On May 12-13, 2022, we’ll be hosting the next edition of our annual EU-Startups Summit! At this exclusive in-person event 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. Ready for two days of networking, inspiration and learning?
Audience/Focus: The EU-Startups Summit 2022 will gather over 1,500 founders, startup enthusiasts, corporates, angel investors, VCs, and media from across Europe. The two-day event is a great opportunity for networking (with a dedicated networking app), and a meeting point for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors who are aiming to build international tech companies. We’ll have fireside chats with internationally successful founders, insightful keynotes, and an exciting pitch competition with the finals happening on our main stage with 15 startup teams – selected from over 1,300 applicants!
Exhibition Hall: In the exhibition hall at our EU-Startups Summit we’ll have 60+ companies presenting this year. An overview can be found here.
During the EU-Startups Summit, we’ll also have a big pitch competition with 15 of Europe’s most exciting early-stage startups. The pre-selected startups are going to pitch their business idea with a 3-minute-presentation in front of our attendees and an expert jury of well-known investors. The winning startup team will receive an awesome prize package worth €125k. The application phase closed on March 17 and the 15 finalists have recently been announced here.
Speakers we already announced for 2022:
European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
Co-founder and Managing Director of CoachHub - a leading digital coaching platform
CEO & Co-Founder of Zilch - Europe’s fastest-growing fintech unicorn
Founder & CEO of the Barcelona-based traveltech unicorn TravelPerk
Serial Entrepreneur and Founding Partner at CapitalT (a female-led VC firm)
Group Chairman and former CEO of Euronews - Europe’s leading international news channel
Founder and CEO of Single.Earth - a fast-growing climate impact startup based in Estonia
Co-founder and CFO of the Berlin-based digital insurance unicorn wefox.
Co-founder and CEO of the London-based fintech unicorn Railsbank, and previously founder of Currency Cloud
Maria Martín Villaró
Co-founder of Tiendeo - a leading company specialising in the digitization of the retail sector
The Editor-at-large of TechCrunch
CEO & Co-Founder of Grip - one of the world's leading AI-powered platforms transforming Virtual, Hybrid & Live Events
Co-CEO of Clue, a leading femtech company helping over 12 million people to understand their menstrual health
Co-Founder & Managing Director of DEEP Ecosystems - a company supporting startup ecosystem builders across Europe
Co-CEO of Clue, a leading femtech company helping over 12 million people to understand their menstrual health
Dr. Aline Vedder
Principle at Lakestar - a leading European VC firm that invests in outstanding digital & technology entrepreneurs
Managing Director at APX - Europe’s leading earliest-stage Venture Capital firm, backed by Axel Springer and Porsche.
Founder & Director of GrantTree, a UK-based company helping startups with tax relief, grants and funding
Investment Director at Target Global - a pan-European VC firm with more than €3 billion in assets under management
Venture Partner at the London-based VC firm Amadeus Capital Partners, which has backed more than 180 companies till date
CEO of Babbel - Founded in Berlin in 2007, Babbel is now a household name and one of the world's leading subscription-based language learning apps.
CEO and CPO of the German fintech startup Nuri (Bitwala)
Founder and CEO of the Madrid-based fintech startup Fintonic
German entrepreneur, investor and former adult entertainment disruptor
Founder and CEO of Silicon Castles and former President of Dolby International.
Founder of Ratepay and Founder and Co-CEO of the German fintech startup Banxware
Founder and CEO of of the Berlin-based HR scale-up Zenjob
CEO and President of Red Points, the fastest-growing brand protection software in the market.
Co-Founder and CEO of Heura Foods - one of Europe’s most exciting foodtech startups
Co-Founder and CRO at the Stockholm-based musictech unicorn Epidemic Sound.
CEO of EIT Digital - a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation
Crowdcube's Country Manager for Spain and an international crowdfunding expert.
Growth capital investor and partner at the investment firm LeadX Capital Partners.
Founder & CEO of StartupGuide - The ‘Lonely Planet for entrepreneurs" media company.
