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Over the last 7 years, we’ve been lucky to have a front-row seat as innovation has truly gone global. From Fintech in Cape Town to Crypto in Singapore, Startupbootcamp has backed 600 companies and launched close to thirty offices.

While we may have become the world’s largest network of industry-focused innovation programs, the bottom line is the US still produces the vast majority of enormous technology companies; The vast majority of these are within a 45-minute drive (without traffic) ? of San Francisco. The raw amount of entrepreneurial talent and risk capital is incredible, yet it’s a place many young founders still struggle to gain access to.

Interestingly, a recent Startup Genome study suggests ⅓ of international startups often have multiple connections to Silicon Valley. The area is relatively diverse, with 21% of its entrepreneurs claiming to have moved here from another country. To help even more startups access the Bay Area’s rich network of entrepreneurial support, talent, and funding, today we are launching Startupbootcamp Scale San Francisco.

Startupbootcamp Scale San Francisco

Scale San Francisco launches with a world-class network in place by collaborating with Starcamp, a five-university consortium, and with StartersHub, the world-class entrepreneurship platform founded by our long-term partners in Istanbul. Officially recognized as “3S Landing Pad”, each stakeholder will add value to this partnership, supporting startups with connections and expertise.

SBC Scale San Francisco

The six-month program will recruit growth-stage technology startups across a wide range of industries including Digital Health, Data & Analytics, AI & Machine Learning, IoT & Connectivity, Travel & Logistics, and FinTech. Our focus is to help founders tackle the many challenges related to scaling their technology business, with a particular emphasis on increasing revenues through targeted access to industry partners.

Participating companies can leverage free access to multiple coworking spaces in San Francisco. They will benefit from an extensive network of top-tier funding opportunities and mentorship in areas such as PR, sales, and marketing. A nominal amount of funding, financial services, and legal support will help each selected business grow and attract additional funding. StartersHub, together with other partners will co-invest up to $250,000 in outstanding startups.

The program is led by the Managing Director Cigdem Toraman, an engineer by training who has extensive executive-level experience building technology companies.

Today @sbootcamp launches its second #Scale program in San Francisco @sbcScaleSF ? One month after the inauguration of @sbcScaleFinTech in #Mexico City, they expand to the US to support growth-stage startups. Learn more…CLICK TO TWEET

The application officially opens today; interested startups can apply here. 


Text by Andy Shannon for Startupbootcamp.