We just launched FundCamp. FundCamp has been inspired by Seedcamp, an initiative created by Saul Klein and Reshma Sohoni seeking to fund companies on a pan-European scale through a selection process culminating with a week of gathering/selection that took place in London on Sept. 3 for their first edition. But, in the tradition of BarCamp, FundCamp wants to go one step beyond and setup a community driven, open and freely replicable model. Anyone, anywhere in the world will be able to use, adapt and contribute to the process model and tools we wish to put in place.
Our first application of the model will be for a FundCamp France, organizing a selection, development and funding process for French startups. We plan to use a platform for supporting this initiative and a prototype is currently being built here. Everyone is invited to help organizing the event, participate as a mentor, contribute to the development of the platform,…, come up with any idea to foster entrepreneurship through this novel approach.
If anyone is considering organizing a FundCamp anywhere, please do not hesitate to share your thoughts on our wiki. We’ll see if we can build critical mass to bootstrap the process where you are. As we move forward, we will keep posting our progress and findings.