Apply Now to be a Finalist at Seedcamp Week Berlin in May

By David Knight |

Seedcamp is returning to Berlin next month – and it’s the perfect chance to get your startup noticed by the micro-seed fund. Based in London and once dubbed “Europe’s Harvard” for startup incubators by Wired UK, Seedcamp portfolio companies include TransferWise, Codeship and Scoville, to name just a few.

The latest Seedcamp Week Berlin takes place over three days from May 12-14. The first day will involve a SeedPrep session at Microsoft Ventures, giving the 20 finalists to meet each other, get some feedback from mentors and fine tune their presentations.

Those presentations will then be made to a committee of 20 Seedcamp investors as a prelude to the main event – day three, mentoring day. This is when the teams connect with and learn from prominent entrepreneurs, investors developers and other tech experts. Each startup gives a three-minute presentation, and there are also panel discussions and four one-on-one mentoring sessions. The format is designed to maximise interaction between the teams and the mentors.

Previous speakers at Seedcamp events in London and Berlin include NumberFour founder Marco Boerries, Lars Hinrichs of HackFwd and Atlas Venture partner Fred Destin.

Following a Mini-Seedcamp at the BDMI office on Unter den Linden in 2012, the first proper Seedcamp week took place in Berlin last year, culminating in a BBQ in the sunshine at the Factory with a veritable who’s who of the city’s tech shakers and movers.

Applications to become one of the 20 finalists next month are open until April 20, so get cracking.