We’re hosting the 8th edition of the EU-Startups Summit on May 12-13 in beautiful Barcelona. At the exclusive 2-day in-person event you can expect to connect with Europe’s hottest startups, network with leading investors and internationally successful entrepreneurs, listen to inspirational talks and fireside chats, sit on the edge of your seat during the always-exciting startup pitch competition, and so much more. We can’t wait to welcome you with open arms!
Munich-based DEEP Ecosystems believes in empowering entrepreneurs to build startup ecosystems that will solve the biggest challenges of our time. DEEP allows founders to share their favourite startup places to help build transnational company’s and develop dynamic ecosystems. The DEEP Startup Ecosystem Accelerator (DEEPSEA) has over 200 alumni from 8 editions since 2018 – representing one of the biggest ecosystem building communities in the world. The community gathers together twice a year at the DEEP Startup Ecosystem Conference, reflecting the vision of collaboration fuelling innovation.
DEEP Ecosystems also creates the Startup Heatmap of Europe. The platform is built on an annual survey with about 1000 participants, as well as real-time data on startup ecosystem dynamics, including startup news, social media monitors, meetup trackers and investments. So far, the team has collected 10k founder opinions, mapped 30k connections, tracked 89 cities and analysed 155 accelerators.
As Co-Founder and Managing Director, Thomas Kösters argues that startup ecosystems are more important than unicorns and he is passionate about developing these systems to democratize innovation and create world-class startups. Thomas has previous experience working with tech giant Microsoft and as International Outreach Lead for EIT Digital giving him a wealth of knowledge in the tech startup space.
Thomas will join us in May to give insights he’s gathered over the past 6 years tracking the European ecosystem. He will also talk about why he believes ecosystems matter more than unicorns – truly unmissable for anyone involved in the startup scene!
The EU-Startups Summit is a must-attend for anyone and everyone who is involved with or interested in European startups. The event is fast approaching, so make sure you secure your ticket now. You can also check out more information about the Summit on our dedicated event page. And, as if you needed more convincing, we also have a cool video from our last in-person event to give you a taste of what’s to come!