Startup AddVenture 2015

From Silicon Valley
to the World.

Eastern Europe (April 15th - 20th)

April 15th
April 18th
April 20th
Gdynia, Poland
Budapest, Hungary
Zagreb, Croatia

Bringing Silicon Valley's Top Minds to Up and Coming Startup Ecosystems

What is Startup AddVenture?

Startup AddVenture brings some of the world’s top startup experts to tomorrow’s high-potential startup hubs. A startup cultural exchange bringing knowledge and inspiration from the industry’s best and showcasing local startup stars of tomorrow. A gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem leaders in an exclusive setting to help build the future.

Previous speakers include leaders from:

World's startup and technology leaders

International startup rockstar speakers

A curated program featuring some of the world's top startup experts. Short, focused talks on crucial startup building blocks. From raising your first money to hiring and managing people to getting users and customers to getting acquired. Starting up the Silicon Valley way, soup to nuts.

And more to be announced!

Tickets are on sale now

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Startup AddVenture events are intimate and exclusive events bringing world’s startup leaders to up-and-coming ecosystems. Each event WILL sell out, don’t wait and miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity. VIP tickets are by-application and include access to the post-conference investor and speaker dinner.

Eastern Europe

Zagreb - April 20th // FER, Zagreb University - (Agenda)

Zagreb APR(20th)


Europe’s top startup competition

We believe that, given the right type of support, the next startup success story can come out of the developing ecosystem in Central Europe, Eastern Europe, and Middle East. The 1st Startup AddVenture highlighted 10 startups from 9 countries, and 9 leading European accelerators. The winner and runner up secured invstments from 500 Startups and Cross Border Angels.

Competition 2015 Belt

This year, Startup AddVenture is searching Europe and Middle East for the next set of stars. Apply in each city for a chance to pitch at the regional semi-finals. Winners of each city will come to the main event to pitch on the big stage in Kyiv for the cash investment prize and worldwide media coverage.

Apply by March 31st for the Eastern Europe tour dates:

Startup competition rules:

  • Choose the city closest to your main physical office.
  • Must have raised no more than $2M USD (or equivalent) total.
  • Must apply by 23:59 GMT on March 31st, 2015.
  • 10 semi-finalists in each city will be chosen and notified by April 10th.
  • Each city semi-finalist team will receive 2 free attendee tickets to their event.
  • City semi-finalists must be able to make their own travel arrangements and be on location for rehearsal at least 24 hours before the event.
  • City semi-finalists will present live on-stage to a panel of investor judges. A finalist and runner-up will be chosen at each event.
  • Finalists will present on-stage at Startup AddVenture Global later in 2015 for the cash investment prize.
  • Finalists must be able to make their own travel arrangements to the finale and be present for rehearsals at least 48 hours before the event opening. If finalists cannot fulfill the requirements, the runner-up will take their place.
  • Winner will be chosen by a panel of investor judges and announced at the finale event. Winner is responsible for any applicable taxes for the prize.

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