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See you at the EU-Startups Conference 2015 in Berlin?

On 23 October, we’re going to host the 2nd edition of our EU-Startups Conference! This annual event is where we showcase a selection of Europe’s hottest startups and come together to learn from some of the most successful European entrepreneurs of our time.

The event will take place between 2pm and 7.30pm in the awesome event space ‘Cathedral’ at the Rainmaking Loft Berlin. Run by entrepreneurs and angel investors, the Rainmaking Loft Berlin is an international startup hub with a vibrant co-working and event space. At his year’s EU-Startups Conference, at the Rainmaking Loft, we’re expecting around 160 attendees.

The EU-Startups Conference, which will be held in English, will be the perfect event for startups and investors that are aiming to enter multiple European markets or global markets from within Europe. We will have fireside chats with three internationally successful founders and CEOs from the internet space and an exciting pitch competition with 15 startup teams.

Our speakers/guests

Tim Schumacher is the co-founder and formerEU-Startups-Conference-2015-Berlin_1 long-term CEO of Cologne-based Sedo.com, one of the world’s largest domain marketplaces (currently €130 million in revenue and 350 employees) (Update – August 2023: The startup seems to be no longer in business under this website, and we therefore deactivated the original link). He’s now involved in various startups, among it Eyeo.com, Adblockplus.org, Aklamio, Stuffle, Yieldkit and Ecosia, in some cases as a Business Angel, in some cases very hands-on.

Robert Willstedt is the founder and CEO of FEO Media, the company behind the mega success QuizClash (Update – August 2023: The startup seems to be no longer in business under this website, and we therefore deactivated the original link). The social quiz game, available in 21 different country specific versions, reaches 50 million users and counting. Due to the global success of QuizClash, it has been adapted into alternative platforms like books, board games and a TV game show. Currently, the Stockholm-based team behind FEO Media is hard at work on several new and exciting titles.

Addtional speakers/guest will be announced soon! If we’ve already got your attention and you’re able to be in Berlin at that time, we highly recommend that you purchase your ticket now! (Update – August 2023: The website seems to be out of use, and we therefore deactivated the original link).

Startup accelerator panel

During our event, we’ll have a panel discussion with leading European startup accelerators like Wayra, Startupbootcamp, Techstars and Rockstart Accelerator. After an introduction of each participating accelerator and their strengths, we’ll going to talk about topics like: “how to find the right accelerator for your startup”, “how has the accelerator landscape evolved”, and more.

Pitch competition

During the EU-Startups Conference, we’ll also have a huge pitch competition with 15 of Europe’s most exciting startups. Participating startups will pitch their business idea via a 3-minute-presentation, in front of the audience and an expert jury of well-known investors. The winner will receive an awesome prize. There is more information about the pitch competition coming soon!


We kept it affordable: The two ticket categories we’re offering (€29 / €59) already include food and drinks during our networking break. Tickets can be purchased here! (Update – August 2023: The website seems to be out of use, and we therefore deactivated the original link).

Our event sponsors

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Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).

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