Deadline: September 3, 2015 | Apply here
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Costs: € 325 for founders; € 650 for investors; € 1100 for corporates; € 1500 for service providers
Dates: September 2-3, 2015
Venue: Cologne, Germany
Once a year 500+ startup founders, 150+ leading investors and a wide variety of media- and corporate executives gather in a scrapyard-turned-outdoor-art-gallery in one of Germany’s top cities – Cologne, Germany. In it’s fifth year, Pirate Summit stays true to its core principles, offering solely interactive formats. The mission of the 2-day event is to foster meaningful connections across the world’s startup ecosystems and celebrate true entrepreneurship.
One of the core elements of the conference is the infamous “Walk The Plank”-pitch competition, where 70+ early stage startup battle for Pirate glory. To seek out the EMEA region’s most exciting young startups, the Pirate Crew visited 50+ cities in 2015 with its “Pirates on Shore Tour”. From Tehran to Stockholm, from Chisinau to Baku, the most promising contestants were picked from among 250+ startups that presented to varying juries consisting of renowned investors and startup mentors.
Having been called “Europe’s Burning Man”, the event combines a passionate tech-savvy crowd in an unlikely atmosphere – and yes, also in 2015 there will be a “Pirate Burning”. A 7-meter wooden statue, based on an old Cologne Carnival tradition called “Nubbelverbrennung”, will be lit on fire on the first night.
If you are an upcoming founder, tech-focused investor or even experienced executive, then don’t miss to attend the Pirate Summit!