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November, 2014

November – top startup events in Europe!

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

November is probably one of the busiest month in the startup ecosystem. Just before the Christmas Break begins loads of events are happening this month.

Here is your overview of the top events for the European Startup Ecosystem!

Whether you live in those cities or you are busy travelling, probably you want to make sure to attend a few.

The Summit 2014

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Date: 4 Nov 20146 Nov 2014

Nordic Venture Forum 2014

Location: Radisson BLU Falconer Hotel, Falkoner Allé 9, Copenhagen, Denmark
Date: 6 Nov 2014 – 10:006 Nov 2014 – 12:00

venture ideas @ EPFL

Location: Room BC420, EPFL, Bâtiment C, Lausanne, Switzerland
Date: 6 Nov 2014 – 13:006 Nov 2014 – 15:00

Worldwide Meteor Day – Amsterdam

Location: Oostelijke Handelskade 749, 1019 BW, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: 6 Nov 2014 – 19:306 Nov 2014 – 21:00

EU-Startups Conference

Location: WERK1, Grafinger Straße 6, Munich, Germany
Date: 7 Nov 2014 – 15:007 Nov 2014 – 20:30

Startup Tech for Non-Techies – THE WEEKEND

Location: The Escape School, 1 Frederick’s Place, London, United Kingdom
Date: 8 Nov 2014 – 11:009 Nov 2014 – 18:00

Sime Stockholm

Location: Cirkus, Djurgårdsslätten 43-45, Stockholm, Sweden
Date: 11 Nov 2014 – 09:0012 Nov 2014 – 18:00

Balkan Venture Forum: COINVEST Edition

Location: Perla, Casino & Hotel, Kidričeva 7 , Nova Gorica, Slovenia
Date: 12 Nov 2014 – 10:0013 Nov 2014 – 14:00

EMTECH: No matter what the problem, technology is part of the solution

Location: Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Av del Profesor López Piñero, 1, Valencia, Spain
Date: 12 Nov 2014 – 10:0013 Nov 2014 – 15:15

Sixth Annual NOAH London Internet Conference.

Location: NOAH London , 16 Lower Thames Street, London, England,UK
Date: 13 Nov 2014 – 09:3014 Nov 2014 – 23:00

Leanconf – Europe’s Lean Startup Conference

Location: The Comedy Store Manchester, Manchester, England, UK
Date: 17 Nov 2014 – 10:0018 Nov 2014 – 19:00

13th European EBAN Conference

Location: Scandic Marina Congress Center, Helsinki, Finland
Date: 17 Nov 2014 – 10:0018 Nov 2014 – 22:00

IVC Investor Round Table Rotterdam
‘A Vision For Venture Investment
and Funding in 2025′

Location: Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Date: 19 Nov 2014 – 11:3019 Nov 2014 – 21:30

Global Venture Forum

Location: San Francisco Financial District, San Francisco, California, USA
Date: 20 Nov 2014 – 08:3020 Nov 2014 – 13:00

 

Pathways2014 and Foundum Unplugged – a Wrap Up!

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

It is hard to describe 3 days of networking, pitches, keynotes and 1-on-1 meetings in just one word… we try anyway: it was “INSPIRING”!

Together with the WhiteBull Team we did our first joint adventure and started the TechChampions Tour back in April touring through the major tech hubs of Europe which ended in the Gran Final at Pathways2014. The winners from the TechChampions Tour were chosen and invited to join us in Barcelona together with other entrepreneurs, startup supporters, investors and influencers of the European startup ecosystem.

Founders received mentoring and coaching support in the Bull Pen Sessions and had the chance to meet investors directly in 1 on 1 meetings in the Foundum Unplugged afternoon. We of connected  more than 100 startup founders and  investors directly to each other. Participants were Wayra, Accel, Kibo, ACTIVE, DFJ Esprit and many more…

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There were other great speakers like Ken Morse who shared his “Sell or Die” key insights on the importance of sales in a startup or Jamey Sperans from Morgan Stanley who analysis if we are yet in another VC bubble or not. If you like to learn more about how VC’s should improve, just check out this post about Accel, DFJ, ACTIVE and DN Capital sharing their thoughts on Venture Capital today.

One main highlight was Greg Mortenson’s appearance on stage, best selling author of Three Cups of Tea, Stones into Schools, and Listen to the Wind, who shared his inspiring story of building more than 190 schools for 85.000 children in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He who is working on the other side of the world would be grateful for any kind of technical support who would make life easier in rural areas where access to technology, internet, electricity and thus education is scarce.

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The whole event closed off with the Bully Awards Gala night, hosted by BarcelonaActiva, in the historic chapel at the Macba Museum in Barcelona.

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Thanks to everyone who came to Barcelona and we look forward to the next event in 2015!!