Rules and Conditions for Founders


Startup Sesame is the first community of Tech event insiders and the largest alliance of events in Europe, helping startups grow with conferences, education and networking.
We believe that creating bridges between ecosystems across Europe will help startups grow faster and prosper, expand their network and break national barriers through connections and collaboration.
Our goal is to provide the most promising entrepreneurs with unparalleled advantages at some of the best tech events and help them become the next European unicorns.

The Community of Sesamers

Startup Sesame is a free program among peers. Its goal is to foster a sense of community among fellow Sesamers, who are professional event organizers, investors, digital experts, founders and Tech event insiders.
It creates no liability and no responsibility between them, nor with Startup Sesame, except for their obligations to allow Startup Sesame to communicate, to register and report in a timely fashion.

To benefit from Startup Sesame and become a Sesamer, a startup founder must candidate and be accepted by a jury of selected professionals and peers.

Partner Events

By being accepted, a Sesamer will gain access to the following Partner Events:

  • Mobility Program: Slush, Pioneers Festival, Tech Open Air, 4YFN, EcoMotion, TU Automotive, New Mobility World, Mondial Innovation Forum, Challengers, etc.
  • Entertainment Program: Slush Music, Pioneers Festival, 4YFN, Tech Open Air, Symposium Stockholm, Leaders Paris, EuropaVox, Sonar+D, etc.
  • Europe Program: Pioneers Festival, Slush, 4YFN, Tech Open Air, Paris, Arctic 15, Lisbon Investment Summit, TechChill, Pirate Summit, Capital On Stage, Web2Day, Challengers, France Digitale Day, DigitalK, Webrazzi Summit, InfoShare, STHLM Tech Fest, BDL Accelerate, etc

This list is subject to be updated.

Partner Advisors and Investors

By being accepted, a Sesamer will gain access to a network of Partner Advisors and Investors who have accepted to work under the terms of the Startup Sesame Finders Fee Agreement.
The decision to work with Partner Advisors or Investors is totally optional and only belong to the Sesamer.

Communication and rules

Sesamers agree to participate to the communication of Startup Sesame and accept that Startup Sesame use the logo and name of their startups as a reference, on the Startup Sesame website and in Startup Sesame communications. Sesamers also accept to put the Startup Sesame logo on the website of their startups.
Sesamers agree to take part in the selection of new Sesamers.
Sesamers agree to follow the Startup Sesame Rules and Conditions, to respect fellow Sesamers, to put up a good word about them when possible, and to support the Events he will benefit from through the program.
Especially, Sesamers agree to register in a timely fashion to the Partner Events, and to report about them, or the Partner Advisors and Investors he met.
We sincerely hope that these rules and conditions will allow the Startup Sesame community to grow and prosper. Please treat every Sesamers with care and attention, and you will be treated as well.

Ben Costantini and the Startup Sesame team