EU-Startups Summit 2022

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.

Pitch Competition

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.

Attendees
Meetings
Founders
Investors
Speakers

Speakers we already announced for 2022:

Mariya Gabriel
Mariya Gabriel
European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
Yannis Niebelschütz
Yannis Niebelschütz
Co-founder and Managing Director of CoachHub - a leading digital coaching platform
Philip Belamant
Philip Belamant
CEO & Co-Founder of Zilch - Europe’s fastest-growing fintech unicorn
Avi Meier
Avi Meier
Founder & CEO of the Barcelona-based traveltech unicorn TravelPerk
Janneke Niessen
Janneke Niessen
Serial Entrepreneur and Founding Partner at CapitalT (a female-led VC firm)
Michael Peters
Michael Peters
Group Chairman and former CEO of Euronews - Europe’s leading international news channel
Merit Valdsalu
Merit Valdsalu
Founder and CEO of Single.Earth - a fast-growing climate impact startup based in Estonia
Fabian Wesemann
Fabian Wesemann
Co-founder and CFO of the Berlin-based digital insurance unicorn wefox.
Nigel Verdon
Nigel Verdon
Co-founder and CEO of the London-based fintech unicorn Railsbank, and previously founder of Currency Cloud
Maria Martín Villaró
Maria Martín Villaró
Co-founder of Tiendeo - a leading company specialising in the digitization of the retail sector
Mike Butcher
Mike Butcher
The Editor-at-large of TechCrunch
Tim Groot
Tim Groot
CEO & Co-Founder of Grip - one of the world's leading AI-powered platforms transforming Virtual, Hybrid & Live Events
Audrey Tsang
Audrey Tsang
Co-CEO of Clue, a leading femtech company helping over 12 million people to understand their menstrual health
Thomas Kösters
Thomas Kösters
Co-Founder & Managing Director of DEEP Ecosystems - a company supporting startup ecosystem builders across Europe
Carrie Walter
Carrie Walter
Co-CEO of Clue, a leading femtech company helping over 12 million people to understand their menstrual health
Dr. Aline Vedder
Dr. Aline Vedder
Principle at Lakestar - a leading European VC firm that invests in outstanding digital & technology entrepreneurs
Henric Hungerhoff
Henric Hungerhoff
Managing Director at APX - Europe’s leading earliest-stage Venture Capital firm, backed by Axel Springer and Porsche.
Paulina Tenner
Paulina Tenner
Founder & Director of GrantTree, a UK-based company helping startups with tax relief, grants and funding
Lina Chong
Lina Chong
Investment Director at Target Global - a pan-European VC firm with more than €3 billion in assets under management
Volker Hirsch
Volker Hirsch
Venture Partner at the London-based VC firm Amadeus Capital Partners, which has backed more than 180 companies till date
Arne Schepker
Arne Schepker
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.
Kristina Walcker-Mayer
Kristina Walcker-Mayer
CEO and CPO of the German fintech startup Nuri (Bitwala)
Lupina Iturriaga
Lupina Iturriaga
Founder and CEO of the Madrid-based fintech startup Fintonic
Fabian Thylmann
Fabian Thylmann
German entrepreneur, investor and former adult entertainment disruptor
Andreas Spechtler
Andreas Spechtler
Founder and CEO of Silicon Castles and former President of Dolby International.
Miriam Wohlfarth
Miriam Wohlfarth
Founder of Ratepay and Founder and Co-CEO of the German fintech startup Banxware
Fritz Trott
Fritz Trott
Founder and CEO of of the Berlin-based HR scale-up Zenjob
Laura Urquizu
Laura Urquizu
CEO and President of Red Points, the fastest-growing brand protection software in the market.
Marc Coloma
Marc Coloma
Co-Founder and CEO of Heura Foods - one of Europe’s most exciting foodtech startups.
Tom Hoglund
Tom Hoglund
Co-Founder and CRO at the Stockholm-based musictech unicorn Epidemic Sound.
Willem Jonker
Willem Jonker
CEO of EIT Digital - a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation
Azahara Espejo
Azahara Espejo
Crowdcube's Country Manager for Spain and an international crowdfunding expert.
Patrick Flesner
Patrick Flesner
Growth capital investor and partner at the investment firm LeadX Capital Partners.
Sissel Hansen
Sissel Hansen
