PIRATE Summit and the way forward

With a heavy heart but in the end inevitably we have to announce: Our 10th anniversary will be postponed to 2022!

The world is probably in the biggest crisis of our generation and in the middle of a pandemic. Running a physical event for the foreseeable future is not feasible.

The event industry is one of the industries that was hit the hardest by COVID-19. Our businesses were the first ones to close and will be opening back up the very last. Even then, business won’t be the same, as participants and partners will still feel hesitant about physical events for a long time.

We hope to physically meet you in the summer of 2022 & celebrate our 10th edition in an appropriate fashion. We will still produce an event this year. It will be fully remote and – as we don’t think we can create the PIRATE Summit atmosphere in a remote setting – we won’t call it PIRATE Summit. 

This year’s event is called PIRATE Live. It will be a week full of amazing content, open for everyone and free to participate. The Out of the Box.NRW Award will also be part of PIRATE Live. Get ready for exciting pitches from the 12 selected startups and keynotes from renowned speakers and help your favorites to win prize money of 50.000€. 

We’ll announce more details over the coming weeks, but for now feel free to keep an eye on our website – it will be updated in record speed.

Enjoy the summer & talk to you again soon,
Manuel & Till