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If you are already a startup founder or planning on starting your own venture, startup events can help your company be noticed by prospective partners, clients and investors; expand your professional network; and learn about the latest trends in your market and industry.

Here is the list of the best startup events to visit in Europe in 2018.

Best startup events to visit in Europe in 2018

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Startup events in February 2018

Connect2Capital | February 7-8, Gothenburg, Sweden | Connect2Capital is the venue that offers growth companies, investors and other actors in funding the ideal place to meet in an efficient and inspiring way. The forum is featuring emerging technology companies across various streams such as ICT, Industry, Life Sciences Technology and more.

TechChill 2018 | February 8-9, Riga, Latvia | The hottest Baltic tech and startup conference.

RE:WORK: Women in AI dinner | February 21, London, UK | An evening of discussions & networking around the progress and application of artificial intelligence.

4YFN | February 26-28, Barcelona, Spain | 4 Years From Now (4YFN) is the startup business platform of Mobile World Capital Barcelona that enables startups, investors and corporations to connect and launch new ventures together.

Mobile World Congress | February 26 – March 1, Barcelona, Spain | Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital.

Social Media Week | February 28 – March 2, Hamburg, Germany | A leading news platform and worldwide conference devoted to social media and its future developments.

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Startup events in March 2018

QCon London 2018 | March 5-7, London, UK | A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

Startup Europe Week 2018 | March 5-9 | SEW is a movement with a goal to help entrepreneurs grow and thrive in any part of the world. It is achieved through a series of local events that show founders what entrepreneurial support is available in their respective cities and regions.

FinovateEurope2018 | March 6-9, London, UK | The future of financial & banking technology.

Marketing Week Live 2018 | March 7-8, London, UK | Enhance your capabilities and knowledge on today’s ever-changing trends and techniques and learn from key solution providers from the entire spectrum of the marketing mix.

Wearable Technology Show | March 7-8, London, UK | One of the largest networking events for wearable technology & IOT.

Re:work: Deep Learning in Finance Summit | March 15-16, London, UK | Discover advances in deep learning tools and techniques from the world’s leading innovators across industry, research and the financial sector.

Re:work: Deep Learning in Retail & Advertising Summit | March 15-16, London, UK | Discover the latest deep learning advancements and how to leverage methods to improve advertising and the retail experience.

Innovate Finance Global Summit | March 19-20, London, UK | IFGS 2018 will convene the global FinTech community to the FinTech capital of the world: London and take over the historic Guildhall and Square Mile. Taking inspiration from the expansion of FinTech globally, the summit will welcome the world’s leading lights, from innovators, institutions and investors to policy makers, regulators and international trade bodies.

Exec I/O FinTech | March 21-22, Berlin, Germany | #execfintech is the biggest application/invitation-only FinTech conference in Europe.

Fast Growth Icons London | March 22, London, UK | The invitation-only network for founders of fast growing successes. The event delivers quality insights and connections to people building amazing businesses to help them create the $100m+ revenue stars of the future.

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Startup events in April 2018

MIPTV | April 9-12, Cannes, France | The world’s annual most-established TV and digital content market and the biggest gathering of entertainment industry professionals.

Digital Media Europe | April 10-11, Copenhagen, Denmark | Digital Media Europe is the only truly European conference focused on digital revenue.

SeedStars Summit World | April 12, Lausanne, Switzerland | Get ready for breakout sessions, panel discussions and specialized workshops on FinTech, EdTech, digital health, agrotech, IoT, hardware, space, social networking, clean tech – and much more.

Startup Camp Berlin | April 12-13, Berlin, Germany | Startup Camp serves as the largest early stage startup event in Berlin.

Startup Turkey | April 13-16, Istanbul, Turkey | Istanbul is a magical seal which unites East and West since the ancient times. Without a doubt, Istanbul is certainly the most beautiful place of the world. Now tech companies, executives, startups and investors from 65 countries get together in this lovely city.

Startup OLÉ 2018 | April 17-19, Salamanca, Spain | Startup Olé has become a benchmark event for the international tech-entrepreneurial ecosystem, and its fourth edition is expected to be the biggest and most impactful ever. A place where meaningful connections will be made with all the key players at European and international level.

UK Investor Show | April 21, London, UK | Recognised as the UK’s top one-day event for those serious about making money from shares, UK Investor is solely owned by the family of Nigel Wray.

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Startup events in May 2018

Fast Growth Icons Berlin | May 3, Berlin, Germany | The conference delivers inspirational insights from successful business people; a carefully-curated attendee list of founders with significant revenue and rapid revenue growth; and practical tips and hands-on learning in founder-to-founder round table sessions.

