After a succesful launch last yead, Bbooster Week Vienna is looking for the best European startups to participate in their contest taking place in Vienna from May 24-27, just before Pioneers Festival. During the event participants will work intensively on their own projects in order to receive 24,000 Euros in direct investment and mentoring from IBM, Serena Capital and Index Ventures.
The four day programme includes incubation, training, mentoring, consulting and a financing round. Each year, Bbooster invest on 10 to 15 new technology projects that jump to the market in four months as viable businesses ready to scale. And then through lean investment coinvest in further rounds. The candidates should have their focus on demonstrating their abilities in key areas such as product design, financial terms, business models and pitching to investors.
A large group of European investors are invited to meet the best selection of international startups. Some of them will be those who will evaluate startups and, after making an investment committee, will choose the winner. Also, the participants will receive mentorship of important professionals such as Jean-Baptiste Dumont (Serena Capital), Arek Wylegalski (Index Ventures), Robert Hegedüs (Fiedler Capital), Tim Van de Heede (IBM) or Enrique Penichet (Bbooster).
The purpose of this event is to promote the entrepreneurial ecosystem in a different environment on one to one basis, as well as helped by experienced professionals. Also, it’s an opportunity to create networking between entrepreneurs and international investors which may be interested in entering in the startups on future rounds.
Bbooster Week Vienna is organized by Bbooster, the only Accelerator Venture Fund regulated in Southern Europe, in collaboration with Pioneers Festival. Bbooster was founded in 2010 by a team of entrepreneurs and investors, and is focused on startups with an internet based business model.
Registration is still open, the organisers are looking for startups and projects with traction on seed stage to help them achieve the next level.