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European Venture Contest

Following the success of last year's Venture Contest, the European Venture Foundation will organise this year's edition with the support of Europe's most innovative regions.

The European Venture Contest is directed towards innovative technology ventures that have the potential and amibtion to revolutionize their industry and market. The contest is open to established companies who need to grow at an international level. Participating (and winning) means recognition, easier network access and huge visibility. Following a strict selection process including 8 Pitching Sessions where entrepreneurs will defend their venture to investors, the venture contest laureates will be honoured and rewarded. All participants will have the opportunity to network with global financial and industrial partners. The power of the European business press guarantees widespread publicity and visibility. The European Venture Foundation calls for expressions of interest to host one of eight Pitching Sessions as well as the Final Jury and Award Ceremony. Hosts are expected to contribute financially to the organisation and to mobilise local resources in furtherance of the contest goals. Hosting a Pitching Session is a unique opportunity to spotlight your region in front of more than 1500 investors, corporate dealmakers, advisors, government representatives, entrepreneurs... It greatly facilitates the enrolment of the technology ventures in your region to be judged and benchmarked by world-renowned investors and corporate dealmakers. The overall co-ordination of the contest will remain with the European Venture Foundation, the non-profit group born from last year's edition within the European Commission's Gate2Growth Initiative that continues its support. Regions or cities interested in hosting a Pitching Session or the Final Jury and Award Ceremony, can retrieve the complete information package at the following e-mail address: More information online: Company registrations will open in May.


Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, United Kingdom