Silicon Valley! Meet Klarna, Zalando, SoundCloud and other Euro tech stars at the European Innovation Day (21 Sept, Mountain View)

European startups and government officials are preparing for a week-long visit to Silicon Valley, kicking off with a conference dubbed European Innovation Day, which features a host of exciting speakers.

Silicon Valley, get ready for an influx of European government officials, star entrepreneurs and other tech luminaries on the 21st of September at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.

Dubbed the European Innovation Day, the lets-get-to-know-each-other event is the highlight of a week-long trip 'Startup Europe' is undertaking to strengthen the ties between the Bay Area and the EU.

A preliminary schedule has been released today with a host of confirmed speakers. Not all are from Europe - the US will be represented by US Entrepreneurship Ambassador Julie Hanna, Larry Sonsini, Dave McClure as well as 'senior execs from Google, Yelp, Airbnb and Apple'.

You will also have the chance to listen to people representing some of Europe's top tech companies, including Klarna, Prezi, SoundCloud, Zalando, BlaBlaCar and Zopa.

EID Speakers

Will also be on stage and/or joining the delegation during the SEC2SV week: European Commissioner of Digital Economy & Society Guenther Oettinger, Italian Digital Champion Riccardo Luna, UK Minister for the Cabinet Office Matthew Hancock (TBC), UK CTO Liam Maxwell (TBC) and even Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

That's not all: also expect speakers representing the likes of Stanford University, BBVA, the European Investment Fund, Salesforce, the University of Cambridge and WorkDay.

The goal of the conference is to stimulate the discussion and create a direct policy and business dialogue between both sides of the Atlantic. will also be there, so please join us!

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