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26-28 JUNE 2019
Odonien, Cologne

1.000

PARTICIPANTS

250+

INVESTORS

70+

NATIONALITIES

60+

STARTUP PITCHES

50+

EXPERT SESSIONS

3

DAYS

The PIRATE Summit

PIRATE Summit is the yearly gathering of early stage startup founders.  In fact we are Europe’s largest invitation-only conference for early-stage startups, investors, and corporate executives.

The PIRATE Summit represents true grassroots entrepreneurship: authentic, crazy & real. 

#intheblack

When we were thinking about building a startup conference in 2010 we wanted to organize it around the people that have the urge to create something meaningful. At their own pace. Around founders. And that’s why we called it PIRATE Summit.

Being profitable should be cool and celebrated. We need more founders that are proud of it and talk about it that way. Founders that build businesses on their own terms. That’s why we made #intheblack the overarching theme for PIRATE Summit 2019.

3 Days of ARRR

Day 1 – June 26th

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Day 2 – June 27th

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Day 3 – June 28th

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Speakers & Experts 2019 (Excerpt)

It was a conference like no other on this planet! Great networking, quality workshops, chilled atmosphere and, most of all, truly amazing venue!

Tomasz Kopera, Ignico

Give, give, give ask.
Give everything without expecting anything in return. That is what the PIRATE Summit is about — an attitude, a set of values that makes the world a better place.

Laura Pfromm, Wayra 

Can’t remember the last time I was given so many valuable advice/life lessons and started putting in place the roots of lots of future initiatives!
I thank you all #Pirates for your giving heARRRts! May we see each other again!

Gizelle Ikarezi, AngelHack

PIRATE Summit is one of the most powerful Summits for real networking between #innovators, #vendors, #startups… certainly the craziest one. 

Paolo Raineri, Knowage

Partners in 2019 – Excerpt