Connect with the top Movers & Shakers of the International Startup Ecosystem!

Entrepreneurs, Investors, Advisors, Mentors, Corporate Innovators, Startup Supporters...


Unplugged is the unique “by-invitation-only” convention powered by Foundum, the global Startup Ecosystem. Founders have a chance to pitch their companies directly in 1 on 1 matching sessions. A team of recognized Champions, Ambassadors and Team Members will select and personally invite some of the hottest startup founders, top venture capitalists, accelerators, incubators, hands-on private investors, active board advisors & mentors, corporate innovators and startup supporters.

For the first time Foundum is partnering with WhiteBull, and Unplugged will be held together with the legendary Pathways 2014 Summit in Barcelona. We will explore the entire company journey - from foundation to Exit. We'll hear from some of the industry icons; from the global leaders; from the serial entrepreneurs, and from firms who show promise for great success.


This year's program will feature the celebrated day-long BullPen workshop, presentations from the Bully Award finalists, along with the Unplugged sessions, where Founders have a chance to pitch their companies directly in 1 on 1 matching sessions.

For the finale, we'll present the 2014 Bully Awards - honoring excellence in innovation, leadership, and growth potential, and this year living up to our reputation as the Oscars of European Tech, with more surprises to come! To apply for an award, or for more information about our awards program and criteria, please click here.

This is an exclusive event, gathering together the decision makers of European Tech and Global Investment. There are no Attendees. Only Participants!


Create your profile on Foundum and request your invitation to receive a special discount.

Non-Foundum Members

To attend Pathways & Foundum Unplugged you need to have a profile on Foundum. Start registering now by requesting your invitation and send us an email to info@foundum.com if you wish to attend.

Foundum Members

1. Update your Startup profile to ensure a higher probability of selection.

2. Insert your Funding Needs so we can matchmake you to the right Investors.

Up to 100 of the Hottest pre-selected Founders & Startups

You are a Startup Founder looking for seed, early or expansion-stage funding? You have the unique chance to connect with up to 50 top Investors with more than €5 billion under management and meet with up to 10 Investors in private 1-on-1 meetings. Get introduced to highly-qualified Mentors & Advisors, build new relationships with big Corporates, promote your startup to international media and learn from the most exciting serial entrepreneurs from the startup scene at Foundum Unplugged.

Benefits for Founders & Startups:

Being part of Foundum Unplugged was key to our success in meeting top International VC's in a familiar atmosphere. I met Jan and Tobias from BDmi which today are key investors at Marfeel.

Xavi Beumala, founder of Marfeel
Up to 50 of the Top Investors with more than €5 Billion under management

You are an Investor looking for high quality deal-flow? Get in touch with some of the most innovative Entrepreneurs & Startups in one place. Identify the right startups for you and discover the latest trends. Meet potential international Co-investors, connect with Corporate Decision Makers for your next exit and just do business with less travel at Foundum Unplugged.

Benefits for Investors:

The event was a great (and time efficient!) mix of topical panels and start-up pitches. Throughout the day, I met a number of very promising entrepreneurs, including Ben from Packlink, a global online package shipping marketplace that we ended up backing as investors.

Michael Treskow, Vice President at Accel Partners
Up to 50 active Startup Advisors, Supporters & Mentors

You are a Board Advisor for Startups or a Mentor for Founders? Meet some of the finest international Entrepreneurs & Startups in need of your valuable experience. Build new relationships with top Investors and Accelerators and share your expertise with potential new clients. Exchange your thoughts with some of the brightest entrepreneurial minds & discover the latest trends at Foundum Unplugged.

Benefits for Advisors & Mentors:
  • Build new relationships with the hottest Entrepreneurs & Startups
  • Find out about open board advisor positions and mentor requests
  • Connect with some of the Top International Investors and Accelerators
  • Discover the latest startups trends during round table discussions
  • Learn from other high level Advisors and Mentors

Foundum Unplugged is an extraordinary event for entrepreneurs. It has given us the opportunity to contact with experts who advised us on how to access public funding under very advantageous conditions.

Raul Aguirre, Founder & CEO of Tango 04