By Emea Riga
Among the most important events that Romania will host in the semester of the EU Council Presidency, the Startup Europe Summit is a recognition of the EU’s concerns to encourage the IT industry.
According to a recent press release, the EC nominated Cluj-Napoca to host the event.
Known as an evolving tech hub in Romania, the city of Cluj-Napoca will host the fourth edition of Startup Europe Summit in 2019, on 21-22 March.
Startup Europe is an initiative of the European Commission, which falls under its priority of the ‘Digital Single Market’.
The Startup Europe Summit (SES) is a pop-up conference that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, academics, policy makers and major corporates. It showcases new EU-funded initiatives designed to boost Europe’s tech and web startups. The first SES was held in Berlin in 2015
The 4 main objectives of Startup Europe are to: >>>Connect people such as startups, investors, accelerators, female entrepreneurs, corporate networks, universities and #EUTechWriters through our array of networks; >>>The Startup Europe Map, a map which connects all startup players in the European ecosystems, is part of this; >>>Connect local startup ecosystems by supporting regional initiatives such as Startup Europe Week or Startup Europe Regions Network; >>>Help startups soft-land in other markets such as Silicon Valley (for example SEC2SV: Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley initiative), India (for example the Startup Europe India Summit), Africa (Startup Europe Comes to Africa initiative, coming soon) and The United Arab Emirates (coming soon).
The previous edition of the event was held in Bulgaria in Sofia on November 15, 2018.
The event was focused on technology leadership, European tech ecosystem funding and on solutions to strengthen the startup environment in Central and Eastern Europe and Western Balkans.
By Emea Riga