….and it was fun and useful.
Before I dive into sharing my experience I will give a brief intro about startup bootcamp.
What is Startupbootcamp?
They are Europe’s leading accelerator program with presence in these cities: Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Israel, Eindhoven, Istanbul and London. Well that’s awesome!!! You can find more information about startupbootcamp here.
Now coming back to my experience of the pitch event. This pitch day was only for fintech startups. Before you start scratching your head and think why is Planned Departure ‘fintech’. We allow people to manage their digital assets with ‘financial’ and ‘emotional’ value. Bitcoins is one of the digital assets with financial value. I have already blogged about ‘what happens to Bitcoins when you die’ in this post.
The environment was very informal. I liked the seating arrangement! I would recommend everyone going there once to take a look at the space provided and to admire creativity in designing and setting a shared working space.
I pitched for about 5 minutes, in front of other startups and mentors. After the pitching there were 20 minutes of feedback with 3 different groups of mentors. Each mentor group had 3-5 members each. It is advised that you take notes of the feedback provided. I would say this was a valuable opportunity where you can not only get feedback on your pitch, but also on your product. Don’t miss it!!!
Once all the meetings were over we had a break to network with other startups, which is always fun! I love every bit of learning about entrepreneurial journeys of other founders, their challenges and also their approach. Almost all start-ups face similar challenges so knowledge sharing is good to learn about their innovative solutions.
Finally it was time to bid goodbye and start working on the bootcamp applications. Anyone interested in attending this ‘fintech accelerator’ must first read ‘what it takes to apply’ here. Then submit the filled application from here.
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