Startupbootcamp Launches Global Open Pitch Days

Startupbootcamp Launches Global Open Pitch Days

21-Feb-2013 by Startupbootcamp

Is your team ready for acceleration?
Startupbootcamp has always been actively searching for the world’s best startup teams. Now active with accelerator programs in 5 cities, we’re launching a new initative to raise standards even higher.

We’re starting a series of Global Open Pitch Days. The inaugural event was run in January in New York City, next on the list is London next Wednesday Feb. 27th. We’ve already filled ten slots with strong teams but we’ll make room for your team if you impress us. Apply here by noon Monday.
Our mentors are hand-picked from our network. They have one thing in common – they’re the very best in their field. All mentors are active entreprenenurs with a wide range of experience. They know what it’s like to start a new tech company.
In the three years since we launched Startupbootcamp across Europe, we’ve built a global network of mentors and investors who are able to spot brillance. Those alumni who emerge from our programs have an unfair advantage – and most get funded. Judge us by our actions!

How it works
Local startups with global ambitions are invited to give a 5 minute pitch before a panel of world class mentors.
Our mentors have flown in to your city to listen, analyse and give constructive feedback.
This isn’t ”Dragon’s Den” or ”The Apprentice”, where to goal is to entertain people watching at home. This is different: It’s a focused session with clear goals and a win-win for everyone. It’s the kind of face-to-face discussion which doesn’t work over the phone or via Skype. It’s intimate, confidential and sometimes confrontational.
Win-Win for Everyone

  • You want honest, constructive advice on whether you’re ready to be accelerated. What has great potential? What needs to be fixed? What needs to happen next?
  • We want to meet world-class start-ups and meet the raw talent we know is out there. We’d like to explain why one of our 5 cities (Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, and Haifa) is clearly the best place for your team to accelerate. Confront us with your questions!

The Secret is in the Selection
Until now, we’ve relied on startups themselves to come forward. Hundreds do so – we’re never short of applicants. Our task is to spot the rising stars fast enough.
But as a young company ourselves, we know that you can never sit still. We need to understand changes in the start-up ecosystem like no other.
We live in extraordinary times. Which is why we never stopped listening and learning.
Now we’re combining on-line applications with active city searches through Open Pitch Days. This way we get to know the world’s best talent face to face. And startups get to understand why our unique mix of mentoring gives then an unfair advantage.
We start today in New York. 20 great startups with global ambitions get the chance to pitch. Shanghai, San Francisco, Istanbul and most capitals in Europe are on the list of where the global tour lands next. Check out our events page to see the agenda.

Powered by Amazon

We’re delighted to announce that Amazon Web Services is stepping forward as our global partner for these events. Amazon is backing the Open Pitch Day Global tour with communications, logistics power and adding relevant expertise to our mentor pool. Participating startups will receive AWS credits – once again, everyone wins.
Supported by TNW and others:
TNW thinks what we’re doing is really cool and jumped on board as our Media Partner. In each city we’ve also found awesome local partners such asTarget Partners,Orrick,Pioneers Festival,Venista Ventures to bring you an awesome experience!
We’re ready to go global, are you?
So what’s holding you back? Apply now and let’s meet up as Startupbootcamp takes on the world!

Upcoming Open Pitch Days (March-May):

London 27 February
Austin 9 March
Copenhagen 11 March
Cologne 13 March
Lisbon 16 March
Silicon Valley 27 March
Munich 13 April
Copenhagen 16 April
Berlin 22 April
Amsterdam 24 April
Oslo 1 May
Stockholm 3 May
Helsinki 6 May
Frankfurt 8 May
Berlin 14 May
Berlin (Skype) 16 May
Berlin (Skype) 21 May
Berlin 23 May
Hamburg 25 May
Copenhagen 28 May

Apply Now!

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