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Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) is a mission that seeks to connect the dots between EU and Silicon Valley stakeholders of the global entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Created and organized by Mind the Bridge and co-organized with EIT Digital, in 2015, SEC2SV sparked a crucial conversation between EU policymakers (commissioners, prime ministers), top EU Scaleup companies (Startup Europe), corporations from both continents, and Silicon Valley stakeholders.

On Sept 12-20, SEC2SV will seek to strengthen this connection by connecting the dots between these conversations and transatlantic activities from SV to EU and back; including the year long activities that followed for actionable insight into what works and what doesn’t from previous participants and enable cross-continental business activity.

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SCALEUPS

Showcasing the next EU unicorns. Scaleups meet Silicon Valley investors and industry leaders for partnership opportunities.

CORPORATIONS

Connect with and contribute to the latest transatlantic activities; Meet EU policymakers; Meet the EU’s best scaleups.

POLICYMAKERS

Hear from and connect with Silicon Valley experts, investors, and corporations, while strengthening ties with the EU’s best entrepreneurs.

PARTICIPANTS / 2016

Henry Chesbrough

UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Elżbieta Bieńkowska

EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Tim Draper

Partner, Draper Associates

Gené Teare

Head of Content, CrunchBase

Kristin Schreiber

Director COSME Programme, DG GROW, European Commission

Ernesto Ciorra

Head of Innovation and Sustainability, ENEL Group

Domingos Folque Guimara

Portugal's Digital Champion

Francisco de la Torre Prados

Mayor, City of Malaga

Paul Timmers

Director, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Burton Lee

Stanford University

Isidro Laso Ballesteros

DG CONNECT, European Commission

Alberto Onetti

Chairman, Mind the Bridge

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SCALEUPS / PROGRAM

After qualification, invited scaleups will attend the extended 10 day program of invite only activities (Sept 12-20). These include the EID conference, the 2 day scaleup summit, high level meetings in Silicon Valley and East Bay, plus the Closing Ceremony with Commissioner Bieńkowska.

The two-day Scaleup Summit is the core program of the ‘Scaleup Track’, involving workshops and meetings throughout SEC2SV week. The Scaleup Summit is designed to cater to EU Scaleups looking to expand their operations in the US market.

The summit draws the best and brightest CEOs from Europe’s most promising scaleups and provides an opportunity for CEOs to learn from, debate, and develop business relations with Silicon Valley investors, successful serial entrepreneurs, and experts.

2016 Top Applicants

TESTIMONIALS / What People Say About Us

NUMBERS / SEC2SV 2015

14

Scaleups

33

Companies showcased

60M+

EU Revenues

62

Speakers

1000+

Employees

500+

EID attendees

Sponsors / SEC2SV

Partners / SEC2SV