Barcelona has been a long-standing city of arts, culture and commerce and has seen the likes of Gaudi, Dali and Picasso grace it’s streets. In recent years, Spain’s entrepreneurial network has been growing and bringing us great entrepreneurs such as Martin Varsavsky and startups like Madpixel, tooio.net, visual-engin.com and Tuenti. We know there is a wealth of talent throughout Spain and the surrounding region, who can’t wait to make their mark on not just a European, but Global stage. With that in mind, we are very excited to announce that applications are now open for Mini Seedcamp Barcelona, which will take place on 23rd March 2010 at the wonderful premises of IESE Business School.
Although this is our first year in Spain, we have seen some great teams apply to Seedcamp in the past few years from the region. We truly feel there is an abundance of emerging talent there and are specifically urging teams that are confident and ready to apply to Mini Seedcamp Barcelona from Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy. Of course we always have an open door policy so any team from anywhere can apply.
Past winners have recently been blogging about the importance of applying to a Mini Seedcamp, and this year even more so. 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 program designed to strengthen and catapult your ideas into a viable business.
Check out our newly revamped resources page full of advice and videos, 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 Barcelona 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.
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 9th March 2010. For full details, updates and how to apply go to the mini site.