If you are looking to connect and learn from like-minded founders or are looking for capital/early-stage startups, then PIRATE Summit is for you.
It is a true grassroots entrepreneurship conference with the focus on connecting startup founders.
1,000 handpicked participants from 60+ countries
For the 8th time in a row, PIRATE Summit gathers movers and shakers of the digital sector from all over the world in Cologne (Germany). Every single participant is carefully picked and selected to ensure a perfect crowd to create meaningful connections.
PIRATE Summit is not a “normal” conference – it is an event you never experienced before. And to ensure the extraordinary, it takes place in one of Cologne’s most unique locations: Odonien – a scrapyard turned into an outdoor art gallery. It is the perfect PIRATE location and offers enough space for fire, fun, networking and robots.
The PIRATE Summit – Day 1 – Opening – July 3rd
At 6pm on July 3rd we’ll officially open PIRATE Summit 2018. And we are going to do so with a huge PIRATE BBQ, drinks and plenty of opportunities to connect with all participants on the first evening.
The PIRATE Summit – Day 2
At PIRATE Summit it’s all about meaningful connections. Through various formats and activities, we’ll ensure your personal networking experience. Connecting the most bright people of the startup ecosystem has always been our goal – this time with more networking, more 1on1 meetings, zero panels & very few keynotes, but dozens of campfires, clinics, and masterclasses for all kind of relevant founder topics.
The legendary Burn – “Ceremony” – Day 2
After an extraordinary day full of inspiration, motivation, and networking, you’ll be part of an unforgettable moment: the wooden statue, based on an old Cologne Carnival tradition called “Nubbelverbrennung”, will be lit on fire on the first night right before the infamous party. Grab a bottle of rum and rethink your past experiences as entrepreneur while watching the statue burn.
The Topic Journeys – Day 3
The day will be kicked off with a nice hangover breakfast at Odonien. Afterward, we’ll take you to visit Cologne’s most successful startups in their own offices for a look behind the scenes. There will be different topic journeys – industry-, stage- and/or technology-specific. Pick your favorite journey and get to know the top-players & their stories (told by the founders) in the Cologne tech ecosystem.
Mara Lasmane _ Founder At FoodyCheck
“It was a great opportunity to attend one of the biggest start-up festivals in Europe. My favorites were inspirational talks, where people shared their real entrepreneurial life experiences with ups & downs, and masterclasses about Facebook ads camp (this was the best one) and how to close your first investor.”
Marcus Rey - Founder At Anywherebox
“With the event you have created a gem that sets its own standard in terms of event quality, setting and framework for networks. We also met enough people from the US who could tell us that this precise selection of participants does not even exist in Silicon Valley. There is simply no crap with you.”
Movers & Shakers Summit by Startup SAFARI – July 3rd
Are you currently helping a local startup ecosystem grow? Are you organizing startup events and growing a community? Then you should apply to participate in our Movers & Shakers Summit to benefit from meeting other key players representing startup ecosystems from around the world to learn and connect. Read all about it on the website.