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"For a startup to enter a new market, the best advice is always to reach out to the right people - but how? It’s not easy making a new network!"
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Startup Lighthouse is committed to developing cross border connections within and beyond Europe. The project lights the way for startups within Europe by organising Deep Dive Weeks in 4 ecosystems, meeting over 1,600 different ecosystem players in specific themes and culminating with a Lighthouse Award each year.

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Calling startups to join our Deep Dive Weeks 
Applications open until 31 July

Deep Dive in Berlin
10-13 September 2018
Deep Dive in Lisbon
16-18 October 2018

Startup Lighthouse is accepting applications for the Industrial IoT Deep Dive Week Berlin now! Save the date from 10-13 September and enjoy packed days full of intense acceleration and softlanding to the German ecosystem.

Taking place in Berlin, home to more than 40 thousand startups and providing a gateway to the German industry giants and the Mittelstand (+3 million SMEs), the mini acceleration programme has been custom made for startups operating on Industrial Internet of Things. 

Click here to see the agenda!


Startup Lighthouse is calling Analytics and Data startups from all over Europe ready to scale their business internationally to join our Deep Dive Week in Lisbon from 16-18 October. 

Running in sunny Lisbon, home to an emerging startup ecosystem steadily rising in popularity after becoming the first European Capital of Entrepreneurship in 2015 and then the new home of Web Summit, the mini acceleration programme has been customised for Analytics and Data science startups. 

Click here to see the agenda!


What's new?

All about Dublin and Vilnius
Look back at Dublin’s Travel Tech & Aviation DDW
Bringing together growing, innovative early-stage traveltech startups with real industry superstars and success stories is always a fun time!” – Shane Carter, Programme Coordinator at DCU Ryan Academy

A compilation of photos, happy faces, founders, ecosystem builders, mentors, all full of energy! This is the wrap of the Deep Dive Week in Dublin TravelTech edition, which took place in May 2018.
What they said:
"DDW was an excellent opportunity to grab piece of real knowledge, that one that comes from experience on field and not by academic stuffs. Really practice and really deep dive as in the proposition.”

“Deep Dive Week was a unique opportunity to learn from the people who have scaled up the business up. Got inspired. Got told I will fail. Got advice how to avoid it. :)”

“Finding four days to commit to any learning event is really hard. It means pushing the ‘day job’ to the early morning and evenings, a 60-70 hour week.This was worth the effort. An opportunity to revisit and shake up some of your business plans, numbers and collateral with the guidance and insights of experts.”

Want more details? Find out all about our time in Dublin 
Bonus: the list of the top selected startups

Vilnius Blockchain Deep Dive Week recap
Vilnius Blockchain Week is over – what a blast! 

This Startup Lighthouse and Soft-Landing initiative took place in June 2018 and brought around 40 participants to deep-dive into the city’s startup ecosystem with the main focus on understanding what part blockchain plays in it and build connections with blockchain leaders in Lithuania.

Some of the testimonials:

"Deep Dive week was a concentrated vitamin with quality business leads, knowledge and fun that every startup should taste!”

“A knowledge-packed DDW-Baltic engagement on side of Vilnius Blockforum has transformed us from a tech-centric to a business-tech centric mind!”

“Being invited at the brilliant DDW (Deep Dive Week) Baltics event in wonderful Vilnius-Lithuania in June 2018 has opened new significant global business doors in all directions (enablers, partners, industry insights and strategic clients) for the cloudyBoss organisation, showing us along the way the reasons why Vilnius and Lithuania are major world-class playgrounds for DLT, ICO and crypto industries. ”

Hungry for more? Learn exactly what we did!
Bonus: The list of the top selected startups

Get a glimpse! 

Deep Dive Week in Vilnius #Blockchain
We are looking for the next European unicorn!
Would you like to be part of our mini acceleration programmes? Apply and get the chance to be one of the top selected startups participating to one of our programmes. Check the open calls and stay tuned for more. Don't forget to spead the word!

Beyond the Deep Dive Weeks

We are offering more than the mini acceleration programmes. A full package of activities and opportunities to grow your business within and beyond Europe is made available to the best startups joining the Deep Dive Weeks.
The Top-10 Lighthouse Awards
Scouting Missions beyond the EU
Europass tickets to top tech conferences
Startup Europe Campfire event in Paris on 19 March
Are you looking for key influencers in the European startup ecosystems? Here we are to help you. Are you based in Greece, Portugal, Germany, Ireland, the UK and the Baltics? If yes, drop us a line and we will find a way to help you with the local ecosystem. Are you based elsewhere? This is the list of SE Ambassadors you should be looking for!

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Startup Lighthouse has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 780738.
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