Adobe Summit EMEA | May 3-4, London, UK | Deep insights. Focused learning. Endless networking. Join Europe’s largest digital marketing conference and learn how you can combine creativity, content and data to create compelling experiences for your customers.

Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship | May 15, Maastricht, The Netherlands| A 3-day interdisciplinary hub that empowers individuals to make a positive change in the world as entrepreneurs.

ICT Spring Europe | May 15-16, Luxembourg | ICT Spring is a Global Tech Conference hosting an array of International Professionals. This 2-day annual event offers the participants a unique opportunity to deepen their Digital Knowledge, capture the Value of the fast-growing FinTech Industry, and explore the impact of Space Technologies on Terrestrial Businesses.

PODIM Conference 2018 | May 15-16, Maribor, Slovenia | The conference connects 800+ brilliant startups, investors, corpos and other stakeholders with global minds and leaders and serving as an effective platform for investing in the most promising startups from the region.

Thinking Digital | May 16-17, Gateshead, UK | The 11th Annual Thinking Digital Conference is a platform for discussing new technologies, new ideas and how our future is being shaped by them.

TNW Conference | May 24-25, Amsterdam, The Netherlands | TNW Conference is a highly anticipated technology festival, TNW Conference brings together international technology executives, top-tier investors and promising startups for two days of business and knowledge sharing. Over the past 12 editions, TNW Conference has grown from a 200-person event to one of the leading technology events, bringing together 15,000 attendees a day and 3,500 companies from all over the world.

Latitude59 | May 24-25, Tallinn, Estonia | Latitude59 is the flagship startup & tech event of e-Estonia – the world’s first digital society. In 2017, the event welcomed more than 2000 participants. | May 26-27, Budva, Montenegro | Join business, technology and innovation leaders, marketers, startups, and geeks, and have fun by the beach.

Arctic15 2018 | May 30-31 , Helsinki, Finland | The most effective matchmaking startup event in the Nordics and Baltics. The focus is on making deals and quality networking.

Digital|K | May 31 – June 1, Sofia, Bulgaria | DigitalK is among the leading European events that guides you through the digital transformation.

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Startup events in June 2018

Heureka Conference | June 5, Berlin, Germany | HEUREKA Conference connects the stakeholders of the digital economy, while discovering and supporting rising startup stars.

Enterprise Digital SUMMIT 2018 | June 5-6, London, UK | Digital technologies are re-defining the workplace and the employee experience. The Enterprise Digital SUMMIT / London discusses the challenges on how to design the digital workplace for the future of the organization.

LOGIN 2018 | June 7-8, Vilnius, Lithuania | LOGIN is the largest tech and innovations festival in the Baltic States, attracting more than 6000 attendees annually.

CeBIT | June 11-15, Hannover, Germany | One of the largest global conferences that brings together entrepreneurs interested in big data, digital transformation, Internet of Things and social businesses.

London Tech Week | June 11-17, London, UK | Be part of London Tech Week 2018 – the biggest, boldest festival of tech bringing together global innovators and tech enthusiasts to help shape tomorrow’s world. London Tech Week is a unique festival connecting science and creative minds, corporates and startups.

Startup Extreme | June 12-14, Bergen & Voss, Norway | Startup Extreme is a one-day open conference in Bergen, followed by an Invite-Only, two-day summit in the Norwegian fjords, gathering the top 200 investors, media, innovators and Nordic founders for extreme activities and networking.

Digital CX World | June 12-14, London, UK | Digital CX World brings together those who design, deliver, and optimise digital experiences – from product and IT teams, to strategy and marketing specialists.

Sonar+D | June 14-16, Barcelona, Spain | This international conference explores how creativity is changing our present and forming new future in collaboration with researchers, innovators and business leaders. Since 2013, this anti-disciplinary convention brings together leading artists, creative technologists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, thinkers, scientists, entrepreneurs, makers and hackers to participate in a carefully curated program meant for inspiration and networking.

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity | June 18-22, Cannes, France | Cannes Lions is five days of talks, workshops, networking events, classes and awards shows for people in the branded communications, marketing, design, tech, media and entertainment industries.

TOA Tech Open Air Berlin | June 19-22, Berlin, Germany | Tech Open Air is Europe’s leading interdisciplinary technology festival. The mission of TOA is to connect, grow and inspire the human spirit through interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and collaboration.

