EU-Startups Summit 2023

On April 20-21, 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?

The Meeting Place for Europe’s most promising Startups & Investors

Audience/Focus: The EU-Startups Summit 2023 will gather over 2,000 founders, startup enthusiasts, corporates, angel investors, VCs, and media from across Europe. The event is a great opportunity for networking, with a dedicated networking app (all participants get access about 8 days prior to the event), 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 on our main stage with some of Europe’s most promising startup teams – selected from over 1,300 applicants!

2000 +

Attendees

8000 +

Meetings

950 +

Founders

330 +

Investors

Exhibition Hall: In the exhibition hall of this year’s EU-Startups Summit about 50 innovative companies will be present with a dedicated exhibition booth. In total, our 2,000 participants will represent about 1,200 different companies and you’ll be able to network with them face-to-face and with our dedicated networking app.

IMPRESSIONS FROM 2022

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 a lot of international visibility, many new investor connections and an awesome prize package which will help the winning startup to reach the next level of growth. The 15 finalists of this year’s pitch competition can be found here. Additionally we’ll have a Web3/Metaverse focused pitch competition which will happen on the workshop stage.

SOME OF OUR 2023 SPEAKERS

Aside of great networking opportunities, we’ll have two stages with exciting talks and workshops. Our line-up of roughly 80 speakers includes unicorn founders, CEOs, and some of the of the world’s most successful investors. A few names we already announced:

