BlackBerry has been trotting the globe looking for new ways to help developers get started on the platform, but thanks to Startup Jam, they also lent a hand to prospective entrepreneurs looking to get a foot in the door. The first event opened as over 200 developers and entrepreneurs spent two days engaging with 20 top mentors on their ideas that they hope to come BlackBerry apps or services. Attendees learned all bout getting started in their business from idea to finished product including validating their ideas, prototyping and even learning how to pitch. 

Check out the video above for a look at the action. It's great to see BlackBerry going above and beyond with events like this. Well done!