+50 Global Startup Conferences You Need to Know

Entrepreneurs know that running a business is a never-ending learning experience. They also know it’s best to make connections and to learn from the best – that’s why startup conferences are popular nowadays. In a startup conference, businesspersons learn tips from the experts, meet audience and partners, and even get inspirations to make one’s business flourish. These resources are sure ingredients to a successful business especially when combined with our business services. If you’re ready to take that step in attending one, we compiled a list of conferences for you.

Tech Startup Day

March 9, 2017, Belgium

General focus: Belgian startups
Description: Belgium’s leading startup conference where you can expect a massive gathering of the key players in the Belgian startup ecosystem and meet with the exact right people. Learn more.

Thailand Startup Summit

March 31, 2017, Thailand

General focus: Thai startups
Description: A full day and evening of Keynotes and Panels by Thailand best Startups, VCs and Investors. Learn more.

Startup Camp

April 7, 2017, Germany

General focus: Berlin startups
Description: Startup Camp is the largest early-stage startup event in Berlin with more than 1000 participants and 150 international speakers. The two-day conference with 14 Focus Camps, Startup Expo and a Pitch Marathon, featured keynote speeches, know-how mentoring and practical tips from renowned experts Learn more.

EU-Startups Conference 2017

April 13, 2017, Germany

General focus: European startups
Description: Annual flagship event where we showcase a selection of Europe’s hottest startups and where we come together to learn from some of the most successful European entrepreneurs of our time. Learn more.

Startup and Entrepreneurship Conference

April 20, 2017, Cyprus

General focus: General startups
Description: Distinguished professionals, business advisors and managers from a variety of market sectors share/discuss their experiences and explain how to successfully create and develop a new business with the best possible future prospects. Learn more.

PODIM 2017

May 10, 2017, Slovenia

General focus: Balkan startups
Description: PODIM Conference is co-created by the most active stakeholders of the startup ecosystem from Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Hungary, and Croatia! Learn more.

TNW Conference

May 18, 2017, Netherlands

General focus: Tech startups
Description: TNW Conference is designed to give startups at all stages a unique opportunity to showcase their business to 15k decision makers, executives and investors from the tech community. Learn more.

Latitude59

May 24, 2017, Estonia

General focus: Tech startups
Description: Latitude 59 is the flagship startup & tech event of the world’s first digital society. In it’s 10th year, Latitude59 has developed into a great platform for innovators and startup entrepreneurs to meet investors and potential partners. Learn more.

Spark.me

May 29, 2017, Montenegro

General focus: Montenegro business/internet
Description: Spark.me is one of the most carefully curated business/internet conferences in Southeast Europe. The conference has been organized annually in the seaside resort of Budva, in the European country of Montenegro since 2013, as a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility program of Domain.ME, a private company which is in charge of Montenegro’s national internet domain – .ME. Learn more.

Sunrise Conference

May 31, 2017, Australia

General focus: Australian startups
Description: The Sunrise Conference bring together founders from some of the most successful Australian startups to tell their stories. Learn more.

Pioneers '17

June 1, 2017, Austria

General focus: Tech startups
Description: The ultimate meeting point for tech founders, innovation executives & investors to build partnerships and shape the future. Learn more.

Geektime Next

June 4, 2017, Israel

General focus: Israeli startups
Description: Geektime Next is the largest and considered to be the premier startup event in the Startup Nation. The event provides attendees with an overview of the innovation ecosystem in Israel, current and future trends and areas of greatest opportunity and a glimpse into the next big startups coming out of Israel. Learn more.

Lisbon Investment Summit

June 6, 2017, Portugal

General focus: European startups
Description: Lisbon Investment Summit is Europe’s surprisingly informal and slightly unexpected startup conference. We bring together top investors, entrepreneurs and executives from all over the world in a casual and straightforward setting. Learn more.

Startup Extreme

June 13, 2017, Norway

General focus: General startups
Description: Startup Extreme Conference is a knowledge sharing event with talks, lectures and seminars. But most importantly, you create the buzz in the hallways, the pitching on stage, the closed room discussions and the meetings with your next partner. Learn more.

The Europas

June 13, 2017, UK

General focus: European tech startups
Description: The Europas are the premier awards for Europe’s hottest tech startups. It consists of a daytime, fun and fascinating conference, as well as an evening awards ceremony, party and after-party. Learn more.

