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Thomas Bigagli, Partner at Plug and Play, will speak at this year’s EU-Startups Summit!

On April 20-21 we’ll be hosting this year’s EU-Startups Summit in Barcelona! Our annual flagship event will gather over 2,000 founders, startup enthusiasts and investors for two exciting days of networking, inspiration and learning. And we can’t wait to welcome you there.

In addition to a buzzing exhibition hall, great networking opportunities, and an exciting pitch competition, we’ll also have two stages where you’ll be able to learn from over 70 speakers and listen to educational and inspiring talks by internationally successful founders.

Today, we’re very excited to share that Thomas Bigagli, Partner at Plug and Play EMEA will be joining us! Thomas will give an educational talk about the inner workings of VC firms, uncovering how VC funds are started and operated.

Plug and Play is one of the largest open innovation platforms globally and one of the most active VC funds with over 30 unicorns in its portfolio. Operating since 2006, Plug and Play brings together a community of 35k+ startups, 550+ world-leading corporations and hundreds of venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies across 20+ industries. The mission is to create a unique ecosystem designed to facilitate meaningful connections, startup investments and bring together key stakeholders – all as part of the goal to nurture innovation and develop industry-leading businesses. The firm is active in 50+ locations globally, including the U.S., China, France, Germany, South Africa, Singapore, Indonesia, and Brazil.

As Partner,  Thomas’ role is to back early-stage startups from pre-seed to series A in the EMEA region, support the portfolio companies to reach new milestones of tractions and funding, and empower the local team of 300 individuals in over 25 offices to scale Plug and Play activities in the region and beyond.

Don’t forget to secure your ticket as soon as possible, and add this very special event to your calendar in 2023! To learn more about the event, and the other wonderful speakers taking part, check out our dedicated event page, and enjoy the video below, which will give you some insights into what’s to come.

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.

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EPAM is the foremost global digital transformation services provider – leading the industry in digital and physical product development and digital platform engineering services. Through its innovative strategy; integrated advisory, consulting, and design capabilities; and unique ‘Engineering DNA,’ EPAM’s globally deployed hybrid teams help make the future real for clients and communities around the world by powering better enterprise, education and health platforms that connect people, optimize experiences, and improve people’s lives.

Airwallex is a global payments and financial platform for modern businesses. It removes the unnecessary friction and cost inherent in the traditional financial system to help entrepreneurs achieve their global ambitions. Leading companies around the world trust Airwallex to manage everything from payments, treasury, and spend to embedded finance — all in one single platform. With an international footprint across the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America, Airwallex connects entrepreneurs, business builders and creators with opportunities in every corner of the world, and empowers them to grow without borders.

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.

Patricia Allen
Patricia Allen
is the Head of Content at EU-Startups. With a background in politics, Patricia has a real passion for how shared ideas across communities and cultures can bring new initiatives and innovations for the future. She spends her time bringing you the latest news and updates of startups across Europe, and curating our social media.
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