Startup Europe Week is an initiative implemented by SEW and promoted by the European Commission and Startup Europe, with Bame Means Business acting as the London Co-Organizer
Over the last decade, many global initiatives have been created to celebrate entrepreneurship. Typically, such events follow the Silicon Valley format (keynote motivational speeches, networking sessions etc). But Europe is different and requires something more when it comes to celebrating entrepreneurship to meet its peculiarities. Regional diversity and local policy making still play a big role in shaping European startups. From helping entrepreneurs to incorporate a company, to providing grants or taxes breaks, European regions are key players.
That is why we think it is critical to include the regions in this conversation. And that is exactly why we created the Startup Europe Week.
And we did it, this year we had the first edition of Startup Europe Week, from 1st to 5th February 2016, with a kick off event at the Committee of the Regions. During Startup Europe Week events we spoke about everything the regions are doing (and can do) to support European entrepreneurs.
Of course, we will keep track of the bigger picture, but we know that only local actions can get you started! So we will maintain the format we had last year, the events, workshops and speeches will be specifically relevant to your local reality.
5:00 pm Registration
5:30 pm Introductions
5:45 pm Keynote
6:05 pm London Entrepreneural Panel
6:55 pm Leveraging European VC's
7:30 pm Break
7:45 pm PAAS or SAAS vendors for your startup
8:00 pm London VC and fund raising
8:45 pm Refreshment and Networking