Applications for Mini Seedcamp in Paris close midnight Feb 9th! I’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether teams outside France can apply. To that I have one overwhelming response, we especially want teams across the region to apply not just to Paris but to any of the different cities. As you know, Seedcamp is completely pan European and moving beyond the Seedcamp Week in London, we are going across Europe to bring Seedcamp to local regions and connect the various mentor and startup communities more deeply. So, this year in 2009 we’ve selected cities such as Paris, Warsaw, Ljublijana but in 2010 we are looking at other cities as well. These events are not purely for a specific country but open to all who are ambitious about building great companies in Europe.
Startups – The advice I would give is pick the city according to when you believe you are in the best position for your startup to take advantage of the Seedcamp platform. Maybe it’s Paris or maybe it’s Berlin or maybe it’s Scandanavia. Mentors will largely be from the region but many others are also coming from outside the particular city. The common thread is that you will be meeting extremely experienced people who are there to help you succeed. That’s what is critical to keep in mind.
On that note, good luck with your applications and we hope to see a nice mix and variety of countries and regions represented across the Mini Seedcamps
Please apply for Paris here