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.




Alumni chilling – Scaleup challenges and founder confessions

Growing fast without breaking (too many) things – Robin Weninger, shaping work Academy

Sell while you sleep – Aurelija Petrauskyte, Trafi

How to fail at building a team? – Olla Jongerius, TCC Tribe

The steps to building brand love – Richard Versluis, Rosterbuster

How to get your first check from an angel – Marta-Patricia Aparicio, Keymon Angels

How experiments helped me fail fast and succeed! – Farid Singh, Startup Wise Guys

Anyone can start but can you scale? – Joe Haslam, IE Business School

Corporates vs startups: ‘If you can’t beat them, join them’ – Daniel Salgado-Moreno, etventure


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.




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

Being Your Best Self – Helen Grain, Helen Grain Mindfulness

Welcome by Google for Startups – Karel Escobar, Google for Startups


How to be a gazelle (startups vs scaleups)

Sebastian Esser, etventure startup hub


Startup flash talks

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

Prepare for turbulence – Karl Llewellyn, Sanctifly

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


Networking break


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


Scaling without failing – 10 things you need to know

Julien Coulon, Cedexis


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

Moderation: Mor Eini, GERMANTECH

Matthieu Heusch, IE Business School

Krisztina Toth, Startup Europe CEE & Western Balkans Networks

Anu Oks, EstBan

Rodolfo Lissia, Mind the Bridge


Key takeaways & Top 20 Startup Lighthouse Awards


Networking drinks