This year we are hosting the 8th edition of one of Europe’s most popular startup events – the EU-Startups Summit! At this in-person event, taking place in Barcelona on May 12-13, we’ll be showcasing many of Europe’s hottest startups and coming together to learn from some of the most successful European entrepreneurs of our time with an exciting jam-packed agenda. You’ll have the unmissable chance to connect and network with about 1500 attendees, listen to inspirational keynotes and educational fireside chats and workshops, as well as our famous Pitch Competition!
Our speaker lineup is bringing you the A-List of figures in the European startup ecosystem. Next up, we’re delighted to announce that Morphais Founder and CEO Eva-Valérie Gfrerer will be joining us! Giving us an insightful keynote on how technology will help VCs solve the industry’s diversity problem, it’s a talk we can’t wait to listen to.
Founded in 2020, Morphais is a Quant Venture Capital firm based in Berlin that is investing in exceptional founders, independent of their background. It’s no secret that the VC space has a diversity problem – both within VC firms themselves, and in the selection of founders that they back. It’s been reported that only 11% of VC representatives and only 10% of founders are female. Further, <1% of global AUM is managed by women or people of colour.
Morphais was launched by Eva to put the focus on the founder – not their background – to build world-class companies. A behavioural scientist and entrepreneur at heart, Eva is fascinated by the possibilities of predicting human behaviour with data. Prior to founding Morphais she led Growth Marketing at the FinTech OptioPay, after consulting for various tech start-ups on behavioural data products and starting her own company while still at university.
Eva’s keynote speech is sure to be a highlight of the event and will offer many valuable and actionable insights for all. Make sure you don’t miss the chance to hear from her by securing your ticket today. We can’t wait to welcome you to Barcelona soon. In the meantime, keep up to date with all things related to the event by checking out our dedicated event page and following our social media accounts.
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Our Event Sponsors
Silicon Castles is a Tech Company Builder and Strategic Business Accelerator for technology, intellectual property and licensing businesses, located in Salzburg, Austria. The focus is on European Diamonds: technology startups with a unique business idea, scalable technology and outstanding intellectual property. Silicon Castles also organizes the Startup Executive Academy (SEA), an international Go-to-Market program for founders and executives of early-stage startups, taking place annually since 2017.
Unleashed, by the Purina Accelerator Lab, is the first and only accelerator programme in Europe dedicated exclusively to pet-tech. Their goal is to shape the future of pet care by supporting disruptive pet startups with technologies in advanced nutrition, sustainability, health and digital solutions that enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them. Over the last 2 years, Unleashed had accelerated 12 pet startups, facilitated >350 founders in the Unleashed community and welcomed over 1000 subscribers to the Unleashed pet tech newsletter.
Webex offers industry leading solutions in video conferencing, team collaboration, calling, contact centre and devices, and is trusted by 95% of the Fortune 500. With Webex, businesses can simplify communication, inspire innovation, and empower people to engage with each other anywhere on any device – giving businesses the ultimate edge. Because, when businesses enable employees to bring their best selves to work, everyone wins.
Freshworks is the leader of cloud-based customer and employee software including CRM, livechat, support, marketing automation, ITSM, & HRMS. Products are simple to set up, cost-effective & equipped with powerful automation. Through the Freshworks for Startups program the EU-Startups community can gain access to up to $10k credits on essential tools & products for your Startup. You also get access to Freshworks’ community of VCs, Investors, Mentors, & Customers. Claim your benefits here.
ACCIÓ – Catalonia Trade & Investment is the Catalan Government’s agency that works to attract foreign investment to Catalonia, promoting the region as attractive, innovative and competitive business location for startups. Check out their offerings and the Catalonia Startup Directory.