Berlin, 27th November 2012 – It’s Investor Demo Day time at the Startupbootcamp Berlin headquarters at Webworker Berlin. There have been over 650 signups to attend as well as a huge waiting list, this huge crowd will watch ten startups pitch for funding. Guests for the day include investors from all the major early stage investments firms and hundreds of angels form all over Europe..
Over the last three months these start-ups have had their products and business models validated to prepare themselves for todays Investor Demo Day. With the guidance of over 150 local and international mentors they went from first class to world-class in just 13 weeks.
The ten teams have moved to Berlin from all over the world to take part in this programme, including Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, UK, and USA.
“We’re super proud to have attracted so many top teams from all over the world; and the great news is that most of them are staying in Berlin. They will add to the Startupbootcamp ecosystem and make us even stronger for next year.” Alex Farcet, Founder of SBC Berlin.
Verena Freese from Webworker Berlin, who have been hosting the startups for the last 3 months had this to say “It’s been three buzzing months at Webworker Berlin! A great experience to see the teams working hard, partying hard, getting consistently better at their pitches and becoming more and more famous in the Berlin Startup Scene. We’re proud to be part of it.”.
After the pitches Alex will announce the Buzz Award, given to the two teams who have created the most buzz during the Investor Demo Day. The three winners will receive tickets to the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas.
We are proud to announce that the City of Berlin has partnered with TOA to send 3 of the 10 startup CEOs to the South by Southwest festival in Austin Texas next year. The startups will be part of a delegation sent by the Berlin Senate to represent Berlin at the festival as part of the “log in berlin” campaign. To choose the lucky winners the audience will vote the three startups that are most likely to create a buzz for Berlin at SxSW next year. We’re excited that Lindenpartners, Eventbrite and Startupbootcamp will each contribute €2000 to cover half the cost of the trip. The senate of Berlin will match the cost of trip.
See more information at: http://blog.toaberlin.com/post/32117982119/toa-goes-sxsw-you-in
Matthias Birkholz from lindenpartners is delighted to be sponsoring Startupbootcamp Berlin “Well established international accelerator, Startupbootcamp gives us a great opportunity to further strengthen our ties with the vibrant startup scene. Startupbootcamp has proven its ability to identify startups with a high potential and accelerate their development.”
Nikolas Woischnik, Founder TOA Berlin “As a mentor of Startupbootcamp i know of the excellent quality of the participating startups. Whoever wins the trip to SXSW, they will surely be a valuable addition to the Berlin delegation!”
Elsita Meyer-Brandt from Eventbrite is excited about the collaboration “At Eventbrite we want to support the vibrant entrepreneurial and tech community in Germany. Our mission is to make events as easy to create and attend as possible in order to drive the gathering, collaborating and knowledge sharing within our community. The Investor Demo Day in Berlin reflects what we strive for: to make it happen! And we are more than excited to partner with the Senate of Berlin to send a promising entrepreneur to SXSW in 2013!”
The batting order for the pitches is as follows:
Liquid State –Professional digital publishing in just 5 clicks.
Learn more at: http://liquid-state.com/
Capsule.fm – plays your favorite online content as a live, interactive and highly personalized audio experience. Learn more at: http://signup.capsule.fm/
Prizgo – Boosting customer engagement and retention for e-commerce stores. Learn more at: http://prizgo.com/
Weavly – Remix content from YouTube, SoundCloud and Loopcam in your browser – easy, free and without downloads, uploads or copyright issues. Learn more at: http://weavly.com/
Frestyl – Live music promotion and discovery. Learn more at: https://frestyl.com/preregistration
ItsPlatonic – ItsPlatonic provides an online hub to discover new real-life friends. Learn
more at: http://einschreiben.itsplatonic.de/
Raidarrr – Discover a whole new world of content everywhere life takes you. Learn more at: http://www.raidarrr.com/
Spotistic – We give retailers actionable data, news and insights to boost their local marketing. Learn more at: http://spotistic.com/
Credport – Credport helps you to combine your reputation and connections from around the web in one place.. Learn more at: https://www.credport.org/
Brisk.io – A development platform for the multiscreen world. Learn more at: http://brisk.io/
Startupbootcamp Amsterdam and Health applications are now open:
Startupbootcamp Amsterdam: Get seed funding for your team, join others in a superb collaboration space and get a dedicated mentorship plan that will accelerate your search for a sustainable business model. The organised part of the program lasts 90 days, culminating in Investor Demo Day. On June 28th 2013, teams get the chance to pitch to top angel investors and venture capitalists for funding. Learn more at www.startupbootcamp.org.
Health: is an accelerator program specifically designed for startups disrupting health with breakthrough technology. The program is run by experienced entrepreneurs and backed by leading global health investors, medical professionals and corporates. Applications close on the 23rd of December so act soon! Learn more at www.health.org.
Tech Open Air (TOA) Berlin aims to help the entrepreneurial and creative community grow through collaboration and knowledge-sharing. Enjoy events hosted by some of Berlin’s best startups in the city that is full of surprises. Hear compelling stories, participate in open mic discussions and network with interesting people at memorable parties.
Based in Berlin, lindenpartners is well recognized throughout Germany for providing high-quality legal advice to clients ranging from large financial institutions and multinational corporations to startups. Companies in all stages of development and entrepreneurs trust lindenpartners to address their legal challenges. lindenpartners services include corporate law, tax, mergers & acquisitions, finance and banking law, real estate, IP & IT law, labour law as well as public law issues. lindenpartners particular strength lies in litigation and arbitration where the firm represents a distinguished roster of clients from a variety of industries, often from the financial services sector. lindenpartners is known for its innovative, responsive and pragmatic approach. This, together with the firm’s extensive experience in such industries as information technology, life science, media and entertainment, makes lindenpartners the premier partner for numerous startups in every stage of development.
Eventbrite is an online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable. Whether it’s a photography class with a local artist, or a sold-out concert in a city stadium, Eventbrite makes it happen. We enable event creation, promotion and ticket sales. We help people discover events that match their passions. And we let everyone share the events they’re creating or joining, bringing more people together around the world.
Startupbootcamp (or “SBC”) is a start-up accelerator with a mentor and alumni network from 30+ countries across the globe. The acceleration program offers startups a chance to get intense exposure over the course of three months to industry experts who are available as mentors to startups as needed. Bundled with seed investment, free co-working space and plenty of sponsor deals, start-ups typically boast years of results in 3 short months. At the end of the programme, start-ups present at Investor Demo Day for hundreds of local and international investors. The programme currently runs quarterly during the year in Copenhagen, Berlin, Amsterdam and Dublin and only selects 10 startups to fund each cycle. The programme is currently expanding to Haifa, Israel.
Alex Farcet – Founder of Startupbootcamp
+45 24 29 4000
Detlev Henning – Axicom
+49 170 33 44 085