TechStars is expanding its first international affiliate, Startupbootcamp, adding Dublin, Madrid, London and Berlin to the start-up mentoring programme.
With IBM and Citi as partners for the event, along with Enterprise Ireland and Dublin City Council, the Dublin programme will be oriented towards the application and commercialisation of specific technologies developed by teams.
For this particular event, the programme seeks applicants who can solve the problems of capturing, storing, searching, sharing, analysing and visualising large sets of unstructured data.
Startupbootcamp’s first program helped the growth of many start-ups, including Roozz, a start-up that converts any software to run in the browser, and Magma, a planning and collaboration tool for digital and print publications.
The pan-European Startupbootcamp network has 150 mentors, including well-known names from Balderton Capital, and DFJ and Mangrove Capital Partners. Startupbootcamp is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The former CFO of Xing, Eoghan Jennings, will be running the Startupbootcamp Dublin programme.
Applications for the Dublin programme will open during the summer. Applications for the programme in Madrid are open now through 15 May. Programmes in Berlin and London are set to launch in 2012.
Startupbootcamp became the first international affiliate of TechStars in 2010, which also recently announced its plans to further develop its international network with the launch of Startup America.
TechStars’ founder, David Cohen, is planning to have roughly 30-35 international affiliates by the end of the year.