Meet the new ‘Soft-Landers’ going to Berlin, Paris, Zoetermeer, India and Silicon Valley!


What are the Soft-Landing Missions?

Soft-Landing missions give startups, scaleups and ecosystem builders (local leaders, influencers, changemakers) the chance to dive into a foreign environment and see how to grow internationally. Missions are usually a week long, however startups also have the opportunity to extend their stay to one month (and receive scaling support) at our European destinations.

The destinations for the second round of Soft-Landing mission are Zoetermeer (The Netherlands), Berlin (Germany), Paris (France), Silicon Valley (USA), New Delhi & Bangalore (India). These locations have been selected as they offer thriving, dynamic and diverse environments for startups, scaleups and ecosystem builders to explore and discover.


Who are the new ‘Soft-Landers’?

After a competitive selection process, more than 100 startups, scaleups and ecosystem builders have been selected for the second round of missions. The new ‘Soft-Landers’ come from a wide variety of backgrounds and from all over Europe. Their technical skills and global ambitions mean that they will reap the benefits of these missions abroad.

The experience for startups/scaleups and ecosystem builders is slightly different, with startups/scaleups embarking on a five-day trip, and the ecosystem builders joining the group for three to five days.




Monday 15 October – Friday 19 October 2018

Startups and scaleups

Startup Location
Zuper Bank Germany
Infinity Mobile BVBA Belgium
WeGroup Belgium
GiniMachine Belarus
HokoCloud Cyprus
Rundit Finland
JetBeep Ukraine
Velvet Estonia

Ecosystem builders

Name Organization/company Location
Iva Rakocevic Dynax Invest DACH region
Gonçalo Faria Beta-I Lisbon
Angel Angelov GarGarage Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna
Selim YAZICI FinTecn Instanbul Istanbul
Stephan Steynfaardt WeAreMonsters Cape Town
Povilas Steikunas Blockchain Centre Vilnius Vilnus
Renata Å umskaitÄ— Rise Vilnius Vilnus




Monday 22 October – Friday 26 October 2018


Startups and scaleups

Startup Location
Journey Protector Ireland
CyNation UK
UrbanChain UK
MySprezz France
Sway Portugal
Personal Travel Italy
PapSign France
Journey Protector Ireland


Ecosystem builders

Name Organization/company Location
Gleb Gerasimovich  SIBS Belarus
Justas Samalius MB Klamoras Lithuania
Helena Levison CPHUX / Power Intern Denmark
Davide Gianni Startup Heatmap Europe Italy
Alasdair Inglis We are Grow UK
Kamile Kaselyte Kikoinne; L’officiel Lithuania
Laura Benat Mazars-Alter&Go France
Helen Saar Accelerace Denmark




Monday 5 November – Friday 9 November 2018

Startups and scaleups:

Startup Location
MultiSense B.V Netherlands
DoctorMath Armenia
BEAD Germany
Tracks for Trucks Germany

Ecosystem builders:

Name Organization/company Location
Marta-Patricia Aparicio y Montesinos The Library Tel Aviv Spain/Croatia
Guy Margalit Kaunas IN Israel
Tadas Stankevičius Vilnius Tech Park Lithuania
Darius Žakaitis SmartHectar Innovation Lithuania
Maciej Bulanda 27pilots GmbH Germany
Valentin Peters YD company Germany
Yael Daniely The Library Tel Aviv Israel




Monday 26 November – 1 December 2018


Ecosystem builders:

Name Organization/company Location
Augustin Radu IMT Starter France
Ricardo Marvao Beta-i Portugal
Philip Staehelin DOT Glasses Czech Republic
Stef Prinsen Innovation Quarter Netherlands
Koen van der Burg Crosspring Netherlands
Brian Marrinan Journey Partners Ireland
Jaroslav Trojan JAM VC Czech Republic
Karin Bernlochner UnternehmerTUM GmbH Germany
Danny Holtschke Consultant Germany
Gal Bechor Volkswagen Group Germany
Farid Singh Startup Wiseguys Spain
Kirill Mazur UNIT.City Ukraine
Benjamin Musset Wilco France
Claudiu Vrinceanu RBL (Start-up Bridge) Romania
Monika Poskute Association INFOBALT Lithuania
Laia Barbarà i2CAT Foundation Spain
Donal Brady DCU Ryan Academy Ireland
Carolina Soto innogy Innovation Hub Germany
Alin Claudiu Apostu Romanian Business Leaders Romania
Aurelija Petrauskyte Trafi Lithuania
Dorota Skuseviciene Startup Division Lithuania



Silicon Valley

Monday 22 October – Friday 26 October 2018




Startups and scaleups:

Startup Location
Acellere GmbH Germany
AiServe Technologies Germany
Aichom Germany
Glossom Portugal
Parkio France
PremedIT Germany
Sponsoo Lithuania
Tellq Enterprise UK
Wine Picker Germany
Deep Data Analytics UG France
xLearn Germany


Ecosystem builders:

Name Organization/company Location
Abby Klein OuiStart Media France
Alberto Corti SSES Ventures Sweden
Arvydas Bloze Practica Capital Lithuania
Burak Gökkaya Deloitte Consulting GmbH Germany
David Argumosa IMFAHE Estonia
Dima Sosunov Civitta Lithuania
Dennis Wedderkop World Economic Forum Germany
Edvinas Vosylius SBA Group Lithuania
Egle Nemeikstyte Blockchain Centre Vilnius Lithuania
Gergő Gulyás Startup Campus United Kingdom
Gytenis Galkis Lithuanian Business Angel Network Lithuania
Jules Meunier CNRS Innovation France
Kamil Barbarski One Life Ventures Germany
Lukas Kaminskis Turing Society Lithuania
Maciej Jankowski SmartHectar Innovation Poland
Benas Sidlauskas Exorior Capital Lithuania
Monika Dainyte Tech Open Air Berlin Germany
Norbert Herrmann Senate Department of Economics Germany
Olla Jongerius Freeliance Germany
Paulo Santos IPN INCUBDORA Portugal
Paweł Michalski VCLeaders Poland
Pedro Ferreira Start Zero Germany
Rokas Peciulaitis Contrarian Ventures United Kingdom
Sandra Zalgeviciene National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre Lithuania
Silvan Jongerius Blockchain Bundesverband Germany
Simona Simulyte European social entrepreneurship institute Lithuania
Maurice Beckand Verwee Crosspring Netherlands
Marcus König Signals Venture Capital Germany
Arno Nijhof TNW Netherlands


Don’t forget you can follow the real-time journey of our ‘Soft-Landers’ on social media!