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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 that are worth attending throughout the year.
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 are our top picks listed in chronological order.
The ultimate list of startup events happening in Europe in 2020
Startup events in January 2020
- AoC Funding Conference | January 15, London, UK | It will enable you to get the up to date details of the current funding landscape.
- Wearable Technologies Conference | January 27-28, Munich, Germany | THE meeting point for global professionals of the entire wearable ecosystem.
- sTARTUp Day | January 29-31, Tartu, Estonia | It’s the place were startuppers, investors, executives, world-class experts and media meet – and that’s how great ideas are born.
Startup events in February 2020
- Action Week | February 3-7, Lisbon, Portugal | It brings the digital ecosystem together to identify and work on common challenges and establish solutions that positively impact the industry as a whole.
- Arctic15 | February 5-6, Stockholm, Sweden | Connect with movers and shakers of the Nordic tech ecosystem and experience Stockholm business scene in a new way.
- Internet of Manufacturing | February 11-12, Munich, Germany | It brings together Manufacturing and Supply Chain professionals, along with leading technology providers & startups to unlock the true potential of digital and intelligent technologies.
- Hinterland of Things | February 13, Bielefeld, Germany | Join the selected group of CEOs of traditional companies, Founders of Unicorns and Soon-icorns, Investors, Editors as well as Facilitators of Change.
- E-commerce Berlin Expo | February 13, Berlin, Germany | B2B Expo & Conference for e-commerce service providers.
- TechChill | February 20-21, Riga, Latvia | Having grown from a small grassroots movement of like-minded tech enthusiasts, TechChill celebrates the best of the Baltic startup community by annually bringing together 2000+ attendees, including the fastest-growing startups, most innovative corporations, investors active in the region and talented tech enthusiasts.
- 4YFN | February 24-27, Barcelona, Spain | It is the startup platform of MWC, enabling startups, investors, corporations and public institutions to discover, create and launch new ventures together.
- Mobile World Congress | February 24-27, Barcelona, Spain | The disruptors of the future will unite at MWC Barcelona; a destination for limitless potential and a catalyst for change in the industry, and across the planet.
Startup events in March 2020
- QCon London | March 2-6, 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.
- ETail Germany | March 9-11, Berlin, Germany | Hear from the industry on how to use AI and ML to deliver a great customer experience and improve retention.
- Wearable Technology Show | March 10-11, London, UK | One of the largest networking events for wearable technology & IOT.
- Startup Europe Week | March 11-15, various locations | 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.
- Hello Tomorrow Global Summit | March 12-13, Paris, France | The annual gathering for the deep tech ecosystem offering an entire day dedicated to investment meetings between 300 curated deep tech startups, and 200 of the most prominent VCs and CVCs in the world.
- IoT Tech Expo Global | March 17-17, London, UK | The IoT Tech Expo will showcase the most cutting-edge technologies from more than 300 exhibitors and provide insight from over 500 speakers sharing their unparalleled industry knowledge and real-life experiences.
- MIPTV | March 30 – April 2, Cannes, France | The world’s annual most-established TV and digital content market and the biggest gathering of entertainment industry professionals.
- Digital Media Europe | March 31 – April 1, Vienna, Austria | Digital Media Europe is the only truly European conference focused on digital revenue.
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Startup events in April 2020
- Arch Summit | April 1-2, Luxembourg | The summit brings together over 4000 participants – startups, innovators, corporate executives, political leaders, celebrities – and offers them a platform to connect and discover business opportunities.
- SeedStars Summit World | April 3, Lausanne, Switzerland | Impact investment opportunities are everywhere, you just need to know how to leverage them.
- UK Investor Show | April 25, London, UK | Recognised as the UK’s top one-day event for those serious about making money from shares.
- ATOMICON | April 25, Gateshead, UK | The UK’s most epic business conference for small business owners who want to grow.
- EXEC fintech | TBA, Frankfurt am Main, Germany | 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 events in May 2020
- Startup OLÉ | May 5-7, Salamanca, Spain | A place where meaningful connections will be made with all the key players at European and international level.
- ICT Spring Europe | May 12-13, Luxembourg | This 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.
- Adobe Summit EMEA | May 13-14, London, UK | 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 | May 13-14, 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.
- PODIM Conference | May 19-20, 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.
- Latitude59 | May 28-29, 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.
- Digital|K | May 28-29 Sofia, Bulgaria | DigitalK is among the leading European events, that guides you through the digital transformation.
- LOGIN | May 28-29, Vilnius, Lithuania | LOGIN is the largest tech and innovations festival in the Baltic States, attracting more than 6000 attendees annually.
Startup events in June 2020
- London Tech Week | June 8-12, 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 | June 17-20, Valencia, Spain | Webit gathers the world’s global leaders under the theme Preview the Future to fix and co-create the desirable future together.
- Sonar+D | June 17-19, Barcelona, Spain | This international conference explores how creativity is changing our present and forming a new future in collaboration with researchers, innovators and business leaders.
- 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.
- TNW Conference | June 18-19, Amsterdam, The Netherlands | It brings together international technology executives, top-tier investors and promising startups for two days of business and knowledge sharing.
- Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity | June 22-26, Cannes, France | Cannes Lions is five days of talks, workshops, networking events, classes and awards show for people in the branded communications, marketing, design, tech, media and entertainment industries.
- Startup Extreme | June 22-23, 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 24-26, Cologne, Germany | An event that links entrepreneurs with venture capitalists and business angels.
Startup events in July 2020
- Unbound | July 17-18, London, UK | It is the platform where brands, corporate executives and investors came together to meet with Europe’s most disruptive startups.
- Seaside Startup Summit | July 26 – August 1, Lake Sevan, Armenia | Transforming the way to build sustainable businesses and lasting connections.
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Startup events in August 2020
Startup events in September 2020
- NEXT Conference | September 17-18, 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.
- dmexco | September 23-24, Köln, Germany | An event that aims to connect the global digital economy.
- Bits & Pretzels | September 27 – 29, 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.
- Technology For Marketing | September 30 – October 1, 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.
- IP EXPO Europe | September 30 – October 1, London, UK | Europe’s number ONE IT event for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive their business forward.
- EuroIA | TBA, Berlin, Germany | The EuroIA Summit is the leading Information Architecture (IA) and User Experience (UX) conference for Europe.
Startup events in October 2020
- South Summit | October 6-8, Madrid, Spain | South Summit is the leading startup conference in Southern Europe
- Festival of Marketing | October 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.
- ad:tech | September 30-October 1, 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.
Startup events in November 2020
- Web Summit | November 2-5, Lisbon, Portugal | The largest tech and business convention in Europe.
- EuroSTAR | November 16-19, Antwerp, Belgium | The go-to software testing community where European software testers and quality assurance professionals can collaborate, share knowledge and fulfil their professional potential.
- Slush | November 19-20, Helsinki, Finland | Slush brings together the leading actors of the global tech scene to Helsinki for something very special.
Startup events in December 2020
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