In March 2018, the SEP 2.0 project of the European Commission kicked-off with the very first Scaleup Summit at the Stock Exchange in Milan. Now, eight editions later we look back at a project where we selected Europe’s most promising scaleups and successfully matched them with corporates and investors to foster their growth.
Our role in this three-year pan-European project? Together with partner Mind the Bridge, ESN carefully selected scaleups to match the corporates and investors and engaged with them in one-on-one coaching sessions.
Some facts and figures you ask? In SEP 2.0 we initially considered 20.000 European startups. 8.966 matched the maturity criteria. After a further matchmaking process for the involved corporates and investors, we reached out to 4.014 scaleups. Based on intense interaction, we held one-on-one coaching sessions with 668 of them. 454 of those were then finally selected and attended one of the Scaleup Summits.
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ESN deplores the big blow to the budget considered as crucial for Europe’s future. For the association, the agreed budget is at odds with the ambitions to achieve strategic technological autonomy for the Continent.
A list of 13 concrete recommendations from startup organisations to national governments and international organisations in the fields of investment, talent and policy The document is also a call to the European Union and governments across the globe to provide startups with financial and political support, empowering them to thrive and build the economy of the future.
ESN is excited to announce that Nicolas Brien, CEO at France Digitale, was elected as president of its board. He will succeed founder Karen Boers and lead the board in pursuit of ESN’s mission to create a common voice for European startups so that more can start, scale and succeed in the EU.