What is Startup Lighthouse

Lighting the way for European scale-ups

The project

Startup Lighthouse is committed to developing cross border connections within and beyond Europe. The project lights the way for startups within Europe by organising 8 Deep Dive Weeks in 4 ecosystems, meeting over 1,600 different ecosystem players in specific themes and culminating with a Lighthouse Award each year. Startup Lighthouse is a Startup Europe initiative.

Deep Dive Weeks

For startups ready to scale abroad (A Round / +1 million €), Lighthouse starts with Deep Dive Weeks of ecosystem immersion. Startup Lighthouse is organizing Deep Dive Weeks in Dublin, the Baltics, Berlin and Lisbon (2018 and 2019).

Beyond the Deep Dive Weeks

All Lighthouse startups are assigned a Scaling Manager for support before, during and follow up activities. The best startups receive acceleration services, including invite-only pitching opportunities and tickets to major EU events; participation in missions beyond EU (Silicon Valley, New York & Israel).

Expected Results

– Startups supported: 120 out of +600 applications
– Generated +2000 leads for new clients, partnerships and collaborations
– Support startups to raise investment of over +50€ million
– Engage community of +3000 investors, startups, mentors and ecosystem builders
– Connect startups to talent: +500 new team members across Europe

Startup Lighthouse Partners