EU-Startups Summit will be postponed until April 2021
The uncertainty amid the COVID-19 crisis has forced the EU-Startups organization cancel the event that hosts around 1,500 startups each year.
The event was planned to be held on 28-29 May 2020 in Barcelona. But, it has now been moved to April 2021. This decision has been made since it is uncertain how long the COVID-19 crisis will last. There are numerous experts expecting a strong second wave of Coronavirus in the autumn and winter of this year.
Thomas Ohr, THE CEO of EU-Startups, has stated that “The new restrictions for large gatherings, drastic travel restrictions, the increasing fear-level and obvious public health concerns, are forcing us to reschedule the event.”
The organization appreciates the support demonstrated by the sponsors and feels deeply sorry for having made this decision.
Ohr has specified that “Initially we considered to move the event to July, but after talking to our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, partners and health experts, we fear that this would probably still be too early. Also, there are numerous experts expecting a strong second wave of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the autumn and winter of this year. Due to this situation, considering the wellbeing of our attendees, partners, and staff in mind, we had to make the tough decision to move the event to 29-30 April 2021.”
“We are still working so that the event takes place in Barcelona. We’re looking forward to meeting all of you in April next year for an amazing event, with inspiring speakers, great workshops and awesome networking opportunities with many of Europe’s best startup founders and investors. Until then, stay safe, positive and keep counting on us for news, interviews and in-depth content pieces about the movers and shakers of the European startup ecosystem.” Has encouraged the CEO of EU-Startups.
Meanwhile, the team is still working on the next edition. Both speakers and sponsors are confirmed. The organization has also announced that the tickets bought for this event will be valid for the postponed edition in 2021.