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This article was published on February 22, 2013


    The Startupbootcamp accelerator heads on a world tour with Open Pitch Days

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    Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

    Startupbootcamp is one of Europe’s biggest accelerator programs, with presences in Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Berlin, plus Haifa in Israel and a health-focused operation in Dublin and London. Now it’s set to spread its message around the world with a series of Open Pitch Days in the coming months.

    The idea here is to find startups to recruit to Startupbootcamp programs, but the organizers say that they want to make sure that all of the companies that pitch get value from the events. At each location, “top-notch” mentors are promised to give feedback to each pitch.

    Members of The Next Web team will be mentors at some of the events on the tour, which is supported by Amazon Web Services.

    Here’s a list of the dates so far. Note that the application deadline for London is this coming Monday! If you’re interested in taking part in any of the events listed here, fill in the application form.

    27 Febuary: London, UK (application deadline 25 February)
    9 March: Austin, Texas, USA (SXSW)
    11 March: Copenhagen, Denmark
    13 March: Cologne, Germany
    16 March: Lisbon, Portugal
    27 March: Silicon Valley, California, USA
    13 April: Munich, Germany
    16 April: Copenhagen, Denmark
    22 April: Berlin, Germany
    24 April: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    1 May: Oslo, Norway
    3 May: Stockholm, Sweden
    6 May: Helsinki, Finland
    8 May: Frankfurt, Germany
    14 May: Berlin, Germany
    16 May: Berlin, Germany (will be held via Skype)
    21 May: Berlin, Germany (will be held via Skype)
    23 May: Berlin, Germany
    25 May: Hamburg, Germany
    28 May: Copenhagen, Denmark

    Dates for events in Cairo, Rio, Barcelona, Athens and Istanbul are yet to be announced. Good luck if you apply, and we’ll see you at some of the events along the way.

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