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European Student Startups

ESS is Europe's first seed investment platform solely for students and recent graduates. We are looking for ambitious students and investors to take part.


DEMO DAY: MARCH 27th 2017

We must Thank Simmons & Simmons for their massive support in making ESS17 such a success. Their 150 seat auditorium with break out rooms for team preparation and complete facilities ensured the Demo Day success. As well as Simmons & Simmons we must also thank all our other Sponsors, Advisors, Partners, Judges and of course the startups!
Find out more about the winners here.

Demo Day Judges


Exciting News!

We are delighted to announce our exclusive partnership with Build It Up, a Europe wide investment competition partnered with 5lion Holdings who are looking to invest 100,000-1 million Euros in a student startup!

Build it Up is a non-profit organization based in Italy that promotes an entrepreneurial spirit among students and young graduates. They offer a range of entrepreneurial services:

- Consulting division: we offer free consulting services to young entrepreneurs to help them develop and refine their ideas.
- Education & Business Development division: we organise events such as startup competitions, workshops and conferences.

After only four years from its foundation, Build It Up counts 65 associates and 30 partners who contribute to the organisation of more than 50 business games and conferences, processing almost 500 ideas and generating numerous successful startup stories.

5Lion Holdings and Vision Capital are part of the network of Build it Up.

For more information visit our website

Our Experienced Advisors