Stage Two: Europe’s first University Venture Competition

By Anthony Johnson

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Here at Siemens, we’re proud to support emerging businesses and entrepreneurs to help them grow, shine and achieve their full potential. That’s why we hope to see you on October 29 at Stage Two — Europe’s first University Venture Competition, powered by Siemens Digital Experience.

Stage Two is the first pan-European competition for the best startups spinning out of leading European universities. The competition will bring together early stage startups that have been pre-selected by university-affiliated entrepreneurship centers during university competition rounds. The two best startups from each university will pitch live in front of an audience of top European investors and innovation leaders.

What to expect at Stage Two

Coming to you live from Berlin on Friday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CEST, Stage Two will feature live pitches from 60 startups nominated by 30 of the top universities in Europe, with representation from 18 countries.

Available prizes for winning startups include:

  • €500K+ investment prizes
  • €30K+ cash prizes
  • In-kind prizes (coaching and wildcard-to-accelerator programs)

Digital Experience, powered by Siemens

Enjoy exclusive live panels, participate in a community poll for the Digital Audience Award (€5K prize value) and learn more about participating startups like eWake, ELISE and eNovates at our virtual Solid Edge booth.

Register to join us at StageTwo →

Meet the speakers

“I’m proud to be the patron of the Stage Two startup competition. It brings research and business together and provides excellent opportunities for student innovators and entrepreneurs. Their disruptive research and ground-breaking innovations will be a true asset to boost Europe’s competitiveness.”

Mariya Gabriel, EU Commission

Join the conversation

We want to hear from you! During the event, don’t forget to share your reactions and thoughts with us on social media using the hashtags #StageTwo and #Xcelerator.

For more information about this event, including the full schedule and more, visit

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