Youth Innovation week,2015

Starting at 28th June-3rd July


Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

Unconvention 2014 was a great success!

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Why Participate?

Meet and Collaborate with Young Innovators and Entrepreneurs from all over Europe : Europe is at crossroads and young people are willing to work together to take the lead to drive change, sharing ideas, networks and energies. New projects on the way?

Be Inspired and Mentored by Leaders, Investors and Experts : Unconvention will host prime leaders, investors, experts and EU & US policy and decision makers. Take your idea to the next level with the right guidance and support!

Create New Opportunities by networking in the capital of Europe: Brussels is the place where all EU public funding and regulatory decisions on innovation are taken and this attracts the movers, shakers and decision makers to the Unconvention. You want to be here :



Unconvention 2014 is an unique meeting of Europe’s community of young innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders, mentors, and investors from most major European cities, regions and the Silicon Valley. It is held under High Patronage of the President of the European Commission.

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Get your ticket now as places are limited! Come and enjoy 3 days of exclusive mentoring and learning opportunities from experts from the Silicon Valley and Europe.

This is the 3rd edition of the young innovators Unconvention, the European Young Innovators Forum's, landmark annual event, where we bring together young Europeans with innovative ideas and those who will inspire, guide and support them: selected leading innovators and entrepreneurs as mentors, investors, business and corporate leaders, academic and industrial experts, and, policy and decision makers.

Some of #UnConv14 Speakers:

Jerzy Buzek, Member of the European Parliament, Chairman of the Industry Committee
Neelie Kroes, the Vice-President of the European Commission for Digital Agenda
Erika Mann, EU Policy Head, Facebook
Luc de Brabandere, Senior Advisor, the BCG
Christian Heilmann, Chief Evangelist, Mozilla
Julien Codorniou, Director of Platform Partnerships, Facebook
Pablo Zalba, Member of the European Parliament
Nicholas Davis, Head of Europe, World Economic Forum
Andreas Gebhard, re:publica
Sheila Marcelo, CEO, care.com
Konrad Lauten, Community Manager, Indiegogo
Jan Reichelt, Founder, Mendeley

The Unconvention is organised by EYIF in partnership with the European Parliament, European Commission, the US State Department and hand-picked partners.

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InnoPitch Competition for the

European Innovator of the Year 2014

We have chosen 6 outstanding startups who will present their ideas on September 26th. They will receive a special mentoring training from Carlos Espinal from seedcamp. Who will be European Innovator of the Year? Join us! READ MORE

Event Schedule

Check out Unconvention 2014 inspiring sessions! Click on the session of your interest for more details.

3 days of outstanding workshops, lectures and speeches are waiting for you!

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Day 1: Policy makers and failure acceptance: why they should go together, session on building innovation eco-systems to a opening plenary with top leaders and mentors.

Day 2: Why do Startups Fail? How they should embrace failure on their way to the success? How to improve product design and communication? How can they raise money effectively? Gala Dinner!

Day 3: InnoPitch. How to develop your leadership skills to lead StartUp teams? Announcement of shortlist for Europioneers 2014. AND a great closing plenary with top leaders.

Unconvention 2014 Speakers

Come and discuss latest innovation trends with them!

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