We've been quiet for a while.
It's not like we don't have news to tell you. There's a lot going on in our lives, actually. But chances, opportunities and time brought us to a point where we're writing the last communication from Startup Pirates.
It all started in 2011 when five friends decided to challenge themselves and create something with meaning for them, for people like them and to the ecosystem.
We grew to 40+ cities in 20+ countries, together with a community of more than 250 organizers reaching more than 3000 participants and guest entrepreneurs in 80+ programs. Numbers let us all proud. More than 100 startups were created. Startups raised more than €30 million and generated 400+ jobs. But more importantly, we all learned and grew.
Times change, goals and ambitions change, ecosystems move forward. We feel now it's time to let Startup Pirates go.
It was a hell of a ride. Six years have passed, but they feel like so much more...
We'll never forget those who believed in this project in the early days. We feel humbled and honored by the trust and commitment from all of you.
To all the organizers, mentors, guests - we built a lot together, we had an impact, and that's priceless.
Startup Pirates made us free and full of dreams. It shaped us and we believe it also made a dent in the ecosystem.
The future is waiting but it will always be our home.
"Why join the navy, if you can be a pirate?"
- The Startup Pirates Team
October 17th, 2017