Soft-Landers meet again in Berlin – join by 14 May

Berlin is calling for European startups, scaleups and ecosystem builders (mentors, investors, incubator/accelerator representatives…) outside of Germany. Applications open until Monday, 14 May.

GTEC is hosting for a second time a #SoftLandingEU programme in Berlin, gathering delegations of startups and ecosystem builders from all over Europe on the week of Tech Open Air.

On June 18-22 we will offer participants a 4-day pass to Europe’s leading interdisciplinary technology festival plus a tour around Berlin’s startup ecosystem meeting key players, investors and innovators. Apply now – and share with your favourite entrepreneurs and passionate startup peeps!

  • Connect with startups and ecosystem builders from all over Europe
  • Discover the Berlin startup hub with your host GTEC – German Tech Entrepreneurship Center
  • Get a free ticket to the Tech Open Air Conference (4 days)
  • Join the TOA satellite events in the city
  • Gather in our round tables with various experts helping startups that see Germany and Berlin as their next destination
  • Benefit from soft-landing and scaling support for up to 1 month


Applications open until Monday 14 May (11:59 pm London time)


The soft-landing stay runs on 18-22 June and you can stay in Berlin and benefit from soft-landing and scaling support for up to one month. Check out the agenda prepared by GTEC.

Ecosystem Builder? APPLY HERE

The Mission runs on 18-20 June but you are welcome to use your free pass to TOA until the end of the conference. Check out the agenda prepared by GTEC.


First Mission: Berlin
First Mission: Berlin


Read about the first Soft-Landing Mission in Berlin!

Find out more about the Berlin startup hub.


Soft-Landing (www.soft-landing.eu) connects startup ecosystems and facilitates growth for European scaleups.

Take part in our 1-week missions and join the growing Soft-Landers community!


Land in Vilnius, the place to be for Blockchain startups

Soft-Landing is calling Blockchain scaleups and representatives of startup hubs from all over Europe to discover the vibrant Lithuanian startup ecosystem in June. Applications open until 7 May.

Lightning-fast speed of internet, intelligent and talented workforce, low taxes for business, government support, favorable environment for blockchain and one of the most innovative economies in the world make Vilnius startup scene second to none. Too good to be true? 

Prove it yourself during the Soft-Landing activities that will take place on June 11-15. Startups and ecosystem builders will be deeply immersed into the epicenter of the Baltic startup ecosystem: Vilnius.

Why is Vilnius the coolest place for Blockchain?

  • Gateway for global blockchain industry – EU’s only hub for the digital ledger
  • Trending crypto area – In 2017 Lithuania logged 35 ICOs ranging from $3M-$151M, raising a total of $500M in value. The highest ICO per capita in the world!
  • A new regulatory “sandbox” for blockchain startups – The platform will contribute to the creation of better conditions for the development of businesses
  • Blockchain Centre Vilnius – First international centre in Europe for education and development of decentralized technologies

Want more reasons? Check this article by Tricia Levasseur on Medium.com

Vilnius Blockchain centre © Verslo Žinios


The Vilnius mission will bring you to:

Vilnius Tech Park © Made In Vilnius


What is in it for startups? [11-15 June]

The main goal of the programme is to provide tangible practical support in entering the Lithuanian market or benefiting from access to it.

  • Workshops on specific topics, e.g. overview of Lithuanian business culture, legal matters, etc.;
  • Light business support from the Startup Division team;
  • Individually assigned, specific mentors;
  • Experience sharing with the receiving hubs representatives, as well as between soft-landers;
  • Exciting site visits, events and conferences with free or discounted passes.

You can stay in Vilnius for up to 1-month longer, benefiting from soft-landing mentoring support.

…and for ecosystem builders?  [12-14 June]

Mission participants will explore which Blockchain opportunities Vilnius has to offer, get to know success stories from already flourishing companies, shake hands and have one-on-one chats with ecosystem leaders to identify opportunities for ground breaking collaborations.

Rise Vilnius © Rise Vilnius


Convinced? Apply fast.

Soft-Landing stay for Startups and Scaleups*  ||  11-15 June  ||  APPLY ON F6S

Discovery Mission for Ecosystem Builders* ||  12-14 June  ||  APPLY ON F6S

* Participation is free of charge thanks to Startup Europe.

Deadline for applications extended: 7 May


Article and programme developed by your local partners in Vilnius, Startup Division.