Pirate Summit 2015

Pirate Summit - The mothership of all pirates

Meet founders, VCs and business angels at Odonien, a scrapyard in Cologne which, together with our selected participants and speakers, creates the very special atmosphere the Pirate Summit is known for. We aim at 700 passengers on our boat, all one by one to be chosen by our crew, to create an exciting, inspiring and motivating atmosphere!

Don't miss the boat. Grab this opportunity to meet founders, founders and more founders. Share a bottle of rum with some of our speakers. And snatch those doubloons you are looking for from investors. We hope to see you on board!

Europe’s craziest startup conference

Now in its fifth year, the Pirate Summit is Europe’s biggest invitation-only gathering of early-stage startups and investors. The Pirate Summit represents true grassroots entrepreneurship: authentic, crazy & real. Pirate Summit is the place to celebrate entrepreneurship. You get to meet experienced as well as upcoming founders, high-profile investors and entrepreneurial rockstars. It’s all about top-class networking and having fun while listening to inspiring talks & panels.

Of course we’ll have our famous "Walk-The-Plank"-pitch competition again this year. AND there will be fire, lots of it.

People that spoke at our previous events

Shira Abel CEO of Hunter&Bard
Jason Ball Director at Qualcomm Ventures
Colette Ballou Founder & President at Ballou PR
Jan-Henric Buettner Partner at e.ventures
Mike Butcher Editor-At-Large at TechCrunch
Dr. Stefan Glänzer Founding Partner at Passion Capital
Lars Hinrichs CEO at Cinco Capital
Klaus Hommels Partner at Lakestar
Christoph Janz Co-Founder & Managing Partner Point Nine Capital
Klaas Kersting CEO/Founder at Flaregames
Saul Klein Partner at Index Ventures
Morten Lund Chairman at Tradeshift and at XOgroup
Olga Steidl Growth Link at Linko, Inc.
Robin Wauters Founding editor of Tech.eu
Talia Wolf Conversioner | CEO


We're currently drafting the agenda of the Pirate Summit 2015 (here you can see Day 1 and Day 2 from last year). 

Our plans for Day 1
For the first day of the Pirate Summit we expect 1000+ attendees. We will combine some of Europe’s most successful event formats in an open festival atmosphere.

Highlights next to the Sessions (Master Classes and workshops) are the Mentor Day, the Walk The Plank pitch competition and the Burning Man ceremony. 

Mentor day is an exclusive opportunity for selected VCs and startups to interact with and learn from each other. For the Walk The Plank pitch competition we expect the hottest new startups from around Europe to present their idea.

Our plans for Day 2
The second day will focus on high quality networking, top notch talks and some craziness. Basically just like every year.
preliminary agenda
preliminary agenda

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Pirate Summit Full Pass

Tickets incl. catering during the event.
All prices without VAT and ticketing-fee.
  • Current phase
  • till May 31st
  • Founder 200 Tickets 225 €
  • Investor 50 Tickets 450 €
  • Corporate 20 Tickets 750 €
  • Service Provider 10 Tickets 1500 €
  • Next Phase
  • till Jun 30th
  • Founder 200 Tickets 250 €
  • Investor 50 Tickets 500 €
  • Corporate 25 Tickets 800 €
  • Service Provider 10 Tickets 1500 €
Tickets incl. catering during the event.
All prices without VAT and ticketing-fee.

Pirate Summit Day 1 Pass (Sept. 2)

If you don’t meet the above criteria you have the chance to attend Day 1 of the Pirate Summit. Please note that there is no Day 1 ticket for founders, investors or corporates.

Tickets incl. catering during the event.
All prices without VAT and ticketing-fee.
Tickets incl. catering during the event.
All prices without VAT and ticketing-fee.
Important note
Make sure that you choose the right category (check the info sign next to each category). We do check every participant and reserve the right to change the category or revoke your ticket.

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Welcome to Odonien, the wicked and legendary republic of pirates, dinosaurs and other creatures that you couldn`t even imagine. We will invite you to this place, which is at the same time in the middle of Cologne and in the middle of nowhere.

Hornstraße 85
50823 Cologne