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We are on a mission to help more business professionals succeed in their careers, that’s why we continue with our tradition of picking startup events to attend throughout the year.

Editor’s note: Make sure to bookmark this page as we keep on revising and adding new startup events to the list. If you want to suggest an event that we might have missed, leave it in the comments below or share it with us via our contact form.

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 2019.

Best startup events to visit in Europe in 2019


Startup events in March 2019

QCon London 2019 | March 4-6, 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 2019 | 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.

Marketing Week Live 2019 | March 6-7, 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 2019 | March 12-13, London, UK | One of the largest networking events for wearable technology & IOT.

Re:work: Deep Learning in Finance Summit 2019 | March 19-20, London, UK | Discover advances in deep learning tools and techniques from the world’s leading innovators across the industry, research and the financial sector.

Fast Growth Icons London 2019 | March 20, 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.

Startup OLÉ 2019 | March 26-28, Salamanca, Spain | Startup Olé has become a benchmark event for the international tech-entrepreneurial ecosystem, and this year’s 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 2019 | March 30, 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 April 2019

Digital Media Awards Europe 2019 | April 1, Vienna, Austria | Digital Media Europe is the only truly European conference focused on digital revenue.

SeedStars Summit World 2019 | April 5, 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.

MIPTV 2019 | April 8-11, Cannes, France | The world’s annual most-established TV and digital content market and the biggest gathering of entertainment industry professionals.

EXEC fintech 2019 | April 10-11, Frankfurt am Main, Germany | Since 2014 EXECfintech has established itself as a leading Fintech conference in Europe with a focus on early-stage startups in the financial technology & innovation space. Gathering the industry’s movers and shakers from startups, financial institutions and investors, the main purpose is to create a platform for meaningful exchange.

Startup Turkey 2019 | April 26-29, 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.

Innovate Finance Global Summit 2019 | April 29-30, London, UK | IFGS 2019 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.


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Startup events in May 2019

TNW Conference 2019 | May 9-10, 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 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.

Fast Growth Icons Berlin 2019 | May 14, 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 2019 | May 15-16, 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.

Thinking Digital 2019 | May 15-16, 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.

Latitude59 2019 | May 16-17, Tallinn, Estonia | Latitude59 is the flagship startup & tech event of e-Estonia – the world’s first digital society. The place to be for people serious about startups, investing, and the future of governance.

ICT Spring Europe 2019 | May 21-22, 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 2019 | May 21-22, 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.

Spark.me 2019 | May 25-26, Tivat, Montenegro | Join business, technology and innovation leaders, marketers, startups, and geeks, and have fun by the beach.

Digital|K 2019 | May 30-31, Sofia, Bulgaria | DigitalK is among the leading European events, that guides you through the digital transformation.


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Startup events in June 2019

Arctic15 2019 | June 5-6, Helsinki, Finland | The most effective matchmaking startup event in the Nordics and Baltics. The focus is on making deals and quality networking.

LOGIN 2019 | June 6-7, Vilnius, Lithuania | LOGIN is the largest tech and innovations festival in the Baltic States, attracting more than 6000 attendees annually.

Heureka Conference 2019 | June 12, Berlin, Germany | HEUREKA Conference connects the stakeholders of the digital economy, while discovering and supporting rising startup stars.

London Tech Week 2019 | June 10-14, London, UK | Be part of London Tech Week 2019 – 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.

WEBit Festival 2019 | May 13-15, Sofia, Bulgaria | The most influential digital & tech gathering for the markets of Central & Eastern Europe.

Enterprise Digital SUMMIT 2019 | June 17, 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.

Sonar+D 2019 | June 17-20, 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 2019 | June 17-21, 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.

EdTechXEurope | June 18, London, UK | EdTechXEurope is the leading thought leader summit bringing together executive level investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies.

Startup Extreme 2019 | June 24-26, 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.

Pirate Summit | June 26-28, Cologne, Germany | An event that links entrepreneurs with venture capitalists and business angels.


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Startup events in July 2019

TOA Tech Open Air Berlin 2019 | July 2-5, 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.

Wisepunk Startup Conference | July 12, Barcelona, Spain | Come and learn from some of the boldest yet sweet entrepreneurs around as they share the inside story behind their success. Live interviews. DJ’s. Drinks. And networking. In a fabulous venue that is not boring.

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Startup events in August 2019

The Conference 2019 | August 27-28, 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.


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Startup events in September 2019

dmexco 2019 | September 11-12, Köln, Germany | An event that aims to connect the global digital economy.

NEXT Conference 2019 | September 19-20, 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 2019 | September 23-27, 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 2019 | September 25-26, 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 2019 | September 20 – October 1, 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 2019 | September 26-28, Riga, Latvia | The EuroIA summit is the leading Information Architecture (IA) and User Experience (UX) conference for Europe.


Startup events in October 2019

South Summit 2019 | October 2-4, 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.

IP EXPO Europe 2019 | October 9-10, 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.

Festival of Marketing 2019 | 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 2019 | October 16, Istanbul, Turkey | The most influential internet conference in Turkey.

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Startup events in November 2019

Velocity Europe 2019 | November 4-7, Berlin, Germany | 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.

Web Summit 2019 | November 4-7, Lisbon, Portugal | The largest tech and business convention in Europe.

EuroSTAR 2019 November  11-14, Prague, the Czech Republic | 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 2019 | November 17, Skopje, Macedonia | Number #1 conference on digital marketing in Macedonia.

Slush 2019 | November 21-22, 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.

ad:tech 2019 | November 25-26, 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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