Berlin start-up accelerator scores new home; sees influx of applications and prepares to welcome it with an extended deadline date.
Berlin, June 11, 2012. The ten startups chosen for the German branch of the Pan-European startup accelerator program will be given free dedicated office space at the new Startupbootcamp Berlin headquarters based at Webworker Berlin in Umspannwerk, Kreuzberg. Umspannwerk is Berlin’s largest internet Tech Hub and is home already to many prominent startups such as Wimdu and smeet. As with its existing facilities in Copenhagen, Dublin and Amsterdam, Startupbootcamp Berlin will create an innovative and startup-friendly environment for its accelerator program in September. With the growing number of applicants, Startupbootcamp Berlin has also extended its deadline until June 30th in order to give teams more time to apply.
Free Office Space from Webworker Berlin and Umspannwerk – largest Tech Hub in Berlin
Verena Freese from Webworker Berlin and Ilja Wolf-Bauwens from Umspannwerk, met with Alex Farcet, MD Startupbootcamp Berlin earlier this year and were “thrilled to sponsor the program for the startups”. Their key focus for being in Berlin was to support online startups with potential to grow and would be a key asset in providing access and mentorship to the teams. The flexible workspaces, central location, infrastructure and buzzing premise will be a welcoming atmosphere for global startups teams.
The deadline for applications has also been extended to June 30th, 2012 to accommodate the startup teams. Startupbootcamp Berlin has seen an overwhelming rate of new applicants and is eager to give them more time to showcase their startup in the application form, that includes uploading a video.
Startupbootcamp (or “SBC”) is a startup 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 3 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, startups typically boast years of results in 3 short months. At the end of the program, startups present at Investor Demo Day and over 50% have gone on to receive additional funding. The program currently runs quarterly during the year in Copenhagen, Berlin, Amsterdam and Dublin and only selects 10 startups to fund each cycle. Startupbootcamp Berlin is currently taking applications until June 30, 2012.
About Webworker Berlin and Umspannwerk
Webworker Berlin was initiated by the team of w2on in order to make a productive contribution to the innovative and founder-friendly business infrastructure of Berlin. Their focus is supporting and financing online startups with the potential to grow. They have been assisting startups across all industries for nearly 10 years and we have valuable knowledge to share.
Umspannwerk is Berlin’s largest Internet Tech Hub located in the middle of the social and creative business hot spot “Kreuzkölln” at the waterside of the “Landwehrkanal”. It became home of many Internet companies such as Wimdu, smeet or XT Commerce as well as incubators and many smaller Start-Ups.
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