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Startupbootcamp to shape up Berlin Written by Charmaine Li on 3. February 2012


StartupbootcampOne of Europe’s fastest growing accelerator programmes Startupbootcamp, will this year delve into Berlin and London’s startup scene.

The programme, founded by Danish entrepreneur Alex Farcet, is a global affiliate of the US based startup acceleration programme Techstars.

Startupbootcamp began in Copenhagen of August, 2010, and had since expanded its network into its new base of Amsterdam, with an existing presence in Madrid and Dublin.

Launching startups into space

Startupbootcamp selects a group of early-stage Internet companies, hands them €17,000 and puts them through a 3-month intensive development and mentoring program. In return, the company gives the accelerator a small stake in the business before they are presented to investors.

“Accelerators, which is what we are, are rocket-boosters. We launch startups into space, and then hope they stay in orbit. The secret sauce of the startupbootcamp is the mentor-base. When I launched the programme in 2010, I spent six months headhunting the very best mentors I could find,” said Farcet in an interview with The Next Web.

The dates of Startupbootcamp’s Berlin arrival is yet to be finalised.

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