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10 Years of ARRR


An entire week of Startup events. 

The PIRATE Week enables you to reach a diverse and engaged audience of entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, ecosystem builders and startup enthusiasts. Brands and meetup organizers can host an event to educate, connect and inspire. We will help you spread the word.

How to host an event at PIRATE Week


  • Submit your idea
  • Execute and enjoy

Why host an event during PIRATE Week?


  • It’s fun. Do something unique and it’s even more fun.
  • It’s a great way to network with and reach a very international and tech savvy audience.
  • You can position yourself, your event or your brand.
  • The community will love you for it.
  • It’s free.

Startup SAFARI Rhineland

Startup SAFARI is a decentralized multi-day event for the local startup scene. This year, to celebrate our Pirate Summit 10th year anniversary, Startup SAFARI will take place during the Pirate Summit week in three different cities in three days, at the heart of the Rhineland: Aachen, Cologne and Düsseldorf. With one ticket, you have access to all three Startup Ecosystems.


Movers and Shakers Summit

Every year we bring together the tech startup scene from all over the world and build meaningful connections between startups, corporates and investors. 

One day before our main Event PIRATE Summit – Europe’s craziest tech event, we bring together the global community of startup ecosystem players and work on hands-on solutions for the most urgent startup ecosystem topics.

Out of the Box Award

The former “DWNRW”-award is coming to Cologne with an entire make-over and PIRATE Summit will be the hosting-event for it. 

Now coined “OUT OF THE BOX.NRW” (#OOTB), the purpose is to celebrate entrepreneurship by awarding NRW’s (North Rhine-Westphalia’s) top three digital startups with prize money of 50.000€ in total!


PIRATE Summit is the yearly gathering of entrepreneurs that love to solve real problems and build sustainable businesses. Although technology is discussed at PIRATE Summit, it actually isn’t a tech conference. It is a conference for those that use technology as a tool to build something valuable. As such, it is more a conference about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship.