Stories of 10 Years of ARRR
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT PIRATE SUMMIT
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PIRATE Summit is definitely the craziest and most ambitious event for startups in EU. If there’s one thing for you in EU, it’s this.
Loved PIRATE Summit! 1200 startups applied for the pitch competition. Stoked to be in the jury.
This conference is ARRRmazing! Nothing to do with those 5000 people corporate conferences where you barely can meet the relevant people you want!
I had heard a lot of positive things about this event but nothing could have prepared me for
how awesome it really was, and how awesome all the people were!
Pirate Summit it’s the perfect balance of being useful, productive & fun. And great people!
Just arrived at PIRATE Summit – definitely one of the top tech conferences in Europe.
Packed with digital nomads, startups and investors PIRATE Summit is buzzing with creative minds.
Very refreshing and laid back event dedicated only for startups and VCs. We connected with a banking accelerator there! We would never expect that, taking into consideration that the whole concept of the show was super relaxed and the founders were pitching in shorts and t-shirts.
PIRATE Summit is such an amazing event. The entrepreneurial dream lives here.
Easily the best conference for founders in Europe.
My first time as a PIRATE, I did not really know what to expect, and I am shocked…. In the best possible way. It was a fun, social, extraordinary, beautiful experience. Great people, great content in the most relaxed atmosphere you can think of. I’m sure I will be back.
Winning the pitching competition at PIRATE Summit accelerated our growth exponentially! The focus of the event on building meaningful connections and the size of it put us on the map of all the investors, corporates and other partners who were there and helped us leave Cologne with a stronger support system and a lot of opportunities! We are honored and grateful! ARRR!
So, I have to say initially I was apprehensive about coming to PIRATE Summit like it was so hippy and not my thing. BUT looking at the houserules, esp #1 #2 #3 #4 and thank God for the freedresscode in the extreme heat, I am growing on it. 😁
The most extraordinary Summit ever!
Thanks PIRATE Summit what an amazing event 👏 I can really recommend this event for startup founders, don’t miss it next year!
One of my favourite events!
One of the coolest events I’ve ever heard of.
Best. Startup. Summit. Ever. But the band f**kin nailed it!
PIRATE Summit disrupts the (hierarchy) distance between startups and investors and brings them on eye level. Being a PIRATE mainly means to realize everyone is a captain of creation and open to invest his or her treasure – if it is money, expertise, personality, ideas or passion! The team of the summit manages a super smooth sail through the sometimes stormy investment sea – with assuring an exquisite quality of the participating pirates on both sides.
Thanks PIRATE Summit for a great event!
ARRRsome conference! Loved every minute of PIRATE Summit. Brilliant content, great company and superb organization.
Thank you for 7 years of PIRATE Summit, glad to have been at all of them.
So much love for this event. Stage fright or not, I learned a lot, met amazing people who’re all working hard to make their dream happen.
PIRATE Summit once again blew me away! It is one of the only conferences where true meaningful connections are made!
Looking forward to PIRATE Summit this year. It’s the best startup conference I’ve experienced.
What a crazy event it was! Thanks PIRATE Summit for inviting me! Heading back to Paris now with many new ideas to work on.
Best conference ever! From the Plank to the burning Man … and every human connection in between (Karaoke and Party included!!), PIRATE Summit never disappoints and constantly brings the best people together. Can’t wait for the next one!
Flying back after PIRATE Summit. Thanks to all – the kind and helpful staff, the organizers, all the attendees I’ve met. One of the best events I have ever attended.
Love that at PIRATE Summit everyone is a VIP.
Best venue, excellent catering, impeccable time keeping. Thank you PIRATE Summit!
My 7th PIRATE Summit — out of 7 since 2011! Awesome as always!
PIRATE Summit has been one of the most impactful events I’ve ever attended. Thanks to it, I have made lifelong friendships, as well as deep partnerships. I wholeheartedly recommend going!
So PIRATE Summit absolutely rrrrocked – will be back next year to walk the plank!
Winning the pitch competition at PIRATE Summit helped us to close our Series A and opened up many new opportunities for us!
Thanks again PIRATE Summit for an incredible experience & ARRRmazing opportunity to discuss our ideas for helping EU UrbanTech start-ups grow. Made great new connections and learned A LOT. Def one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended + certainly the most fun!!!
