For the third time this year, a Startupbootcamp Accelerator has chosen Barcelona as a prime startup-sourcing destination. The last time SBC Pitch Days came through town, Barcelona startups claimed three of the ten spots in the Eindhoven-based HighTechXL accelerator. On December 13th, 2013 Startupbootcamp Amsterdam will seek to repeat history as they arrive in Barcelona seeking top-notch startups for the next batch to enter their 3-month Accelerator program beginning in early 2014.
Startupbootcamp is Europe’s leading accelerator program for high-growth startups. Since 2009, the mentor-driven organization has accelerated nearly 100 ventures, of which more than 70% receive funding within 6 months of joining the program. Startupbootcamp now has programs in seven global cities, with plans for rapid expansion in 2014 including new programs located in the US, Europe and moving towards Asia.
The secret to the Startupbootcamp sauce is the participation of a global network of professional mentors. The startups team up with specific mentors based on their industry and stage and, through this network, startups have access to nearly every investor, customer or partner they need to grow their venture. The founders work extremely closely with their mentors in order to develop their product, validate their business model, get their first pilot customers and aim to get funding at the end of the program.
To further support the growth that takes place in just 90 days, Startupbootcamp gives their startups €15,000 for pizza money and living expenses for the team, six months free co-working space, over €450,000 in sponsored services and the opportunity to pitch to more than 400 investors at Demo Day.
On Barcelona’s Pitch Day on December 13th, Startupbootcamp is looking to select the most promising tech teams from Barcelona, Spain and across Europe. Those teams will be invited to pitch, get feedback and learn more about Amsterdam’s 2014 acceleration program.
The teams chosen for the Pitch Days event get the chance to pitch for five minutes and take part in five 20-minute speed dating rounds with a panel of experienced mentors. Any startup thinking of joining the Startupbootcamp program is encouraged to apply to Pitch Days and meet member of the Amsterdam team.
As the event is informal, startups have the opportunity to practice their pitch in a safe environment, receive personalized feedback and have the chance to connect with the mentors and other participating teams. All of the teams chosen to take part in Startupbootcamp Pitch Days are awarded with $250 AWS credits, courtesy of the program’s sponsor Amazon.
To learn more about Startupbootcamp Pitch Day Barcelona, click here.
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