Last year, we prepared a list of the Best European startup events in 2016. We continued the tradition, and picked the most notable startup events, conferences, summits and conventions.
Update: We released our overview of the best startup events to visit in Europe in 2018. Check it out!
Whether you are already running a company or you are just curious of what will be trending in the future, attending these events will definitely help you get noticed, expand your network, and meet prospective customers or investors.
So here is the list of the startup events to visit in 2017. Enjoy!
Best startup events to visit in Europe in 2017
Startup events in January 2017
DLD17, January 15-17, Munich, Germany | Digital-Life-Design is a global conference on innovation, digitization, science, and culture.
CPDP 2017, January 25-27, Brussels, Belgium | CPDP will stage more than 60 panels and workshops with a stimulating mix of academics, practitioners, regulators, and advocates, as well as multiple side events such as open debates, PechaKucha performances, and artistic interventions. Please note that this is a preliminary version of the program which is still in its early stages.
Unconvention 2017, January 25-27, Brussels, Belgium |it’s an annual event that brings together young Europeans with innovative ideas from major European Innovation hubs and top innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders, mentors, and investors. It started 5 years ago with one objective, to do something Unconventional in a city where many people think it’s all about men and women in gray suits.
Startup events in February 2017
Startup Europe Week 2017, February 6-10 | Startup Europe Week is an initiative implemented by SEW and promoted by the European Commission and Startup Europe.
FinovateEurope2017, February 7-8, London, United Kingdom | The future of financial & banking technology.
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 2017, February 9-10, Riga, Latvia | The hottest Baltic tech and startup conference.
0100ConferencesVienna, February 16, Vienna, Austria | One-day event dedicated to the Venture Capital & Private Equity Industry, mainly focused on investors – LP & GP. Our goal is to bring together international and regional investors to give talks on a wide range of subjects, to share insights, and to build a valuable network. It is a unique chance to ultimately maximize your opportunity in VC & PE industry.
RE:WORK: Women in machine Intelligence dinner, February 21, London, United Kingdom | An evening of discussions & networking around the progress and application of machine intelligence.
Social Media Week, February 27-March 3, Hamburg, Germany | A leading news platform and worldwide conference devoted to social media and its future developments
Startup Turkey, Early Spring 2017 – TBA, Antalya, Turkey | One of the best European events for startups.
Mobile World Congress, February 27-March 2, Barcelona, Spain | The world’s largest annual gathering of mobile and related industry C-Level executives.
4YFN [4 Years From Now], February 27-March 1, Barcelona, Spain | 4YFN [4 Years From Now] is the home of the growing global tech startup community.
Startup events in March 2017
QCon 2017, March 6-8, London, United Kingdom | A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.
Wearable Technology Show, March 7-8, London, United Kingdom | One of the largest networking events for wearable technology & IOT.
Marketing Week Live 2017, March 8-9, London, United Kingdom | Get new ideas to accelerate your projects, streamline your operations, and get ahead of your competition with MWL’17.
CeBIT, March 20-24, Hannover, Germany | One of the largest global conferences that brings together entrepreneurs interested in big data, digital transformation, Internet of Things and social businesses.
Fast Growth Icons London, March 23, London, United Kingdom | A carefully-curated attendee list of founders with significant revenue and rapid revenue growth.
Startup events in April 2017
UK Investor Show, April 1, London, United Kingdom | Recognised as the UK’s top one-day event for those serious about making money from shares, UK Investor is jointly owned by the families of Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith.
MIPTV, April 3-6, Cannes, France | The world’s annual most-established TV and digital content market and the biggest gathering of entertainment industry professionals.
SeedStars Summit World , April 6, 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.
Exec I/O FinTech, April 6-7, Berlin, Germany | #execfintech is the biggest application/invitation-only FinTech conference in Europe.
Startup Camp Berlin, April TBA, Berlin, Germany | Startup Camp serves as the largest early stage startup event in Berlin.
Innovate Finance Global Summit, April 10-11, London, United Kingdom | Building on the phenomenal success of our first event, IFGS 2016 will provide an opportunity to champion the latest developments in financial technology and celebrate the accomplishments of the global FinTech community.
WEBit Festival , April 25-27, Sofia, Bulgaria | The most influential digital & tech gathering for the markets of Central & Eastern Europe.
