Startup Europe comes to Tech Open Air


Win a free trip to Tech Open Air, Berlin with Welcome & Startup Europe

Welcome and Startup Europe have teamed up with the Tech Open Air to offer an amazing opportunity to 8 early stage European startups from Dublin, Milan, Madrid and Salamanca.

You will travel to Tech Open Air, Berlin for 3 nights courtesy of the Welcome project and Startup Europe. We will pay for your flights, accommodation and 3 day tickets to the festival.

Tech Open Air is Europe’s leading interdisciplinary technology festival which includes:

  • Conference with international speakers including MaitMuntel, co-founder of Lingvist, Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr, NikolajHviis, CEO & Founder Bragi and Jesse Hertzberg, CEO Livestream Movi to name but a few
  • 175+ satellite events across Berlin over 3 days. 2015 satellite event hosts included Deutsche Telekom, Fyber, KAYAK, Rocket Internet, Sidestage, Soundcloud, TechCrunch and Uber

The festival takes place 13th – 15th July 2016.

We’re looking for the most promising early stage tech startups from Dublin, Milan, Madrid and Salamanca to attend Tech Open Air to:

  • network like crazy
  • meet international top-notch investors & accelerators
  • make business with corporate representatives
  • exchange ideas with like-minded founders
  • embrace the exciting Berlin startup ecosystem
  • consume unchallenged level of inspiration

Apply now via


WELCOME is a project under the Startup Europe initiative that aims to build a pan-European tech startup ecosystem. To that end, Welcome links startups from five vibrant EU ecosystems — Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, Milan and Salamanca, to customers, VCs, business angels, corporates, mentors and other startups. The project targets aspiring entrepreneurs as well as early and late stage startups with activities enabling them to grow across borders and access the right combination of finance while helping corporates identify the best talents.

This competition is part of Welcome’s Europass Programme

About Tech Open Air

Tech Open Air is Europe’s leading interdisciplinary technology festival. At TOA our mission is to connect, grow and inspire the human spirit through interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and collaboration. Now in it’s fifth year, the festival takes place over three days with 150+ speakers and 175+ satellite events, enabling attendees to connect and learn with industry experts in Europe’s startup capital, Berlin. Attendees will experience inspirational storytelling, interactive forums, art installations and live music at a beautiful riverside location and across town.