Seedcamp Week is over and the Seedcamp 6 have been announced. The teams are now in London working 24-7 on building great products. Everyone involved can’t wait to see how they develop over the next 3 months.
What’s really inspiring is to see how active the start-up community in Europe is right now. There are so many great events coming up and Seedcamp is actively involved. Yesterday, Seedcamp was invited to Microsoft’s half-day conference focused specifically around supporting UK software start-ups. It was a good, small event that helps continue the discussion on how large corporates like Microsoft can support start-ups. The Startup Accelerator Programme is the kind of initiative that enables start-ups to work closely with and leverage what Microsoft can offer. We have been happy about the strong support Microsoft has shown from the early days of setting up Seedcamp, through the Seedcamp Week, and on an on-going basis.
We are also thrilled to be working with Ryan Carson and his FOWA. Ryan was a great mentor at Seedcamp Week and we’re looking forward to checking out the great content he and his team have put together. It should be another intense few days. Seedcamp and some of the Seedcamp 6 will be exhibiting at the Expo. Please do stop by our stand, say hello, and discuss more effective ways of supporting the entrepreneur community. It will be great to see many of the mentors that came to Seedcamp Week as well.
On October 19th, many of the Seedcampers will be in attendance again at Minibar in London. This is a great event targeted towards start-ups and developers. It gives a unique opportunity for folks to build a strong network with each other. I have already received great feedback from Seedcampers who attended the last one. So, if you fall in the target audience, you should make every effort to take part.
We have always said Seedcamp is about Europe at large. So from November, we’re taking Seedcamp on the road. This year, we’ll be in Berlin in November and Paris in December so we can start to reach out to the many teams that applied to Seedcamp this year and in general to talk about how Europe’s next generation of entrepreneurs can continue to build a strong community in each country but across Europe as well. Seedcamp is working closely with O’Reilly and CMP to organize a start-up focused session at the Web 2.0 Expo in Berlin in November. I’ll blog more about this in time. Finally, we’ll also work closely with Loic Le Mur’s Le Web 3 to organize another start-up and Seedcamp focused session to talk more with the local French community and see the best ways of building strong Seedcamp and entrepreneurship foundations there.
So, I encourage the Seedcamp community and Europe’s entrepreneurs to take every advantage of the various events organized for the rest of 2007 and beyond. We want to keep the conversation going so please contributing to our Facebook group , Forum , and if you have something you’d like to say to the Seedcamp world, we’re always looking for guest posts on our Blog . We love to talk, so let us know what more we can do and where you’d like to see Seedcamp on the road next year.