It was a real pleasure to welcome Jamie Macgregor during our recent intense Selection Days, where 18 young ventures pitched to enter our January 2016 program.
Jamie is sharing here a point of view on the finalists, the winners and the themes that came through the doors of the Startupbootcamp's Rainmaking Loft.
Yes, solving the data problem was certainly on the agenda, as well as topics ranging from health, home and drones management.
To give you an idea around the scale of achievement of those who got through, the process started with circa 1.3k interviews, 250+ applications, 42 short-listed ideas and then whittled down to just 18 finalists…from which just 10 could be accepted onto the program. These ten firms will now go on to be mentored during their start-up phase, have their ideas challenged and further developed from people within the industry and independent entrepreneurs and, in doing so, build the network they will need to both attract funding and find new clients.