Why you should
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What is
START Summit?

START Summit is our annual, student-run, flagship conference designed to connect tomorrow’s founders with today’s leaders to create exciting opportunities. The fact we successfully unite the best entrepreneurial talents in Europe is what makes START Summit a must-attend conference for speakers and partners. START Summit offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a student seeking an employment opportunity, an entrepreneur looking for a footing to found your company or an investor interested in fresh thinking and new ideas. You may be a business leader looking to expand into thought leadership or an employer scoping out the talent pool for the brightest minds to bring into your team. Wherever you’re at, you’ll find what you’re looking for at START Summit.

a history


Since the first START Summit in 1997, our global network has blossomed to 6,000+ strong, with impressive alumni success stories, including SumUp, TradeRepublic, and Amorelie.


The best Startups ignite their journey at START Summit. Annually, we proudly host over 3,500 Startup founders, students, entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders, where they not only expand their minds but also forge valuable connections, all under our roof.


Our enduring mission has always been to operate sustainably and professionally. To keep us on track, we set up the START Foundation in 2016. Formed around the unique Entrepreneur’s Circle, the Foundation is the backbone of START Global, supporting our international team in delivering the START initiative.

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