Good news for European entrepreneurs: Startupbootcamp and Startup Weekend today announced a strong partnership for 2011. Alex Farcet, a co-founder and the managing director of Startupbootcamp already organized Startup Weekend events in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Lithuania in the recent past.
Startupbootcamp will now sponsor 10,000 EUR, which Startup Weekend will allocate evenly to ten events in Europe before the end of 2011. Half of the 1,000 EUR sponsorship per event will go directly to the local organization to use as they see fit. The other half will be pooled with Startup Weekend resources to beef up the European organization.
Furthermore, Startupbootcamp is planning to put on a European gathering in Berlin of the best Startup Weekend teams – and local organizers – in September. The format will probably be something like a pitch competition.
To find out more about the European startup accelerator Startupbootcamp check out our interview with its managing director Alex Farcet.