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Mini Seedcamp Prague - Creating Europe’s Next Generation Entrepreneurs

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  • 1. Mini Seedcamp Prague Creating Europe’s Next Generation Entrepreneurs 2nd March 2010
  • 2. Are you exciting web-tech talent? Go for it!
  • 3. What is Seedcamp? • Seedcamp is a programme created to jumpstart the entrepreneurial community in Europe by connecting next generation developers and entrepreneurs with over 400 mentors • Seedcamp acts as a micro seed fund to invest in startup companies • Targeted at EMEA’s brightest and most ambitious young entrepreneurs • Organization dedicated to helping them take risks to create world-beating businesses
  • 4. Who’s behind it? • Saul Klein (Founder) Saul is a Partner at Index Ventures and also a Founding Partner of The Accelerator Group. An entrepreneur, seed investor and operator. Most recently he was the co- founder and original CEO at Lovefilm International and part of the executive team at Skype. He started Seedcamp and OpenCoffee Club in 2007 to help support seed and early stage entrepreneurs in Europe. • Reshma Sohoni (CEO) Reshma runs Seedcamp on a day-to-day basis as its CEO. She joined Seedcamp from the Venture team at 3i. Prior to 3i, Reshma spent over 3 years at Vodafone in their Commercial Strategy team, working across the Europe and Japan footprints in marketing strategy and pricing functions. Reshma started her career in the US in investment banking (Broadview) and venture capital (Softbank). http://seedcamp.com/pages/about_team
  • 5. And a few names behind Founder Investors Friends • Atlas • Amazon • Atomico • Albion • Balderton • Ballou PR • Doughty Hanson • Cisco • Eden Ventures • Consort Partners • Index Ventures • Google • Nauiokas Park • Library House • NESTA • Microsoft Corporation • Northzone • Mozilla • Venrex Investment Management • Oracle • Reuters • SJ Berwin • Skype • Spark PR • Sun Microsystems • Yahoo • Xcalibre Communications
  • 6. How does it work? • Application & Selection – Targeted at young teams from EMEA February to – Open application through the web August – 20 best teams selected by panel of VCs – Invited to come to London for week in September • Seed funding – Week long, immersive event in London for winners – Successful teams surrounded by 150+ exceptional mentors September – Up to 5 teams chosen for €50k funding for 10% equity stake – Invited to stay a further 3 months in London • Company development – Weekly dinners & events to support teams – Demo day after 6 weeks September to – Funding day after 10 weeks November
  • 7. Seedcamp 2009 Winners (Birmingham, UK) - (Paris, France) - Makes Server monitoring for all your inbox easier to website owners manage by intelligently screening and organising (Bucharest, Romania) - your emails Helping video publishers monetize on the (Cambridge, UK) - increasingly growing Revolutionizing how video content patients ineract with doctors as a start to (Warsaw, Poland) - First better provided care line of testing of programmers, saving (Vienna, Austria) - The employers a time and social gaming network for money browser based games (Tallinn, Estonia) - ERP (Amman, Jordan) - The on the web. Comedy Channel of the Comprehensive CRM, Middle East, providing a accounting, billing and space for self-expression inventory management and sharing humour for SMEs
  • 8. What is Mini Seedcamp Prague? • Mini Seedcamp programme runs throughout several startup hubs around Europe from January-June • Prague is 2nd Mini Seedcamp in 2010 (Zagreb, Prague, Barcelona, Paris, Tel Aviv, Copenhagen, Berlin, London) • Contact to all the new startup talent in Central Europe (CZ, DE, AT, PL, SK, HU, RU, UA)
  • 9. Run of Mini Seedcamp Prague Mon 1st March: OpenCoffee (7-9pm) • networking evening for 100+ people • Jazz Dock, Janackovo nabrezi 2, Prague - Smichov Tue 2nd March: Mini Seedcamp Prague (9:00am-6:30pm) • 100 participants – IT entrepreneurs, mentors, media & bloggers • local finalists get to connect and learn from prominent entrepreneurs, investors, developers and other web technology experts • the day consists of 5 minute presentations by the teams; panel discussions; and four 1:1 mentoring sessions • Academy Club, University of Economics Prague, Winston Churchill Sq 4, Prague
  • 10. Who’s behind Mini Seedcamp Prague? Founder • Seedcamp London Local Contact • TUESDAY Business Network • Credo Ventures • University of Economics Prague
  • 11. Apply Startups: http://seedcamp.com/pages/prague10 Bloggers and mentors who’re interested: Nikola Rafaj - rafaj@tuesday.cz, www.tuesday.cz Press: Stephanie Zari - zari@seedcamp.com