Summit: these are the first 50 thinkers and doers joining us on stage on 17 May in Brussels

Update: revealing the first 50 confirmed speakers for our upcoming in-person event at Brussels Expo on Tuesday 17 May. Get your early-bird tickets now and get some inspiration from these innovators! Summit: these are the first 50 thinkers and doers joining us on stage on 17 May in Brussels

With only 10 more days to go until the early-bird ticket offer for the Summit runs out, we're excited to announce that we have confirmed 50 amazing speakers who will join us - in person - on stage at our upcoming event that will bring together key stakeholders from across the European Tech and innovation ecosystem(s).

Several of Europe's top startup founders, investors, executives, operators and change-makers will be there to share their learnings, inspire and educate, and to give back to the community. Today, more than half of them are amazing female leaders; we can't wait to give them the spotlight they deserve.

A small selection of who will be gracing our stages in two months:

  • Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth European Commission)
  • Kristo Käärmann (Co-founder and CEO, Wise
  • Alexander De Croo (Prime Minister, Belgium)
  • Zara Rutherford (World-record-breaking pilot
  • Ali Niknam (Founder and CEO, Bunq)
  • Gabrielle Dorais (General Counsel, Sorare)
  • Martin Mignot (Partner, Index Ventures)
  • Irina Scarlat (Chief Growth Officer, Bitpanda)
  • Rodolphe Ardant (Co-founder and CEO, Spendesk)
  • Ophelia Brown (Founder, Blossom Capital)
  • Sébastien Marotte (President EMEA, Box)
  • Fredrik Hjelm (Co-Founder and CEO, Voi)
  • Åsa Lidén (COO, Pitch)
  • Olivier Pailhes (Co-founder and CEO, Aircall)
  • Deepali Nangia (Partner, Speedinvest)
  • Tanguy Goretti (Founder, COWBOY)
  • Etc.

For the full list of confirmed speakers so far, check here. To get your early-bird tickets for the event, jump straight here.

The date: Tuesday 17 May

The place to be: Brussels Expo (super easy to access from Brussels airport or international train stations)

In the coming days and weeks, we'll be sharing more information about the topics we will be addressing at the Summit as we continue to give shape to the program, announce more speakers, corporate, media and ecosystem partners that are joining us on this journey - and expect a few big surprises as well...

Don't miss out on's first big offline event!

Later in life, you don't want to tell your grandkids that you had a chance to be there and didn't seize the opportunity ;)

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