Startupbootcamp Wins BEST ACCELERATOR at The Europas 2014

Startupbootcamp Wins BEST ACCELERATOR at The Europas 2014

11-Jun-2014

Startupbootcamp Wins BEST ACCELERATOR at The Europas 2014

Accelerator recognised as “a force to be reckoned with internationally”

PRESS RELEASE – LONDON, UK – 11th June 2014Startupbootcamp, a global startup accelerator, has been awarded the ‘Best Accelerator’ by popular industry vote at Europe’s premier startup event, The Europas 2014. The accelerator faced off competition from Axel Springer Plug & Play, Entrepreneur First, Le Camping, Seedcamp, Techstars London and The Family.

The Europas, said: “Now working across Istanbul, London, Berlin, Israel and operating across numerous verticals, Startupbootcamp has extended its model across Europe and has created a force to be reckoned with internationally.”

Beginning with it’s first program in 2010, Startupbootcamp has grown from a single location in Copenhagen, Denmark to one of the world’s largest and most well respected startup accelerators. In 2014 Startupbootcamp will run eight programs in seven cities across Europe and the Middle East, and by 2015 will expand to over 10 programs including the recently announced Smart Transportation and Energy program in San Francisco.

“The true heros are Startupbootcamp’s amazing network of mentors, alumni, sponsors, partners and investors,” said Startupbootcamp Co-founder and CEO of Startupbootcamp Amsterdam and E- &Mcommerce Patrick de Zeeuw. “Without them there would be no Startupbootcamp, and we are deeply appreciative for the time they’ve spent with each Startupbootcamp startup over the last four years.”

Alex Farcet, Startupbootcamp Co-founder and CEO of Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy, said: “We are dedicated to delivering real value to each and every one of our startups. That’s why our programs are focussed on specific verticals, such as FinTech in London and Mobile in Copenhagen. We’d like to think it’s working too, with 72% of Startupbootcamp teams being funded on average over €467,000 each.”

Startupbootcamp Programs currently open for applications include Smart Transportation & Energy in Berlin, FinTech in London, Mobile in Copenhagen, HighTechXL in Eindhoven, and E- &Mcommerce in Amsterdam.

For more information about applying for a Startupbootcamp program or becoming a mentor, please visit www.startupbootcamp.org. You can read more about The Europas win at the Startupbootcamp blog.

For Press Information please contact Ben Rose at Clarity PR benr@clarity.pr

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About Startupbootcamp

Founded in 2010, Startupbootcamp is Europe’s leading startup accelerator with a mentor and alumni network from 30+ countries across the globe. The program offers startups access to world-class industry expertise during an intensive three-month program. At the end of the program, startups pitch at Demo Day to more than 150 investors.

Programs are currently active in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen,London, Eindhoven, Haifa (Israel) and Istanbul, with other cities and vertical programs to be announced soon.