Are you building the next big tech business? Looking to connect with like-minded professionals, increase your audience and attract investment? Want to finance the next unicorn startup? Tech conferences are increasingly appealing to entrepreneurship, and attendance can help with all these goals.
Europe is bursting with fantastic tech events, but uncovering which are the best for founders and investors can be challenging. From the sun-drenched streets of Madrid to the waterways of Amsterdam at TravelPerk, we have whittled down our list of the top startup conferences in Europe. So whether you're a startup looking to scale up or a corporate investor seeking the next big innovation, we have some great opportunities for you.
Looking to forge lucrative connections? The helpful app generated over 8000 meetings at last year's edition. Want to find the next tech giant? Check out 75 companies showcasing the latest tech developments in the expo hall or head to the main stage, where Europe's most exciting early-stage startups will demonstrate their offerings in the pitch competition.
With a focus on networking, the agenda features interactive workshops and 1:1 matchmaking sessions where attendees can take advantage of 60 AI-driven appointments over the three days. Want to expand your reach? Apply for a three-minute pitch session in front of a jury of VCs and business greats. But be warned, competition is high, with over 1000 startups vying for a spot on stage.
Founders can showcase their ideas to over 3000 visitors from over 60 countries and more than 500 investors. Exclusive by design, this conference packs a big punch with 1 million euros up for grabs in its L59 Pitch Competition. Looking to invest in tech? Connect with 800 of the world's hottest startups or stand out from the crowd by participating in Latitude59's famous reverse pitching session!
An incredible opportunity, previous finalists have raised over $10 billion for their companies. In addition, participants of this three-day event can receive invaluable insights from the world's most successful CEOs. With an impressive roster of speakers, this year's list includes John Elkington, the Founder of Volans, and Juan de Antonio, Founder and CEO of Cabify.
An opportunity for startups to boost their profile, Viva Technology also features an exhibition where angel investors and the media can discover the latest breakthrough technology. With investor-only events, this event is also dedicated to helping the world's next unicorn startups meet with their peers and make business-changing connections.
Connecting founders to funding through their Ignite program, young businesses can connect with investors at the Vision pitch competition and curated networking opportunities. To wrap up a successful first day, VCs and startups on the Ignite stream can mingle meaningfully at an exclusive party.
The place where startups come to scale, entrepreneurs can showcase their business ideas in pitch battles in front of tech change-makers and investors such as Atomico, Accel, and General Atlantic. Afterward, financiers and startup stars can further future connections in the investors' lounge.
Whether you are looking for a mentor or cold hard cash, with decision-makers forming 78% of the delegates, this tech conference offers ample opportunities to take your business to the next level.
But perhaps the most noteworthy feature is the networking opportunities. From tech playgrounds to pub crawls, there are a host of more unusual settings for attendees to get speaking. Providing delegates the chance to talk in person with professionals from the globe's most esteemed organizations, this is one tech meetup to mark on your calendar.
Featuring candid talks this year, attendees can hear from Varun Nair, Former Head of AR/VR Audio Software at Meta and startup founder, and Anna Shipman, Technical Director for the Financial Times. The extensive agenda has content to suit every type of tech professional, with three distinct tracks for delegates to choose from. Trust us. This is one tech event you won't want to miss!
Boasting a combination of keynote speeches, fireside chats, and panels with business leaders, attendees also have plenty of chances to network at the daily after-parties.
Love a bit of star-spotting? Jessica Alba and Arnold Schwarzenegger have also graced the stage in previous editions. After soaking up the motivational insights, participants can enjoy the most iconic wrap party at Munich's Oktoberfest!
Mixing debates, Q&As, and masterclasses, the agenda is a feast of content from inspirational thought leaders. Last year's schedule featured talks from celebrity speakers like Noam Chomsky and F1 Team Principle Toto Wolff, as well as discussions from renowned founders like Revolut's Nik Storonsky and Miro's Andrey Khusid.
As if all that isn't enough, there are also several rounds of prestigious pitches for startups looking to make a splash.
While this year's speakers are still under wraps, previous editions have hosted talks from thought leaders like Spotify Founder Daniel Ek and Tinder CEO Renate Nyborg. Drawing together investors with over $1 trillion in assets, this startup event is a veritable who's who of professionals looking to launch or fund the future of tech.