Founder & CEO of StartupGuide - The ‘Lonely Planet for entrepreneurs" media company.
Lauris Lietavietis
Lauris Lietavietis
Chief of Sales and Partnerships at Printify - a Baltic startup that is transforming the e-commerce industry.
George Dunn
George Dunn
EMEAR Collaboration SMB Sales Director at Webex
Eva-Valérie Gfrerer
Eva-Valérie Gfrerer
Founder and CEO of Morphais - a Quant Venture Capital firm based in Berlin.
Anton Gauffin
Anton Gauffin
Founder & CEO of Huuuge Games - a leading free-to-play games company.
Laura Scott
Laura Scott
Associate VP, Marketing of SafetyWing - the first global safety net for remote companies.
Marc Assens
Marc Assens
Co-Founder and CTO of Happy Scribe - the go-to platform for transcription and subtitling needs.
Wojtek Sadowski
Wojtek Sadowski
Co-Founder & CEO of Packhelp - a leading online marketplace for custom branded packaging.
Andrew Lee Miller
Andrew Lee Miller
Silicon Valley Startup Coach, early-stage startup marketing expert, published author & consultant.
Zivile Einikyte
Zivile Einikyte
Ecosystem Manager at Uizard - an easy collaborative design tool created for non-designers.
Matt Oldham
Matt Oldham
Co-founder and CEO of Unizest - an innovative provider of an e-current accounts that can be opened anywhere in the world.
Niamh Sterling
Niamh Sterling
Investment Consultant for Ireland’s largest angel network – Halo Angel Business Network (HBAN).
JJ Delgado
JJ Delgado
General Manager of MOVE Estrella Galicia Digital.
Alper Rozanes
Alper Rozanes
Slides 35 Director and Communications Trainer.
Jochen Engert
Jochen Engert
Founder & CEO of FlixBus - a unicorn startup disrupting the European mobility sector
Dr. Giuseppe De Filippo
Dr. Giuseppe De Filippo
Managing Director at Julius Baer and one of Europe’s leading private market experts.
Naren Shaam
Naren Shaam
Founder and CEO of the Berlin-based travel unicorn Omio
Nick Merritt
Nick Merritt
Head of Partnerships, Strategy & Operations at Vault Hill.
Michael Yngfors
Michael Yngfors
Co-Founder & CEO of the metaverse innovator Hiber
Albertine Lecointe
Albertine Lecointe
VP Strategy of Qonto - French fintech unicorn.
Tim Walther
Tim Walther
Volkswagen Group Manager for NFT & Metaverse.
Pep Gómez
Pep Gómez
Co-Founder of Reby and the univorn Fever.
Thomas Bigagli
Thomas Bigagli
Thomas Bigagli, Director and EMEA IC member at Plug and Play
Jane Reddin
Jane Reddin
Talent and Platform Director at AlbionVC - a VC which helps to build the future of enterprise & healthcare.
Gernot Schwendtner
Gernot Schwendtner
Co-Founder and CEO of weGrow International – a company that helps teams to scale.
Tilo Bonow
Tilo Bonow
Founder and CEO of PIABO - a leading PR agency headquartered in Berlin.
Tim Guilliams
Tim Guilliams
Co-Founder and CEO of Healx - one of Europe’s pioneering life sciences startups.

Some of our previous Speakers:

Mette Lykke
Mette Lykke
Mette Lykke is the CEO of Too Good To Go and former co-founder of Endomondo.
Frédéric Mazzella
Frédéric Mazzella
Frédéric Mazzella is the co-founder and President of BlaBlaCar.
Oscar Pierre
Oscar Pierre
CEO of Glovo - a Spanish unicorn (over €465 million in funding) which is one of the world’s fastest growing on-demand delivery players.
Renaud Visage
Renaud Visage
Co-founder of Eventbrite, Board Partner at Point Nine Capital, and angel investor.
Ida Tin
Ida Tin
Co-founder and CEO of Clue - a leading female health startup based in Berlin.
Valentin Stalf
Valentin Stalf
Founder and CEO of N26, the European neobank and fintech unicorn.
Riccardo Zacconi
Riccardo Zacconi
Founder and previously CEO of Candy Crush maker King.com.
Jesper Buch
Jesper Buch
Founder and previously CEO of Just Eat.
Make sure to secure your Tickets soon!

Timings & Tickets

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 found here.

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 Venue

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).

Secure-your-tickets

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.

SafetyWing-logoSafetyWing is 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.

Media & Event Partners