Startupbootcamp Berlin Launches Wildcard Competition on May 22nd to guarantee one startup a spot in the finals!

Startupbootcamp Berlin Launches Wildcard Competition on May 22nd to guarantee one startup a spot in the finals!

04-Dec-2012 by Startupbootcamp

Press Release

Amazon Web Services and TalentsMedia team up to launch the countdown to applications for the Berlin startup accelerator by allowing startups to amplify their entries with social votes.

Berlin, May 22, 2012 – There is just under one month left until the close of applications for Startupbootcamp Berlin (June 17th, 2012) and the team is partnering with TalentsMedia and Amazon Web Services to provide applicants a chance to win a spot in the final selection event.

Startups can enter the competition by first applying to the program at They then head over to the Facebook page at and click on the “Berlin Wildcard” app or by visiting Teams need to upload a pitch video and get their fans, partners and family to support them by sharing their video link via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. The team that collects the most votes between May 22nd, 2012 to June 17th, 2012 will win the Wildcard Competition and be guaranteed an invitation to the Selection Day event for the top 20 finalists.

TalentsMedia is a social contest platform and the pioneer of the Wildcard Competition series that was inaugurated in Startupbootcamp Amsterdam earlier this year. Amazon Web Services has jumped on board to cover the hosting costs of the contest. They also offer Startupbootcamp teams with $1,000 in credit towards their hosting services during the program.

Alex Farcet, Managing Director for Startupbootcamp Berlin, is confident the platform that worked so well to help startups gain social experience and traction in Amsterdam will bring success for Berlin well. “The Wildcard competition concept worked superbly for Startupbootcamp Amsterdam and we’re looking forward to another social media storm as we close in on Berlin Startupbootcamp applications deadline June 17th. Steven Kraal and Talents Media team have been both creative and supportive in helping this come together and we look forward to more of the same.” Steven Kraal, Founder of TalentsMedia, found that it was only logical to expand the partnership through to Startupbootcamp Berlin. “We love to help startups and the Wildcard Competition offers them a great way to be in control of their own success.”

Startupbootcamp Berlin is pleased to announce this contest as a way to meet the teams and realize their networking abilities and social engagement marketing skills.

About Startupbootcamp

Startupbootcamp is a pan-European startup accelerator programme. We currently run accelerator programmes in Copenhagen, Dublin (runs February-May ’12), Amsterdam (runs April-June ’12) and Berlin (runs June-November ’12). Applications for Startupbootcamp Berlin are currently open and close on June 17th, 2012.

About Amazon Web Services

Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began exposing key infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services — now widely known as cloud computing. The ultimate benefit of cloud computing, and AWS, is the ability to leverage a new business model and turn capital infrastructure expenses into variable costs. Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of enterprise, government and startup customers businesses in 190 countries around the world. Amazon Web Services is hosting the AWS Summit Berlin on 20th of June, designed to bring AWS customers and those interested in Cloud Computing together to meet and share ideas. For more details, visit

About TalentsMedia

Talents Media is the Social Contest Company. An agency specialized in experience marketing through ‘social contests’ – upload, vote & win. Contests are produced and run based on TalentsChannel, the social media platform with end-to-end contest capabilities and deep social media integration. In an open business model with publishers, content owners and broadcasters, Talents Media creates innovative campaigns and Social TV formats with high media value for brands. Contests run ‘web-only’, or ‘cross-media’: in combination with TV, radio, magazines, newspapers or events. Talents Media is partner of Startupbootcamp Berlin and will host the contest platform for Startupbootcamp Berlin’s Wildcard Competition launching May 22nd, 2012.

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