VivaTech

June 15, 2017, France

General focus: General startups
Description: VivaTech help dynamic startups engage with proven leaders to come up with business solutions that will change tomorrow’s business and society. Learn more.

EdTechXEurope 2017

June 20, 2017, UK

General focus: European startups
Description: EdTechXEurope is the leading thought leader summit bringing together executive level investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies. Learn more.

Enterprise Hub Business Start-up Conference

June 22, 2017, UK

General focus: Liverpool region startups
Description: This event is open FREE to anyone living in the Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens, Wirral or Halton), aged 16+ who is looking for support to start a business. Learn more.

Startup Finance Bootcamp

June 22, 2017, Malaysia

General focus: Malaysian startups
Description: Learn where you stand financially, how to manage cash flow, track your business finances day-to-day, and how to leverage this information to plan for your future. Startup Malaysia are joining forces to connect 3,500 entrepreneurs with training and mentorship to build financially robust and fundable startups! Learn more.

ADS Drinks & Pizza Summer Startup

June 23, 2017, Amsterdam

General focus: Amsterdam data science
Description: Event is focused on the Data Science Startup Ecosystem in Amsterdam. The event will be an opportunity for Start-ups to pitch to the Amsterdam Data Science Meet-up (Academic and Industry) & University Student Communities (BSc, Master, PhD). Learn more.

UNPLUGGD 2017

June 24, 2017, India

General focus: Indian startups
Description: UnPluggd is the ONLY conf in India wherein you get to hear ‘straight from the heart’ stories. Our speakers are very well curated and they open up to talk about struggles/failure/success and everything in between. Learn more.

Agriculture Startup Connect

June 25, 2017, India

General focus: Agriculture startups
Description: This is a mainly network event for the agriculture startup enthisists. Learn more.

Chatbot Summit

June 26, 2017, Germany

General focus: Chatbot Startups
Description: Chatbot Summit is the world's leading Chatbot conference series, with a mission to connect the leading players of the newly formed chatbot economy. The latest summit host over 1500 delegates over 80 speakers and dozens of startups in the field of Chatbots, Messaging and AI. Learn more.

Chatbot Summit Startup Boulevard

June 26, 2017, Germany

General focus: Chatbot Startups
Description: The Chatbot Startup Boulevard was designed to give startups a unique opportunity to demo & pitch their product to the general Chatbot Summit attendees. Learn more.

Empire Startups FinTech Conference Toronto

June 27, 2017, Canada

General focus: FinTech startups
Description: Attracting hundreds of FinTech entrepreneurs, the Empire Startups FinTech Conference also plays host to the investors and service providers that help accelerate startups. The audience can look forward to keynotes, panels and demo updates from some of the top FinTech startups in the world. Learn more.

Tripoli Startup Forum

June 30, 2017, Lebanon

General focus: North Lebanon Startups
Description: Tripoli Startup Forum 2017 is the 2nd annual exhibition for North Lebanon Startups and the entrepreneurship ecosystem institutions. The conference is consisted of panels, talks and workshops. Learn more.

ship - The Startup Festival 2017

July 11, 2017, Finland

General focus: General startups
Description: *ship connects the next generation of entrepreneurs with mentors worldwide. It brings together accelerators, growth startups, early-stage startups, investors, students and other entrepreneurial-minded sailors out there. Learn more.

RISE

July 11, 2017, Hong Kong

General focus: General startups Hong Kong
Description: RISE is produced by the team behind Web Summit, Europe’s largest tech conference. In July 2017, people from the world’s biggest companies and most exciting startups will come to Hong Kong to share their stories and experiences at RISE. Learn more.

International Startup Festival

July 12, 2017, Montreal

General focus: General starups
Description: Startupfest has grown into a global gathering of the world's best entrepreneurs, founders, investors, and mentors. It features world-class content, from back-of-napkin ideas to champagne-popping exits, across three days of keynotes, interactive how-to sessions, thought-provoking predictions, and a healthy dose of irreverence. Learn more.

ScaleupFest 2017

July 12, 2017, Canada

General focus: Next-level startups
Description: ScaleupFest is an exclusive gathering for founders past the initial seed round, growing a foundational team and ready to take everything to the next level. ScaleupFest will illuminate what is often unaddressed - candid war stories, hard advice, the science and art of startup growth and more. Learn more.

