The launch of Tomorrow Street — a joint initiative of Vodafone and Technoport — promised to be a high-profile event, and with a crowd numbering roughly 600, it did not disappoint. Top executives flew in from all corners of the globe, joining senior officials, partners and members of the local ecosystem to witness the inauguration of Luxembourg’s new innovation center.

Recognizing a lack of support for late-stage startups that have completed Series A funding, Tomorrow Street leverages its network to help promising companies grow internationally.

“Our aim is to build innovation by connecting the dots and giving companies introductions and up-front exposure that they would normally not have,” explained Warrick Cramer, CEO, Tomorrow Street. “In today’s digital world the human connection has never been more important, and Tomorrow Street will provide those human connections.”

The excitement generated by the event — from the attendance list, which included Luxembourg’s Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, to the lively afterparty — was a reminder that innovation is king in this small country.