You’ve probably heard of TechStars, but have you heard of Springboard? We’re excited to share there is a startup accelerator in Cambridge which opened last year, and you have 5 days left to get your applications in for Spring 2011. You may know Springboard’s MD Jon Bradford from his fun presentation at TechMeetup, where he spoke about running The Difference Engine (another cool accelerator) in Middlesbrough. Basically Jon is awesome and if you’re considering something like this, then stop what you’re doing and definitely get your applications in! You can check out mentors and details at http://springboard.com (applications here), with more info from Jon below:
Springboard applications due to close 20 February
With less than a week to go, Springboard Cambridge is making its final call for applications to its Spring 2011 intake.
Springboard, the only TechStars Network partner in the UK, have assembled over 100 awesome mentors including serial entrepreneurs, Venture Capitals, Y Combinator alumni and all of the major tech corporates to help your startup achieve their real potential. Springboard ends with the opportunity to pitch to venture capitalists and angel investors.
The full-time intensive bootcamp is based in Cambridge University and combines pre-seed investment capital, intensive mentorship, free office accommodation with many other free resources provided by our partners.
The investment capital is nice, but the real value of Springboard is the massive concentration of advice, guidance and contacts from our fantastic mentors, whilst working alongside like-minded entrepreneurs with the sole objective of building their own businesses across the 13 week programme.