PIRATE Summit is one of the finest tech events in Europe.
Officially the coolest B2B event I’ve ever attended.
Just got off the stage at PIRATESummit. Really enjoyed sharing my story and talking about how I used peer-to-peer learning in poker and how it can be applied in other fields. Great event!
The Walk the Plank pitch competition´s prize has been one of the most valuable we´ve got as a startup. The opportunity to meet top-tier VCs has been great and has helped us on our way to our series A.
I haven’t missed a single PIRATE Summit since the beginning. Should have really gotten that tattoo a couple of years ago. The spirit of the people at this ARRRsome event is what helped me stay my course as
a founder for the past 12 years.
Give everything without expecting anything in return. That is what PIRATE Summit is about — an attitude, a set of values that makes the world a better place.
Thanks for another fantastic PIRATE Summit, a truly unique event.
Best conference I’ve been to in ages.
Yesterday night someone asked me what PIRATE Summit is for me. It took me a moment to think but in the end it was pretty simple. It´s like home. Thank you to everyone for creating such a wonderful event once again.
It’s difficult getting back to reality after such a great PIRATE Summit!
Yo ho ho and a good day to all! 🏴☠️ ⛵ Ahoy from PIRATE Summit – Europe’s craziest startup conference! 😜 We’ve still got sea legs! 🌊
Very thankful to be part of the event.
Thank you PIRATE Summit for the best summit ever! A perfect example of that bigger is not always better. Lots of take-aways, inspiration and meaningful connections.
PIRATE Summit is a fitting reminder that people are here to make their startup dreams come true.
The most awesome startup event in Europe.
Unique experience at PIRATE Summit!! We new it was going to be great but it exceeded all expectations.
Thank you for having us and making us part of your VC jury – it was a blast 🏴☠️
PIRATE Summit 2015 was just ARRRsome!
Grateful for the meaningful connections we made at PIRATE Summit!
It was great!
Thanks for having us! We’re still amazed by all the insights we gathered, and the open-minded people we met!
PIRATE Summit described in 3 emotions: Adventure, Thrill, Inspiration!
Had an awesome time at PIRATE Summit!
The best startup event in Germany.
Burning man party at PIRATE Summit was impressive and really hot 😉🔥✌️
Had an amazing time!
PIRATE Summit deserves its reputation of being different than any other startup event I have been to.
I found it exciting to experience that at PIRATE Summit the conversations were much more relaxed than at other events. Really cool.
An inspiring PIRATE Summit 2016 w/ insights + updates on AI.
Yesterday I had my first burn at PIRATE Summit. It is oddly ritualistic and teaches you: Give give give, ask!
Congrats to this amazing PIRATE Summit 2018, Pirates!
I am enjoying the vibe and the quality of people! Really cool! Well done guys 💪
The burning pirate at PIRATE Summit: a mix between a tech conference and the burningman
“Give Give Give Ask. It’s a superpower.” Let’s keep this spirit and “let the flames be the witness.” Thanks for an incredible event PIRATE Summit. See you next year!
ARRR – many thanx for this cool & crazy PIRATE Summit 2019. You are all so charming!
PIRATE Summit offered an excellent mix of start-ups, corporates, investors, a captivating internationality and intimacy in industrial romance: a bit hippie, a bit alternative, and always close to the basic idea of ”meaningful exchange”.
A big ARRR to all volunteers and organisers of PIRATE Summit. You rock!!
Bye bye PIRATE Summit Team – DocuSignDACH had an ARRRsome time. Thanks for being such a grrreat host. We felt trrruly welcome. Until next time. Arrr! 😎
Once you have been in a summit, you think the second time will not surprise you again. But PIRATE Summit is always unforgettable.
Best startup event ever! Passionate team, great crowd, amazing location! Thanks to the PIRATE Summit team!
Awesome event! Enjoying the german startup ecosystem!
It´s been a fantastic experience at PIRATE Summit. I´ve met many ambitious founders, running great bets of future businesses.
High-quality networking, exceptional talks, and selected attendees always meet in Odonien for PIRATE Summit.
Great conference, great people and a lot of fun!
The last three days at PIRATE Summit with inspiring talks, great people, and the best weather were ARRRsome!!! A big thank you to all pirates for organizing such a stunning event.
