Have you heard of Rockstart Accelerator? Whoa, boy. Why not? On November 1, one of the most successful Accelerators -- by number of startups receiving funding after the demo day -- will be opening its applications for another year of awesome.
from a recent Rockstart email that has been circulating Europe, where we have thousands of Microsoft BizSpark members:
With that, we're happy to announce that we will be opening up our applications for 2013! In just over 10 days [November 1] we're opening up the mailbox, ready to receive new applications. We had over 350 applications last year, from around the globe. This year, we are expecting even more. So if you're still working on the same startup and want to take it to the next level, or are building a new project that needs acceleration, put November 1st in your agenda.
It's been nearly a year to the day since we announced our first accelerator program. Since then, we found 10 startups from 5 different countries to go through our 6-month program ending in Silicon Valley for a month, last September. A number of the startups already have received funding just weeks after the demo day (Pastbook, Postcron, Peerby) and more will follow soon. We're very excited to see the rapid progress of the startups in our class of 2012.
You can read up on Rockstart and what they do here.
Put November 1 on your calendar, when applications open up. And here's some inspiration to get you going.