Web Summit, the biggest tech conference in Europe, takes place in Dublin, November 3rd â€“ 5th and DCU Ryan Academy and Startup Europe will be there with 13 high potential startups from 5 ecosystems (Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, Milan and Salamanca). These startups will be attending it thanks to the Startup Europe initiative, through the Welcome Project and providing them with tools and connections to help them grow & scale their business.
6 of these startups are taking part in Welcomeâ€™s â€œEU Roadshowâ€ activity. Having spent 3 weeks at the Mind the Bridge Startup School in Silicon Valley, these startups are visiting 4 countries to meet with investors, partners and potential customers. Web Summit is the second stop on their trip and they have already attended SMAU in Milan. These startups are: Artomatix (Ire), GroupEstate (Ger), Kopjra (Ger), Openback (Ire), Papem (Ita) and Videona (Esp).
The other 7 startups are taking part in Welcomeâ€™s â€œEuropassâ€ activity. Each startup selected for a â€œEuropassâ€ place gets to attend 2 top European startup events including Slush, Betapitch, Startup OlÃ© and Codemotion Milan. These startups are: BadSeed (Ita), Box at Work (Ger), Byke (Ita), Miito (Ger), Standard Access (Ire) and Wayook (Esp).
The Welcome Project will organize a Matchmaking Event during Web Summit with the goal of generating a valuable dealflow for all parties involved, leveraging the global scale of Web Summit. Startups will be matched with investors/corporate members for 10-15 min speed dating meetings, designed to generate business opportunities and further discussions.
This will be a major exposure opportunity for the selected startups as Web Summit is the largest tech event in Europe with over 30,000 attendees and speakers including:
- Ed Catmull, President of Pixa
- Mike Krieger, Co-Founder Instagram
- John Collison, Co-Founder Stripe
- Dan Brown, Author
- Steward Butterfield, CEO Slack
Startup Europe and the Welcome Project will also have a stand at the event where startups and members of the startup community can come to meet our staff and find out more about this initiative.
About Startup Europe
Startup Europe is a European Commission initiative that aims to strengthen the business environment for web and ICT entrepreneurs so that their ideas and business can start and grow in the EU.
Uniting European startup ecosystems is its value proposition. Some of its concrete activities are:
– Connecting startup ecosystems throughout Europe.
– Bridging the gap between investors, corporates and startups.
– Creating a bottom-up movement across Europe.
– Giving voice to startups to influence new policies (capital markets union, digital single market).
– Celebrating entrepreneurship.
More information at www.startupeuropeclub.eu
WELCOME is a project under the Startup Europe initiative that aims to build a pan-European tech startup ecosystem. To that end, Welcome links startups from five vibrant EU ecosystems â€” Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, Milan and Salamanca, to customers, VCs, business angels, corporates, mentors and other startups.
The project targets aspiring entrepreneurs as well as early and late stage startups with activities enabling them to grow across borders and access the right combination of finance while helping corporates identify the best talents.
Project partners include DCU Ryan Academy â€“ Dublin; The Factory, Betahaus and ETventure â€”Berlin; DPixel, Mind The Bridge, Codemotion and Starteed â€”Milan; Socios Inversores, Hugin & Munin and Tetuan Valley â€”Madrid; Bisite Accelerator â€”Salamanca.
More information at www.welcomestartup.eu