EU-Startups Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary in Malta

  • 10th Annual EU-Startup Summit in Malta welcomes all founders, investors, and all the startup people
  • The date is May 9-10th, and the place is Mediterranean Conference Center in Valletta
  • Panel discussions, keynote speeches, and fireside chats from top-tier ecosystem players await, as well as the Summit’s signature live startup pitches with valuable prizes

This May, sunny Malta will for the first time host the EU Startup Summit. The most honorary venue was selected – the Mediterranean Conference Center. It will open its solemn yet welcoming doors to startup founders and enthusiasts, VCs and business angels, corporates and media from all over Europe and beyond. The Summit holds to its tradition of being in-person exclusive.

The two days of the Summit – May 9-10 – will be tightly packed with insights on everything that has to do with startups – founding, investments, scaling, and more. In addition to that, roughly 60 dedicated booths of innovative companies will comprise the Summit’s exhibition. They will be among the many attractions for over 2,000 guests, and the face-to-face networking will be facilitated via a dedicated app.

As a startup-centered event, EU-Startups Summit will naturally hold its regular startup pitching competition. This year, 15 finalists were chosen out of an overwhelming 1,400 applications, and the winner will leave with the prize with a total worth of EUR 390K. Additionally, 6 pioneering startups of Plug and Play Malta’s Accelerator will present their pitches.

Speakers and Agenda

This year’s Summit picked roughly 80 thought-lesing speakers for panel discussions, fireside chats, and keynote speeches. The ones already confirmed include:

The covered topics will be equally diverse, including:

  • Boosting startup ecosystems, navigating market cycles, retaining staying power
  • EU’s Digital Markets Act and what it means for startups.
  • Scaling in and out of Europe and avoiding possible hiccups
  • Big innovation and the necessary risks 
  • Purpose-driven company culture and the transformative potential of community-building
  • Increasing C-Levels’ performance without burning out
  • Inner workings of VC firms
  • Fundraising readiness and alternative funding strategies (e.g. crowd investment, turning advisors into angels, etc.)
  • Navigating Secondaries and unlocking liquidity options 
  • Scaling B2B SaaS
  • Future of AI for growing businesses (with cross-industry examples)
  • GreenTech building and the role of startups in solving the climate crises
  • Empowering women and underrepresented minorities in tech
  • Distributed work in 2024 and onward
  • Scaling visibility through media and social media
  • Learning to sell and win pitches
  • Storytelling Strategies for tech innovations
  • and much more. See the draft of the agenda here

In a Nutshell


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