EU-Startups Conference 2016

Berlin, Germany

On June 24, we’re going to host the 3rd edition of the EU-Startups Conference! It’s our annual flagship event where we showcase a selection of Europe’s hottest startups and where we come together to learn from some of the most successful European entrepreneurs of our time.

Thanks to our location sponsor Microsoft Ventures, the EU-Startups Conference 2016 will take place in the awesome event space “Atrium” of Microsoft Berlin.

At this year’s EU-Startups Conference, which will be held between 11.30 am and 6 pm, we’re expecting about 200 entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts, corporates, angel investors, VCs as well as media people. A great opportunity for networking!

The EU-Startups Conference is the perfect event for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors who are aiming to build international companies from within Europe. We will have fireside chats with three internationally successful founders out of the Internet space and an exciting pitch competition with 15 startup teams!

The Speakers

The first speaker we’re herewith announcing is JohannesJohannes-Reck-GetYourGuideReck, the Co-Founder and CEO of GetYourGuide. Founded in 2009 in Zurich, GetYourGuide today is one of the world’s most successful online travel startups.

Be it guided tours, cooking classes, sightseeing buses or canal cruises – GetYourGuide collects and categorizes all the world’s things to do (currently about 28,000 activities) so you research less and do more. GetYourGuide makes it simple for you to find and book an activity that will make your trip an unforgettable experience.

Today, GetYourGuide has over 200 employees and offices in Zurich, Berlin and Las Vegas. According to public sources, GetYourGuide was able to secure almost $100 million in venture capital. The list of investors includes leading VC firms like Spark Capital, Highland Capital Partners and PROfounders Capital.

At the EU-Startups Conference, we’ll sit down with Johannes for a fireside chat to learn how he and his team made GetYourGuide one of Europe’s biggest startup success stories in recent history.

More speakers will be announced soon. If we already got your attention and you’re able to be in Berlin at that time, we highly recommend you to purchase your ticket now!

Pitch competition

During the EU-Startups Conference, we’ll also have a huge pitch competition with 15 of Europe’s most exciting startups. Participating startups are going to pitch their business idea within a 3-minute-presentation in front of the audience and an expert jury of well known investors. The winner will receive an awesome price. Applications will be opened soon. More info about the pitch competition will follow in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!


We kept it affordable: The two ticket categories we’re offering (€39 / €79) already include food and drinks during the event. Tickets can be purchased here!