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24 Days until Applications Close
Yesterday, Startupbootcamp Berlin hosted its official Mentor Pow Wow, at their new offices in Berlin (WebWorker Berlin) to kick off the countdown to applications close on June 17th and rally the mentors for the upcoming program. The event welcomed many notable startup figures from the scene, with a “Mentor Board” (see picture on right) featuring each mentor exclusively. BMW and Sixt’s Drive Now team was also on site as well as other sponsors and partners including Venista Ventures and lindenpartners to support the event. The mentor board will remain at the office for the startup teams of Berlin to refer to and it’s sure to grow some more over the coming months.
Hosted by Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Berlin, Alex Farcet, the event had one key message: Startupbootcamp Berlin, with the help of the stellar mentor crew, is to become the best accelerator in Europe. In the room alone, the mentor network “could reach anyone in the world” and was enough to give a startup one year’s worth of progress in just three months.
The Mentor Network
As each mentor came in, they signed their twitter handle, grabbed a “Startupbootcamp Mentor” badge and proceeded to the event where Alex handed each one a scarf from Africa as a way to “initiate” them into the family of mentors.
To Mentors & Startup Community: We’ve created a twitter list of Startupbootcamp Berlin mentors. This includes all the twitter handles that were signed on the board yesterday. If you know anyone not on this list who is a mentor, please feel free to add them! List: SBCBERLIN_MENTORS.
LAUNCH: Wildcard Competition
The event yesterday also saw the launch of the Wildcard Competition for startups. Sponsored by TalentsMedia and Amazon Web Services, the contest allows startups to guarantee a spot into the selection day finals in July by gathering social votes! Steven Kraal from TalentsMedia joined us last night for a brief overview of the contest and to get mentors on board as jury members to vote for the best startup! For more details on the competition, click here.
Tweets from the Event, #SBCBerlin
@SiliconAllee, tweets of the gift, “Pink scarves as secret handshakes at #SBCBerlin“.