications are now open and close at midnight on Monday, 25th May 2009. For full details, updates and how to apply go to the mini site.