September 24-26, 2014

Starting at 08:00


Brussels, Belgium

European Parliament, Science 14, Concert Noble, Square


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 Sillicon Valley.

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.

The last two editions of the Unconvention had more than 750 participants including 300 startups and we reached an audience of more than 3 million online.

Unconvention 2014 #unconv14 Themes:

for Aspiring and New Founders and Entrepreneurs

>> Okay to Fail! Why do StartUps fail? What can we learn from that?
>> Be inspired by Success: Presenting Role Models, success stories and inspiring Innovators
>> How to raise money for your projects through different means – seed, venture, crowds, awards?
>> Mentorship and Leadership development of founders: Learn how to manage StartUp Teams and Growth

For Innovation Ecosystem Builders

>> Depict the European Innovation Ecosystem reality, bridge the gap to help it scale-up
>> How can Policy Makers and Politicians help to create a better European Innovation ecosystem?
>> How are major Public Innovation and Entrepreneurship programmes helping and how can they be improved?

Unconvention 2014 #unconv14 Organisation:

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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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 :


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InnoPitch Competition for the

European Innovator of the Year 2014

Think you have an amaizng startup idea you can pitch in front of top European investors and policy makers?  InnoPitch is the right competition for you! Submit your idea, win a trip to the Unconvention 2014 and present your startup to the innovation industry. You could be European Innovator of the Year! See the rules of the competition below! Don't miss out the deadline: August 31st 2014. READ MORE

Event Schedule

Check out Unconvention 2014 amazing sessions!

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

Day 1: A dedicated workshop on how to crowdfund your StartUp from the experts, a venture forum, 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. Investor panel. AND a great closing plenary with top leaders and a secret keynote.


Get your ticket for the top European innovation event!

We have wide range of tickets available: for startups, corporate tickets (including venture forum and VIP dinner access), regular tickets and some free goodies! Don't miss out!

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Speakers of Unconvention 2012 and 2013

We will soon announce headline speakers for Unconvention 2014!

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