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Startup events are a launchpad for companies to succeed in the business world. They serve as a meeting point for professionals, investors, corporations, media, and young talents. Moreover, you can get inspired with new ideas, boost your motivation, and exchange knowledge and experiences.

For you, we composed a list of worth-attending startup events happening in Europe this year. Mark your calendars as 2023 has plenty to offer.

📝 Startup events happening in Europe in 2023

Startup events in February 2023

Startup events in Europe in 2023

  • 4YFN | February 27 – March 2, Barcelona, Spain | 4YFN is the startup event of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, GSMA MWC.

Startup events in March 2023

Startup events in Europe in 2023

  • Alpha Wolves | March 8-9, London, UK | An event full of focused talks, curated roundtable discussions and a chance for CEE start-ups and international LPs and GPs to engage with the people driving change in the UK start-up ecosystem.
  • sTARTUp Day | March 15-17, Tartu, Estonia | Bringing together startup-minded people to celebrate entrepreneurship in the smart city of Tartu.
  • inOrbit | March 16-17, Portorož, Slovenia | Europe’s #1 e-conference for digital marketing, e-commerce, and B2B managers
  • START Summit | March 23-24, St.Gallen, Switzerland & online | START Summit actively promotes innovation by connecting more than 5000 startups, investors, corporates and young talents.
  • Big Data Tech Warsaw | March 29, Warsaw, Poland | An exciting one-day conference with purely practical content in the fields of data science, AI, data monetization, data engineering, DevOps and the Cloud.

Startup events in April 2023

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  • EU-Startups Summit | April 20-21, Barcelona, Spain | This exclusive in-person event will be showcasing many of Europe’s hottest startups and coming together to learn from some of the most successful European entrepreneurs of our time.
  • HANNOVER MESSE | April 17-21, Hannover, Germany | HANNOVER MESSE is the most important international platform and hot spot for industrial transformation – with excellent innovations or unusual products.
  • Leeds Digital Festival | April 25-27, Leeds, UK | The Leeds Digital Festival is an open, collaborative celebration of digital culture in all its forms.
  • TechChill | April 27-28, Riga, Latvia & online | The main tech and startup event in the Baltics bridging the gaps in knowledge, skills, and network!

Startup events in May 2023

Startup events in Europe in 2023

  • Shoptalk | May 9-11, Barcelona, Spain | The event will bring together 3500+ attendees from large retailers and brands, startups, technology companies, investors, media, and analysts to learn, network, collaborate, and evolve.
  • Podim | May 15-17, Maribor, Slovenia & online | One of the most influential startup & tech events in the CEE region, based in Slovenia, where innovation meets business opportunities, capital, and knowledge.
  • Iceland Innovation Week | May 22-26, Reykjavík, Iceland | Events ranging from panel discussions and company visits to happy hours and an icy ocean dip are held in locations in Reykjavík throughout the week.
  • Summit | May 24, Brussels, Belgium | The summit is bringing together 1,800 thinkers and doers to help shape the best possible future for the European innovation ecosystems.
  • Infoshare | May 24-25, Gdańsk, Poland | Join a truly innovative society and get inspired by the rapidly changing world of technology.
  • Latitude59 | May 24-26, Tallinn, Estonia & online | Startup conferences are about speeches, pitches, and wooing investors. The big ones, they’re the cruise ships of seafaring. Latitude59 is a lovely yacht without crowds. Only people who really matter.
  • ViennaUP | May 31 – June 7, Vienna, Austria | ViennaUP is a decentralized community-driven festival in the heart of Europe, shining a light on what the future of technology holds.
  • Dublin Tech Summit | May 31 – June 1, Dublin, Ireland | The event will draw the most influential tech and business leaders from across the world.

Startup events in June 2023

Startup events in Europe in 2023

  • Arctic15 | June 1-2, Helsinki, Finland | Arctic15 is the most effective matchmaking startup event in Northern Europe. The focus is on making deals and quality networking.
  • Techsylvania | June 7-8, Cluj-Napoca, Romania | This conference has been the place where people come to get inspired, find out the next in tech and learn from some of the brightest minds’ do’s & don’ts.
  • South Summit | June 7-9, Madrid, Spain | The best global showcase for the world’s leading companies, startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and institutions to accelerate innovation, build strong relationships, identify opportunities and generate business.
  • London Tech Week | June 12-16, London, UK | London Tech Week is a global celebration of tech, uniting the most innovative thinkers and talent of tomorrow in a week-long festival.
  • TNW Conference | June 15-16, Amsterdam, the Netherlands | TNW Conference is where industry leaders and tech enthusiasts alike come together, to explore how tech will shape the world of tomorrow.
  • Growth Marketing Summit | June 22, Frankfurt am Main, Germany | Meet a community of more than 700 like-minded optimizers to scale your digital growth.
  • Hinterland of Things | June 14, Bielefeld, Germany | Dive into an ecosystem of fascinating people and great ideas to challenge today`s status quo.
  • Viva Technology | June 14-17, Paris, France | Every year VivaTech brings together, in Paris and online, business leaders, startups, investors, researchers, and innovators to ignite positive change in business and for society.
  • | June 28-29, Berlin, Germany | The business festival for digital movers and makers.

Startup events in July 2023

  • Affiliate World Europe | July 12-13, Barcelona, Spain | Affiliate World is the offline meeting place for the world’s top affiliate marketers and e-commerce entrepreneurs.

Startup events in August 2023

  • SHIFT Business Festival | August 23-24, Turku, Finland | SHIFT Business Festival brings together growth-oriented businesses to set their eyes on the future.
  • TECHSPO London | August 31 – September 1, London, UK | TECHSPO London brings together developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology.

Startup events in September 2023

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  • IFA Berlin | September 1-5, Berlin, Germany | Connect with customers, investors, mentors and industry peers on a global tech-platform.
  • Startup OLÉ | September 4-7, Salamanca, Spain | Get in touch with the best players and create long-lasting and rewarding relationships.
  • DMEXCO | September 20-21, Cologne, Germany | Bringing together industry leaders, marketing and media professionals, and tech pioneers to set the digital agenda.
  • Bits & Pretzels | September 24–26, Munich, Germany | Meet 5,000 founders, investors, and startup enthusiasts for three days full of learning, networking & inspiration.
  • Oslo Innovation Week | September 25-29, Oslo, Norway | Attend 60 events, and build your own network while also gaining valuable insight on topics like investment, talent attraction, and global expansion.

Startup events in October 2023

  • Sifted Summit | October 4-5, London, UK | Sifted Summit is cutting through the noise with innovative and challenge-focused discussions, intimate networking, and a curated agenda you won’t find anywhere else.

Startup events in November 2023

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  • Web Summit | November 13-16, Lisbon, Portugal | Web Summit will bring together 70,000+ people, and companies redefining the tech industry.
  • Slush | November 30 – December 1, Helsinki, Finland | Slush is the world’s leading startup event attracting 4,600 startup founders and operators and 2,600 investors.

Startup events in December 2023 

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What startup events in Europe are you planning to attend? Did we miss any other? Let us know in the comments below, or fill in the contact form to suggest a startup event that we should list here.

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