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, 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 1,500 applicants!

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Exhibition Hall: In the exhibition hall of this year’s EU-Startups Summit we’ll showcase 75+ innovative companies. If you’d like to book an exhibition booth, you can request an individualised proposal here.

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 startup to reach the next level of growth. The application phase started on January 12. More info and the application link can be found here.

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:

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
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
Erika De Santi
Erika De Santi
Co-founder & International Expansion Director of WeRoad, one of Europe's fasted growing travel operators
Mike Butcher
Mike Butcher
Mike Butcher MBE is a UK-based journalist and editor at large for TechCrunch
Daniel Gebler
Daniel Gebler
Founder & CTO of the Dutch unicorn Picnic which is running the world's fastest growing online supermarket
Patricia Allen
Patricia Allen
Head of Content at EU-Startups.com, leading all content and social media initiatives of EU-Startups
Cathy White
Cathy White
Founder & CEO - CEW Communications, a PR firm focused on startups and VC
Marcos Martín
Marcos Martín
Founder and CEO of Decelera - a startup programme with a unique approach to startup growth
Rob Cassedy
Rob Cassedy
CEO of Wallapop - one of the world's fastest-growing reusing platforms
Lina Chong
Lina Chong
Investment Director at Target Global - a VC firm with €3 billion in assets under management
Adam Kostyál
Adam Kostyál
Senior VP of Nasdaq and Head of Listings for EMEA
Paulina Jänsch
Paulina Jänsch
Founding Partner of the Essen- and Barcelona-based VC firm Leanox Impact Capital
Eric Weber
Eric Weber
Founder and CEO of Germany-based SpinLab - the HHL Accelerator
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Founder & CEO of Menlo Media, the media & events company behind EU-Startups and FutureTravel
Carey Smith
Carey Smith
Founding Contrarian of the US-based VC firm Unorthodox Ventures
Karoli Jobbatical
Karoli Jobbatical
Founder and CEO of Jobbatical - which makes employee relocation made easy
Johnny Quach
Johnny Quach
CPO/CMO at Hostelworld - one of the world’s most familiar traveltech brands

SOME PREVIOUS SPEAKERS

Mariya Gabriel
Avi Meier
Michael Peters
Mike Butcher
Mette Lykke
Naren Shaam
Marc Coloma
Renaud Visage
Ida Tin
Frédéric Mazzella
Jesper Buch
Oscar Pierre
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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.

The full agenda regarding our main stage and workshop stage will be announced about 10 weeks prior to the event.

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.

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.

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