• The new gerneration of technology startups and entrepreneurs Mike Butcher (Techcrunch Europe)
  • With this year’s performance, the EPS has established itself as one of the best internet networking events in Germany Niko Waesche (GMPVC)
  • Pretty awesome! Just come here Lars Hinrichs (HackFwd)
  • A sort of re-birth of the techstartup scene in europe
  • The event of the year
  • One of the internationally most important founder meetups

Pirate Summit is back!

Gathering of Europe's hottest early-stage startups

Now in its fourth year, the Pirate Summit represents true grassroots entrepreneurship: real, authentic and crazy. 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.

Introducing the Pirate Week

This year we’ll organize a 5 day long Pirate Week from September 1st to September 5th. During pirate week we expect more than 2.000 entrepreneurs, developers, investors, bitcoin-geeks and corporate executives. Better prepare your vessel for a whole lot of craziness.
During those 5 days we’ll have 4 main events. Also, there will be 4+ satellite events. The satellite events will be announced in the months prior of the Pirate Week.

This year's Pirate Week

We will announce more satellite events soon.

  • September 1st & 2nd
  • World Bitcoin Forum
    Satellite Event
  • 10:00 - 16:00
  • The World Bitcoin Forum 2014 will be the must-attend event for everyone involved in cryptographic currencies. The Forum connects opinion leaders, renowned experts, founders, investors, hackers and cryptocurrency enthusiasts. Create the future of finance at the World Bitcoin Forum in the former german parliament!
  • Tickets
  • September 3rd
  • Pirate Camp
  • 9:00 - 18:00
  • The Pirate Camp is an open startup festival for entrepreneurs, developers, bitcoiners, corporates, hackers etc. We expect 1000+ attendees. The event is free and open to everyone but tickets are hard to get! Pirate Camp combines a few of Europe’s most successful event formats and is the best way to dive into the European tech ecosystem.
  • Pirate Summit
  • 18:00 - open end
  • All Pirate Camp attendees will have the chance to experience one evening of true pirate-crazyness incl. top-notch keynote-speakers, followed by the legendary “Pirate Burning” and the party.
  • September 4th
  • Pirate Summit
  • 10:00 - 20:00
  • The official Pirate Summit. 500+ early-stage tech-entrepreneurs and investors gather to discuss latest trends in startups. Very intimate atmosphere and well-selected attendees. To keep it this way, the event is “application-only” (Note: Pirate Camp-Tickets are not valid for the Pirate Summit!)
  • September 5th
  • Exec I/O mobile
  • 9:00 - 18:00
  • At Exec I/O we bring together selected corporate executives, startup-ceo’s and active investors to build partnerships and shape the future of the mobile industry. The event is limited to 250 people and application-only.

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Pirate Camp
Our community-event for the European startup community

Feel the vibe of European tech entrepreneurship, enjoy one of the craziest locations in Europe and network with like-minded people. At the Pirate Camp we celebrate entrepreneurship like true pirates.

And the best thing is: The tickets for the whole day including access to the first evening of the Pirate Summit will cost you exactly ZERO Euros. Yes, you read that right. Tickets are FREE. But they will be hard to get. For updates on how to get tickets follow us on Facebook, Twitter and sign-up for our newsletter.

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. This year, we aim at 500 passengers on our boat – all one by one to be chosen by our crew – to create an inspiring, exciting 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 dubloons you are looking for from investors. We hope to see you on board!
John Henderson
Tim Schumacher Serial Entrepreneur & Business Angel
Ramin G. Far
Dr.Jens Pippig Dr.
Klaas Kersting
Sitar Teli Connect Ventures | Managing Partner
Imran Akram
Rob Moffat
Milo Yiannopoulos Editor-in-Chief, The Kernel
Florian Meissner
Thomas Grota T-Venture | Investment Director
Robin Wauters
Liam Boogar Co-founder, CEO & Editor - of Rude Baguette
Frank Thelen e42 GmbH | Founder & CEO
Olga Steidl
Uldis Leiterts
Thomas Kraker von Schwarzenfeld
Evan Nisselson Investor at LDV Capital
Oliver Thylmann Catalyst Zero | Co-Founder & CEO
Stephane Gantchev
Pawel Chudzinski
Chiara Sommer
Linda Kozlowski
Kjetil J. Olsen
Jan Miczaika
Lina Wüller
Kasper Hulthin

Pirate Summit - pricing for poor pirates

Tickets incl. the Pirate Camp-Ticket on the 3rd and food & drinks on both days during the event and the party on the 3rd.
All prices without VAT (19%) and ticketing-fee.
  • Super Ernie Bert
  • till May 22th
  • Founder only 25 99 €
  • Investor only 25 199 €
  • Corporate only 25 750 €
  • Ernie Bert
  • till June 30th
  • Founder 140 €
  • Investor 300 €
  • Corporate 750 €
  • Normal
  • till August 15th
  • Founder 180 €
  • Investor 400 €
  • Corporate 750 €
  • Late Bert
  • till September 3rd
  • Founder 220 €
  • Investor 500 €
  • Corporate 750 €
Tickets incl. the Pirate Camp-Ticket on the 3rd and food & drinks on both days during the event and the party on the 3rd. All prices without VAT (19%) and ticketing-fee.
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Support the European Pirate Summit 2014 with the special Patron ticket. For 950 € you will do good and even get some special perks. You also don't need to fill out the application.

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Our Supporters

Our mission is to foster and grow the startup community and celebrate entrepreneurship. Thus, most of our projects aren’t profit but passion driven. Your contribution helps us to continue that work. 

All of our #supportARRRs will get a free pass to Pirate Camp 2014 on 3 September 2014. Pirate Camp is a crazy and fun startup conference focused on entrepreneurship, tech and creativity. We’d be very happy to see you there. Please don’t forget to say hi.