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This article was published on August 2, 2012

    ARRRRR: The European Pirate Summit 2012 returns to Cologne in September

    ARRRRR: The European Pirate Summit 2012 returns to Cologne in September
    Robin Wauters
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    Robin Wauters

    Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family a Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family and Belgian beer. If you'd like to know more about Robin, head on over to robinwauters.com or follow him on Twitter.

    You may want to consider a trip to Cologne (Germany) next September 10-11, because the second edition of the European Pirate Summit is almost upon us.

    The European Pirate Summit (EPS) was started in 2011 with the aim to become a European startup event “like none other”. We’ll be there to check if they’ve succeeded this year.

    This year’s edition, under the motto “ARRR on Europe”, the EPS is bringing together roughly 500 people who have – and I quote – “demonstrated their Pirate spirit”.

    On the speaker list you’ll find fine folks like Index Ventures’ Saul Klein, Wrapp’s Andreas Ehn, angel investor extraordinaire Klaus Hommels and Xing founder Lars Hinrichs, as well as yours truly, among others.

    What to expect? Talks, discussions, workshops and startup pitches, and also, apparently, a bunch of 11-14 year olds showcasing their latest iOS apps.

    If you’d like to attend the event, you need to apply so the organizers can verify whether you’re really a pirate. However, if you fill in the code “TheNextWebEPS12” in the “Your message” field when you apply for the event, you shall receive a 20 percent discount! You’re welcome.

    Also, if you’re a European startup looking to pitch at the event, you can sign up for free until August 15th right here.