Only 11% of the world’s startup unicorns are European. Europe has some distinct advantages but must manage to build an ecosystem to rival the American and Asian tech juggernauts. Starting with helping European startups to achieve the scale of giants.

A new United Tech of Europe program track

Thursday afternoon on Stage X (Hall 1) :

Building The United Tech of Europe, with Frédéric Mazzella, Founder & President, BlaBlaCar; Martin Villig, Founder, Bolt, Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission; and Adam Satariano, European Tech Correspondent, The New York Times.

The Truth About Scaling Up in the European Market with Sabina Wizander, Chief Commercial Officer, KRY; Daniel Dines, CEO, UiPath; and Mike Butcher, Editor-at-Large, TechCrunch

Also on Stage One, Three European Commissioners: Margrethe Vestager (European Commissioner for Competition), Carlos Moedas (European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation) and Pierre Moscovici (European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs).

A stronger presence for the European ecosystem

- Country pavilions: Germany, Belgium, Italy, United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Spain for the first time...
- Ministerial delegations from the G7 countries
- European unicorns: Glovo (Spain), Vinted (Lithuania), N26 (Germany), Revolut (UK), Bolt (Estonia), Darktrace (UK), Transferwise (UK), Adyen (Netherlands), UiPath (Romania), Celonis (Germany)

New initiatives

The Next European Unicorn Awards in partnership with Accel Partners, Les Echos and the Wall Street Journal: 5 categories and a grand prize for scaleups based in Europe