10 reasons to apply for Startupbootcamp Berlin

10 reasons to apply for Startupbootcamp Berlin

21-May-2013 by Startupbootcamp

We have put together the coolest program yet for Startupbootcamp Berlin 2013. We’ve now boosted our unrivaled mentor network across Europe through our new SBC2go partnership, as well as treating startups to a new set of goodies from our partners. This way startups can concentrate on what really matters: accelerating.

1. Connect with and learn from 120+ top-tier mentors

  • The vast majority of Startupbootcamp mentors are serial entrepreneurs
  • We have experts to cover every field from biz dev to coding
  • We’ll go headhunt your dream mentors as well

2. Make one year of progress in 3 months

  • You will focus like you never have before
  • The environment is both supporting and challenging
  • Startupbootcamp is the ultimate launching platform

3. Accelerate with 9 other world class startups

  • Startup alumni consistently rate the other startups and founders as one of the top values of the program
  • When you’re up, another team is down and vice versa. You’ll be making friends for life
  • You’ll always find an expert who has the answer to your question

4. Showcase your startup to 250+ investors at Demo Day and get funded

  • Our Demo Days have over 500 participants most of which are Business Angels and VCs
  • Investors travel to Berlin from all over Europe to join our Demo Days; they know they’ll meet ten amazing startups
  • You will work harder than you ever have on your pitch and will deliver a world-class presentation on Demo Day

5. Open any door and reach anyone

  • The Startupbootcamp brand is a real door opener
  • We have 6 Fortune 500 companies as partners
  • We are connected to over 4000 investors

6. Berlin: the No. 1 city in Europe to launch a startup

  • A super international and creative city which is has become a talent magnet
  • €133M was invested in startups in 2012 alone
  • Low living costs and fast and easy incorporation

7. Awesome perks

  • €15K from Startupbootcamp in micro-funding (pizza money to make it cost neutral to join the program)
  • €690K+ worth of deals from our partners
  • 6 months of free office space (3 months during the program and 3 months after)
  • Free temp housing for teams in dire need
  • Immigration assistance (airport/train station pick up, visa, housing, bank account etc.)
  • An awesome Silicon Valley tour
  • An additional Investor Demo Day in London
  • Free public transport tickets, daily lunch, and beer
  • Pre-paid credit card and sim cards
  • 1 bicycle per team
  • 900 Car2go minutes per team – get around Berlin for free in Smart cars
  • Free screen for every team
  • Free team breakfast on Friday and a weekly fruit delivery

8. Full-time people dedicated only to supporting the teams

  • 2 developers
  • 1 designer
  • 1 biz dev
  • 1 marketing and communication

9. The coolest startup space in Berlin

  • Unwind with hammocks, beanbags, a kicker table and ping pong
  • IBM sponsored Playstation 3 with a 40” TV
  • Skype booths
  • StarWars paraphernalia
  • Kitchen and bar
  • Beds for napping!

10. The alternative sucks

  • Don’t be alone in your garage, accelerate with your peers and mentors
  • Never get stuck, someone in the Startupbootcamp community has the answer
  • Stand out from the crowd, if you’re selected you are by default one of the top startups in the world

Apply now!

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