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Recent Seedcamp buzz

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It’s been a big couple weeks for Seedcamp in the news so we wanted to share a few of the articles:

The Times
Want to get rich on the web? Apply here
31 July 2008
Jonathan Richards

If you’re a serial entrepreneur, you’ve got good connections with the investment community, but if you’re a young graduate that’s much harder to do,” Reshma Sohoni, the chief executive of Seedcamp, said. “This is all about creating an environment that helps start ups get off the ground.

The Financial Times
Euro tech luminaries lined up for Seedcamp
28 July 2008
Tim Bradshaw

A who’s who of European technology entrepreneurs will be providing guidance and mentoring to a new generation of start-ups at this year’s Seedcamp. Founded by Saul Klein of Index Ventures and run by Reshma Sohoni, formerly of 3i and Softbank Capital, Seedcamp aims to build and support a community of European tech entrepreneurs, culminating in its main event in London this September.

The Guardian
The good and the great line up for Seedcamp 2008
28 July 2008
Jemima Kiss

Some of the internet’s big guns have been lined up for this year’s Seedcamp event, which will see Bebo co-founder Micheal Birch, Last.fm co-founder Martin Stiksel and Lastminute.com founder Brent Hoberman, amongst others, mentoring twenty teams of entrepreneurs over one week at University College London.
Seedcamp, now in its second year, runs from September 15-19 and startups have until August 10 to apply. Expect many more familiar faces from Europe’s tech scene including the Richard Moross from Moo, Matt Biddulph from Dopplr and a healthy herd of investors including Saul Klein, who started the whole thing last year.

Startups.co.uk
Bebo and Lastminute.com founders join startup camp
1 August 2008

Saul Klein, venture partner at Index Ventures and founder of Seedcamp, said: “Seedcamp helps first time entrepreneurs get the validation and make the connections they need to build global businesses. We want to encourage them to think big, and getting the chance to work with the founders from companies like Skype, Last.fm, Bebo and MySQL will help them do that.

And thanks to the many bloggers all over Europe who are helping us spread the word. Keep it up! Only a few more days until applications close.

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