With 2010 officially in full swing, we are happy to announce that this years Seedcamp search for the brightest startups is on with applications now open for Mini Seedcamp Zagreb being held on the 11th February, 2010 at the prestigious Croatian Chamber of Economy.
In the past few years we’ve had some very strong teams from the region get through the program to become Seedcamp Week finalists and winners such as Zemanta from Slovenia, Brainient and UberVU from Romania, and of course Croatia’s own Shoutem. While we strongly encourage talented webtech, software and mobile startups from Croatia and its neighbouring countries from Slovenia and Turkey to Greece, Bulgaria and Hungary and Romania to apply, our open door policy means that any startup from across the EMEA and beyond can apply.
As you may know from our blog post back in December, we’re building on the lessons of the past few years and solidifying the Seedcamp process to better benefit startups. The Mini Seedcamps provide the best way to have a chance at winning a spot as one of our top teams that receive investment in July 2010 and to leverage the value the programme brings. As such we encourage startups to apply to any of the Mini Seedcamps that best match the timing and progress of your business.
As always, 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 and a programme designed to strengthen and catapult your ideas into a viable business.
Check out our newly revamped resources page full of advice and videos, our blog posts, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook 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 on one of the most prestigious and rewarding web tech programs that is helping to drive and shape the European startup scene today.
Mini Seedcamp Zagreb 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.
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 your scope within the European startup ecosystem.
Applications are now open and close at midnight on 27th January 2010. For full details, updates and how to apply go to the mini site.
We look forward to poring over your disruptive and world-changing ideas and being blown away with what the talent will bring.