23 February 2018

EYIF is co-organising the Startup Europe Week Launch Event in Brussels

The European Young Innovators Forum is pleased to announce that we have partnered up with Startup Europe, Startups.be, Europa Media and Startup Europe Week Network to co-organise the Startup Europe Week Launch Event. The event will be the first of a long series, there will be over  300 events across 50 countries!

The EYIF President, Nicholas Zylberglajt will be one of the speakers and he will be discussing about “creating synergies and opportunities on a Pan European level”, alongside other speakers such as Isidro Laso (moderator), the Head of Startup Europe, Krisztina Toth, Project Coordinator at MY GATEWAY and many other thought leaders.

The overall theme of the opening event will be the democratisation of entrepreneurship: both social and geographical. Social: we want people of all backgrounds and wealth to be able to access entrepreneurship. Geographical: we want tech and innovation entrepreneurship to not just be concentrated in a few capital cities, but to also grow hubs of activity in more local regions and towns.

This event is perfect for entrepreneurs, students thinking about entrepreneurship, policy makers, journalists and anyone who works in the startup world (accelerators, incubators, investors, co-working spaces, etc).



9:00 – 9:30 Registration & Welcome coffee
9:30 – 9:45 Opening remarks, Welcome Message & Info SEW 2018 (Igor Tasic, SEW; Isidro Laso, Startup Europe)
9:45 – 10:00 Live connection with one or two SEW co-organisers kicking off their events
10:00 – 10:45 Panel 1: State of the European Startup Ecosystem – Stats, Facts and Actions

Moderator: Igor Tasic

Maximilian Strotmann – Member of Andrus Ansip’s Cabinet, VP of the EC for the Digital Single Market

Isidro Laso Ballesteros – Head of Startup Europe – European Commission

Robin Wauters – Tech.eu (TBC)

Annika Brack – World Economic Forum (Declaration on a Pan-European Ecosystem for Innovation and Entrepreneurship) (TBC)

Representative EIT Brussels

10:45 – 11:30 Panel 2: Creating synergies and opportunities on a Pan European level

Moderator: Isidro Laso Ballesteros – Head of Startup Europe – European Commission

Nicholas Zylberglajt – President of EYIF

Representative Startups.be

Krisztina Toth – Project Coordinator at My-Gateway

Representative Hungarian Embassy

11:30 – 12:00 Speech + Q&A Becode CEO/Founder (TBC)


Join us and our amazing speakers, as we celebrate local entrepreneurs, discuss cross-border connections and connect via live video to other SEW events! REGISTER HERE.