One of Europe’s premiere startup events, TechBBQ, is going digital in 2020 with a focus on empowering resilience within the startup community.

With the startup community facing unprecedented waves of change during the COVID-19 pandemic, this year TechBBQ Digital 2020 will be focusing heavily on resilience — specifically, how to stay strong as individuals, organizations, and communities.

Tickets are on sale now with Early Bird and special discounts available, and the event will run from September 17-18.

“At TechBBQ Digital 2020, we want to take a step back and reflect on the last couple months. Radical waves of change have left our tech/startup community off-balance, and we want to assess the impacts of these changes,” the organizers said in a statement to the press.

With resilience being the overarching theme, this year’s event will look at how the tech startup community can take what it has learned during the past few months and apply those lessons to prepare for future crises.

Radical waves of change have left our tech/startup community off-balance, and we want to assess the impacts of these changes

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By focusing on community collaboration, the TechBBQ organizers look to bring everyone together to help identify where their technologies can be used as a force for societal good.

The first batch of speakers has just been announced, and organizers are still accepting speaking roles for thought-leaders, change-makers, trailblazers, and groundbreakers.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Vishal Vasishth, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Obvious Ventures
  • Brad Feld, Managing Director at Foundry Group and Co-Author of “The Startup Community Way”
  • Ian Hathaway, Senior Executive Director at Techstars and Co-Author of “The Startup Community Way”
  • Jerry Colonna, CEO at Reboot.io and Author of “Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up”

Attendees will be treated to a range of activities including access to the entire stage program and showcasing areas, as well as entry to TechBBQ’s matchmaking and networking platforms.

Last year’s event in Copenhagen saw more than 7,000 entrepreneurs, decision-makers, investors, and thought leaders from the most exciting startups, scale-ups, VC funds, academic institutions, and corporations.

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