WELCOME is working hard to break down the barriers between 5 different major EU startup ecosystems (Berlin, Dublin, Milan, Madrid and Salamanca). Teaming up with local partners present in these ecosystems to identify and engage the most relevant players of the tech entrepreneurial world (e.g. investors, mentors, media, corporates, successful entrepreneurs, etc.) and connect them with prospective, emerging and successful tech startups. In addition WELCOME also aims to bridge the divide between the tech entrepreneurial world and policy makers.

WELCOME is realising its objectives through the execution of a large set of activities aimed at the different stages of the startup lifecycle.

WELCOME will also run:

  • Accelerator Assembly, an innovative network to support and promote web-friendly accelerators in Europe, delivering an industry-led forum with maximum pan-European reach and impact.
  • Unicorns Forum, to gather a European community of “Billion-Euro” startups (SE Unicorn Forum) and bring them together to share best practices, understand global web entrepreneurship trends and reflect on future models for supporting entrepreneurs.
  • Startup Europe University Network, a European community of universities and business/scientific parks with an entrepreneurial perspective.
  • Startup Europe Nations High Level Group, a forum for Member-States to discuss and share best practices for supporting tech entrepreneurship across Europe.
  • Startup Europe Summit, the pop-up conference for European startups in Berlin.
  • Startup Ole, the biggest entrepreneurial event connecting Salamanca, Spain, to the rest of Europe.




  • Organizing WELCOME actvities under your events
  • WELCOME activities at your premises
  • Inviting speakers from your organization
  • Join us as mentors
  • Collaboration to organize hackathons, awards, matching events.

Taking part of Advisory Boards

  • Innovation and tech Entrepreneurship External WELCOME Advisory Board (IE2WAB).
  • Corporates WELCOME Board (CWB).
  • External Exclusive WELCOME Investor Club (E2WIC).