Awingu, a developer of innovative workspace aggregator software, today announced the company is among 18 top tech startups selected to represent Europe at the second edition of Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) — the premier program for European startup unicorns to engage with key US industry players for sales, funding and collaboration opportunities in order to rapidly scale up on the other side of the Atlantic. All CEOs from the startup finalists are invited to attend San Francisco for a week of presentations and meetings that kick off on September 12 with the European Innovation Day being held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.
The latest and most innovative tech companies from Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden and the UK, will be in the Silicon Valley to engage with the US market in their respective industries. With total funding of over $60M and 1000 employees, these promising tech companies cover verticals such as e-commerce, healthcare, security and storage.
“Making the right contacts and partnerships is crucial to drive our international expansion in an ever increasingly global IT market,” adds Walter Van Uytven, CEO of Awingu. “It goes without saying we are thrilled to be part of this years’ SEC2SV. I’m confident it will help us connect all the right dots.”
15 scaleups were selected to represent Europe in the program, based on proposals by Silicon Valley-based partner organizations focused on a EU country or region. The requirements to be considered for the SEC2SV competition is to have had at least 10 employees 3 years ago and to be growing more than 20% year-over-year in revenue or number of employees. The final selection was made by a group of investors composed of Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) Investors Forum members and U.S. investors. In addition to these 15 scaleups, three fast growing tech companies supported by EIT Digital will join the delegation.
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