MORNING: Startup Europe community only

Are you one of the lucky startups that joined EU funded acceleration programmes? Are you a Startup Europe Ambassador mentoring scaleups, running an accelerator, startup conference or tech blog? Join this informal gathering exclusive to the Startup Europe community.

10:00-10:30

Registration

10:30-12:00

Alumni chilling – Scaleup challenges and founder confessions

12:00-13:00

Networking lunch

AFTERNOON: Open Masterclass

Join this energetic afternoon designed around the learnings, failures and successes of 400+ startups and ecosystem leaders that explored the hottest startup ecosystems and learned how to scale up abroad.

13:30-14:00

Registration

14:00-14:30

Welcome by Soft-Landing & Startup Lighthouse

Meet 400+ startups and ecosystem leaders

Lighting the way for European scale-ups – Ricardo Silva, Vilabs

Connecting scaleups and startup ecosystems – Jurga Mečinskienė, Startup Division

Welcome by Google for Startups & Madrid ecosystem – Karel Escobar, Google for Startups

14:30-14:50

How to be a gazelle (startups vs scaleups)

Sebastian Esser, etventure startup hub

14:50-16:00

Startup flash talks

My rise and fall (and rise again) story – Jeroen Bontje, Symbid

The future is brite – Javier Andres, Ticketea (by Eventbrite)

Getting into Europe from Belarus – Ina Samovich, CopPay

Focus is more important than your Mother – Mladen Panov, Vorwärts

16:00-16:30

Networking break

16:30-17:00

Why my startup hub is better than yours

Berlin – et venture startup hub

Dublin – DCU Ryan Academy

Lisbon – FastTrack

Paris – IMT Starter

The Netherlands – Crosspring

Vilnius – Startup Division

17:00-17:20

Scaling without failing – 10 things you need to know

Julien Coulon, Cedexis

17:20-18:00

Supercharging panel: Scaling up? How can we do it better?

Moderation: Mor Eini, GERMANTECH

Massimiliano Dragoni, Startup Europe/European Commission

Krisztina Toth, Startup Europe CEE & Western Balkans Networks

Anu Oks, EstBan

Rodolfo Lissia, Mind the Bridge

18:00-18:15

Key takeaways & Top 20 Startup Lighthouse Awards

18:15-19:00

Networking drinks