Mike Butcher
Mike Butcher
Mike Butcher MBE is a UK-based journalist and editor at large for TechCrunch
Alexandre Prot
Alexandre Prot
Co-Founder and CEO of the French fintech unicorn Qonto
Diliara Lupenko
Diliara Lupenko
Co-founder and COO of Impress, the Nº1 chain of digitized orthodontic clinics in Europe
Michael Cassau
Michael Cassau
Founder & CEO of Grover, a Berlin-based unicorn which is Europe's leading consumer-tech subscription platform
Erika De Santi
Erika De Santi
Co-founder & International Expansion Director of WeRoad, one of Europe's fasted growing travel operators
Kilian Kaminski
Kilian Kaminski
Co-founder & CEO of refurbed, the fastest growing online marketplace for refurbished products in Europe
Moritz Kreppel
Moritz Kreppel
Co-founder and CEO at Urban Sports Club, Europe's biggest and most diverse flat-rate sport membership
Daniel Gebler
Daniel Gebler
Founder & CTO of the Dutch unicorn Picnic which is running the world's fastest growing online supermarket
Cathy White
Cathy White
Founder & CEO - CEW Communications, a PR firm focused on startups and VC
Rob Cassedy
Rob Cassedy
CEO of Wallapop - one of the world's fastest-growing reusing platforms
Marcos Martín
Marcos Martín
Founder and CEO of Decelera - a startup programme with a unique approach to startup growth
Lina Chong
Lina Chong
Investment Director at Target Global - a VC firm with €3 billion in assets under management
Paulina Jänsch
Paulina Jänsch
Founding Partner of the Essen- and Barcelona-based VC firm Leanox Impact Capital
Jordi Romero
Jordi Romero
Founder and CEO of the Barcelona-based SaaS unicorn Factorial
Karoli Hindriks
Karoli Hindriks
Founder and CEO of Jobbatical - which makes employee relocation easy
Eric Weber
Eric Weber
Founder and CEO of Germany-based SpinLab - the HHL Accelerator
Shrestha Chowdhury
Shrestha Chowdhury
Co-Founder and CTO of Razor - a unicorn which acquires and scales Amazon marketplace merchants
Kirsty Grant
Kirsty Grant
Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer at Seedrs
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Founder & CEO of Menlo Media, the media & events company behind EU-Startups and FutureTravel
Matt Cooper
Matt Cooper
Co-CEO at the equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube
Carmen Sebe
Carmen Sebe
CEO of SeedBlink - one of the fastest-growing pan-European networks and investing platforms
Lauren Basler
Lauren Basler
Chief of Staff at AirDNA - the leading data provider for the short-term rental market
Ben Younkam
Ben Younkam
Regional Director for Europe at Village Capital
Victoria Albrecht
Victoria Albrecht
Founder and CEO of Springbok AI - a data science and machine learning consultancy
Laura Urquizu
Laura Urquizu
CEO of Red Points - the fastest-growing brand protection software in the market
Gino Micacchi
Gino Micacchi
SVP Product at Brainly - one of the world’s largest P2P learning communities
Joaquin Cuenca Abela
Joaquin Cuenca Abela
CEO of Freepik - a leading image bank provider based in Malaga
Diana Florescu
Diana Florescu
CEO of mediaforgrowth - a media for equity advisory firm and global network of media investors
Patricia Allen
Patricia Allen
Head of Content at EU-Startups.com, leading all content and social media initiatives of EU-Startups
Umesh Sachdev
Umesh Sachdev
Co-Founder and CEO of Uniphore - a unicorn working on conversational AI and enterprise automation
Fabian Thylmann
Fabian Thylmann
German entrepreneur, investor and former adult entertainment disruptor
Rupal Patel
Rupal Patel
CEO of Entreprenora, Best-Selling Author, and Business Advisor
Pranav Sood
Pranav Sood
General Manager of EMEA for Airwallex - a global payment and financial platform for modern businesses
Dr Sara Medina
Dr Sara Medina
Member of the Board of Advisors to the EU SME Centre and Member of the Board of SPI
Tim Rath
Tim Rath
Founder & Managing Director of YOYABA -a marketing agency which scales B2B SaaS teams
Jaïr Halevi
Jaïr Halevi
Startup & VC Lead at Miro and Head of Culture at Pygma
Anthony Rose
Anthony Rose
Founder and CEO of SeedLegals - which makes fundraising simpler, faster and cheaper for startups
Christoph Sollich
Christoph Sollich
Berlin-based Business Angel, Pitch Coach and Comedian
Pedro Monteiro de Barros
Pedro Monteiro de Barros
Senior Vice President of Finance at the unicorn Remote.com
Vicky Van Asbroeck
Vicky Van Asbroeck
Chief Financial Office of Preply
Federico Travella
Federico Travella
Founder & Executive Chairman of Novicap
Erkki Holmila
Erkki Holmila
IP laywer and Co-Founder of Ipriq
Nicolas Borgis
Nicolas Borgis
Managing Director of EPAM France
Beth Susanne
Beth Susanne
Global Pitch Coach
Sahra-Josephine Hjorth
Sahra-Josephine Hjorth
Co-Founder and CEO of CanopyLAB
Jamie Crummie
Jamie Crummie
Co-founder of the impact-driven scale-up Too Good To Go
Raphaele Leyendecker
Raphaele Leyendecker
Managing Director of Techstars Sustainability Paris Accelerator
Sacha Michaud
Sacha Michaud
Co-founder of the Barcelona-based delivery unicorn Glovo.
Namrata Sandhu
Namrata Sandhu
CEO and Co-Founder of Vaayu - the world’s first automated carbon software
Cristobal Alonso
Cristobal Alonso
Startup Wise Guys' Global CEO and Energy Master.
Rune Theill
Rune Theill
CEO of Rockstart, the early-stage VC-accelerator
Remco Janssen
Remco Janssen
CEO and Publisher of Silicon Canals
Christof Haslauer
Christof Haslauer
CEO of NativeWaves, which offers multiview technology
Catherine Ogilvie
Catherine Ogilvie
Founder of Ogilvie Brand Consultants
Albert Mundet
Albert Mundet
Leading FC Barcelona's Barça Innovation Hub
Thomas Weiss
Thomas Weiss
Founder and CEO of Authentic Vision
Gerd Weiner
Gerd Weiner
Founder and CEO of B1 SmartTV GmbH
Thomas Bigagli
Thomas Bigagli
Partner at Plug and Play EMEA
Micah Smurthwaite
Micah Smurthwaite
Partner at Next47 - a global venture firm for enterprise founders
Emilia Molimpakis
Emilia Molimpakis
Co-Founder and CEO of thymia, which exists to break the stigma around mental health
Paulo Rodriguez
Paulo Rodriguez
Head of International at Vanta - a market leader in automated security and compliance
Robin Saluoks
Robin Saluoks
Founder and CEO of eAgronom, which is on a mission to make farming carbon-neutral
Alex Osterwalder
Alex Osterwalder
Inventor of the Business Model Canvas and CEO of Strategyzer
Andreas Spechtler
Andreas Spechtler
Former President of Dolby Laboratories International and CEO of Silicon Castles
Veronika Argust
Veronika Argust
Representing Look AI Ventures. Jury member of this year's Pitch Competition
Fritz Trott
Fritz Trott
Founder and CEO of Zenjob - a Berlin-based scale-up which connects talents and students
Rasa Strumskyte
Rasa Strumskyte
Co-Founder & VP of Business Development of Talent Garden
Asaf Homossany
Asaf Homossany
Senior Managing Director EMEA at Nasdaq
Sissel Hansen
Sissel Hansen
Founder and CEO of Startup Guide
Henric Hungerhoff
Henric Hungerhoff
Managing Director of the Berlin-based VC firm APX, and jury member of our pitch competition
Borja Breña
Borja Breña
Principal at the VC firm Nauta Capital, and jury member of our pitch competition
Katie Powers
Katie Powers
Head of EU of the equity crowdfunding platform Wefunder
Bailey Morrow
Bailey Morrow
Managing Director on the Venture and Growth Team at SVB UK
David Trayford
David Trayford
Communications and Pitch Coach, and owner of Wow Media
Rebeca de Sancho Mayoral
Rebeca de Sancho Mayoral
Investment Officer at the European Innovation Council (EIC)
Alberto Gago
Alberto Gago
Member of the Presidency Board of the Europe Startup Nation for Alliance for Spain.

SOME PREVIOUS SPEAKERS

Avi Meier
Mariya Gabriel
Michael Peters
Mike Butcher
Mette Lykke
Naren Shaam
Marc Coloma
Renaud Visage
Frédéric Mazzella
Diliara Lupenko
Jesper Buch
Oscar Pierre
Moritz Kreppel
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TIMINGS & TICKETS

The main event will take place on April 20-21, 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 April 20 we’ll also have an exciting after-party for continued networking (from 7-11) at Safari Disco Club.

  • AGENDA: The main stage and workshop stage agenda can be found here!

Compared to other major tech events, we keep our ticket prices affordable, starting at €165 for students and ending at €600 for representatives of large corporates and service providers. Tickets are available here.

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OUR VENUE IN BARCELONA

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).

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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.

MEDIA & EVENT PARTNERS