The entrepreneurial buzz in Europe seems to be at an all time high: we are happy to see applications to our events steadily rising and the quality of mentors just keeps getting better. What comes first – great mentors or exciting startups? Whatever the answer is, we’re seeing lots of both at the moment, which is super exciting.
The event – packed with pitches, panels and mentoring
Mini Seedcamp Stockholm was no exception, on May 4th, at Microsoft’s office in Kista, a select group of mentors from around Europe travelled to Stockholm to meet with 20 of Scandinavia’s and Europe’s most promising tech startups. There was a real mix of great startup ideas, ranging from medical and fitness apps to gaming, payments and banking solutions. Each team had a fascinating approach to solving real industry and customer pains. Feedback comments from mentors included “build it quickly I NEED this”. We were pleased to see a very strong Nordic representation with over half the teams coming from Sweden, Norway and Finland, showing local talent and entrepreneurial flair.
Our panel rocked with five world class mentors speaking on subject matters such as growing your business in Scandinavia, what to expect from the government, when to raise investment, where to launch your product and much more. Special thanks go to Martin, Tine, Thomas, Gustav and Kasper for participating, and Stefan Lindeberg of Microsoft for Moderating.
Two new Seedcamp companies!
We are also proud to introduce and welcome our latest two additions to the Seedcamp family. Holvi joins us straight from the Stockholm Event, Crashpadder was a participant in Berlin.
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We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to all 20 teams, and our 60+ mentors who took the time to travel to Stockholm and make Mini Seedcamp Stockholm2011 a huge success!
Finally, none of the above would have been possible without our exceptionally generous and wonderful sponsors: Microsoft and Creandum. Hours were spend in preparation for our arrival and on the day itself you proved critical to the success, providing us with great mentors, a perfect venue, and copious amounts of snacks, food and beer – Thank You!