Our inbox is overflowing with questions from teams as we approach the deadline for applications to Startupbootcamp Berlin . Here are the answers to the most common questions. We start with a description of the selection process.
Here are the three loops finalist will have successfully jumped through to get to the top 10 teams:
1. Online application & two minute video – deadline June 30th
We ask 21 simple questions via an online form. There are no surprises here, you are asked to describe your idea or product, market, competition, team, etc. We (strongly) encourage you to include a short video. We don’t care about production quality, we want to see and hear your team and maybe a simple demo. Help us get to know you better.
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2. Skype interviews – first ten days of July
Make sure you are available
Sorting the lower quality teams using the above online applications is easy. Now comes the hard part: identifying the best 20 to invite to the Selection Days. We expect over 300 startups to apply and we’ll probably do short Skype interviews with 75 to 100 teams. You will be talking to the MD Alex Farcet or other Startupbootcamp team members (including investors) or in some cases a mentor.
Interviews will be about 20 minutes. We’ll focus two things: better understanding your idea (and your ability to sell it) and evaluating the team. In many cases we will do more than one interview to get second opinions from investors and/or mentors.
Want to get on our radar before then? Meet us at LeWeb next week in London or join our next Open Pitch Event in Berlin.
3. Selection Days (2-day mini bootcamp) – August 10th & 11th in Berlin
Save the Date!
The top 20 teams will be asked to come to Berlin and join a two-day mini Startupbootcamp event: Selection Days. We’ll brief you in detail on how Startupbootcamp works and what you can expect then we’ll have you meet 30 to 40 of our mentors. We’ll listen to you pitch, observe how you interact with mentors and each other and get to know each other.
In the past this has been hugely valuable to teams, even the ones who don’t make the cut so expect an intense experience.
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