Seedcamp — Act One

We’ve been thrilled at the interest Seedcamp has generated in such a short time since we announced it a few weeks ago. In the spirit of the new web, we’ve had some great guest blogs , our forums are slowly getting more active and even our Facebook group is growing like crazy – we’re just crossed 600 members 🙂

We want Seedcamp to really help stimulate a community and conversation around European startups – so please join in, online or physically at your local Opencoffee Club. So if you’re an entrepreneur with an idea, a developer with a killer app – there’s no excuse to feel alone anymore.

You have until midnight August 12th to submit your completed application, we’ve already had nearly 100 from all over Europe including France, Germany, Sweden, Holland, Portugal, Spain, Italy and the UK. We’ve also had applications from India, Israel, Russia, South Africa and Latin America – keep them coming.

Seedcamp is completely focussed on supporting the entrepreneur. So we’re thrilled that we seemed to have tapped into something that seems relevant and valuable to you. In fact, one of the things which has excited me the most is that people are recognizing that although capital is key, Seedcamp is more about the contacts, coverage and connections successful applicants will receive both in the week of September 3-7 in London and in the 3 months afterwards.

With this in mind, I’m really excited today to announce the first wave of Seedcamp supporters, who are really stepping up to play a major role not just in Seedcamp 2007 but for the years ahead. These are all people and organizations who have played a critical role in putting European entrepreneurship on the map and I’m thrilled to have them on board.

The cast in order of appearance so far are: Index Ventures, Niklas Zennstrom and Mattias Ljungman’s Atomico Investments , Atlas Venture, Balderton Capital (formerly Benchmark Europe), TAG, Forsyth Group and Brown Rudnick. We are also thrilled to have and Techcrunch as media partners and the NextWeb Conference as an event partner.

We look forward to act two and announcing our new cast of characters in the coming weeks.

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