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Stamplay among top seed stage startup at Seedcamp Week

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There is also Stamplay among the startups that will participate in the Seedcamp Week to be held in Berlin. It is the only Italian company selected by the most important European accelerator, which includes partners of the largest venture capital funds in the old continent.

During the event, the startups will be evaluated by a large group of mentors, angel investors and venture capitalists, who will decide which companies will be admitted to the next acceleration program that will begin in London on May, 20.

Stamplay, founded by Nicola Mattina and Giuliano Iacobelli, is developing a platform that allows designers and advertising agencies to create web applications without the need to know a programming language or to deal with all the other technical aspects related to production and server administration.

«Every day, designers and agencies outsource software development to create communication and marketing projects. It is a slow, expensive and risky process. For this reason – said Nicola Mattina – we decided to create a solution that enables designers to create a web application with the same ease and speed with which today you create a content site. Stamplay is like a box of Lego bricks with which creative professionals can focus on what matters to brands, rather than on the limitations imposed by technology and budget».

«We are very pleased to have been selected by the team of Seedcamp»,  said Giuliano Iacobelli. «We see this as a valuable opportunity to continue our process of internationalization of our business. Our goal is to build the leading company in the market segment of Web Development as a Service, developing the business globally and maintaining the software production in Italy, where there are excellent professionals that too often underestimated and struggling to find the right recognition».

Founded in August 2012, Stamplay was initially financed by friends and family. Currently the team is composed of the founders and three software engineers. Carlo Fornaro and Lorenzo Barbantini Scanni are in the advisory board.

My Mini-Seedcamp Experience with Stamplay

seedcampStamplay attended Mini-Seedcamp in Kiev this week. It was a great experience. In an event like this you meet a lot of mentors with various degrees of experience and knowledge all packed in a half day.

I’m always amazed at how much time it takes to create a seemingly simple 3-minute presentation. I’m sharing mine with you, so that you can see how we managed to pack all the most relevant information about problem, product, market and revenue model in this very short presentation.  (Unfortunately the cameramen was not so experienced in shooting video with an iPhone)

Many good ideas there were and teams are always very friendly in this kind of events.  Finally, though, it was our turn.  I walked in, I gave our pitch, and we answered few questions. Mentors got perfectly the point so their comments were more advices than real questions and this is a sign that the presentation was pretty clear.

This is not our first networking event or european level pitch competition but is always useful to validate your product with different mindsets. We came home with great feedback and pretty confident that we have been shortlisted for the Seedcamp week in Berlin.

Stay tuned in the next few weeks for some exciting updates from us!
To all the teams and mentors we met at Seedcamp, it was nice meeting you all and hope we can keep in touch. Also, thanks to the organizer Philipp. And of course good luck to other cool startup like Advice wallet, Skwibl, Attendify, Petcube and Endorphin