8. July 2013–
Startupbootcamp Berlin has selected its teams that will join its renowned accelerator programme for 2013. After a weekend-long selection process that saw 20 teams pitch to assembled luminaries from the Berlin startup scene and receiving one-on-one mentoring, 11 lucky teams have made it onto the three-month intensive course.
The programme, which will run from August to October this year aims to take startup hopefuls and their products to investment-ready, utilising the expertise and contacts of over 120 entrepreneurs and experts from the startup world.
Launched in 2010 in Copenhagen, Startupbootcamp currently operates in seven European cities, including Berlin, Amsterdam, London and Dublin. As well as mentorship, startups receive €15,000 in seed funding, coworking space and the opportunity to pitch at an Investor Demo Day – in return for eight per cent equity. Previous alumni include Vigour (formerly Brisk.io), Weavly and Capsule.fm.
The teams this year form a truly international set, with participants from Estonia, Sweden, the UK, America, Spain, Greece, Croatia, Portugal, the Netherlands and Germany. Here's a rundown of the 2013 winners...
1SDK SaaS for mobile app developers for integrating with multiple payment solutions; dynamic behavior-specific pricing via a single SDK.
Achieved The quantified self for your career.
Avuxi Measure, rank and visualise the popularity of places, creating an instant understanding of the social surroundings.
BabyWatch A pocket-sized ultrasound doppler and a mobile app through which pregnant women can monitor their unborn baby.
Chatlingual Real-time IM translation service
Codebender Building tools for Arduino fans, makers, and engineers, who are developing products related to embedded and open-source hardware.
Flux The inbox for all networks. It lets you control all of your online messages, emails, contacts and channels across all your networks in one single place.
Foodzai A peer-to-peer food marketplace, the new food provider channel.
High-Mobility A close-range connectivity enabler for cars using mobile devices for touch interfaces, changing the face and form of infotainment systems we know of today.
Reccy A social locations discovery service that connects photographers and filmmakers with great locations.
Shoutr A software framework that allows Android devices to wirelessly exchange data without any pre-existing network-infrastructure.