Sissel Hansen, founder and CEO of Startup Guide will speak at the EU-Startups Summit in Barcelona on May 12-13!

On May 12-13, 2022, we’re very excited to be hosting the 8th edition of our annual EU-Startups Summit in Barcelona! The unmissable 2-day in-person event is bringing you the opportunity to rub shoulders with the best and brightest in Europe’s startup community. At the Summit, you will be able to connect and network with more than 1,600 startup enthusiasts, investors and entrepreneurs, learn from and listen to Europe’s most influential and successful experts and founders, and that’s not to mention the long-awaited in-person return of our popular pitch competition!

We have an incredible list of people joining us this year. One inspiring woman joining us on the workshop stage will be Sissel Hansen, the founder and CEO of Startup Guide. Sissel will share a talk on “Optimising for Impact – how startups can solve the biggest challenges”.

Sissel founded Startup Guide in 2014 with an aim to help entrepreneurs navigate and connect with different startup scenes across the world. Often described as the ‘Lonely Planet for entrepreneurs, the company produces guidebooks and online content to guide, empower and inspire people to start their own business. Based in Denmark, the firm has books in over 50 cities across Europe, the Middle East, the USA, and Asia! 

As well as CEO and founder of internationally successful Startup Guide, Sissel is also the co-founder of the new sustainability conference Impact the Future, taking place in Sønderborg, Denmark 1st and 2rd November 2022. Besides that, she is also a board member of the Association of Tech Startups in Denmark, TechBBQ, and The Danish Competitiveness Council. In 2015, she was listed as one of the 100 most aspiring talents and young leaders in Denmark by Berlingske Tidende. Sissel also made another appearance on our list of the most influential women in the European startup space this year.

We are really excited to hear Sissel’s incredibly valuable insights this year in Barcelona when she takes the workshop stage at the Summit. To make sure you don’t miss out and enjoy with us, make sure you pick up your ticket now and add this very special event to your calendar! To learn more about the event, and the other wonderful speakers taking part, check out our dedicated event page here.

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Our Event Sponsors

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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.

MarketerHire is the fast, easy way to get access to the world’s best marketers. Our recent launch into Europe means you now have on-demand access to our global network of expert, pre-vetted marketers with zero financial risk and full flexibility. We already have over 3,500 customers ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies, including: Netflix, AngelList, Plaid, Quip, Skillshare, Udacity and others.

Catalonia-Trade-InvestmentACCIÓ – 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.