On May 2-3, we’re going to host this year’s edition of the EU-Startups Summit in sunny Barcelona. We’ll have inspiring speakers like GoEuro CEO Naren Shaam, AirHelp CEO Henrik Zillmer, Funderbeam CEO Kaidi Ruusalepp (…and many more!), great networking opportunities, an “Investors on Stage” session, a workshop stage, but most importantly: An exciting Pitch Competition with 15 of Europe’s most promising early-stage startups!
Our goal is to find and showcase Europe’s best seed and pre-seed startups out there! For this year’s pitch competition, we expect a total of up to 1,000 applications. So far we already count 620 applications.
The Prize Package: The winning startup team of this year’s Pitch Competition will receive a prize package worth more than €70,000 and gets prominently featured by EU-Startups and other startup & business publications. The prize package will include €50,000 in AWS Credits (while each one of the 15 finalists will receive also $5,000 in AWS credits plus $5,000 in premium support), €9,000 in credits for an enterprise package of the social media monitoring tool Senti.One, €8,500 in credits for the explainer video creation services from mysimpleshow, and €2,500 in credits for premium job posts on the EU-Startups Job Board. We’ll announce 1-2 additional parts of the prize package in the coming days and expect to end up at a prize value of about €75,000. Stay tuned!
The Jury: The selected teams will get a lot of valuable feedback from a jury of well-known venture capital investors. Our jury includes Ravi Kurani (earlybird), Marie-Helene Ametsreiter (Speedinvest), Stephan Glänzer (formerly Passion Capital), and Stéphanie Hospital (OneRagtime).
In addition, we’ll have many more VC firms, business angels and startup accelerators among our more than 1,000 attendees. And: A top-notch networking app, which will help you to find the right contacts.
Apply now: If you’d like to pitch your startup with a 3-minute-presentation in front of an interested audience of over 1,000 people (incl. hundreds of investors, startup enthusiasts, media people and an expert jury), you can now apply here! The application deadline is on February 25.
Precondition: Your startup should be in pre-seed or seed stage, not older than 2 years, should have raised no VC funding yet (or less than €500K) and has to be based in Europe.
Timings & Tickets: The EU-Startups Summit will take place on May 2-3, from 10am to 6pm. In the evenings we’ll have a nice after-party for continued networking. Compared to other major tech events, we keep our ticket prices affordable, starting at €149 for startup founders and wantrepreneurs, €295 for investors, and €395 for corporates and service providers. Tickets are available here.
Our Event Sponsors
Arrow is a global technology company with thousands of engineers, exclusive online design tools, distribution services, marketing and supply chain expertise all set up to support you! They teamed up with leading entrepreneurship platforms like Indiegogo to help bring new ideas from concept to market, to put every resource in the hands of entrepreneurs.
Catalonia 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.
InfoJobs is the leading platform in Spain to find new job opportunities and the best talent. In 2017, more than 2.6 million jobs were offered, and almost 1.5 million job contracts were signed using the InfoJobs platform. Already over 50,000 companies in Spain are trusting InfoJobs every year to find talented employees.
Catalunya Emprèn, a program of the Generalitat de Catalunya, promotes public and private actions for the support of entrepreneurship. The creation, growth and success of startups and new companies, as well as the promotion of entrepreneurship, are the main objectives of this initiative.