OpenAxel Event @4YFN

(22-25 February)

On February 22nd to 25th, OpenAxel was present at the 4YFN conference with a two-fold objective: to showcase the 9 winners of its competition and to create awareness around the project.

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During a highly successful week, the startups were given the opportunity to brand themselves at individual booths; pitch in front of wide audiences of investors, mentors and corps executives; have mentoring sessions with experts; participate in interviews, meetings with press, and meet investors and potential business partners at the leading startup business platform of Mobile World Congress.

Furthermore, on the 24th OpenAxel celebrated an event where the winners were announced and awarded on stage by none other than former CEO of Huffington Post and VP of AOL, Jimmy Maymann, who is also a successful entrepreneur himself.

The other part of the event aimed at promoting cross-border collaboration, a key element in OpenAxel, and featured representatives from Top 9 hottest European startup hubs pitching their eco-systems to an impressive audience of more than 300 visitors.  The hubs included London, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid, Budapest, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Milan and showed the fact that Europe has a lot to offer startups indeed and internationalization can be a reality.

Companies Participating

Key Note Speaker

Jimmy Maymann
Jimmy Maymann VP at AOL and former CEO, Huffington Post


Vincent Rosso
Vincent RossoCo-Founder BlaBlaCar
Aviva Marcowicz
Aviva Marcowicz NUMA
Christoph Sollich
Christoph Sollich The Pitch Doctor
Scott Mackin
Scott Mackin Barcinno
Rasmus Bjerngaard
Rasmus Bjerngaard #CPHFTW
Csongor Bias
Csongor Bias Design Terminal
Carmen Bermejo
Carmen BermejoSpanish Startup Association
Philip Hallenborg
Philip Hallenborg SUP46
Raphaël Crouan
Raphaël Crouan Startupbootcamp IOT
David Ventzel
David VentzelAccelerace
Chiara Brughera
Chiara Brughera Talentgarden
Agustin Moro
Agustin MoroTelefonica Open Future