Wonderful, crazy, inspiring Pirates at this year’s PIRATE Summit 🎉🌈🦄
I love the spirit of PIRATE Summit. It is a great venue, a cool conference. Crazy, but cool. You can create a lot of connections with other startups and investors. Plus, the ecosystem in Cologne is interesting and open, and definitely growing in technology, because of the potential for B2B startups.
Our family member Tilman went to PIRATE Summit in Cologne yesterday. He enjoyed a very welcoming crowd, the campfires and clinics, and on top of that met many interesting teams. Until next time! 👋🏼
PIRATE Summit is amazing again this year. I am so honored to be part of this great event and the community! Thanks to all the team for organizing.
PIRATE Summit is going to be an absolutely amazing event! I’m so glad I have the opportunity to be there 😊
PIRATE Summit has always been my place to talk to people I would have never met and mostly
are still connected to even after several years.
Founded by entrepreneurs, PIRATE Summit is an event created by the start-up community for the start-up community! If you are a young, innovative and dynamic startup, then don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this ARRRsome event!
Pleasure to be part of this extraordinary event. Blue sky, quiet sea, cool co-sailors, ARRR!
PIRATE Summit was excellent, truly a special event with great people.
The absolute hottest startup event in the region! 🔥
I had a blast at PIRATE Summit – if I’m not here next year I failed. ARRR To all the startups out there.
Wow, pitching was great! Thanks to all the great people at PIRATE Summit, it was exceptional. Thanks to the investors as well for the questions and the after-pitch talk!
Attending Pirate Summit is quite an extraordinary experience — participants from 60 different countries, unique location, interesting expert sessions, well coordinated pirate theme and relaxed atmosphere all add up to make this Europe’s largest invitation-only conference for early-stage startups, investors and corporate executives feel like a festival.
PIRATE Summit is an amazing place! Great people, great projects.
Awesome few days judging and mentoring at PIRATE Summit.
It was nice at PIRATE Summit in Cologne! Thank you for the wonderful event!
KPMG is giving a huge ARRR! to the whole team for PIRATE Summit 2016
One of the best tech conferences in the world.
Networking, exciting speakers, the entire ecosystem of the start-up scene and a great location: PIRATE Summit is not an event like any other. Rather unforgettable in its own way.
PIRATE Summit for me was a life-changing event. I can travel to many places and conferences, but only at PIRATE Summit I do feel at home. I can’t wait to be back at the dusty Odonien this year!
Thank you very much for the invitation! It was an inspiring journey!
Perfect weather and very cool location for PIRATE Summit!
Had a blast at PIRATE Summit and loved talking about how the venture capital scene needs new ideas!
PIRATE Summit has managed to develop from an insider tip to one of the most important start-up events in Europe. The event has now become one of the most important meetings for serious founders and their financiers.
Thank you PIRATE Summit team for all your ARRRsome work!
ARRR… Two days of startups and pirates. Great combination!
Today we are all pirates at PIRATE Summit 🙌🏽 big up to the entire crew for this great event 🙌🏽
It was a really great PIRATE Summit, with great pitches and awesome people. See you next year!
Amazing speakers at PIRATE Summit!
Always heard good things about PIRATE Summit and finally washed up on these shores. Great weather, great venue!
Great experience, excellent organisation! We’re glad to been there and met so many fellow pirates at PIRATE Summit. ARRR!
Early bird tickets in a pocket already. See you guys next year! Great event.
PIRATE Summit is an incredible opportunity to get up close and personal with a great audience.
Many thanks to PIRATE Summit for an ARRRsome conference.
PIRATE Summit is already one of the best events of the year for us!
Thank you all for a fantastic PIRATE Summit! See you all next year mates.
Had a lot of fun sharing growth tips at PIRATE Summit and also met some amazing people.
Thanks PIRATE Summit for an Awesome Conference.
Looking forward to an ARRRsome PIRATE Summit! Thanks to the whole team for organizing the best German startup summit.
Loved the experience!! Thanks for the opportunity.
We have ARRRived at PIRATE Summit and are discovering the surreal Odonien venue! The long journey from Montréal was surely worth it!
Set sail for new horizons! Many thanks to PIRATE Summit for organizing this extraordinary event.
