Deadline: May 31, 2017 | Apply here
Date: September 2017
Eligibility: European scaleups
Location: San Francisco, The United States
SEC2SV Scaleups Call 2017
Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) brings together the most relevant stakeholders, founders, professionals, and policy-makers from the EU entrepreneurial ecosystem and Silicon Valley in engaging meetings and workshops, forging meaningful long-term relationships.
SEC2SV 2017 maintains the above trend, and goes a step further by taking an intricate look at the EU corporate innovation outpost environment in Silicon Valley. Where are they from? When were they established? How can you partner with them and let them help you succeed?
SEC2SV is looking for the next EU Unicorns interested in expanding to the US
For the third year running, EIT Digital and Mind the Bridge are co-organising Startup Europe comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV)—the premier programme for future European startup unicorns to engage with key US industry players. Scaleups can apply until 31 May to receive their entry ticket to Silicon Valley.
Taking place in the San Francisco Bay Area each September, the event provides a unique networking space for breakthrough European companies to explore sales, funding and collaboration opportunities. The two-way exchange provides European businesses with the contacts and insights they need to scale up on the other side of the Atlantic and at the same time keeps Silicon Valley abreast of the increasingly dynamic European startup ecosystem.
Minimum requirements to be considered as a SCALEUP:
- you must have had at least 10 employees 3 years ago
- in the last 3 years, you are growing more than 20% year-over-year in revenue, employees, or user-base
The selection is made by Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) Investors Forum and U.S. investors.
European scaleups can apply until May 31st.
About EIT Digital
EIT Digital is a leading European open innovation organisation that brings together a partnership of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, startups, universities and research institutes. EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate market uptake of research-based digital technologies and to bring entrepreneurial talent and leadership to Europe.
EIT Digital is a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). EIT Digital headquarters are in Brussels with co-location centres in Berlin, Budapest, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Trento and a hub in Silicon Valley.
About Mind the Bridge
Mind the Bridge is a global organization dedicated to promoting and supporting successful entrepreneurial ecosystems across the world. As an innovation advisory firm sitting at the intersection between startups and corporations, it has facilitated the bridging of the gap from global startup ecosystems to its home in Silicon Valley. In 2014, Mind the Bridge was selected by the European Commission to lead the Startup Europe Partnership, and today the company serves global corporations’ appetite for innovation around the world.