Editor’s note: Since this article was published, the EU-Startups Summit has been postponed until April 29-30, 2021, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). New application deadlines for the pitch competition will be announced around October 2020.
Soon, we’re going to host this year’s edition of the EU-Startups Summit in sunny Barcelona. We’ll have inspiring speakers like Glovo CEO Oscar Pierre, Unbabel CEO Vasco Pedro, HolaLuz founder Carlota Pi (and many more!), great networking opportunities, an “Investors on Stage” session, a workshop stage, but most importantly: An exciting Pitch Competition with 15 of Europe’s most promising early-stage startups!
Our goal is to find and showcase Europe’s best seed and pre-seed startups out there! For this year’s pitch competition, we expect a total of about 1,000 applications. So far we already count 615 applications.
The Prize Package: The winning startup team of this year’s Pitch Competition will receive a prize package with a value of roughly €85,000 and gets prominently featured by EU-Startups and other publications. The prize package will include up to €50,000 in AWS Credits, €9,000 in credits for an enterprise package of the social media monitoring tool Senti.One, €8,500 in credits for an explainer video maker account of mysimpleshow, €2,000 in credits for the design platform 99designs, a Spaces coworking membership for 2 people & 1 year (value: €4,800), a 1 year Guru Plan for SEMrush worth €2,200, and a 1 year business subscription for the sales CRM ForceManager (value: €7,800). We’ll announce one additional item for the prize package in the coming days and expect to end up at a prize value of about €85,000.
The Jury: The selected teams will get a lot of valuable feedback from a jury of well-known venture capital investors. Our jury includes Reda Bensaid (Eight Roads), Beatrice Aliprandi (Talis Capital), Borja Breña (Nauta Capital) and Lina Chong (Target Global).
In addition, we’ll have many more VC firms, business angels and startup accelerators among our more than 1,500 attendees. And: A top-notch networking app, which will help you to find the right contacts.
Apply now: If you’d like to pitch your startup with a 3-minute-presentation in front of an interested audience of about 1,500 people (incl. hundreds of investors, startup enthusiasts, media people and an expert jury), you can now apply here! The application deadline is on February 29.
Precondition: Your startup should be in pre-seed or seed stage, not older than 2 years, should have raised no VC funding yet (or less than €500K) and has to be based in Europe.
Timings & Tickets: The EU-Startups Summit will take place on May 28-29, from 10am to 6pm. The finals of the pitch competiton will happen on the main stage on May 29. In the evenings of both event days we’ll have a nice after-party for continued networking. Tickets are available here.
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