Accelerate your startup in the most creative and vibrant tech hub in Europe. Home to top global startups such as Soundcloud, Research Gate, Wooga and many more, Berlin is home to the best mentors and talent in Europe and has an active venture capital and business angel ecosystem. For the 2013 program, Startupbootcamp Berlin is proud to be partnering with leading global brands Mercedes-Benz, HDI and Bosch. We are also supported by Axicom, lindenpartners, AMI & Venista Ventures.
Applications for the program, which runs from August to October, are currently open and close on June 2nd. Apply now.
We're looking for the best of the best, from anywhere in the world. Our critical selection process at Startupbootcamp is legendary, for a good reason. The 10 teams we pick need to be ready to be accelerated to the next level. Here are some criteria we're searching for:
The Mercedes-Benz, HDI and Bosch partnership, which has been dubbed SBC2go, will actively engage senior executives and engineers who will contribute resources, plus access to technolog, innovation and mentoring. Mentors will include VPs of Engineering and R&D who will join the already impressive Startupbootcamp Berlin mentor pool.
We've defined three themes of interest for the 2013 program: Mobility, Connectivity and Big Data. Our SBC2go partners are interested in connecting to game-changing startups in these areas but startups working on big ideas outside the above areas of interest are still encouraged to apply.
We accept applications from anywhere. For the inaugural 2012 program we selected startups from Germany, France, the Netherlands, the UK, Australia, the USA, Italy and Austria. Startups range from idea stage to early revenue.
You can apply with 2 founders but to really accelerate your startup we prefer a strong team of 3 people. We look for teams with the following skills: tech development, marketing & sales, design, business expertise with drive, vision and leadership, and we also believe marketing & research talents need to be in the team as they start their customer discovery and development. Be prepared to show our selection panel that you have these skills on board.
The atmosphere in Berlin is open, direct, collaborative and hard-working. We have clear targets and deadlines. All sessions, including Demo Day, will take place in English.
Startupbootcamp is a full time 3-month program located in a cool co-working space in the heart of the active Berlin startup ecosystem. The ten selected startups relocate to Berlin for the full duration of the program and are encouraged to stay another 3 months.
Access to 500+ European Based Mentor, Investor & Alumni Network
Check out the top-flight group of mentors from Berlin, around Europe and beyond.
Seed Funding for each Team
€15.000 Euro per team. This is seed funding for your team to fund yourselves during the 3 months, so that 100% of your time can be dedicated to your project. You'll need that focus!
Co-Working Space for Your Team
Get 6 months free office space.
Startupbootcamp Berlin will organize low cost housing for the teams on the program.
Sponsored Services for Startups
A sponsorship package from our Sponsors and Partners with an estimated value of over 450.000 Euros.
Startupbootcamp Alumni, London Demo Day and Silicon Valley Demo Day
Startupbootcamp has appointed a full time Alumni Growth Manager to support and engage with our growing pool of alumni (our programs are producing 60 startups in 2013 alone). All Startupbootcamp startups join the Alumni Growth program which includes additional Investor Demo Days in London and a Silicon Valley 2-week trip during which we connect to key valley-based investors, executives and mentors. Check out the pictures from our London Demo Day and the Silicon Valley tour 2013.
Startupbootcamp Receives in Return
8% Equity. See our contract information below.
We like to keep things simple and transparent. All of the Startupbootcamp teams in a specific city program will sign the same contract. There might be differences in the contract depending on the city program you will attend.
Please refer to our FAQs.
Various pitch sessions - see our Events page
Last Pitch Session on May 28th 2013
Last Day for Applications. Don't wait too long!
Top 20 Teams Invited to Berlin. Winners Announced
10 Selected Teams. The 2013 Program begins.
Pitch your startup to 400+ Investors
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