EU-Startups Summit 2024

On May 9-10, we’ll be hosting the 10th 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

2000 +

Attendees

8000 +

Meetings

950 +

Founders

330 +

Investors

We will gather over 2,000 founders, startup enthusiasts, corporates, angel investors, VCs, and media from across Europe. The event will provide great networking opportunities, with a dedicated networking app (all participants get access about 10 days prior to the event), and serve as THE 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 1,400 applicants!

NETWORKING & EXHIBITION

In the exhibition hall of this year’s EU-Startups Summit over 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 connect with them face-to-face and through our dedicated networking app.

CONFIRMED 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:

Dr. Werner Vogels
Dr. Werner Vogels
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Amazon.com
Lubomila Jordanova
Lubomila Jordanova
The Founder and CEO of Plan A - one of the world’s fastest-growing GreenTech companies
Kilian Kaminski
Kilian Kaminski
Co-founder and Co-CEO of Refurbed - Europe's fastest-growing online marketplace for refurbished products
Giorgio Tinacci
Giorgio Tinacci
Founder and CEO of the Italian proptech soonicorn Casavo
Viktor Jarnheimer
Viktor Jarnheimer
Founding CEO of Proxify - Europe’s largest network of highly vetted developers
Gerhard Trautmann
Gerhard Trautmann
CEO and Co-founder of GSG -the world’s largest shopping community
Nicole Büttner
Nicole Büttner
Founder and CEO of Merantix Momentum - which enables companies to unlock the value of AI in all industries
Pekka Mäki
Pekka Mäki
Managing Partner at the European VC firm 3TS Capital Partners
Anastasia Georgievskaya
Anastasia Georgievskaya
Founder and CEO of Haut AI - Industry-leading AI company specialising in skincare and longevity
Fritz Trott
Fritz Trott
Founder and CEO of Zenjob - the Berlin-based scale-up which connects talents and students
Massimiliano Magrini
Massimiliano Magrini
Co-founder and Managing Partner at the VC firm United Ventures
Clara Armand-Delille
Clara Armand-Delille
Founder and CEO of the startup/tech PR agency ThirdEyeMedia
Silvio Schembri
Silvio Schembri
Malta's Minister for the Economy, Enterprise and Strategic Projects
Jevgeni Kabanov
Jevgeni Kabanov
President (formerly Chief Product Officer) of Bolt - the all-in-one mobility app
Akansha Dimri
Akansha Dimri
London-based founder and Editor of Tech Funding News
Joaquín Cuenca
Joaquín Cuenca
Co-Founder and CEO of Freepik - a global powerhouse in the digital content space
Namrata Sandhu
Namrata Sandhu
Founder & CEO of Vaayu, the world’s first automated carbon software for retailers
Federico Travella
Federico Travella
Founder & Executive Chairman of the working capital platform Novicap
Federico Menna
Federico Menna
CEO of EIT-Digital - your Gateway to Digital Innovation in Europe
Cathy White
Cathy White
Founder and CEO of the startup/tech PR agency CEW Communications
Kurt Farrugia
Kurt Farrugia
CEO of Malta Enterprise - the country's economic development agency
Sharon Klaver
Sharon Klaver
Founder and Managing Director of the startup studio Builders
Mike Butcher
Mike Butcher
Editor-at-Large of TechCrunch
Andrea D’ Amico
Andrea D’ Amico
CEO of WeRoad - one of Europe's fastest growing travel scale-ups
Melissa Donohoe
Melissa Donohoe
Vice President at Notion Capital - a VC firm investing in European SaaS and enterprise tech
Angelo Burgarello
Angelo Burgarello
Investment Board Member and Partner the VC firm Look AI Ventures
Jan Reichelt
Jan Reichelt
Founding Partner and GP at 10x Founders
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Founder and CEO of Menlo Media (EU-Startups / FutureTravel)

SOME PAST 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

As every year, this year’s EU-Startups Summit will welcome many of Europe’s most best tech entrepreneurs and investors on our main stage and workshop stage. We are currently also accepting speaker applications.

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 worth €390k.

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Deel-Summit
Workshops
Tarmo-Summit
Exciting-Talks
Team-2022

TIMINGS & TICKETS

The main event will take place on May 9-10, from 9am to 6pm. Doors open at 9am and you can start the day with good coffee and networking. The on-stage program starts at 10am. In the evening of both event days we’ll have an buzzing networking party on the beautiful rooftop terrace of the Mediteranian Conference Center, with stunning sunset views.

Compared to other major tech events we keep our ticket prices affordable, starting at €169 for students and ending at €600 for large corporate reps. Tickets are available here.

Event Launch Countdown

OUR VENUE IN MALTA

The event will take place at the beautiful Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta and is easily reachable via public transport and taxi. Here you’ll find some hotel suggestions for your stay on the Island. Make sure to book your Malta adventure soon!

The buzz was awesome as was the possibility to network with other founders and investors.

Patrick Cox

Foodinghy

The EU-Startups Summit brought together a really great mix of people – united by their enthusiasm for startups!

Renata Bade Barajas

GreenBytes

We really liked the approachability of anyone there. We networked the sh*t out of the event and loved every single second of it!

Bart van Eekelen

e-pickr

I met many interesting and innovative startups with good investment potential!

Yechiel Lanzkron

Unorthodox Ventures

The event gave me the opportunity to interact with great PEOPLE (founders, investors, VCs) and I really liked the expo, workshops, and fireside chats!

Denisa Gheorghita

Teckstar

Amazing panels and very interesting talks! Also, great people to meet and an outstanding positive vibe!

Cristian Medina

Crowdcube

OUR HEADLINE SPONSOR

Malta Enterprise is Malta’s economic development agency, facilitating economic growth, investment, and innovation, by offering a range of support services for local and foreign enterprises setting up a productive presence in Malta. As a key player in Malta’s economic landscape, it contributes to the nation’s prosperity by attracting investments, supporting businesses, and driving innovation, thereby reinforcing Malta’s position as an attractive destination for entrepreneurs and investors alike. Malta Enterprise actively cultivates a vibrant startup ecosystem, playing a pivotal role in fostering a conducive environment for startups and offering tailored support and incentives to empower emerging businesses.

OUR EVENT SPONSORS

The M. Demajo Group is a leading business player in Malta, with a successful history spanning 114 years. The Group’s growth and diversification has resulted in a wide coverage of business sectors through a commitment to long-term results. M. Demajo Group’s workforces is 500 strong and their various activities have been developed through organic growth, acquisitions, partnerships, and startups. Its strong financial situation and ethical standards, its business reputation, and its renowned track record as a business partner are all key factors in its continued expansion.

Cloud Office has over 20 years of combined experience with Google Cloud, is a leading Premier Google Cloud Partner, and the only Bulgarian partner distinguished by 11 “Expertise” awards from Google. Headquartered in Bulgaria and with a subsidiary in London, UK, they are bringing the best from hyperscalers Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services to their customers. With a team of 70+ certified engineers, they are trusted by 600+ clients(ranging from startups to worldwide known publicly traded companies) and successfully delivered over 700 Google Cloud projects, showcasing their ability to drive innovation and value.

Airwallex is a leading global financial platform for modern businesses, offering trusted solutions to manage everything from payments, treasury, and spend management to embedded finance. With their proprietary infrastructure, Airwallex takes the friction out of global payments and financial operations, empowering businesses of all sizes to unlock new opportunities and grow beyond borders. Proudly founded in Melbourne, Airwallex supports over 100,000 businesses globally and is trusted by brands such as Brex, Rippling, Navan, Qantas, SHEIN and many more.