We can officially confirm our participation in the Startup The Fusion (STF) event on June 26th & 27th in Madrid, Spain. Wayra will be supporting the event – and it is going to be big! Over 350 attendees, 40 startups, 15 % investors and two days full of meetings, workshops, talks and parties with various investors, bloggers, startups and institutions in the beautiful Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. Seems like an amazing opportunity to show up and spread the potential!
Lots of startups, many investors
The whole idea behind the event is to bring together remarkable startup people from various European countries, present new technology, connect with established companies, form new partnerships and – last but not least – have an awesome time! The event is co-organised with the the European Commission and Slush, the most influential startup event in Scandinavia with more than 8000 visitors in their last edition.
One of the main features is the presentation of 40 chosen startups, in 3 growth stages (pre-launch, early-mid and late stages) spread in 10 different categories which are: Architecture, Business, Entertainment, Fashion, Gaming, Hardware, Mobile, Shared Economy, Transport/Automotive and Uncategorised. Each team has 7 minutes to present and another 7 minutes for Q&A. Teams should be ready to face questions about their team, problem they are solving, concrete solution or investments and specific needs.
There is not any cash prize. However you can walk away with an investment or a new client (and what is more?). The winners will be privately introduced to VC funds and Mind the Bridge foundation will choose five of them to invest in.
Our teams on board
Three of our Wayra CEE startups were accepted among the presenting startups, unfortunately we can’t reveal their names yet. Each team gets 3 tickets + access to all the workshops (run by Twitter, F-Secure, Rovio, Grand Cru and much more), lunches, dinners and parties with fellow colleagues and investors.
We can’t forget to mention the “little” things that make this event even more special:
- Keynotes by Rovio and Twitter
- Twitter will launch their new API for Startups
- 5 startups will launch their company at the event
- Red Bull after party in a yet undisclosed location
- Editors of: Gizmodo, Ticbeat, Tech.eu, Geektime, Huffington Post Spain, SiliconKarne, Arctic Startups
- Speakers: Peter Vesterbacka (CMO, Rovio), Didac Lee (Head of Digital, FC Barcelona), Rafael de los Santos (Head of Digital Media, FC Real Madrid), Romain Huet (Manager, Twitter), Papo Kling (Founder, Kling Fashion), Francois Nuyts (Managing Director, Amazon Spain), Jeroen Merchiers (Managing Director, Airbnb Spain & Portugal) and many more!
We are pleased we can be part of the next big Tech & Startup event in Europe — that is built and done by startups for startups. It is great to see there are still new initiatives coming to build the foundations of the European startup ecosystem, promote innovation and bring all the members together. We hope all the teams will maximize their potential and we wish great luck to all of them.
Date: June 26th & 27th
Location: Madrid, Spain
Organisation: SiliconKarne crew with Slush, European Commission support
Online flyer: Click here to view further details