About SEC2SV

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Launched in 2015, Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) brings together annually the most relevant founders, corporates, investors, and policy-makers from the EU entrepreneurial ecosystem and Silicon Valley in engaging meetings and workshops, forging meaningful long-term relationships.

Created and organized by Mind the Bridge and co-organized with EIT Digital, SEC2SV is the flagship pan-European program in Silicon Valley supported by the European Commission and European Parliament. A week-long program of high-level activities organized around the European Innovation Day conference.

Past participants have included: the best 15 year EU scaleups expanding to the US; Elżbieta Bieńkowska, EU commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME’s; Günther H. Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources; Julie Hanna, US Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship; Betsy Masiello, Head of Public Policy, Uber; Henry Chesbrough, the Father of Open Innovation.

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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.

TOP EUROPEAN SCALEUPS 2017

Meet 2017 Scaleups

PARTICIPANTS 2017

Gerard De Graaf

Director Digital Single Market, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Oona King

Diversity Director, YouTube

Marten Mickos

Former CEO, MySQL

Steve Westly

Former Ex State Controller and Chief Financial Officer of California and Venture Capitalist

Kristin Schreiber

Director COSME Programme, DG GROW, European Commission

Tom Byers

Entrepreneurship professor, Stanford University

Kinga Stanisławska

High Level Group Member, European Innovation Council and Venture Capitalist

Tadej Slapnik

State Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister of Slovenia

Sorin Moisa

MEP, European Parliament

Cécile Jodogne

State Secretary, Brussels-Capital Region

Matt Thompson

GM Developer Evangelism, Microsoft

Jürgen Roth

European Committee of the Regions, Region of Styria

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TESTIMONIALS What People Say About Us

NUMBERS SEC2SV

33

Number of Scalelups showcased

62

Speakers

60M+

Revenues

500+

European Innovation Day attendees

1000+

Employees

40+

Partners

Sponsors SEC2SV

Partners SEC2SV