EdTechXEurope | June 20-21, London, UK | EdTechXEurope is the leading thought leader summit bringing together executive level investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies.

WEBit Festival | June 26-27, Sofia, Bulgaria | The most influential digital & tech gathering for the markets of Central & Eastern Europe.

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Startup events in July 2018

Pirate Summit | July 3-5, Cologne, Germany | An event that links entrepreneurs with venture capitalists and business angels.

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Startup events in September 2018

The Conference 2018 | September 4-5, Malmö, Sweden | You can expect everything from brain scientists and activists to marketing experts and cool makers who’ll cover topics like UX, psychology, ai, marketing and so on. In the end, it all comes down to exploring our three main themes: Human behavior, new technology and how to make it happen.

dmexco | September 12-13, Cologne, Germany | An event that aims to connect the global digital economy.

Re:work: Deep Learning in Healthcare Summit | September 20-21, London, UK | Discover the deep learning tools & techniques set to revolutionise healthcare applications, medicine & diagnostics.

NEXT Conference | September 20-21, Hamburg, Germany | The NEXT Conference is a two-day knowledge festival, where you get to explore the complexities of the digital era through multidisciplinary perspectives.

Os!o Innovation Week | September 24-28, Oslo, Norway | Oslo Innovation Week (OIW) is the largest innovation convention in Europe, making it a significant meeting place to discuss opportunities and practices for growth and innovation every year.

Technology For Marketing 2018 | September 26-27, London, UK | Technology for Marketing connects over 9500 marketers and decision makers with providers of the newest marketing technologies. Along with our inspirational conference programme, TFM offers exhibitors two unmissable days of networking and lead generation.

Bits & Pretzels | September 30 – October 2, Munich, Germany | Bits & Pretzels is an application-only, three-day festival that connects 5,000 founders, investors, startup enthusiasts, and all other decision-makers of the startup ecosystem. This unique festival takes place in a second-to-none setting around the Oktoberfest in Munich.

EuroIA 2018 | September TBA, Dublin, Ireland | The EuroIA summit is the leading Information Architecture (IA) and User Experience (UX) conference for Europe.

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Startup events in October 2018

IP EXPO Europe 2018 | October 3-4, London, UK | IP EXPO Europe is Europe’s number ONE IT event for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive their business forward.

South Summit 2018 | October 3-5, Madrid, Spain | South Summit is the leading startup conference in Southern Europe. A platform created with the aim to bring together startups, international investors and leading corporations in search for innovation.

Festival of Marketing 2018 | October 10-11, London, UK | The Festival of Marketing is a unique experience where ambitious marketers can discover, learn, celebrate and shape the future together.

Webrazzi Summit 2018 | October 17, Istanbul, Turkey | The most influential internet conference in Turkey.

Velocity Europe 2018 | October 30 – November 1, London, UK | The Velocity Conference provides you with real-world best practices for optimizing your site’s web pages, specifically the performance of Ajax, CSS, JavaScript, and images.

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Startup events in November 2018

Web Summit 2018 | November 5-8, Lisbon, Portugal | The largest tech and business convention in Europe.

EuroSTAR 2018 | November  12-15, The Hague, The Netherlands | The annual EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference is a high-energy, fun and friendly celebration of the craft of testing in Europe. Held over 4 days, it features over 60 sessions including tutorials, workshops and talks and also includes a software testing exhibition which runs for 2.5 days.

AllWeb | November 17, Skopje, Macedonia | Number #1 conference on digital marketing in Macedonia.

Social Media Week London | November 14-16, London, UK | Social Media Week London is one of the premiere digital media conferences in the region. The event brings together some of the industry’s leading brands and individuals at the intersection of entertainment, media, marketing and technology.

Enterprise Digital SUMMIT 2018 | November 20-21, London, UK | The organisation in a digital age – aka world of VUCA – must be more adaptable but still accountable. The Enterprise Digital SUMMIT / London discusses the challenges on how to get a mindset for a digital age enabled – by the help of digital technologies – throughout the organization.

ad:tech 2018 | November 26-27, London, UK | ad:tech London has long been the UK’s global gathering of marketing and advertising technology players. Over thirteen years later, ad:tech still delivers the global advertisers, tech innovators and media powerhouses who fuel the ad tech conversation.

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Startup events in December 2018

Slush 2018 | December 4-5, Helsinki, Finland | Slush brings together the leading actors of the global tech scene to Helsinki for something very special. Described by many as “Burning Man meets TED”, the event has grown in just a few short years to 20,000 attendees and 1 million live stream viewers.

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