EU-Startups Summit 2023

  • Date
    20 April 2023 - 21 March 2023
  • Brussels Time
    9:00 - 18:00
  • Location
  • Venue
    Palau de Congressos Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, Barcelona
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On April 20-21, EU-Startups be hosting the next edition of its annual EU-Startups Summit. This exclusive in-person event will showcase many of Europe’s hottest startups coming together to learn from some of the most successful European entrepreneurs of today. Ready for two days of networking, inspiration and learning?

During this event, Dr Sara Medina, Member of the EU SME Centre Board of Advisors, will take part in a workshop on how European SMEs and startups can expand to China.

The following is a summary of the event announcement published by EU-Startups. Read more about the EU-Startups Summit, the venue, and the speakers on the official website.

Audience/Focus The EU-Startups Summit 2023 will gather over 2,000 founders, startup enthusiasts, corporates, angel investors, VCs, and media from across Europe. The event is a great opportunity for networking, with a dedicated networking app, and a meeting point for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors who are aiming to build international tech companies. We’ll have fireside chats with internationally successful founders, insightful keynotes, and an exciting pitch competition on our main stage with some of Europe’s most promising startup teams – selected from over 1,500 applicants!

Exhibition Hall: In the exhibition hall of this year’s EU-Startups Summit we’ll showcase 75+ innovative companies. If you’d like to book an exhibition booth, you can request an individualised proposal here.


During the EU-Startups Summit, we’ll also have a big pitch competition with 15 of Europe’s most exciting early-stage startups. The pre-selected startups are going to pitch their business idea with a 3-minute-presentation in front of our attendees and an expert jury of well-known investors. The winning startup team will receive a lot of international visibility, many new investor connections and an awesome prize package which will help the winning startup to reach the next level of growth. The application phase ended on February 19. More info and the application link can be found here.


The main event will take place on April 20-21, from 9am to 6pm. Doors open at 9am and you can start the day with some coffee and networking. The on-stage program starts at 10am. In the evening of April 20 we’ll also have an exciting after-party for continued networking (from 7-11) at Safari Disco Club.

The the first draft of the agenda regarding our main stage and workshop stage can be found here. More updates and speaker highlights will be announce soon soon.

Compared to other major tech events, we keep our ticket prices affordable, starting at €165 for students and ending at €600 for representatives of large corporates and service providers. Tickets are available here.


The event will take place at the Palau de Congressos de Barcelona, which is located in the heart of Barcelona and easily reachable via public transport (Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, s/n, Metro: Plaza España).


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ACCIÓ – Catalonia Trade & Investment is the Catalan Government’s agency that works to attract foreign investment to Catalonia, promoting the region as attractive, innovative and competitive business location for startups. Check out their offerings and the Catalonia Startup Directory.


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