Madrid, 26th - 27th June

350 people, 40 startups,15% investors. 2 BIG AfterParties & YOU!

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350 people, 40 startups, 15% investors, 2 BIG open-air after-parties and YOU!

Startup The Fusion is a two-day event created by a startup, for the startups, which aims to bring together the right mix of thinkers, doers and facilitators. Startup The Fusion is created in very close collaboration with the wunderkinds of Slush – the most important startup event in the Nordics.

Nordics will be the dominating theme throughout the event, which means nothing will be average or just “good enough”. Everything is designed to make sense and to be practical, in order to serve the startups and the ecosystem, as a whole. That’s because the entrepreneurs are our heroes. They are our football stars, and they deserve the attention and admiration of the society.

Besides the two highly anticipated open air after-parties, launch of new service by Twitter and regional startups, one of the main features of STF will be the on-stage presentations of 40 European startups, in 4 different growth stages (pre-launch, early, mid and late stage), presenting in the following categories:

  • Architecture
  • B2B
  • Fashion + Entertainment
  • Mapping
  • Gaming
  • P2P
  • Mobile
  • Education
  • Trailblazers

However, there will be no competition, nor any cash prizes and neither will there be a press conference. Instead the most impressive startups will get invited to attend private meetings with investors, potential partners and corporations who are there for matchmaking purposes. Who knows, maybe your next exit strategy awaits you at STF!

Be part of something remarkable! Join the first edition of Startup The Fusion!

STF has 4 objectives:

To organically connect the components of the European startup ecosystems with each other
Show & Tell: New tech, new Companies, new characters and learn the growing trends of various European startup ecosystems
Get things done: Connect startup to established companies, Learn and share experiences, solve problems, attract investments and form partnerships
Have an awesome time! Our two open air after-parties, Red Bull experience, innovative throwable microphone (for Q&A's) and live music, provides a little taste of what’s to come!


Valentín Fernández

Innovation Venture Capital Funds

Telefónica Open Future

Luca Casaburra

Head of Corporate Venture Capital

Telecom Italia


Thursday 26th

09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:10 Opening Speech, Introduction & Game rules
10:10 - 11:10 Architecture Startups on stage
11:10 - 11:40 Investors Panel: Southern vs Northern

Michael Kleindl (Seaya),José Cabiedes, Jan Borgstät (BDMI), Jacob Bratting (Northcap), Rodolfo Carpintier (D.A.D). Moderator: Aleix Valls (MWC)
11:45 - 12:45 Mobile Startups on stage
12:45 - 13:15 Startup Europe Partnership: Bridging Startups to Established Corporates

Orange,Telefónica,BBVA,Enel. Moderator: Albero Onetti
13:15 - 14:20 Lunch with La Nevera Roja
14:20 - 14:50 Power Women Takeover

Elena Betes(Rastreator), Heather Leisman (Hotel Tonight), Celine Pasula (Grand Cru), Inês Santos (Startup Pirates). Moderator: Marta Martí
15:00 - 16:00 Fashion + Entertainment Startups on stage
16:05 - 16:20 Keynote by Romain Huet, Twitter
16:25 - 17:25 Gaming Startups on stage
17:30 - 18:00 Media Takeover - Managing Editors vs the World

Manuel Mendez (Gizmodo), Alex Barrera (, Dmitri Sarle (Artic Startups). Moderator: Alex Ferrero (FHM)
18:00 - 18:15 Keynote by Samu Konttinen, F-Secure
18:15 - 19:15 Mapping Startups on stage
19:20 - 19:50 Gaming face-off: Finland vs Spain

Kaisu Karvala (Rovio), Celine Pasula (Gran Cru), Victoria Millan (From the Bench), Vicenç Marti (Akamon). Moderator: Miki Kuusi
19:50 - 20:20 Think Big: Pablo Juantegui (Telepizza) & Jenaro Garcia (Gowex). Moderator: Kayvan Nikjou (STF)
20:20 - 22:00 Speed networking, Dinner,Negotiations, Mingling & Drinks
22:00 - 02:00 After Party in Hipodromo
14:30-17:30: SEP Matching Event
(Closed door session for SEP Corporate Members
+ invited Startups)
Parallel Session

Friday 27th

10:00 - 10:10 Opening
10:10 - 11:10 Education Startups on Stage
11:20 - 11:50 Lessons from Acquired Startups

Gustavo Brusilovsky (BuyVip), Sebastian Muriel (Tuenti). Moderator: Joshua Novik (Antevenio).
12:00 - 13:00 P2P Startups on Stage
13:10 - 13:30 Keynote by Peter Vesterbacka (Rovio)
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch with La Nevera Roja (Sushi + Pizza)
14:30 - 15:00 P2P Debate

Vincent Rosso (BlablaCar), Jeroen Merchiers (Airbnb). Moderator: Alex Barrera (
15:05 - 15:45 European Tech Events

Miki Kuusi (Slush), Nuno Martins (Pioneers), Aleix Valls (MWC & 4YFN), Dmitri Sarle (Artic15). Moderator: Kayvan NikJou (STF)
15:50 - 16:50 Trailblazers (1) Startups on stage
17:05 - 17:30 Meet the Angels: François Derbaix and the European Investment Fund

Moderator: Bernino Lind (COO CloudSigma)
17:35 - 18:35 Trailblazers (2) Startups on Stage
18:35 - 18:45 Paris de l'Etraz (IE Business School)
18:45 - 19:45 B2B Startups on Stage
19:45 - 20:15 Finland Case: Is there life after Nokia?

Peter Vesterbacka (Rovio), Miki Kuusi (Slush). Moderator: Kayvan Nikjou (STF)
20:15 - 20:30 Closing
20:30 - 22:00 Speed Networking, Negotiations, Mingling, Drinks
22:30 - Awesome closing After-Party

14:45-18:00: Betabeers Workshop
Developer session.
No muggles allowed.
Parallel Session

We'd love to have you around!


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Special Amigos

F-secure is our Security Partner


Our amigos make Startup The Fusion possible


Círculo de Bellas Artes
Calle de Alcalá, 42, Madrid

Parking lot Sevilla / Las Cortes

Nearest Metro stations:

  • Sevilla - L2
  • Banco de España - L2

Metro de Madrid


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Kayvan Nikjou
Main Organiser - Linkedin

Alex Andreu
Co-organizer - Linkedin

Nuria Medrano
Communications - Twitter

David Alvarez
Webstuff - Twitter



Press Release (Español)

Press Release (English)


Nuria Medrano

Communications Director