Chief of Sales and Partnerships at Printify - a Baltic startup that is transforming the e-commerce industry.
EMEAR Collaboration SMB Sales Director at Webex
Founder and CEO of Morphais - a Quant Venture Capital firm based in Berlin.
Founder & CEO of Huuuge Games - a leading free-to-play games company.
Associate VP, Marketing of SafetyWing - the first global safety net for remote companies.
Co-Founder and CTO of Happy Scribe - the go-to platform for transcription and subtitling needs.
Co-Founder & CEO of Packhelp - a leading online marketplace for custom branded packaging.
Andrew Lee Miller
Silicon Valley Startup Coach, early-stage startup marketing expert, published author & consultant.
Ecosystem Manager at Uizard - an easy collaborative design tool created for non-designers.
Co-founder and CEO of Unizest - an innovative provider of an e-current accounts that can be opened anywhere in the world.
Investment Consultant for Ireland’s largest angel network – Halo Angel Business Network (HBAN).
General Manager of MOVE Estrella Galicia Digital.
Slides 35 Director and Communications Trainer.
Founder & CEO of FlixBus - a unicorn startup disrupting the European mobility sector
Dr. Giuseppe De Filippo
Managing Director at Julius Baer and one of Europe’s leading private market experts.
Founder and CEO of the Berlin-based travel unicorn Omio
Head of Partnerships, Strategy & Operations at Vault Hill.
Co-Founder & CEO of the metaverse innovator Hiber
VP Strategy of Qonto - French fintech unicorn.
Volkswagen Group Manager for NFT & Metaverse.
Co-Founder of Reby and the univorn Fever.
Thomas Bigagli, Director and EMEA IC member at Plug and Play
Talent and Platform Director at AlbionVC - a VC which helps to build the future of enterprise & healthcare.
Co-Founder and CEO of weGrow International – a company that helps teams to scale.
Founder and CEO of PIABO - a leading PR agency headquartered in Berlin.
Co-Founder and CEO of Healx - one of Europe’s pioneering life sciences startups.
Some of our previous Speakers:
Mette Lykke is the CEO of Too Good To Go and former co-founder of Endomondo.
Frédéric Mazzella is the co-founder and President of BlaBlaCar.
CEO of Glovo - a Spanish unicorn and one of the world’s fastest growing on-demand delivery players.
Co-founder of Eventbrite, Board Partner at Point Nine Capital, and angel investor.
Co-founder and CEO of Clue - a leading female health startup based in Berlin.
Founder and CEO of N26, the European neobank and fintech unicorn.
Founder and previously CEO of Candy Crush maker King.com.
The main event will take place on May 12-13, from 9am to 6pm. Doors open at 9am and you can start the day with some coffee and networking. The on-stage program starts at 10am. In the evening of May 12 we’ll also have a nice after-party for continued networking (from 7-11) at Safari Disco Club.
The agenda for our main stage and workshop stage can be foundhere.
Compared to other major tech events, we keep our ticket prices affordable, starting at €149 for students and ending at €590 for representatives of large corporates and service providers. Tickets are available here.
The event will take place at the Palau de Congressos de Barcelona, which is located in the heart of Barcelona and easily reachable via public transport (Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, s/n, Metro: Plaza España).
Some Impressions from our previous in-person event:
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.
MarketerHire is the fast, easy way to get access to the world’s best marketers. Its 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. Already, the company has over 3,500 customers ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies, including: Netflix, AngelList, Plaid, Quip, Skillshare, Udacity and others.
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, is a catalyst for human progress. Dassault provides businesses and people with collaborative 3D virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. They have worked with hundreds of startups to support their dreams and help them scale up and launch innovative and disruptive products onto the global market. Fundamentally, Dassault Systemes believes that the only progress is human, and startups are pivotal to driving it forward.
SafetyWingis building the first global safety net for remote companies, remote workers and nomads worldwide. Their products are built and designed by a fully remote team of nomads distributed across three continents. Remote Health by SafetyWing is a global health insurance that covers your employees and contractors worldwide under one simple plan.
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.