For the Best European startup events to visit in 2016 events, check out our updated article.

Last year, we have tried to list the startup conventions which would take place before the end of year 2014. This time, we attempted to make a short list of some of the most notable startup events and conventions. Doesn’t matter if you are already running a company or if you are just curious of what might become trendy in the future, these events will definitely help you get noticed, expand your network, and meet prospective customers or investors.

We gathered a list which is mostly constituted out of the European events and have an international focus, meaning that they are arranged in English.
So here is the list:

Best European startup events to visit in 2015


DLD15, January 18-20, Munich, Germany | Digital-Life-Design is a global conference on innovation, digitization, science and culture


Lift Conference, February 4-6, Geneva, Switzerland | Innovation and digital technologies conference
Finovate, February 10-11, London, United Kingdom | The future of financial & banking technology
Social Media Week, February 23-27, Bangalore, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Jakarta, Lagos, Milan, New York | A leading news platform and worldwide conference devoted to social media and its future developments
Startup Turkey, February 26-28, Antalya, Turkey | One of the best European events for startups
Future Everything Festival, February 26-28, Manchester, United Kingdom | An award-winning innovation lab for digital culture and annual festival


Mobile World Congress, March 2-5, Barcelona, Spain | The world’s largest annual gathering of mobile and related industry C-Level executives
Startup Camp Berlin, March 13-14, Berlin, Germany | Startup Camp serves as the largest early stage startup event in Berlin
CeBIT, March 16-20, Hannover, Germany | One of the largest global conferences that brings together entrepreneurs interested in big data, digital transformation, Internet of Things and social businesses
Capital on Stage Copenhagen, March 26, Copenhagen, Denmark | The global and unconventional funding conference where investors pitch to startups, and founders pick investors they want to meet


MIPTV, April 13-16, Cannes, France | The world’s annual most-established TV and digital content market and the biggest gathering of entertainment industry professionals
Wolves Summit, April 14-16, Gdynia, Poland | One of the biggest tech gatherings in Europe with innovation and best practices in sales, marketing and technology
START Summit, April 17-18, St. Gallen, Switzerland | Europe’s leading talent conference for entrepreneurship and innovation
Big Data Week, April 20-26, 40+ cities worldwide | The leading global platform of interconnected community events for data
CEE Digital Summit, April 21-22, Sofia, Bulgaria | The most influential digital & tech gathering for the markets of Central & Eastern Europe
The Next Web Europe Conference, April 23-24 2015, Amsterdam, the Netherlands | A global event where business and culture collide
Startup Day Stockholm, April 25 2015, Stockholm, Sweden | The keynote event for startups in Stockholm


Berlin Web Week, May 4-10, Berlin, Germany | A week-long festival on current trends in digital industry and society
Heureka Conference, May 5, Berlin, Germany | A conference for founders looking for accelerating their companies
Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship, May 6-8, Maastricht, the Netherlands | A 3-day interdisciplinary hub that empowers individuals to make a positive change in the world as entrepreneurs
Capital on Stage London, May 14, the UK | The global and unconventional funding conference where investors pitch to startups, and founders pick investors they want to meet
ICT Spring Europe, May 19-20, Luxembourg | One of the leading conferences in digital trends, user experiences and fintech
Thinking digital, May 19-21, The Sage Gateshead, United Kingdom | A convention on the latest digital trends and innovation from leading industry experts
Techtour Benelux, May 20-21, Leuven, Antwerp & Rotterdam | A unique on-the-road event which showcases world-class high-tech companies from the Benelux region
Pioneer’s Festival, May 28-29, Vienna, Austria | Leading tech festival for tech innovators and investors


Midem, June 5-8, Cannes, France | The conference where music and tech companies meet
The Europas, June 16, London, United Kingdom | The European tech startup awards & invitation-only conference
Founders Forum, June 17-19, London, United Kingdom | Founders Forum is a private network of the leading digital and technology entrepreneurs
Startup Extreme, June 17-19, Voss, Norway | The world’s most extreme startup festival
Bitspiration Festival, June 22-23 2015, Krakow, Poland | An event where technology, startups & music clash to inspire revolutionary solutions
Capital on Stage London, June 30, United Kingdom | The global and unconventional funding conference where investors pitch to startups, and founders pick investors they want to meet


Pirate Summit, September 2-3 2015, Cologne, Germany | An event that links entrepreneurs with venture capitalists and business angels
DM Expo, September 16-17 2015, Cologne, Germany | An event that aims to connect the global digital economy
Capital on Stage Amsterdam, September 24, the Netherlands | The global and unconventional funding conference where investors pitch to startups, and founders pick investors they want to meet
Biohacker Summit, September 24-25 2015, Helsinki, Finland | Biohacking is the art and science of optimizing your performance and well-being with biological & technological tools


Startup Istanbul, October 3-5, Istanbul, Turkey | Leading startup event in Eurasia 
, October 6-8 2015, Vallendar, Germany | Europe’s premier student-led startup conference
Webit Global Congress, October 6-8 2015, Istanbul, Turkey | One of the top business conferences devoted to digital


Web Summit, November 3-5 2015, Dublin, Ireland | The largest tech and business convention in Europe
SLUSH, November 11-12 2015, Helsinki, Finland | The focal point for Eurasian startups and technology talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives and media
Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 16-20 2015, All across the world | International series of startup events that aim to inspire entrepreneurial spirit globally
How to Web, November 20-21 2015, Bucharest, Romania | The biggest innovation, entrepreneurship and technology conference in South Eastern Europe


LeWeb, December 9-11 2015, Paris, France | Conference for digital innovation and internet-driven businesses
Capital on Stage Berlin, December 3 2015, the Netherlands | The global and unconventional funding conference where investors pitch to startups, and founders pick investors they want to meet

Did we miss any other interesting events? Let us know! We will keep this list fresh by adding new events, so feel free to share other startup events worth mentioning by sharing them in the comment section below.


  1. hanslysglimt Hi Hans, thanks for the update! We are going to make a separate update on the upcoming events in 2016. Could you send more info about the event to info[at]alphagamma[dot]eu? Thanks a lot! 🙂

  2. Oslo Innovation Week 12-16 Oct
    O!W is Europe’s largest innovation conference, celebrating 10 years anniversary. This year’s focus is O!W Startup (investment, growth, pitches), O!W Tech (EduTech, MedTech, CleanTech, digital media) and O!W Creative (music, food, architecture and more). Get an overview on what’s cooking on Norway’s startup scene in 100 pitches. Get the whole experience by checking the curated cultural calendar. National Geographic this year coined Oslo as Queen of Nordic Cool. Come see for yourself!


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