Digital Media Europe, April 24-26, Copenhagen, Denmark| Digital Media Europe is the only truly European conference focused on digital revenue.
Startup OLÉ 2017, April 26-27, Salamanca, Spain | Startup Olé connects startups and tech/digital talent with corporates, investors, accelerators, universities and media from all over Europe.
Startup events in May 2017
Business Rocks 2017, May 3-4, Manchester, United Kingdom | 2 DAY GLOBAL START-UP PITCH BATTLE.
Arctic15 2017, May 3-4 , Helsinki, Finland | ArcticStartup presents The Arctic Conference. The most efficient place for meetings between startups, investors, corporates, media, and partners.
Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship, May TBA, 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 9-10, Luxembourg City Luxembourg | One of the leading conferences in digital trends, user experiences, and FinTech.
Adobe Summit EMEA | The Digital Marketing Conference, May 10-11, London, United Kingdom | 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.
PODIM Conference 2017, May 10-11, Maribor, Slovenia | Hidden forces of startups
Thinking digital, May 16-17, The Sage Gateshead, United Kingdom | A convention on the latest digital trends and innovation from leading industry experts.
Fast Growth Icons Berlin, May 18 , Berlin Germany | Inspirational insights from people that have recently built highly successful businesses, and learned the lessons the hard way.
The Next Web Europe Conference, May 18-19, Amsterdam, the Netherlands | A global event where business and culture collide.
Spark.me, May TBA, Budva, Montenegro | Spark.me is one of the biggest tech/business conferences in Southeast Europe.
Startup Fest Europe 2017, May 24-28, The Netherlands | Startup Fest Europe is a week long Festival that took place during the European presidency.
Latitude59, May 25-26, Tallinn, Estonia | The #EstonianMafia flagship tech conference.
LOGIN 2017, May 25-26, Vilnius, Lithuania | LOGIN is the largest tech and innovations festival in the Baltic States, attracting more than 6000 attendees annually. LOGIN 2017 is a real festival and is moving to Vilnius downtown.
Nordic Startup Awards Grand Finale, May 31, Reykjavik, Iceland | The Nordic Startup Awards is a series of events in the Nordic countries, to recognize and celebrate the startup ecosystems based in the Nordic region.
Startup events in June 2017
Re:work: Deep Learning in finance Summit, June 1-2 , London, United Kingdom | 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, June 1-2, London, United Kingdom | Discover the latest deep learning advancements and how to leverage methods to improve advertising and the retail experience.
Social Media Week 2017 Milan, June 6-10, Milan, Italy | The Social Media Week is a global event, hosted in six continents, sharing the best ideas, the most important trends, and must-see news relating to social media and the technologies that are changing society and culture around the world. The Social Media Week is so an appointment to better understand how new technologies are changing the human connections, the way we live and work.
Digital|K, June 8-9, Sofia, Bulgaria | The DigitalK conference had four successful editions and expanded its audience across the world. We now are the most important digital technology event in Southeast Europe, in terms of diversity and speaker profiles. We host a premier speaker lineup of global business leaders, entrepreneurs, founders, investors and digital marketing professionals. And hopefully, you.
London Tech Week, June 12-16 , London, United Kingdom | London Tech Week is a festival of live events across the city, showcasing and celebrating the best of tech whilst providing networking, social, learning and business opportunities.
Startup Extreme, June 13-15, 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.
ExCel London, June 13-15, London, United Kingdom | The digital ecosystem is constantly changing and evolving to reflect the needs of the consumer. This is reflected in the content evolution of Apps World. The London show will be a central part of TechXLR8, a 3 day Festival of Technology – Embracing the Connected Future.
Sonar+D, June 15-17, Barcelona, Spain | International conference for digital creativity & innovation technology.
Cannes Lions Conference, June 17-24, Cannes, France | Founded in 1954, Cannes Lions is an eight-day programme of creative inspiration, celebration, education and networking.
Enterprise Digital SUMMIT 2017, June 17-18, Paris, France | Conference on Social Collaboration, the Future of Work & the Digital Transformation.
CHALLENGERS 2017, June TBA, Barcelona, Spain | Challengers is a closed-door, high impact technology and entrepreneur event, focusing on trending themes, which have significant meaning to our lives and to the future of our world.
Heureka Conference, June TBA, Berlin, Germany | A conference for founders looking for accelerating their companies.
