Tech Tour Photonics 2021 to support most innovative entrepreneurs in the sector from across Europe

08 September 2021

Fundraising of EUR 158.5M in total was achieved by presenting companies from the last 3 years’ editions of Photonics event

2021 edition of the Tech Tour Photonics, organized by Tech Tour and hosted by PhotonHub Europe, Photonics21 & ACTPHAST 4.0, and with the support of EPIC, will be held online this Autumn. This year, due to Covid-19 travel risks, a series of online presentation sessions will gather active investors, 60 presenting companies from across Europe, more than 150 online attendees. 
Due to current Covid-19 travel risks in Europe, the event this year is transformed into Photonics Online Programme. It is a series of online sessions that provide multiple opportunities for collaboration and networking with investors and entrepreneurs. The Programme is designed to support 60 selected ambitious tech entrepreneurs.
The Tech Tour Photonics 2021 is giving a unique opportunity for the most innovative entrepreneurs operating in Photonics & Photonics-enabled Systems to meet and present themselves to active international investors and corporations seeking for investment and partnerships.
After careful review process, 60 technology start-ups have been selected to present in online session by members of a special Selection Committee of investors who assessed them, based on their business potential, technology merit, competitive position, investment interest and team experience.
The selected companies will have multiple opportunities to present in front of an international audience and have chances to meet high-level VC investors and corporations seeking investment. They will also be given the option to arrange free One2One meetings online with investors to personally discuss opportunities for investment and partnerships.

The Photonics Online Programme highlights include:

  • Online Selection of the best companies to participate in the Programme.
  • Venture Academy online sessions for selected companies to improve their presentation content and performing skills.
  • Elevator Pitch & Full Pitch online for all selected companies.
  • One2One Meetings online between an investor and an entrepreneur.
  • Investor Insights sessions & Entrepreneur Workshops.
  • Ample opportunities for networking and meet the key players in Photonics.

The APPLICATION deadline for companies interested in the Programme is up to 13 September 2021.

About Tech Tour

Tech Tour is Europe’s largest and most impactful tech investment community. In the last 14 months, Tech Tour successfully made the transition from live events to include online collaborative programmes. This year, 1,000 selected tech companies will engage with 2,000 investors and corporate partners in over 250 invitation-only sessions, including the Tech Tour SE Europe. With 23 years of experience, its entrepreneur alumni reported over EUR 14 Billion of transactions in the past few 7 years. It has offices in Brussels and Sofia. For more information please visit: