We cannot believe it has been almost two years of  d e e p  d i v i n g  in Berlin, Dublin, Lisbon and Vilnius. Over 100 startups have joined Startup Lighthouse and learned how to scale up in these new markets. We had to celebrate it in style!

Scaling up in Europe: a MASTERCLASS from founders to founders

On 1 October 2019, in Madrid, Startup Lighthouse & our friends at Soft-Landing held a joint event for the Startup Europe community.

The Scaling up in Europe MASTERCLASS gathered +250 participants from all across Europe: from founders ready to scale their businesses, ecosystem builders which every day support the growth of startups in their local markets and beyond, to Startup Europe Ambassadors representing Soft-Landing, Startup Lighthouse, Startup Europe Partnership, MY-GATEWAY, and Nordic Angel Program. A true party.

The Masterclass was hosted at Google for Startups Campus and was organised with the support of South Summit (which took place that week, 2-4 October).

The Lighthouse companies (from Awarded startups to Europassers) warmed up with us for the Madrid conference in this full day of honest exchange of experiences, mindful insights (pun intended) and advice on scaling up abroad.

Ready to scale?

Only if you’re Market ready, Brand ready, Staff ready, Process ready, and Cash ready. Karl Llewellyn, founder of Sanctifly – global provider of wellness options & activities at airports, and former Startup Lighthouse participant (Deep Dive Week Dublin 2018), jumped to the stage to share how he is preparing to scale his business in 2020.

Find out which other founders, serial entrepreneurs & ecosystem leaders shared their lessons during the day! A huge THANK YOU to all our brilliant speakers and workshop facilitators.

“Scaling in Europe is a must go to masterclass. The “behind the scenes” stories of the successful startups were amazing.”

Masterclass content

If you would like to check any particular presentation of the day, feel free to contact us and we’ll send it to you. Don’t miss the photo gallery + check below our MASTERCLASS VIDEO + the wonderful wrap up illustration by Smart Visuals.

“This event is full of inspiration, insights and great connections. Totally enjoyed it!”


The TOP 20 Lighthouse startups

The Startup Lighthouse AWARDS recognises the top 20 startups that join the programme each year. Meet the startups from the 2019 Lighthouse batch which were awarded based on their scaling up potential.

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S  T O  A L L !

MedTech: Innate Repair, Radmol AI Systems, OACP, Septec, Triumf Health

Smart Cities: Péarlaí Ltd, Enerbrain, Sphebotics, rvolt, LUGGit

Future Mobility: Geckomatics, Relate Data, LexaTexer, Alp Technologies, Sizzapp

FinTech: NearBanking, 4Securitas, PAYSTRA, Coinscrap, Deriveum


Find all details about the Top 20 startups and get free access to our full Startup Lighthouse portfolio.

Lighthousers in the South Summit 100 finalists

Congratulations as well for our startups that have made it to the 100 finalists of the South Summit startup competition and rocked the pitching ring battle!



Anything Connected

Interested in joining Startup Lighthouse?

We are organising ONE FINAL Deep Dive Week, and you can apply too! Destination: HELSINKI (around Slush). Pay close attention to our upcoming Tweets so you don’t miss any info when we launch it. After 2 years Startup Lighthouse is indeed coming to an end, but our friends at Startup Europe will have new opportunities for founders like with fresh programmes starting in January 2020. You will want to check that + the programmes announced on F6S.

In the meantime, stay tuned for results of our final activities (application closed) – including the Lighthouse Mission to Silicon Valley!

“A fantastic experience for any start up looking to scale!”

With love,

The #StartupLighthouse team

Questions about the Masterclass or the Awards? Contact: sofia @ f6s.com


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