27 January 2017

Startup Europe Week 2017 to launch simultaneously in over 40 countries on 6 February 2017

For the second year, Startup Europe Week will see numerous events focused on entrepreneurship organized in more than 40 countries simultaneously for a full week. The events will be put together by a group of over 280 co-organisers covering every corner of Europe, between 6 – 10 February. The events will be focused on the support and initiatives for startups on a regional and city level, in hundreds of cities all over Europe.

Startup Europe Week is an initiative implemented by SEW and promoted by the European Commission and Startup Europe. The first edition last year had more than 15,000 participants and reached over 4 million people on social media.

SEW 2017 will be launched by EC Vice-President Andrus Ansip in Brussels on Monday 6 February at the Microsoft Center in Brussels. The purpose of this initiative is to raise awareness among existing and potential entrepreneurs of the resources that are available to them, in their region as well as at European level.

Regional diversity and local policy making still play a big role in shaping European startups. From helping entrepreneurs to incorporating a company, to providing grants or taxes breaks, European regions are key players. This is exactly why Startup Europe Week is a bottom-up movement whose activities focus on the support and initiatives for startups on a regional and city level, in hundreds of cities all over Europe.

SEW will reinforce local ecosystems and connect European regions to help startups flourish; it ultimately aims to provide entrepreneurs with a soft-landing support in other markets.

To sign up to the launch event, please visit the eventbrite.

To learn more about #SEW17, please read the co-organisers stories on the website, or contact info@startupeuropeweek.eu