Five days of ARRR! The Pirate Summit strikes a whole week

True pirates have been already waiting, now it is official: The European Pirate Summit is back ­ and it is grander than ever. From September 1st until 5th, 2014 Cologne will be the epicentre of pirate madness. Pirate Week is on! Including the key events World Bitcoin Forum, Pirate Camp, Exec I/O Mobile and of course the Pirate Summit itself, founders Till Ohrmann and Manuel Koelman expect more than 1500 pirates to join these and several satellite events.

It is going to be big, colourful and crazy, so much is clear. Still, in its fourth year the Pirate Summit will be as authentic as always and celebrates entrepreneurship in its own special way. At the Pirate Summit it is all about meeting like ­minded people people who create, are active and strive for innovation, states Ohrmann. Top ­notch speakers such as Michael Bltmann, CEO of Nokia Germany, Klaas Kersting from flaregames, Jeremy Abbett from Google, Robin Wauters from, Sitar Teli from Connect Ventures and Florian Meissner from EyeEm already confirmed their attendance. Most of Europe’s VC funds will also be present currently 40 funds, from accelerators to micro and later stage VCs, attested to come.

“There is so much more to expect, Ohrmann gives away. We are currently talking to a lot of crazy cool people to further extend the program. Also there is a big run for our Walk the Plank pitch competition. Great startups, great ideas! Founders who are interested in pitching at the on September 3rd are encouraged to apply via this application form until July 31st.

Tickets for all four key events are still available. Applications can be made online at is a proud media sponsor this year as well, third year in a row and our readers will benefit from a special discount this year as well, so if you are interested just send us an email and we’ll get you going.