Part 3, EPS is still the place to be...
Long time no see, hear, touch, smell and whatever, so let's change it!
You might have thought that we already became landlubbers but hell no and here's why:
Germany's biggest startup city
As you know EPS helped to put Cologne on the startup/entrepreneurial map but this city is not only about an event taking place once in a year and some of us were/are busy supporting the scene to proof this.
It resulted e.g. in "The Pirates Inn", a new blog covering entrepreneurship, startups, tech and innovation, especially from Germany’s Rhine-Ruhr area (where Cologne is located), Capnamic, a new major multi-corporate fund in Cologne, the 1st Startup Weekend Cologne and so on...
This hustle was recently appreciated by our neighbors from France who announced Cologne "Germany's biggest startup city" and our Pirate in chief, Till, as "one of the 5 must know people in Cologne".
Facts on the table
But ok let's get to the details of the event taking place once in a year and probably the reason why you're reading this piece.
The date of EPS 2013 is August 26-27th - due to potentially better weather conditions - you know EPS is an outdoor event - and in the hope that the late holidaymakers might want to take a flight to Cologne directly from their holiday's destination we would like to welcome you this year some weeks earlier than usual.
We enlarged our team with Lars Hassler, Ruth Cremer, Lukas Strniste & Alex Tilg to ensure an even more unique experience - they're all experienced in organizing events, e.g. the above mentioned Startup Weekend Cologne or 3 Day Startup Germany and fit perfectly to our team.
New ticket category: due to several reasons we had to slightly increase our ticket prices but still not aiming to appear like greedy bastards, that's why we are introducing "Super Erni Bert", a ticket for the fast (until April 26th) decision makers.
Btw be aware you should be quick with your application due to a limited ticket capacity.
Oh yeah, nearly forgot, Google employees can now find us on G+.
Still don't know what to expect at the EPS? That was the stunning last one, September 10-11th 2012 in Cologne: facebook & storify! Or follow the #eps13 hash tag on twitter.
See you soon and stay tuned
Your chances to meet Pirates in November
Here's a listing with short descriptions of events where you can run into a Pirate in November, at places you probably haven't considered yet as startup/tech conferences' spots but definitely worth visiting. The organizers of all the events are handpicked Pirates and some of them you might have already met at one of our events.
How to Web in Bucharest
Started in 2010 by our ambassador Bogdan Iordache, How to Web has become a top event for European tech innovators. For 2 days, How to Web puts you in front of leading innovators, entrepreneurs and professionals for a feast of hands-on talks on global web trends, product & business innovation and new technologies. Hurry up, it's happening on coming Wednesday & Thursday.
4iX Istanbul Innovation 2012
Bootcamp Ventures is bringing international investors to Istanbul on the 13th&14th at the 4iX 2012 to meet with the hottest Turkish startups. On board are leading investors from Atomico, Endeavour Vision, IG Expansion, Intel Capital, Credo Ventures, Vodafone Ventures, Pond Ventures, RedAlpine 3TS Capital and many more. Keynote speakers are among others Klaus Hommels (2011 Investor of the Year), early investors in Skype, Facebook & Spotify as well as Baris Karadogan of HIP Digital.
SVC2LX | Silicon Valley comes to Lisbon
Silicon Valley Comes to Lisbon (15th&16th) is a non-profit event organized by our partner Beta-i (you might have seen their president Pedro Rocha Vieira reverse pitching at the EPS 2012). Its purpose is to promote intercultural and intellectual sharing and networking of people from diverse backgrounds - academics, students, entrepreneurs and businessmen. It is a very networking-oriented event with the explicit objective of promoting learning experiences to its participants through private mentoring, speed networking, discussion panels and master classes.
Poznan Startup Weekend & Startup Weekend Stuttgart
Startup Weekend recruits a highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more to a 54 hour event that builds communities, companies and projects. The weekend starting with Friday 16th is your chance to see the talents from Southern Germany in Stuttgart and Western Poland in Poznan.
Balkan Venture Forum (BkVF) in Belgrade, Serbia
The Balkan Venture Forum is the leading regional investment and innovation forum. It showcases innovative companies to active investors and promotes innovation, entrepreneurship, investment readiness and access to finance in the Balkans. After the 1st one in Skopje (which we were attending), this time it's happening in Belgrade on the 22nd & 23rd.
Btw here you'll find Till on a panel discussing the development of movements.