This mail was sent out to all attendees today. It gives you a brief overview of the most important things you need to know about this year’s Pirate Summit.
The Pirate Summit will open its doors at 9am. The official opening is at 10am. We’ve selected more than 850 people and are expecting a diverse group of startup founders, corporates, investors and coders. The first day will be packed with interactive sessions and the Walk-the-Plank pitch competition. 72 brave founders from 40+ countries will compete for pirate’s glory. After dinner we have some intense sessions on Captain’s Deck. Also you shouldn’t miss the traditional “Pirate Burning”, which sounds the bell for the pirate party (open end).
After a night of partying, fire, shanties and rum, the gates will open again at 9am
for the second day. Sessions will start at 10am
and end at 6.30pm
. We have a vast variety of formats
like panels, open interviews or AMA (ask me anything) sessions. On top of these, we also have interactive formats (clinics, office hours) where you can get your individual challenges tackled by battle-proven experts.
If you’re still looking, we recommend to check the hotels and platforms listed on our website. Our partner Triprebel offers you a 30€ discount on all hotel room listed on our homepage
You will receive everything you need at the registration counter on site. Please bring your Eventbrite ticket with you (paper or digitally scannable) and have it ready, to ensure a smooth entrance for everyone. If you have not received a ticket, reach out to me immediately.
Odonien is an outdoor-venue and the weather conditions matter. At the moment the forecast looks promising: No rain. However, in Germany you never really know. Especially the evenings can be a bit chilly and windy, so make sure you come prepared. We recommend you to check the weather forecast before leaving the house/hotel. Also: A gravel road leads to the venue so we recommend sturdy shoes. Feel free to wear whatever you like – except a suit. Please leave your fancy clothes at home. We’d like you to dress as piraty as possible instead – you can even win a professional photo shoot
Food & Drinks
During the Pirate Summit food and drinks are free. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is available on both days.
To plan your personal Pirate Summit experience, have a look at our program. It’s pretty ARRRsome! Last minute changes that might occur can be seen in Bizzabo – and only there.
We have a cloakroom at the event. Due to limited space we are not able to offer a space for the luggage of every attendee. Please store your luggage at the hotel.
We encourage you to use our official event app Bizzabo. Benefit from it by interacting with speakers, setting up meetings with fellow participants and being up to date on the agenda. Please note that announcements and program changes during the event will only (!) be done via Bizzabo. To download the app please click here
. To join, search for Pirate Summit and join with the access code which you will receive when you attend the Pirate Summit. 🙂
Pirate Summit Pre-Party
For all early-arrivers: There will be an ARRRsome Party
on Sept 1st
at the White Rabbit Mansion. It’s the closing event of the Startupbus-Tour as well and a super nice chance to get to know the first attendees in advance.
Pirate Summit Post-Party
For all pirates who still have enough energy and can’t stop celebrating entrepreneurship, we proudly invite you to the Pirate Summit Sail Off Celebration at the White Rabbit Mansion. More infos here
We’re planning a functional outdoor training
(45 Minutes) with a fitogram
trainer for a perfect start into the 2nd Pirate Summit day! – incorporating a warm-up with stretches, followed by circuits and cardio, ending with some cool-down stretches. Our fitness-meetup will only take place, if 10+ attendees will participate. Meeting point is the Domplatz, Cologne at 07:15
Premiere this year: For the first time some really brave mateys and partners exhibit their startup at our startup fair. Get connected with them in advance and set up your individual meetings at the booth or stop by whenever you like during the Pirate Summit.
Venue & directions
We love this place. The Odonien
is hard to beat. The address is Hornstraße 85, 50823 Cologne.
There will be wifi-access at the venue. You’ll find the password on our flyers and on many different spots across the venue.
Workspace & sockets
In case you need to check your mails or work on important stuff, we offer a few workspaces and enough sockets and power banks to charge your devices.
All this wouldn’t have been possible without our great sponsors KPMG, Wayra Germany, Wirecard, Microsoft BizSpark, hub:raum, Capnamic Ventures, DvH Ventures, Osborne Clarke and moo. Check out their profiles & special offers
only for our pirates, meet them at bizzabo and engage with them beforehand.
Thanks goes out to our patrons, supportARRRs and volunteers. You are ARRR!