Yesterday’s Mini Seedcamp Berlin was a massive success with the 20 teams meeting with a multitalented group of mentors at the Technical University Berlin. Fred Destin also gave his excellent talk on Hacking Venture Capital. Five of these teams will get to come to London to take part in the Seedcamp Finals, but who won the popular vote?
The finalists at Mini Seedcamp Berlin came not just from Germany but also France, Romania, Poland, UK, Denmark and Mexico. The mentors were similarly diverse with folk travelling from the UK, France, the Nordics, Austria, and Romania. This all goes to show Berlin’s lure to startup companies all over Europe. Some of the contributing factors/indicators of this are the plentiful office space in supercool setups like the Betahaus (who kindly hosted our cocktails), a growing community of startups in the Mitte district like Soundcloud and Aka Aki, and a plentiful supply of parties/events.
So without futher ado, after a frantic day of mentoring the top five most popular teams voted by participants were:
Ovia – Video platform to improve online recruitment
Padicode – Tools to automatically target your site to the different audiences who visit
Scalarium – Allows users to keep control of their cloud storage like Amazon EC2
Uberblic – Help developers identify and use big data sets
Wordy – Provide a tool for quick copy checking by professional editors
Fred Destin – Partner at Atlas Venture gave his excellent talk on Hacking Venture Capital, which in a fast paced hour summarised how to pitch and what to look out for in a venture deal. Here are the slides, video to follow shortly.