Over the last week or so we’ve seen the finale of Dublin’s Investor Demo Day with some strong startups ready to launch into the world (two of which have already received amazing press online for upcoming activities) as well as the launch of Startupbootcamp Berlin! The last week saw the highlight kick off with the Mentor Day Pow Wow inviting some of the top entrepreneurs and leaders as mentors, as well as key press from all over. Take a read at our activity for the last week including some pieces in French, German and Danish! To keep up to date with our press coverage, visit our press page or get access to our Berlin Press Kit.
CleverMiles Reaches Finals of Castrol 20/20 Challenge
May 25, 2012. CleverMiles, Irish start-up company and Startupbootcamp Dublin 2012 team who have developed an application to inspire safe driving, today announced their plans to break into the UK market as they were named one of five finalists for the UK Castrol 20/20 Challenge. The company plan to use this competition as an opportunity to introduce their concept into the UK market. The company also announced that they have made it to the finals of the Blueface Elevator Competition to take place in Dublin this July. Read more.
BetaKit: Pombai Launches Online Transportation Marketplace in China
May 21, 2012. Pombai is based in Beijing but was recently part of the StartupBootcamp startup accelerator in Dublin, and was started by CEO Joseph Finkenbinder after his experiences traveling and living in China. “I decided what we needed wasn’t a top-down approach, but more of a bottom-up approach to help the local merchants bring their business online,” he said. “That way, you knew who you were buying from and what you were paying in advance.” Read more.
Startupbootcamp in the Press
Wired.co.uk – After the tech incubator bubble
May 30, 2012 – United Kingdon. From Yandex Factory in Moscow to Dad.es in Madrid, Gamma Rebels in Warsaw, Copenhagen’s roving Startupbootcamp, White Bear Yard in London and Birmingham’s Oxygen Accelerator, Europe is now home to at least 50 programmes vying for entrepreneurs, with many pitching their own spins (shared office space, government cash, virtual incubation, intensive boot camps) on hot-housing the next coding entrepreneurs. Read more.
Le Journal Du Net – Startupbootcamp, l’équivalent européen du TechStars US
May 30, 2012 – France. Tout comme Seedcamp et à l’image du célèbre accélérateur américain TechStars, Startupbootcamp est un programme européen d’accompagnement de start-up qui offre trois mois d’accélération aux sociétés ainsi que 17 000 euros en échange de 8% de leur capital. A ce jour, Startupbootcamp propose des programmes d’accélération à Copenhague, Dublin, Amsterdam (en partenariat avec Vodafone), Madrid, Berlin et Londres. Il sont cependant ouverts à toutes les sociétés européennes.
Silicon Roundabout – Rob Moffat of Balderton Capital reflects on Incubators and Accelerators in Europe
May 28, 2012 – London, England. If you’re debating whether to join one of the programmes, here are a couple of reasons why I believe it will be worth your while: 1) Execution speed: other entrepreneurs & mentors will push you to work smarter & harder 2) Coaching: you’ll benefit from mentors with deep functional experience 3) Network: you’ll build a network of other entrepreneurs at a similar stage of company development 4) Exposure: you get a good level of exposure to VCs and angel investors and … Read more.
Berlingske – Dansk koncept booster iværksættere i Berlin
May 24, 2012 – Denmark. Det er i Berlin, det sker, hvis man er iværksætter. Det har det danskdrevne Startupbootcamp (SBC) taget konsekvensen af, og lancerer fra september den første tyske udgave af det roste iværksætterprogram. Og der er noget om snakken i den tyske millionby. Berlin er en talentmagnet. Der er en selvforstærkende cyklus i gang, hvor kreative folk hører, at andre flytter herned, og så flytter de også selv. Der er en hype, som er uden sidestykke, siger Alex Farcet, direktør i SBC og leder at den tyske udgave af accelerator-programmet. Read more.
Venture Village – Berlin’s first live term sheet battle – Look Mommy! versus XAnge’s Bernhard Schmid
May 24, 2012 – Berlin, Germany. Berlin startup Look Mommy! last night faced investor Bernhard Schmid (Partner, XAnge Private Equity) in Berlin’s first ever live “term sheet battle” sponsored by Startupbootcamp – designed to help startups get a good deal in funding rounds. Berlin Startup Academy’s new communications associate Charlotte Bilzer gives us a rundown. Last night, resisting temptation to spend the hot and humid Berlin evening by the river Spree with a chilled one, over a hundred people gathered at Homebase on Potsdamer Platz to witness Berlin’s first “Term Sheet Battle”. Read more.
Venture Village – Startupbootcamp Berlin Finds Kreuzberg Home and Stellar Startup Mentors
May 23, 2012 – Berlin, Germany. Startupbootcamp officially has a Berlin home. The European startup accelerator kicked off its inaugural Berlin programme yesterday with a mentors’ event at the Webworker Berlin space at Unspannwerk in Kreuzberg and the list of those involved reads like a Who’s Who of the Berlin Startup scene. Watch our quick video here and more details after the break… Read more.
Gruenderszene: Startupbootcamp erreicht Berlin
May 23, 2012 – Germany. Kuschelig ging es am gestrigen Abend bei Webworker Berlin im Umspannwerk Berlin zu – Teilnehmer wurden mit edlen Tüchern beschenkt und Startup- und Investoren-Größen saßen im engen Kreis beieinander, als sich das Accelerator-Programm Startupbootcamp (www.startupbootcamp.org) in der deutschen Hauptstadt vorstellte. Read more.
SiliconRepublic: Future of Startupbootcamp in Dublin will be health tech
May 23, 2012 – Dublin, Ireland. Next year’s Startupbootcamp is set to zero in on well-being and health start-ups. That’s according to co-founder Eoghan Jennings, who said the start-up accelerator is to partner with leading pharma companies in Ireland. Jennings, who is also managing director of Parklane Capital, said Startupbootcamp in Dublin is in talks with “leading pharma companies” in Ireland. Read more.
SiliconAllee: ‘Powwow’ for SBC Mentors as Startups Eye Selection
May 22, 2012 – Berlin, Germany. This is the mentor wall at Startupbootcamp’s new office in Kreuzberg, an impressive who’s who of the tech scene in Berlin and beyond – Andreas Ehn, Eric Wahlforss, Stefan Glaenzer, Christian Weiss, Edial Dekker… the list goes on and on. And as this eclectic group gathers tonight for what SBC co-founder Alex Farcet calls a “powwow,” startups around the world will be feverishly working on their applications, with June 17 the deadline for entries. Read more.
Venture Village – Startupbootcamp Berlin Get Your Wildcard
May 22, 2012 – Berlin, Germany. Startupbootcamp Berlin today opened a wildcard competition for startups keen to secure their chance for €15,000 seed funding and mentorship from the likes of SoundCloud, Wooga, Gidsy, Project A, Passion Capital and Accel Partners. Participants in Startupbootcamp Berlin’s 100-day accelerator programme – limited to 10 teams – get €15,000 seed funding, six months of co-working space and expert mentorship. Business lawyers Lindenpartners, based in Berlin, will be on hand to provide initial legal advice and help startups form contracts.Read more.
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