Berlin Web Week, June TBA, Berlin, Germany | A week-long festival on current trends in digital industry and society.
The Europas, June TBA, London, United Kingdom | The European tech startup awards & invitation-only conference.
EdTechXEurope, June 20-21, London, United Kingdom | EdTechXEurope is the leading thought leader summit bringing together executive level investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies.
Re:work: Machine Intelligence Summit, June 28-29, Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Where machine learning meets artificial intelligence. The rise of intelligent machines to make sense of data.
Startup events in July 2017
TOA Tech Open Air Berlin, July 12-13, Berlin, Germany | Berlin is a special place to be right now. When Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler took to the stage at TOA16 he echoed the thoughts of the changemakers in attendance when he said that “the gravitational force of technology and innovation will shift squarely to Berlin”. He’s right, this city is brimming with talent, creativity and opportunity just waiting to be harnessed. TOA is where this powerful mix of talent and opportunity comes together to connect, grow and be inspired.
Startup events in August 2017
The Conference 2017, August TBA, Malmo, 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.
Startup events in September 2017
Pirate Summit, September 6-7, Köln, Germany | An event that links entrepreneurs with venture capitalists and business angels.
Social Media Week London, September 13-16, London, United Kingdom | In its 8th year, 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, including BuzzFeed, National Geographic, The Economist, Forbes, Blue State Digital, Edelman, Ogilvy, and Hootsuite.
DM Expo, September 13-14, Köln, Germany | An event that aims to connect the global digital economy.
Nordic Digital Business Summit, September 21, Helsinki, Finland | The event spans a wide scope of technology focusing on Data Centers, Cloud Computing, the Internet of Things and Digitalisation.
Re:work : Deep learning summit, September 21-22, London, United Kingdom | The smart artificial intelligence revolution. Explore software that can recognize patterns in digital representations of sounds, images, & data.
NEXTConf, September 21-22, Hamburg, Germany | NEXT is the event for those who actively participate in shaping the digital transformation.
Bits & Pretzels, September 24-26, Munich, Germany | Bits & Pretzels is a 3-day conference for founders and people from the startup ecosystem.
Technology For Marketing 2017, September 27-28, London, United Kingdom | The premier event for marketers to source, understand and maximise the use of technology-powered marketing.
EuroIA 2017, September 28-30, Stockholm, Sweden | The EuroIA summit is the leading Information Architecture (IA) and User Experience (UX) conference for Europe.
South SUMMIT 2017, September TBA, 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.
Webrazzi Summit, September TBA, Istanbul, Turkey | The most influential internet conference in Turkey.
Startup events in October 2017
Festival of Marketing 2017, October 4-5, London, United Kingdom | The Festival of Marketing is a unique experience where ambitious marketers can discover, learn, celebrate and shape the future together. With more than 200 speakers, workshops, awards, experience rooms and training, it is the only event that truly reflects the creative, strategic and tactical job that marketers do.
IP EXPO EUROPE, October 4-5, London, United Kingdom | Europe’s number one IT event.
Os!o Innovation Week, October TBA, 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.
Startup events in November 2017
EuroSTAR 2017, November 6, Copenhagen, Denmark | EuroSTAR is an all-inclusive community where European software testers can collaboratively work towards evolving their profession while fulfilling their professional potential.
Web Summit, November 6-9, Lisbon, Portugal | The largest tech and business convention in Europe.
Biohacker Summit, November TBA, Helsinki, Finland | Biohacking is the art and science of optimizing your performance and well-being with biological & technological tools.
AllWeb, November TBA, Skopje, Macedonia | Number #1 Digital Marketing Conference in Macedonia.
hub conference 2017, November TBA, Berlin, Germany | The hub conference brings disruptive trends, smart technologies and the people behind them to Berlin. Global players and startups, CEOs and CIOs, science and politics establish networks and shape the digital future.
AD:TECH 2017, November 29-30, London, United Kingdom | Discover the next big thing in Marketing and Advertising.
Startup events in December 2017
LeWeb, TBA December 2017, Paris, France | Conference for digital innovation and internet-driven businesses.
Central European Startup Awards 2017, December TBA | The Central European Startup Awards is a series of events in the CEE countries, to recognize and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and startup ecosystems of this colorful and diverse region.
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.