If you’re thinking about expanding your startup abroad and officially becoming a European scaleup, then listen up! We are partnering with Startup Lighthouse to bring you a special side-event, ‘Scaling your startup in Europe’, on Friday 22 February, 10:00AM.
Startup Lighthouse is a project run under the umbrella of Startup Europe, a European Commission initiative that acts as the central meeting point for startups to grow and thrive in Europe.Startup Lighthouse will illuminate your way as you navigate the complexities of scaling abroad – it’s essentially a cross-border acceleration programme.
In 2018, Startup Lighthouse took +50 startups on ‘Deep Dive Weeks’ to Berlin, Dublin, Lisbon and the Baltics, where they received hands-on support from local ecosystem players. As the Deep Dive Weeks were focused on specific verticals (TravelTech, Blockchain, Industrial IoT, and Analytics&Data), the startups connected with +100 industry-specific potential partners and were ‘matched’ for meetings with +180 potential investors! Here is how it went.
This year around, Startup Lighthouse will take +150 startups on ‘Deep Dive Weeks’ focusing on MedTech, Smart Cities & Green Energy, FinTech, and Automotive & Mobility sectors (applications now open!).
As part of TechChill 2019, Startup Lighthouse will be organising its own side-event, ‘Scaling your startup in Europe’ where you can hear the stories and experiences of the top startups taking part in Startup Lighthouse. Learn from their first-hand experience of the challenges and complexities of scaling up in Berlin, Dublin, Lisbon and the Baltics.
You’ll also get the chance to hear from two exciting speakers: Tanya Suarez (who has helped startups scale in Ireland, Spain, Netherlands and Lithuania) and Ana Barjasic (who knows what investors are looking for), plus a Q&A with the European Commission.
Scaling in Europe is not easy – but don’t worry – you can talk with the startups and experts over some finger food and see if you’re going to be the next one touring Europe with Startup Lighthouse!
Join the official TechChill side-event ‘Scaling your startup in Europe’, on Friday 22 January, at Teikums co-working space (Gustava Zemgala Gatve 78, Riga), 2 minutes walk from VEF Culture palace, where TechChill 2019 takes place.
Register your spot before places fill up!
P.S. The event is open to all, not just for those with a ticket to TechChill. Jump aboard!
Startup Lighthouse has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (under grant agreement No 780738).