When and where is it on?
The EU-Startups Summit will be held on April 24th in sunny Barcelona and will bring together 750 startup founders, investors, corporates and media people from across Europe.
How many years has it been going?
It’s the annual flagship event of EU-Startups.com, and after hosting it for 3 years in a row in Berlin, we now moved the event to Barcelona.
What was the inspiration to start it?
The goal is to connect the best startups and investors from across Europe and to enable/create internationally successful tech companies from within Europe. You don’t have to move to the Silicon Valley if you want to build something big/global.
What exciting things can people look forward to?
We’ll have exciting speakers, like the co-founder and CEO of King (CandyCrush etc.), an investors on stage session, where 15+ investors will pitch their VC firm in front of the whole audience, and of course a big pitch competition with 15 pre-selected startups (from more than 500 applications) from across Europe. The winning startup receives a prize package worth about €60,000. In the end, we’ll have a nice after-party for further networking.
What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?
Be pro-active. Check out the attendee list before the event and try to schedule meetings with the people who are most interesting for you.
How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?
Tickets are available here. Irish Technews readers get 10% off with the code ITN. We expect to sell out at the end of March.
Prepared and edited by @EdinaZejnilovic, Journalism Student at DCU.