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EU-Startups Summit 2023 | Frequently Asked Questions

On April 20-21, 2023, we will be welcoming you to our annual EU-Startups Summit in Barcelona! This year, the event will be bigger and better than ever before and we’ll have lots of exciting speakers, panel discussions, networking activities, pitch competitions and much more. The EU-Startups Summit will gather over 2,000 founders, startup enthusiasts and investors for two days of networking, inspiration and learning!

With the event just a day away, we wanted to make sure you are fully informed and up to date! So, find here answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have any other queries, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us or chat with one of the team on the day.

Arriving there

  • The event location is Palau de Congressos de Barcelona, Av. de la Reina Maria Cristina, 08004, Barcelona. You can easily arrive there via public transport with bus and metro links to Placa Espanya, or, avail of the city’s mobility options (taxi, scooter, bikes and so forth).
  • Doors at the venue open at 9 am sharp! The event agenda kicks off at 10 am, so make sure you arrive with plenty of time to get checked in and comfortable.
  • Once you arrive at the venue, you will get signed in and pick up your badge. You don’t need to bring a printed ticket with you. You will also get a welcome bag which includes a booklet, the entire agenda and more information about how the two days will progress.
  • The entire event is in-person. There will be no live stream or online participation. 


There is a range of networking opportunities at this year’s Summit – we have after-parties, breakout zones and a dedicated networking app.

Networking App

  • EU-Startups Summit App is available on app stores for Android and iOs.
  • Your sign-in information will have been emailed to you already (from Grip). This enables you to create your profile.
  • On the app, you can make connections, set up meetings, and find the entire event agenda.
  • Use the app to swipe on different attendees and then chat with them to set up meetings. We have a dedicated area on Level 0. Book your table via the app.


  • The dedicated networking area is found on Level O (the same floor as the Exhibition Hall). It hosts tables that can be booked, space to chat, the Cloudworks Lounge, and, is where you will find our Breakout Zones.
  • Use the app to book a table in the networking zone. You can choose a slot that suits you and make the connections that matter.

After Parties

  • The Official EU-Startups Networking Party will take place on Thursday, April 20th, at Safari Disco Club (C/ de Tarragona, 141, 08014 Barcelona). It starts at 7 pm and as an attendee, you are automatically on the list. The Club is a short walk from the event venue. This is exclusively for EU-Startups Summit attendees – you will need to have your badge.
  • On Friday, April 21, there is an exclusive Rooftop Afterwork event at Casa Les Punxes X Cloudworks (Avinguda Diagonal, 420, 08037 Barcelona). This is a limited event.

Agenda, Exhibitors and Speakers

  • The event agenda is available on the EU-Startups Summit App and will also be included in the event booklet that you’ll get at check-in
  • The Pitch Competition will take place on Day 2. You can find the finalists in the event booklet and also here.
  • The event booklet will also show you who is speaking and when including which company they are from. This is also available on the app.
  • On the App, you can filter attendees by their category (startup enthusiast, corporate, investor) so that you can easily find the people you need.
  • You can find out information about the different companies in the Exhibition Hall here. There is also a map in the event booklet, which you’ll pick up when you check-in.
  • The entire event is in-person. There will be no live stream or online participation. 

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.

Vanta is the easy way to achieve compliance certifications such as SOC 2, ISO 27001, and more. Over 4000 fast-growing companies trust Vanta to automate their security monitoring and get ready for compliance audits in weeks instead of months. Simply connect your tools to Vanta, fix the gaps on your customised dashboard, and then work with a Vanta-trained auditor to complete your certification. And for a limited time, EU-Startups readers and attendees of the EU-Startups Summit will get $1,000 off Vanta. Just go to vanta.com/eustartups to get started.

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.

Italdesign is a state-of-the-art customer-centric, method-based company serving both traditional OEMs and newcomers in mobility, product and transportation design worldwide. It’s capable of influencing market changes with innovative designs and technologies and serves as a hub able to interconnect different sectors and expertise and integrate advanced technologies and services thanks to its technical and strategic partnerships. The 1000+ Italdesign professionals are providing an integrated set of methods, techniques and tooling aiming to the industrialization of new products, while providing services for every phase, from the initial idea to series production, including the turnkey process.

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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