Big Data is the new competitive advantage. From being a massive challenge, it has now become an enormous opportunity. The amount of data in the world is fast exploding, yet analyzing this data is paving the way for innovations, even faster! Newer analytical solutions are being offered everyday to help companies outperform competition. Machine learning on the other hand, is out-reaching milestones one after another, and attracting billions of investment from the tech giants. We, at Startupbootcamp Barcelona, believe in the future of this revolution and commit to scaling up these innovative companies, to witness the next generation of products and services.
During the course of an intensive 3-month acceleration program in Barcelona , our 10 selected startups work with 100+ mentors, coaches, partners and investors to build these disruptive technologies. The program officially ends with a magnificent Demo Day at the 4YFN stage of the Mobile World Congress, where startups pitch in front of over 400 potential investors and customers.
The program is run by Founding Partner, Angel Garcia, an experienced executive, entrepreneur and investor and by Claro Partners, a leading strategic innovation firm with expertise in the Internet of Things and the Data Economy. Angel has broad experience over more than 20 years acting in an international environments both in Asia and US, building up startup projects. He is also the Founding Partner at Lanta Digital Venture, a Barcelona-based early stage venture capital fund focused in investing in innovative and high potential Spanish and European Startups. Angel is also a shareholder at Fractus, a well-known growing European Technology start-up in the global telecom industry which implemented a patent licensing program having collected close to $ 100 million in royalties to this day from top worldwide cellphone manufacturers. He has attracted more than € 40 million from top venture capital firms in the startup projects he was involved. He holds an Economics and Business Administration Degree together with an Executive Program at Stanford University, US.
Who should apply?
We are looking for startups in the field of Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Connectivity, Security, Internet of Things. Read here to know more about the specific technologies that are of particular interest.
When, where and how?
The program runs in Barcelona, Spain and will begin on 28th November 2016. As part of our search, we’ll be visiting several cities around the world – so if you’d like to meet face-to-face, just let us know here. We will also be scheduling open coffee sessions, throughout the application process, in our office in Barcelona. It will be an informal one-on-one chat, where we address all your questions!
You can also contact us at email@example.com, should you have any question(s).
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What's the Deal?
What we offer
Coaching, workshops, masterclasses and 1-on-1 deep dive sessions from some of the world’s leading startup and business coaches
Mentorship from 100+ entrepreneurs, advisors, investors and partners
Beautiful, light-filled offices inside Media-Tic building - right at the heart of the “22@” technology cluster
The opportunity to pitch your company at the Mobile World Congress 4YFN event: the world’s largest conference for the telecoms and technology industry with over 100,000 attendees from around the globe last year.
€15K in cash per team
€450K+ in partner services
Exposure & connections with Angels & VCs
Exposure & connections with your dream clients in Europe and beyond
Invitation to the SBC global alumni network and alumni growth program
In return we ask for 6% equity shareholding. All contracts are simple, transparent, and available for all to see.
Massive Growth Support
The 3-month Startupbootcamp Barcelona Program guides 10 startups through the Shape, Build, and Sell stages of development, through hands-on sessions with 100+ mentors, masterclasses on topics ranging from lean methods to legal, and events to meet VCs, press and clients.
Seed Funding and other Perks
Every team receives €15,000 in cash as seed funding, €450,000+ in partner services, and 3+3 months of free space in our offices. Sponsored services include: legal & fiscal advice, free (marketing) software, server space, PR and marketing support, pitch and strategic media consultancy, and business model research.
A Unique City & a Unique Opportunity to Grow
Barcelona is a great test market for new technology: with a highly diverse and sophisticated population, it’s at the forefront of mobile tech and connectivity. (That’s just one of the reasons that it is home to the Mobile World Congress - the largest mobile tech event in the world).
Our city is a magnet for the kind of top talent that have the ability to live anywhere - so it’s a great place to hire and build a team; it’s full of highly educated, ambitious, international individuals and it just buzzes with creativity.
Its diversity, global profile, and international outlook means that it’s also a great launchpad for global expansion into English and Spanish-speaking markets.
And of course, Barcelona City Council (one of our key partners) provides dedicated support for technology companies and even designates certain areas of the city for running trials of new connected technologies.
Investor Demo Day at the Mobile World Congress
After 3 months of intense acceleration, the 10 teams will present their companies to investors, mentors and partners at the Mobile World Congress 4YFN. They will be pitching not only to the Startupbootcamp network, but also to international press, C-level executives, CEOs, entrepreneurs and government officials from all over the world - bringing the kind of exposure most startups can only dream about. It’s indeed an unrivalled opportunity to tell your story to the whole world! Click here to see for yourself.
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The help we give you doesn’t stop when you finish the 3 month program. After Demo Day you can choose to stay another 3 months in our space in Barcelona for active fundraising support. The leadership team has raised €80 million in prior ventures; our experience in raising funds and negotiating term-sheets means you can navigate the jungle of funding options with an experienced guide. We provide introductions to the right kind of investors for your needs and help you secure the best deal possible for your business.
Startupbootcamp Alumni Program
Upon completion of the program, all teams gain access to our expansive alumni network and enter our Alumni Growth Program. The Alumni Program means continued global support, plus attendance at our regular Alumni Summits, where we invite all the major VC funds and technology corporations with whom we work.
Global Support Network
Next to the top-flight 100+ local mentors that are actively involved in this program, the startups get selected access to our global network of 1,000+ mentors, 2,000+ investors, 125+ startups, and exposure to global startup hubs like Singapore, New York and San Francisco.