Their mission is to create meaningful connections and grow the startup ecosystem. They celebrate true entrepreneurship and the startup culture and are known for their curated, authentic and somewhat different approach to events.
Great event PIRATE Summit – thanks to all fellowpirates.
Thank everybody for this great PIRATE Summit experience: not only technical content but real emotions and meaningful connections.
Thank you PIRATE Summit for a great day, again! Good talks, great pitches and awesome vibes.
What an amazing summit thus far meeting and hearing stories from startup founders. I’m looking forward to meeting more people well into the night. 🏴☠️🚀
Thank you to the amazing PIRATE Summit team for hosting us and all your hard work. Such a great event!
Where do the national and international startup scene meet? Of course at PIRATE Summit in Cologne, a spectacular festival that simply is the key for the startup ecosystem.
ARRR they make it happen! Big up guys for this amazing PIRATE Summit.
At PIRATE Summit it’s all about meaningful connections. Through various formats and activities they’ll ensure your personal networking experience. If you are looking to connect and learn from likeminded founders or are looking for capital/early stage startups, then PIRATE Summit is for you.
I really like the open and honest exchange with a no BS attitude. At every talk and session, I learned something new. And I met the founders of my company how.fm by sharing a few beers at PIRATE Summit.
Thanks PIRATE Summit for the great week.
Thanks PIRATE Summit for some ARRRsome days in Cologne.
PIRATE Summit is the place for meaningful connections, openness and lasting friendships.
Besides the location, it’s the special, valuable community that makes it outstanding!
Yesterday’s legendary Burning Ceremony 🔥 at PIRATE Summit ☠️. What a stunning event!!! Great pitch competition, inspiring talks, cool people for networking and so much love for details 🖤
Back to business filled up with good energy from PIRATE Summit! We had such a great time sharing with entrepreneurs and tech professionals.
Speed dating, barbecue sessions, pitch competition at the captain’s deck, networking to the end and the burn ceremony at night. What a PIRATE Summit 🤙🏻
We enjoyed PIRATE Summit with some great conversations, panels and pitches. Great location, great people – loved it!
Thanks PIRATE Summit for a very cool event and community of Pirates.
Thank you, team, for another great PIRATE Summit – hands-down best startup get-together in Germany. 🙌🏾
Had again a blast at this year’s PIRATE Summit! It’s always great to return to my old stomping grounds and to see so many inspiring people doing good things!
Great speeches, super networking and an incredible special atmosphere. This PIRATE Summit rocked! 🔥Thank you for being ARRR part of it!
Workshops and masterclasses were awesome. Thanks, REALLY good job organizing it.
Great Time at PIRATE Summit.
Inspiring talks, super exchange of experiences, exciting people at PIRATE Summit.
The mix of innovative ideas and unique welcoming atmosphere – thank you PIRATE Summit for a great tech event.
Thank you very much PIRATE Summit for an amazing event.
We are now at PIRATE Summit and once again we think that it is one epic event!
The event is great fun because you get a lot of impressions from a wide variety of people from different subject areas and corners of the world.
Great learnings about the future of Enterprise tech at PIRATE Summit.
PIRATE Summit 2018 is over. For me it was impressive, inspiring, exhausting.
Amazing tech conference PIRATE Summit!
ARRRmazing. What a blast PIRATE Summit – yesterday we walked the plank and pitched Complero! Great to connect with other founders and investors and reach out to the community.
Thank you so much, guys. Just love what you’re doing. This is my 8th visit and it’s always a blast.
A great event with great people and a particularly cool location!
“Feels like home” 😎 We love our PIRATE Summit family. Thanks for having us!
Thank you PIRATE Summit for this awesome experience! We are glad to meet people there too!
It was a hell of an event with a bunch of awesome people! Aye!
Fiery energy, great food, perfect setup. Thank you PIRATE Summit team for ARRR-some days.
Once again many thanks to PIRATE Summit: it was a blast!
PIRATE Summit: learning, networking, having fun, burning the burning man
PIRATE Summit is the craziest conference made with love and the right attitude to support entrepreneurs and the innovation ecosystem. Simply ARRRmazing!
So many new interesting and engaging people, thanks to everyone for making this a truly great event. See you all next year for the 10th Anniversary!
Great atmosphere at PIRATE Summit!