On September 21-25 a European delegation of policy makers, startups, established corporations and investors will meet Silicon Valley business leaders to foster cross-continental collaborations.
Modelled by the successful Silicon Valley Comes to UK, the weeklong initiative aims at connecting Europe and Silicon Valley toward establishing new business opportunities and collaboration.
Invited participants include Andrus Ansip, European Commission VP for the Digital Single Market; Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner; Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer of the United States; as well as senior executives from Google, Facebook, Airbnb, Uber, Apple, Telefonica, Orange, BBVA, Deutsche Bank, and representatives from the venture and academic communities from both sides of the Atlantic (from Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock, Social Capital, Softech VC, USV, Y Combinator, RocketSpace and 500Startups to Stanford, Berkeley, Singularity University, European Investment Fund).
The week will start on September 21st with SEC2SV European Innovation Day, a full-day conference held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View that is expected to gather 600-700 attendees around the following topics:
- Digital Single Market
- EU & US cooperation
- Silicon Valley Trends
- Startups / Innovation vs. Regulation
- Investments and Acquisitions
- Silicon Valley connection to hubs worldwide
- EU Unicorns
The event is aimed at building a high-quality, geographically diverse delegation of Scaleups and the organizers are now looking for European Scaleups to feature in this event.
This is an opportunity for Portuguese Scaleups that are interested in expanding into the United States market or already have a local subsidiary. As participants, companies will have the chance to pitch their business to an international audience of +600 attendees, showcase their product/service in a dedicated demo area, get worldwide exposure and limitless networking & partnership opportunities with top VC, corporates, policy makers, etc.
The applications close on August 15. You can find more info here.