Are you keen on networking in the industry, eager to learn about the newest startup insights, or simply interested in keeping up with the most recent business trends? Would you like to meet potential new partners or investors, learn new skills, and be inspired by other founders? Startup events are a crucial setting for entrepreneurs to network and grow their own companies.
For your convenience, we've compiled a list of the most significant startup events taking place in Europe that you can still attend in 2022:
SHIFT / 24 - 25 August / Turku, Finland
“A FESTIVAL FOR PEOPLE AND INNOVATIONS, NOT A CONFERENCE!
SHIFT is built to bring change-oriented people and businesses together to network, learn, and get inspired. SHIFT calls you to define what the future brings for your business, but also to re-think how your business can impact the future. SHIFT Business Festival is the highlight of our year, and exactly what it says – a two-day inspirational and fun festival with insightful business content.
SHIFT speakers and partners are ready to co-create with you. We stimulate you to use your newly achieved knowledge and internalize it before you leave our festival grounds. Together with other festival attendees, you shape the future of business, and how business shapes the future.”
Startup pass : https://www.lyyti.fi/questions/818cd93c38
sTARTUp Day / 24 - 26 August / Tartu, Estonia
“sTARTUp Day is the most startup-minded business festival, bringing together startups, traditional entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, and students. The aim of the event is to connect like-minded people and celebrate entrepreneurship in the smart city of Tartu.
sTARTUp Day is a three-day festival with a marvelous stage program, effective matchmaking, hands-on seminars, demo area full of innovation and vibrant side events. The inspirational-educational program consists of various topics – from marketing to space tech, fundraising to the smart city, artificial intelligence to the creative economy.”
Startup tickets : https://www.startupday.ee/why-attend/startups
Data Natives / 31 August – 2 September / Berlin, Germany
“CONFERENCE, WORKSHOPS & NETWORKING SESSIONS. DN22 conference and a global matchmaking session – Matchathon, are the conclusion and flagship event of the overall DN22 experience with its data community meetups and online sessions.
DN Matchathon will match the winning solutions generated during the DN Hackaton, job seakers, startups and companies with best tools, people, recruiters and corporates to start on collaborations.
DN Conference, running alongside the Matchathon, will bring thinkers, innovators and creators in data and tech on its stages to share their thoughts on the future tech trends, changes and inspirational stories.”
IFA Berlin / 2-6 September / Berlin, Germany
“IFA: The world’s most significant technology marketplace. IFA in Berlin presents the latest products and innovations in the heart of Europe’s most important regional market. Only IFA offers such a comprehensive overview of the international market and attracts the attention of international trade visitors each year from more than 130 countries. IFA is the main meeting place for key retailers, buyers, and experts from the industry and the media..”
DMEXCO / September 21-22 / Cologne, Germany
“DMEXCO is Europe’s leading digital marketing & tech event. We are the meeting place and a community for key players in digital business, marketing, and innovation. We bring together industry leaders, marketing and media professionals, and tech pioneers to set the digital agenda. Both globally informed and locally focused, DMEXCO offers an ecosystem with seminars, debates, expositions, and masterclasses outlining the future of the digital economy and driving market value.”
Startup packages : https://dmexco.com/start-ups/
Bits&Pretzels / 25-27 September 2022 / Munich, Germany
“Europe's leading founders festival returns to Munich. Join 5,000 founders, investors, and startup enthusiasts for three days full of learning, networking & inspiration. Bits & Pretzels is the ideal place to present your startup in front of a highly relevant audience. Find investors, get your name out, expand your network, build-long lasting relationships, and get inspired by other founders. This is the place to be!”
Impact festival / 5-6 October, 2002 / Frankfurt, Germany
“The IMPACT FESTIVAL is Europe's largest B2B event and platform for sustainable innovation, bringing together European GreenTech Start-ups & Scale-ups and key stakeholders to accelerate sustainable transformation.”
Infoshare / 6-7 October / Gdańsk, Poland
“THIS IS WHERE VISIONARIES AND ENGINEERS COME TOGETHER. JOIN A TRULY INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY AND GET INSPIRED BY THE RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY.”
Register : https://infoshare.pl/is-register/
Engaged investments / 10 October / Prague, Chech Republic
“LETS UNITE OUR ENGAGEMENT TO GROW. The Engagement Investment Conference is a one-day event that hosts experienced business angels, former founders, VCs, mentors, accelerators and other partners from CEE region and Baltics in order to support and enhance cross-boarders startup investing.”
Disruptors Summit / 11 October / Prague, Chech Republic
“Disruptors Summit (ex SWCSummit) is the major event in the tech & startup territory. It takes place in the beating heart of Europe, in Prague, Czech Republic. Apart from the clash of the regional startup champs, the summit hosts titans of the business world.”
European Angel Investment Summit 2022 / 11 -12 october/ Brussels, Belgium
“Join EBAN and hundreds of investors, selected startups, policymakers and corporates at the European Angel Investment Summit, taking place in Brussels on October 11th-12th! The Summit aims to put business angels in the spotlight and highlight how they bring economic dynamism by financing innovation and taking risks early on. EBAN is partnering with the InvestEU Portal, the European Commission DG GROW and DG ECFIN, as well as the Enterprise Europe Network for the event.
This is the 4th annual edition of the European Angel Investment Summit, which focuses on advancing entrepreneurship and private investment across the European continent.”
Hightech Ventures Days / 11 - 12 October / Dresden, Germany
“40 selected startups meet 180 high-profile investors (check out list of investors at HTVD21). The format is closed and all about meeting people and networking in an intimate atmosphere. The focus is purely on industrial high-tech. “
Tickets for investors: https://www.hightech-venture-days.com/tickets/
Next round / 26 - 27 October / Ljubljana, Slovenia / hybrid
“At Next Round, we will match the most investable startups from Central Eastern Europe with the best investors in seed, angel, or scale-up stages. Limited to 150 Startups and 99 Investors, Innovation leaders and Decision Makers .”
Save your spot: https://www.nextround.eu/register
Web Summit / 1 - 4 November / Lisbon, Portugal
“Web Summit 2022 will bring together 70,000+ people, and the companies redefining the tech industry.”
Slush / 17-18 November / Helsinki, Finland
“Slush is bringing the global startup ecosystem under one roof. In cold, dark November, a curated group of speakers from across the globe, showcases, and unique networking opportunities will all be in Helsinki. With hundreds of Side Events happening across the city throughout the Slush Week, the fun flows out of Messukeskus and into the streets.”