Hi, we are Adriano and Christine from the European Startup Association which is a growing community devoted to explore innovative approaches to entrepreneurship as a way of life. We know that a successful start-up is not only dependent on investment but on your network, knowledge and your team. This is why we are creating a European community that is based on 3Cs (culture, collaboration and creativity) – involving all stakeholders: start-ups, investors, public and private agencies, cities, accelerators, incubators, co-working spaces and universities.
Our mission is to create a functional, border less, cooperative European Startup Ecosystem to exceed the territorial limits, boost your international business opportunities, and share knowledge and experiences. We all have to work together! We can maximize our impact on richness and well-being with collaboration and kindness! The European Startup Festival is the celebration of our community, a joyful and human-centered event that will take place once a year in different countries across Europe.
But this is not enough! With our Pitching Matches we help you to meet investors throughout the year to build your network. With our round table discussions we connect the different stakeholders to learn from each other how to collaborate to grow, creating new European projects and face new challenges. We are currently working on a digital platform that will enable the community to work together throughout the year.
Our values are:
Culture > Collaboration > Creativity > Entrepreneurship > Sustainability > Kindness > Inspiration > Happiness > Tolerance > Transparency > Honesty > Authenticity > Integrity > Making a difference > Passion > Commitment > Professionalism > Fun
Be part of the growing European Startup Ecosystem and join us at the next European Startup Festival!
There are so many reasons to be part of the European Startup Ecosystem that we are creating. Let’s have a look at a few of them!
You are a start-up and want to:
> find new team members > expand your network > grow your business on a European level > find investors > find new customers > learn new things > have some fun > make new friends for life > get inspired > pitch at one of our events
Come to our European Startup Festival to have all of the above! Masterclasses, interactive panels, start-ups pitching and lots of time for networking make it possible! Whilst you are there, come and discover beautiful Malmö. We also run pitching events throughout the year across Europe. Check out the Pitching Matches below.
You are an investor and want to:
> find new start-ups to invest in on European level > expand your network > connect with entrepreneurs > network with other investors > have some fun > be part of a growing European Startup Ecosystem > participate in our round table discussions with other stakeholders of the start-up ecosystem
Be part of the movement and get your ticket for the European Startup Festival! If you would like to be an investor and judge our pitching matches, not only at the festival in September but also at our other events, please fill in the form below.
You are a city and want to:
> attract new talents to your city > be part of a growing European Startup Ecosystem > attract investors to your country > connect with companies that will promote your business infrastructure on a European level > drive innovation in your territory by talking to other stakeholder of the start-up ecosystem and getting advice by our expert speakers > bring more people to work and stay in your city > participate in our round table discussions with other stakeholders of the start-up ecosystem
Be part of the movement! The European Startup Festival is touring around Europe. If you would like to host one of our European Startup Festivals in the future, please email us.
You are an institution like a university, public agency or incubator/accelerator and want to:
> learn from best practice sharing > create new programmes on a European level with other stakeholders > be part of a growing European Startup Ecosystem > drive innovation by talking to other institutions of the start-up ecosystem and getting advice > participate in our round table discussions with other stakeholders of the start-up ecosystem > grow your network
Become one of the leading institutions in entrepreneurship and join our European Startup Festival!n Learn from each other and create something new. If you would like to participate in our round table discussions and the festival, please contact us.