Five days of ARRR! – The Pirate Summit strikes a whole week in Cologne, Sept. 1-5, 2014

Cologne, July 18, 2014 – True pirates have been already waiting, now it is official: The European Pirate Summit is back – and it is grander than ever. From September 1st until 5th, 2014 Cologne will be the epicentre of pirate madness! ARRRR!

Pirate Week is on!!! Including the key events World Bitcoin Forum, Pirate Camp, Exec I/O ‘Mobile’ and of course the Pirate Summit itself, founders Till Ohrmann and Manuel Koelman expect more than 1500 pirates to join these and several satellite events.

It is going to be big, colourful and crazy, so much is clear. Still, in its fourth year the Pirate Summit will be as authentic as always and celebrates entrepreneurship in its own special way. “At the Pirate Summit it is all about meeting like-minded people – people who create, are active and strive for innovation,” states Ohrmann. Top-notch speakers such as Michael Bültmann, CEO of Nokia Germany, Klaas Kersting (flaregames), Jeremy Abbett from Google, Robin Wauters (, Sitar Teli (Connect Ventures) and Florian Meissner (EyeEm) already confirmed their attendance. Most of Europe’s VC funds will also be present – currently 40 funds, from accelerators to micro and later stage VCs, attested to come.

pirate week logo

“There is so much more to expect,” Ohrmann gives away. “We are currently talking to a lot of crazy cool people to further extend the program. Also there is a big run for our ‘Walk-the-Plank’ pitch competition. Great startups, great ideas!” Founders who are interested in pitching at the on September 3rd are encouraged to apply here until July 31st. Tickets for all four key events are still available. Applications can be submitted online at

The Stuttgart Community gets 10% discount on the tickets with the code ‚StartupS‘. ARRRR!

About The European Pirate Summit
Founded by Till Ohrmann and Manuel Koelman in 2011, the European Pirate Summit represents true grassroot entrepreneurship and brings together upcoming founders, high-profile investors and entrepreneurial rockstars at old scrapyard Odonien in Cologne annually. The Pirate Summit is all about top-class networking and having fun while listening to inspiring talks and panels. This year Pirate Summit is part of a whole Pirate Week that welcomes more than 1500 pirates. For more information visit

Kommentar verfassen