Seedcamp London - Deadline Approaching

Seedcamp London is europe’s closest thing to YCombinator and similar programs here in the states (funny to say that because I am writing this in St Andrews University in Scotland).

The deadline for applying to this fall’s Seedcamp London program is this coming Sunday, August 10th. If you want to apply, go here.

Applicants are whittled down to 40 teams who come to interview in-person for a shot at the final 20 the third week in September. Union Square Ventures will be there that week to participate although unfortunately it does not look like I’ll be there due to the Web 2.0 keynote I am giving midweek in NYC and a few other unmoveable obligations.

Today is the deadline for a ‘fast track’ video pitch using disqus and summize. The winner of this gets right to the shortlist for interview day. Right now there aren’t that many submittals to this so take a shot at your best elevator pitch and go for it right now.

We are big fans of these programs. They give first time entrepreneurs much needed visibility and credibility that are hard to come by. So if you are doing a startup in europe and looking for a breakout opportunity, check out Seedcamp London. But don’t procrastinate because the deadline is approaching fast.

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Comments (Archived):

  1. RacerRick

    If you’re not in Europe, just do a fake British accent in your seesmic video.

  2. MattKane

    That’s cool. It’s a bit like the pitch videos they do on techcrunch. I just posted mine. I wasn’t planning to apply to SeedCamp, as we only very recently decided to think about funding and didn’t really have time to put together an application. It’s certainly easier to spend a few minutes recording a pitch (though viewing mine will probably make you think I should’ve spent a bit more time on it).

    1. fredwilson

      Good luck!!

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  3. cballou

    Who will be there for Union Square since you cannot make it?

    1. fredwilson

      My colleague Andrew who is a star

  4. Niyi

    Sounds uber cool.Glad to see that the Britain is slowly shedding the aura of being a startup-unfriendly environment.Will definitely check it out.

  5. Alex Savic

    Seesmic video reply from Disqus.

  6. LIFTr

    I think this is great and the idea flow is just tremendous in the has been off the radar doing the same type of incubation and funding on the US side.I agree that these programs give the first time entrepreneurs the opportunity to show what they can do. It’s empowering to those that can as well as a great check and balance system for others who use it to learn they would be happier doing other things, earlier on.Good times with good people.

  7. Henry Yates

    That is the first time I have heard about something happening (the fast track video pitch) in London, where I live, from New York, even if it was too late!Hope to see Union Square Ventures at Seedcamp. Our entry,, is a “Weebly” (website creator) for property with feed syndication to property listing/search sites. It has just gone into private beta. If you would like to take a look you can register here: