The 4-week online programs for founders worldwide.

Be a national organizer of the Startup Universe and have access to network like founders, investors & experts, exchange feedback and get funding.

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A unique opportunity to contribute

Support your country's tech startup founders in early stages around the world to start and grow globally

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Networking opportunities

Engage with top-class experts, investors, unicorn founders, and innovation managers around the globe

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Revenue opportunities

Get paid for your time and effort by raising money from local & national sponsorship and promotion deals

Previous Organizers

Athina Kaltsiki

Greece

Athina Kaltsiki - Greece
Sasa Lamza

Croatia

Sasa Lamza - Croatia
Panis Pieri

Cyprus

Panis Pieri - Cyprus
Balázs Horváth

Hungary

Balázs Horváth - Hungary
Steve Glange

Luxembourg

Steve Glange - Luxembourg
Cristiana Bogățeanu

Romania

Cristiana Bogățeanu - Romania
Jan Skok

Slovenia

Jan Skok - Slovenia
Juan Perez Torralbo

Spain

Juan Perez Torralbo - Spain
Saša Lamza
Saša Lamza - Croatia
Head of General Affair Sector at BIOS

Short Bio:
I have a master's degree in entrepreneurship from the Faculty of Economics. I was gaining work experienceI working in the private and public sector mainly in finance. For the last four years I was director of business incubator BIOS working with start up and helping them in their growth and development.
Personal quote:
Our goal is setting up a support centre for small and medium-sized enterprises in Croatia. This is main reason why we want to be part of SU.

Panis Pieri
Panis Pieri - Cyprus
Founder of Startups364

Personal quote:
Europe has a huge potential to be the next startup continent. It has lots of problems to solve and a multicultural dimension that other continents lack. The last 15 years I have helped a lot of startup business to launch or achieve specific growth goals. As a startup journalist I love to write stories about early stage startups. The vision of the program aligns with my personal values. Cyprus has a lot to offer to the European Ecosystem. It can be the tech hub of three continents. Let's build 10,000 startups in Europe.

Athina Kaltsiki - Greece
Athina Kaltsiki - Greece
Project Manager at InfinityGreece

Personal quote:
I aim to help start-ups to take the next step, to test, explore and venture innovative ideas. I believe experts' advice on this journey can bring meaningful change to any business. As a Co- Founder of two Social Enterprises, Ι am aware that every minute is valuable in fundraising and project management. By involving my organization - InfinityGreece - and myself in this project encourages us to see a world where ideas become action and innovations surround our lives. We envision Greece as strong and supportive of innovation and we believe that through the SU, founders can minimize potential mistakes and take firmer steps in terms of business moves.

Balazs Horvath
Balazs Horvath - Hungary
Chapter Director of Startup Grind Budapest

Personal quote:
We need more collaboration on a local and regional level and the right framework to help founders. Startup Universe is a great initiative that can help startups to connect, network and learn together on a digital platform.

Steve Glange
Steve Glange - Luxembourg
Chapter Director of Startup Grind Luxembourg,
Experienced Innovative Solution Broker


Short Bio:
Enabling and evangelising for a grass roots entrepreneurial networked eco system.
• Various projects on an international scope related to analysis and application in the field of information flow, strategy [re]definition, technology transfert, linking in the financial, technology, industrial domain.
Specialties: project management, administrative organisation, financial structures, social networks, strategy, analysis and synthetic presentations, lead generation
• Steve launched the FirstTuesday network in the Greater Region and became board member of the global network. He is also a founding board member of Luxembourg Business Angels Network where he served as board member of EBAN as well as Founder of Startup Grind Luxembourg. He was ambassador for XING in Luxembourg. He assisted launching and developing emerging companies and held/holds various advisory board seats. He was also a UN conference speaker and lecturer at Georgia Tech Institute. He is also serving as en external innovation expert on behalf if the European Commission. He is country advisor for the International Accelerator and board member of True Global Venture as well as contributor/organiser for Startup Digest, StartUs Magazine, Startup Europe Awards, Startup Europe Week. He employs his analytic and innovative skills around a good robusto cigar.
• Steve Glange launched the FirstTuesday network in the Greater Region and became board member of the global network. He is also a founding board member of Luxembourg Business Angels Network where he served as board member of EBAN. He was ambassador for XING in Luxembourg. He assisted launching and developing emerging companies and holds various advisory board seats. He is also a UN conference speaker and lecturer at Georgia Tech Institute. He uses his analytical and innovative skills around a good robusto cigar. Steve is an experienced networked solution broker.
Personal quote:
Enhancing the local ecosystem

Cristiana Bogățeanu
Cristiana Bogățeanu - Romania
Executive Director at ROTSA

Short Bio:
"Cristiana Bogateanu is an organizational leader, serial entrepreneur, business mentor in +100 startups and business advisor in 3 Companies. Cristiana had no less than eight startups before becoming a mother. These included Zalmotek, an IoT product development company, Academia inventeaza.ro, a STEAM-focused educational program, and DeviceHub.net, an open-source ecosystem management platform for IoT. Her new challenge is steering a freshly rebranded organization – the Romanian Tech Startups Association (ROTSA), a nonprofit and nongovernmental organization based in Cluj-Napoca, Romania that aims to connect startups, communities, and other relevant stakeholders in the startup ecosystem. Cristiana has over 10 years experience in entrepreneurship and business development. Also, over the years she participated in numerous programmes like Seedcamp (Coaching), Challenge UP, Hub:raum tech incubator. Having her work, in 2017 she won New Europe 100: easter Europe`s emerging technology stars - Financial Times, in 2016 the National Competition - Global Startup Awards and in 2015 she appeared in Forbes 30 under 30."
Personal quote:
Tech Startups are at the forefront of innovation, creativity, and collaboration in the Romanian economic environment. They've put Romania on the global map. We know their need for guidance, support when they step onto the global market, and the need for financing to back their growth - this is why we joined SU.

Jan Skok
Jan Skok - Slovenia
Project Manager at SAŠA incubator

Personal quote:
Startups are our passion and we are creating new dimensions for them to learn, grow and succeed by connecting them with mentors, investors and corporate partners.

Juan Perez Torralbo - Spain
Juan Perez Torralbo - Spain
Innovation Management and Startup advisor / Data & Innovation / Proud co-founder of Jacobo and Ejecant

Personal quote:
We need a more connected european startup ecosystem, and more mutual awareness and connection also between the different national startup ecosystems inside Europe. That's why European Startup Universe is going to boost the startups of many entrepreneurs through Europe and each participant country.


Sasa Lamza Croatia Panis Pieri Cyprus Athina Kaltsiki Greece Balázs Horváth Hungary Steve Glange Luxembourg Cristiana Bogățeanu Romania Jan Skok Slovenia Juan Perez Torralbo Spain

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