EU-Startups Conference 2017

EU-Startups-Conference-2017-BerlinOn April 13, we’re going to host the 4th edition of the EU-Startups Conference! It’s our annual flagship event where we showcase a selection of Europe’s hottest startups and where we come together to learn from some of the most successful European entrepreneurs of our time.

Thanks to our location sponsor HTW, the EU-Startups Conference 2017 will take place in the shiny HTW Audimax in Berlin. The event will be held between 11 am and 6 pm and we’re expecting 400+ founders, startup enthusiasts, corporates, angel investors, VCs as well as media people. A great opportunity for networking!

The EU-Startups Conference is the perfect event for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors who are aiming to build international companies from within Europe. We will have fireside chats with internationally successful founders out of the Internet space and an exciting pitch competition with 15 startup teams!

The Speakers

We’ll have many high profile entrepreneurs and investors speaking at the event. Below we’re proudly announcing the first four speakers of the EU-Startups Conference 2017:

Jesper Buch started one of the worlds biggest e-commerceJesper-Buch-2017 success stories which is known today as the group. The online food delivery marketplace Just-Eat today is one of the few “unicorns” Europe has and counts more than 2,500 employess around the world. In 2008 he retired as CEO, moved to Marbella (Spain) and became one of Europe’s most active angel investors. His impressive investment portfolio includes companies like Gomore, Autobutler and Vivino.

Aside of his investment activities, Jesper also co-founded several other companies, like Miinto Group in 2009. Minto is one of the fastest growing online fashion companies out there and operating in 7 countries. Jesper is also a dragon in the danish version of dragons den / shark tank. Last but not leas, Jesper was rated no. 27 on WIRED´s top 100 list of the most influential people in tech.

At the EU-Startups Conference, we’ll have a fireside chat with Jesper and talk about his entrepreneurial journey and his learnings as an investor.

Stephan Uhrenbacher is founder and CEO of FLIO, the globalStephan-Uhrenbacher-2017 airport app. Flio was launched in 2015 and is currently on a stellar growth curve. Previously, Stephan founded Qype which he built into Europe’s largest local review web site, first as CEO and then on the board of directors until Qype was acquired by Yelp in 2012. He founded several other companies such as short term lettings platform and Germany’s leading eco marketplace Stephan is also an active angel investor.

At the EU-Startups Conference, he will share his learnings regarding the scaling and internationalization of successful internet companies.

Nils Seger is the founder and Managing Director of RCKT. Nils-Seger-RCKT-2017– the Digital Consultancy of Rocket Internet. The Berlin-based PR and consulting platform guides brands and businesses into the digital age. RCKT. works closely with startups, innovative tech companies and big corporates. Before founding RCKT. Nils was the Global Head of Communicaiotns at the e-commerce giant JUMIA and also served as Vice President of Communications at Rocket Internet.

At the EU-Startups Conference, Nils will do a keynote speech on “The role of communications in the startup industry – how we can learn from good and bad communicators”.

Jeroen De Wit is the founder and CEO of Teamleader, an Jeroen-De-Wit-Teamleader-2017integrated All-in-one-Tool for CRM, quotation management, project management, time recording and invoicing for SMEs. Founded in 2012, Teamleader soon developed into one of the fastest-growing scale-ups in Belgium and Europe. Headquartered in Ghent, Teamleader already employs more than 100 people and operates additional offices in Amsterdam, Berlin and Madrid.

At the EU-Startups Conference, Jeroen will share his learnings of scaling a startup Europe-wide without having huge amounts of funding right from the start.

More speakers will be announced soon. If we already got your attention and you’re able to be in Berlin at that time, we highly recommend you to purchase your ticket now!

Pitch competition

During the EU-Startups Conference, we’ll also have a big pitch competition with 15 of Europe’s most exciting early-stage startups. Participating startups are going to pitch their business idea within a 3-minute-presentation in front of the audience and an expert jury of well known investors. The winner will receive an awesome price worth €8.000+. More info about the pitch competition (and how to apply) will follow in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!


We kept it affordable: The two ticket categories we’re offering (€49 / €99) already include food and drinks during the event. Tickets can be purchased here!

Below you’ll find some impressions of the previous edition of the EU-Startups Conference:

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