EnTrip @ BCP5: Lessons from SeedCamp

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Published on November 30, 2008

Author: anthonyhsiao

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Some thoughts I shared with BarCamp Pune 5 about SeedCamp - Anthony, EnTrip.com

The Y-Combinator of Europe Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

Overview ● SeedCamp background ● The people behind SeedCamp ● SeedCamp Companies ● Lessons Learned Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

SeedCamp? ● 'Y-Combinator of Europe' – London ● SC Week: Startup Workshop, Competition ● Winners: Investment, 3 months program ● Seed Fund, backed by A-list Investors Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

SC Week ● Mentoring Sessions ● Panel Discussions ● Networking Opportunities ('Parties') ● Pitch Day Loads of fun, lots of work Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

Who? Saul Klein, Chairman Reshma Sohoni, CEO Index Ventures, Founder OCC From Pune!! Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

Investors A-list: VCs Law Firms Angel Investors Entrepreneurs Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

Mentors ● High Caliber Mentors ● From all areas ● To aswer our questions Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

Who gets in? ● Pan-Europe, Global ● >400 applications, 30+ Countries ● 45+ Second round pitches ● 23 Finalists ● 5+ 'Winners' (7 in 2008) Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

We were there! ● We put Pune 'on the map' as startup hub! ● Didn't win :-( ● 'SeedCamp Family' Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

Some Startups 2007 2008 Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

Hot: UberVU ● Integrate all 'web-talk', by topic ● Get the Overview ● From Romania Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

Useful: BaseKit ● Graphical Web- Application Builder ● Rapid prototyping ● From Wales Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

Lessons ... From the PROs Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

“The main thing, is to 1 keep the main thing, the main thing“ Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

“Metrics, 2 Metrics, Metrics“ Especially for Startups Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

“Smart 3 Money matters!“ Even if it's a 'worse deal' Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

“Know your 4 customer, Interact“ ( It's so easy these days ) Feedback driven design Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

“Ask the right 5 questions“ ( understand the REAL issues) Use external help well Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

6 “Noone knows all answers“ Not even the PROs Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

Finally ● Next SeedCamp: 2009 ● Spread the word, apply! They're waiting! ● SeedCamp India in 2010? ● Is the time right yet? Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

Thank you! ● Any questions? Anthony Hsiao, Director, EnTrip Ltd. BarCamp Pune 5

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