Batch #2 Selection Bootcamp – Meet our startups!

After a successful first batch, it’s time for a new round of start-ups to enter our program, grow their business and receive investment from GapMinder Venture Partners, our exclusive investment partners.

During the registration period, we received 172 applications, from 41 countries! 19 of them caught our eye, and took part in our Selection Bootcamp, for a round of face-to-face interviews with the members of GapMinder Venture Partners and our network of mentors!

We started bright and early on our first day, with speed pitching sessions. Every start-up had 3 minutes to best present their product and team, before moving on to interviews – the final selection stage.

Is your pitch deck strong enough to impress investors?

After the interviews, eight start-ups emerged victorious! And they are…

During the Selection Bootcamp, our finalists got to hear Smart Bill’s success story, straight from Mircea Capatana, one of the co-founders! On the second day, the start-ups that are entering the acceleration program had a full day of presentations, on the legal aspects of our program, business metrics and business development roadmap, as well as a growth hacking workshop to start better understanding their customer base and where to find new ones!

The road ahead entails 10 weeks of hard work, but also rewarding experiences. We can’t wait for the Demo Day, to see how much our Batch #2 start-ups will grow!

A big thank you goes to our mentors, who joined us for the two days to help us select the start-ups and also answered their questions! As well as to Banca Transilvania for hosting us, and to Chivas who once again made the networking part of the bootcamp so lively.

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