Regional diversity and local policy making still play a big role in shaping European startups, from helping entrepreneurs to incorporate a company, to providing grants or taxes breaks. For this reason, taking a local perspective is crucial to supporting entrepreneurs and startups in Europe.
In 2017, the Startup Europe Week 2017 saw over 280 co-organisers organize hundreds of events in over 40 countries across Europe. The week was launched in Brussels with the Vice President of the European Commission Mr Andrus Ansip, and as a grassroots movement achieved over 18 million impressions on social media and more than 100 thousand participants across all events.
In 2018, the third edition of Startup Europe Week will be held between 5-9 March 2018 and will expand to other global continents.
Registration is now open for individuals to apply to co-organise a single event or multiple events in their local city or region.
A typical event aims to:
- Inform local entrepreneurs of the support available: via meetups, talks and workshops
- Connect all players in the local startup ecosystem: network between city and regional governments, accelerators, incubators, investors, corporates, media, universities and entrepreneurs
- Showcase what other regions in Europe are doing: to see what can be leveraged locally
To apply to become a #SEW18 co-organiser, please fill in the form, by 31 January 2018.
Further information about what it’s like to be a co-organiser on the Startup Europe Week.
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