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The search is on for quality Nordic startups to apply for Mini Seedcamp Helsingborg

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Nokia, ABBA, IKEA, LEGO, and saunas are just a few things the Nordics are famous for. There’s also a great pool of web tech talent mustering in the region and we can’t wait to dip into it.

Applications are now open for Mini Seedcamp Helsingborg, being held at the über cool Helsingborg SHIP on 5 May 2009, along with the help of Øresund Entrepreneurship Academy. While we are on the lookout for teams from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway, we encourage any EMEA-based startup that is ready to wow us with your product or idea to 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 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 web tech events 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 Helsingborg 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 Joachim Samuelsson of Biomain along with these notables:

Hampus Jakobsson, Co-Founder & VP Business Development, TAT
Hjalmar Winbladh, CEO, Rebtel
Martin Gren, Founder and Board Director, Axis Communications
Sam Aston,CEO, Epsilon Information Technologies
Thomas Weilby Knudsen, Manager Partner, NorthCap Partners

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, 19 April 2009. For full details, updates and how to apply go to the mini site.

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