As the calendar year draws to a close, we wave goodbye to 2016 – which will undoubtedly go into the annals of history as a pivotal year for humanity – by saying thanks. We are grateful for every one of our readers, listeners, partners, sponsors, supporters, event attendees, advertisers, staff and fans.

All combined, that’s a huge group of people associated with one way or another, and that’s humbling. We’re now three years old and we have big plans for 2017 – stay tuned and all that jazz – but the end of a year forces you to look back as well.

We owe a lot to companies and organisations like GE, Microsoft, BNP Paribas, Google, Rocket Internet, EIT Digital, McKinsey, Nokia Growth Partners, Deutsche Telekom / hub:raum, NASDAQ, Atomico, IBM/SoftLayer, Goldman Sachs, the European Commission and Parliament, Isabel, Zalando, Techstars, Mobile World Congress, Slush, Startupbootcamp, DigitalK, Bpifrance, Nexxworks, ProSiebenSat.1 – and the list goes on.

We’ve enjoyed working with those – and many more – companies in the past three years, and we’re excited to do more of it, with more partners, in the coming years. Please reach out to us if you would like to discuss a potential collaboration with in the future – our COO and head of partnerships, Helen Walsh, can be reached via

We wish you a happy holiday period, ample time for reflection and making plans for the year to come, and we hope you will follow in 2017 as well.

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