PIRATE Summit returns for 7th time

Get ready for Europe’s craziest startup conference: On September 6-7, the PIRATE Summit will bring together the movers and shakers of the digital world once again.

With more than 1,000 participants from 70+ nations, the PIRATE Summit is Europe’s largest invitation-only conference for early-stage tech startups, investors, and corporate executives representing the true grassroots entrepreneurship. All participants are hand picked individually.

PIRATE Summit is all about creating meaningful connections. Hence, a strong focus lies on formats and activities that ensure a high-quality personal networking experience. Such as dedicated 1on1 sessions, speed dating, or mentoring sessions for start-ups.

Additionally PIRATE Summit has plenty of workshops and keynotes on two stages. Speakers from companies like Facebook, Metro, Seedcamp, Slack, Trivago, and Zalando , outstanding Startups from industries like Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, FinTech and InsurTech, Virtual Reality, as well as VCs (Capnamic Ventures, Index Ventures, Mosaic Ventures, Point Nine Capital, Project A) contribute to the outstanding and memorable experience.


Walk the plank

One of PIRATE Summit’s highlights is the infamous pitch competition “Walk-the-Plank”. More than 80 of the most innovative and fastest-growing early stage tech startups come to pitch in front of top-notch investors. First prize: A fully-paid trip to the European startup capitals, San Francisco and London, with pre-arranged 1on1 meetings with the leading investors in town.

PIRATE Summit will take place at Odonien in Cologne. Odonien is one of the secret ingredients. The artistic scrap yard helps to create the casual and adventurous atmosphere the PIRATE Summit has been praised for.