We have partnered with Rockstart to offer your favorite startups the chance to take their businesses to the next level. How? By offering an exclusive Springwise Wildcard for Rockstart’s 2012 Accelerator program.

This wildcard gives the entrepreneur that you’ve spotted the opportunity for an investment that is worth EUR 50k (15k in cash). It includes 6-months of free office space, and a 25-day business trip to Silicon Valley, with coaching by over 100 serial entrepreneurs and industry veterans from Europe and Silicon Valley.

What’s in it for you?
1) You give your favorite new business the chance of being funded and accelerated!
2) If you have referred an entrepreneur with a great idea or company and he/she gets selected for the Springwise Wildcard, Rockstart will fly YOU out to Amsterdam to attend their “Demo day” as a VIP. You will also have backstage access to meet and party with Europe’s top entrepreneurs

What are we looking for?
We’re looking for the very best startups and new businesses that you’ve spotted (these can be brand new or older spottings). Simply follow the steps below to submit your favorites.

Here’s how it works in 3 simple steps:
1) Contact the startups, let them know you are a Springwise spotter, e.g. that you love their company and that you would like to make them aware of an exclusive Springwise selection for Rockstart.
2) Email [email protected] with your nominations (including their contact information) before 12 February 23.59 GMT+1.
3) After the 10th of February your startups have 7 days to create a 1-minute video-pitch, that will be their entry for the Springwise Wildcard. This pitch will be assessed by the jury and the winner will be announced by the 20th of February.

Who picks the Springwise Wildcard?
Springwise’s editorial staff.

If you have any questions regarding the contest, you can go to this page, or send an email to [email protected]