Interactiveness above everything.

Dates & Times

Official start: Wednesday, Sept. 6th 2017 at 9am
Official end: Thursday, Sept. 7th 2017 at 7pm
There will be a get together for participants that arrive early and those that stay longer.

Contents & Sessions

In 2015 we changed our formats a bit. There were less keynotes and less panels, in 2016 we made it even more interactive. There are more focus on intense hands-on breakout sessions with experienced session leaders. On the first day there will be mentor sessions, the Walk the Plank semi-finals and the Burning ceremony. 
The mentor sessions are an exclusive opportunity for selected VCs and startups to interact with and learn from each other. For the Walk the Plank pitch competition the hottest 80+ startups from around the globe will present their startup in a 3min pitch followed by a 2min Q&A.

The second day of Pirate Summit 2016 will focus on high quality networking, top notch content and the Walk the Plank finals.

Here is 2016’s agenda for both days. 
Just to give you an idea on how it might look like in 2017.

Carefully curated, founder-centric master classes and workshops


At Pirate Summit every speaker is a participant, every participant is a potential speaker. Here are some of them.

Walk the Plank

Agenda & Speaker

80 pitches from 40+ countries. Apply, in case you get selected, pitch in front of a well-known jury on Sept 6th with the chance to qualify for the final on Sept 7th. The application is open until July 31st.

Refer a Speaker

Agenda & Speaker

We are looking for the best speakers for Pirate Summit. And we’re especially keen on finding the hidden gems that have an amazing story to tell and/or have deep insights that very few others have. We look forward to your suggestions.


Agenda & Speaker

Pirate Summit is built on interactivity. To give you a better understanding of what you can expect and how you can take part in the sessions at Pirate Summit read more about the formats here: