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!









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.



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.


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:

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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.



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).



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.

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