To connect Seedcamp with the Tel Aviv entrepreneurial community we have teamed up with for a cocktail party!

All local innovators, entrepreneurs and experts are welcome and can sign up for community tickets here. It will be on Wednesday night from 19:30 at Uptown in Tel Aviv Old Harbor.

Never to be one to shy away from social occasions, Seedcamp will be hooking up with the Tel Aviv Entrepreneurs Meet-up on Friday morning for some coffee. Come join us by signing up here

First off, we’d like to thank all the start-up teams who applied to the Mini Seedcamp Tel Aviv event, the ideas and quality of the submissions was impressive to say the least! And so, after many hours of judging nearly 75 applications, we are happy to announce some of the final 20 teams that will be participating in Mini Seedcamp Tel Aviv on 29th January 2009, taking place at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. We ‘re very excited to be meeting and working with the teams in person next week…and also that we’ll need to bring at least an SPF 15!

The lucky teams confirmed so far are:

We will keep updating this list, so watch this space!

It was quite interesting to see a mix of later and early stage teams that applied and we stayed in tune and chose a mixed group of start-ups as well. Some companies that are starting to get a lot of traction in Israel aren’t quite household names here in Europe and so we hope to provide these emerging companies with some good links into Europe. For the earliest stage companies, we did see some similar hot sectors as we recently saw with the Seedcamp teams, such as real estate, gaming, and tools and products for improving the development environment.

We can’t wait to get over there and be dazzled by the talent…and see what penetrates through the SPF 15!

As we start etching our way across Europe in 2009, Paris will be our next destination on our Mini Seedcamp tour de force. We were so impressed with the web tech start-up talent from France in 2008, which saw the likes of Stupeflix going on to be a 2008 Seedcamp Week winner, that we decided to come back for more. This time, Mini Seedcamp Paris is extending its search and inviting fresh and fantastic talent from beyond France to include Spain and the Benelux region. By doing so, we hope to unearth even more promising start-up teams that are itching to break through the surface and build a kick-ass business.

Following on form, Mini Seedcamp Paris will put 20 of the best early stage web tech start-ups from the region face to face with over 50 industry leading and highly experienced entrepreneurs, investors and developers from the region and across Europe to participate in a day of mentoring, panel discussions and presentations.

The teams will benefit from engaging with and listening to esteemed mentors and industry leaders from product designers and marketing specialists and venture capitalists to serial entrepreneurs. Through a series of interactive panel discussions and informal 1:1 sessions, the selected teams 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 start-up ecosystem.

The teams will again be invited to apply for Seedcamp Week in September 2009 held in London, whereby 20 teams are selected from around the EMEA to attend and compete for seed funding and garner world-class connections for start-ups. Along with this, Seedcamp may also invest locally into a start up team that has an exceptionally winning formula.