21. May 2013–
Pan-European startup accelerator programme Startupbootcamp has announced its plans to go global. Andy Shannon – previously a family office Investment Manager and Fellow at Seedcamp – will join the accelerator and spearhead its expansion efforts from London.
Launched in 2010 in Copenhagen, Startupbootcamp currently operates in seven European cities, including Berlin, Amsterdam, London and Dublin to name a few. The three-month programme provides startups with mentorship, €15,000 in seed funding, coworking space and the opportunity to pitch at an Investor Demo Day – in return for eight per cent equity.
"The vision is to create a world-class team that can support all of Startupbootcamp's programmes and companies alike from a central London hub," said Carsten Kolbek, serial entrepreneur and cofounder of Startupbootcamp.
Recently, the global accelerator made waves in the European accelerator scene by announcing the offering of a $1m loan to participating teams in its Copenhagen MobilityXL programme as well as securing partnerships with corporate giants Mercedes-Benz, HDI and Bosch.
To support and strengthen its network, Startupbootcamp promises to train angel investors, host hackathons and create forums to share learning. Additionally, a new global headquarter will be announced "soon".
featured image via Startupbootcamp blog
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