100+ nice pictures from this year’s EU-Startups Summit

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Almost 700 founders, startup enthusiasts, investors, media people and corporates joined us last week at this year’s EU-Startups Summit in Barcelona. One of the highlights during the event was clearly our big pitch competition. Overall, 507 startups applied to participate. 15 of them made it to the finals and pitched in front of an expert jury of high profile investors. In the end it was the MedicSen founder Eduardo W. Jorgensen who took home the prize package worth €68,000.

Below you’ll find 100+ pictures from this year’s EU-Startups Summit. Most of them were taken by the photographer Lluc Giménez Caseras. To all attendees: It was super awesome to meet you in Barcelona last week! 🙂 We hope to see as many of you as possible at the next edition of the EU-Startups Summit, which will be held as a 2-day event on April 25 and 26, 2019.

A big “Thank You” goes out to this year’s Event Sponsors:

Catalonia-Trade-InvestmentCatalonia Trade & Investment is the public agency that works to attract foreign investment to Catalonia, promoting the area as attractive, innovative and competitive business location. Check their offerings and the Catalonia Startup Directory.

dynamics-logodynamics – powered by MHP – is the home of collaborative innovation. Set to launch in 2018, dynamics will offer access to unparalleled industry expertise, funding, and mentorship through tailored programs created for stage-agnostic startups in the Future Mobility, AI, Predictive Analytics, Smart Cities, FinTech, Manufacturing, IoT and Robotics, and Cybersecurity spaces.

Cloud-logoThe .cloud Registry is the official provider of the .cloud domain extension, which has been adopted by small businesses, rising startups and established enterprises. With over 132,000 registrations in over 175 countries, .cloud is one of the top new TLDs. The extension is operated by a subsidiary of the Italian hosting giant Aruba.it.

ArubaCloud_logoAruba Cloud, one of the cloud computing leaders in Europe, provides startups with the best cloud technology and a three-year program to support them in developing their business. By taking part in We START you UP, selected startups have up to €50,000 of free cloud credit, technical support, an European network of Data Center, and many more exclusive benefits to help them in the market.

EDI-logoEDI is a big data incubator which offers up to €100k equity free funding for EU based startups which sort out big data challenges for a myriad of organisations and sectors. EDI’s 1st call will open during Spring 2018. The 45 selected startups will also have access to a free cloud environment, data from major providers, free tech & business support and access to a network of data specialists.

KIC-EuropeKIC Europe opens up the opportunities for Korean startups and SMEs to expand into the European markets by providing strategic support and networking. Also for European startups, KIC Europe provides the startup competition called “K-Startup Grand Challenge” to expand into the Korean market and the broader Asian market.

Metro-AcceleratorThe METRO accelerator is a highly selective mentorship program for technology startups across the entire value chain of hospitality and retail. Out of 100s of applications they select 10 startups. So far, they already invested in 40 startups world-wide. Together with their partner Techstars, they are one of the best hospitality & retail tech accelerator programs in the world, and the only one in Europe. Discover more about the program on their website.

Teamleader-logoTeamleader helps you and your team work smarter so your small business prospers. Bringing CRM, project management and invoicing together with an intuitive software solution, Teamleader enables your team to collaborate, organize and build your business.

Spaces-logoSpaces offers creative working environments with a unique entrepreneurial spirit and a great community. Add an international network of mobile workspaces and a full calendar of business events, speakers and networking lunches, and you’ll see just how Spaces keeps you engaged and open to new possibilities. Originating in Amsterdam, Spaces wants to redefine the way work is done.