Bridge to Batumi

Connect Your Startups & Investors with Silicon Valley VCs, Close to Home

Connect your startups and local investors with veteran VCs from Silicon Valley visiting the region & gain international visibility for your country, accelerator, or fund.


What’s Included?

The Europe-Asia Connect conference & Startup World Cup are designed to be a “one-stop shop” showcasing some of the best from the region. 

August 20th – Batumi Startup Festival & Welcome Networking Reception

August 21st – Conference & Startup World Cup competition. 1-1 matchmaking with investors & potential customers

Selective – August 22nd – VC Conclave (This is a selective small event led by veteran VCs to help regional VCs and other leaders learn from their 100+ years of Silicon Valley experience.) 

August 20, Community Day & Welcome

Join us early in seaside Batumi for local community activities at coworking spaces and tech park.  Get to know local startups & organizations.

The official Connect conference begins with networking reception with Georgian wine and light refreshment where you can connect with conference participants, partners & speakers as well as exhibiting and competing startups.


August 21, Startup Day &

Startup World Cup International Competition

Hear from top thinkers in the VC field, upgrade your mindset and perspective with the Silicon Valley vibe, share your startup story, and compete with top startups from the region, trying to catch the interest of VC judges and maybe win the chance to compete for $1,000,000 investment in the SWC Grand Finale in San Francisco.

VIP ticket-holders finish the evening with a curated networking reception & matchmaking.


August 22 (limited)

VC Conclave

Regional VCs and ecosystem leaders are invited to a small private gathering which is a “deep dive” with veteran VCs, sharing experiences overcoming market downturns, going from $15M Fund I to $225M Fund III, and creatingthe best performing investment for a public retirement fund.  How do you raise from UHNWIs? Family Offices? Institutional Investors?  Unlock insights from the most concentrated global experience in VC ever to be assembled in the rgion.