SEC2SV 2017 Call for top EU scaleups
The Next Unicorns
Last year, Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) once again brought together the most relevant stakeholders, founders, professionals, and policy-makers from the EU entrepreneurial ecosystem Last year, Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) once again brought 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. It kicked off with the flagship pan-European event in Silicon Valley, European Innovation Day on Sep 12th, with Tim Draper addressing 500 entrepreneurs, professionals, and EU policy makers – and closed with an intimate invite only ceremony, on Sep 20th, led by Elżbieta Bieńkowska, EU commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Other SEC2SV participants: Nicolas Brusson, Founder Blablacar, The best 15 EU scaleups expanding to the US; and Betsy Masiello, Head of public Policy @ Uber.
The 2 day Scaleup Summit is the core ‘Scaleup Track’ of workshops & meetings during the SEC2SV week dedicated primarily to the needs of Scaleup companies looking to expand operations to the US market.
The minimums to be considered for the SEC2SV scaleup group, companies must have had at least 10 employees 3 years ago and growing more than 20% year-over-year in revenue, employees, or user-base. Applications are open Mar 9 – May 31st after which selection is made by Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) Investors Forum members and U.S. investors. In total SEC2SV has selected 33 of the best EU scaleups.
After selection, these next unicorns will be announced publicly by July 20th 2017.
It draws the best and brightest CEOs from Europe’s most high potential scaleups and provides an opportunity for these CEOs to learn from, debate and develop business relations with Silicon Valley investors, successful serial entrepreneurs, and experts.
* Help the most ready scaleup company CEOs in Europe to expand their operations into the US market
* Facilitate introductions and foster relationships between leading policy makers, entrepreneurs, investors from both Silicon Valley and Europe
* Address present challenges raised by EU scaleup companies
* Raise SV awareness of EU entrepreneurial activity
* Raise EU policy maker awareness of SV best practices key to supporting Entrepreneurship in EU
We’ve been mapping EU scaleups for the last few years. See our multiple regional reports here: startupeuropepartnership.eu/mapping/ more