AcceleratorFest 2017

July 12, 2017, Canada

General focus: Acceleration program leaders
Description: A day designed for the managing directors, general managers, program managers, and community managers of acceleration programs across the globe; this day is all about connections - through deep diving content, interactive round table discussions and a healthy dose of play. Learn more.

Starup Weekend

August 3, 2017, Turks and Caicos

General focus: General starups
Description: This weekend is designed to create a global startup community to learn, interact, and network. StarUp will be 3 days of interactive, multi-disciplinary workshops with unconference-style lectures for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. Learn more.

Pirate Summit

September 6, 2017, Germany

General focus: Early-stage starups
Description: Pirate Summit is Europe’s largest invitation-only conference for early-stage startups, investors and corporate executives. The Pirate Summit represents true grassroots entrepreneurship: authentic, crazy & real. Learn more.

NEXT Conference

September 21, 2017, Germany

General focus: Technologies/digital products
Description: Two days, more than 1,300 digital minds, a vibrant and inspiring atmosphere: Join the conversation on how emerging technologies and digital products are shaping the world we live in – and explore what that implies for you and your business in NEXT. Learn more.

Bits & Pretzels

September 24, 2017, Germany

General focus: General startups
Description: Bits & Pretzels is a 3-day founders festival that connects 5.000 startup enthusiasts with Speakers and Table Captains like the founders of Virgin, Airbnb, Evernote or Zendesk. Learn more.

Oslo Innovation Week

September 25, 2017, Norway

General focus: General startups
Description: Oslo Innovation Week bring together speakers, experts, entrepreneurs, investors, startups and innovators from around the globe, and challenge them to solve problems, collaborate and drive sustainable change. Learn more.

Startup Conference with Successful Entrepreneurs

September 26, 2017, UK

General focus: General startups
Description: Attendees will learn the practical, step-by-step key elements of starting a business by industry-leading entrepreneurs and investors. Speakers will also share their success stories and best practices on raising money for a startup. Learn more.

StartupFest Health

September 26, 2017, Netherlands

General focus: Tech startups
Description: This event will bring together major stakeholders to explore possibilities of rearranging our healthcare ecosystem. By boosting tech startups and scaleups we can improve the way we organize sickness and health. Learn more.

Like Minds, Exeter "From Startup to Scaleup"

September 29, 2017, UK

General focus: Build business/brand
Description: This year's conference topis is "From Startup to Scaleup – How to Build Your Business & Brand” aimed at businesses that are looking to scale fast and build a sustainable business and brand in these challenging times.. A wide range of keynotes, panel debates, workshops and insights shared across the day is expected. Learn more.

South Summit

October 4, 2017, Spain

General focus: General South entrepreneurs
Description: South Summit is the Leading Event from the South, connecting the most innovative entrepreneurs with the most important investors in the world and the corporations seeking to improve their global competitiveness through innovation. Learn more.

StartupCon

October 11, 2017, Germany

General focus: German startups
Description: The StartupCon is Germany’s largest start-up conference. A highly concentrated mecca for start-ups and innovators. Learn more.

Startup Launchpad

October 11, 2017, Hong Kong

General focus: Asia’s hardware tradeshow
Description: Startup Launchpad is Asia’s largest hardware trade show that facilitates global distribution between startups and renowned online and offline retailers. It features a full fledged conference program with more than 30 thought leaders covering topics from ideation to distribution, and from emerging trends to new innovations of the future. Learn more.

Corporate Startup Summit and Award

November 15, 2017, Germany

General focus: General startups
Description: A two days conference on Corporate Startup Collaboration and Intrapreneurship. The European platform #1 supports all Innovation Managers, Digital Leaders, Intrapreneurs and Change Makers in making a real impact everyday. Learn more.

The Business Show

November 16, 2017, UK

General focus: Business exhibition
Description: The Business Show is a free business exhibition to attend and offers a wealth of opportunity, advice and information crucial for ongoing business growth within a challenging economy. Learn more.

Slush 2017

November 30, 2017, Finland

General focus: Tech startups
Description: Slush brings together the leading actors of the global tech scene to Helsinki for something very special. Learn more.

techchill

February 8, 2018, Latvia

General focus: Baltic startups
Description: TechChill brings together startup teams, entrepreneurs, challengers and curious minds from the Baltics and beyond. This year’s agenda will focus on the experiences and insights at the core of startup life, the Human Side of Tech, with speakers that range from promising startups with passionate ideas to experienced entrepreneurs. Learn more.

Startup Olé 2018

April 17, 2018, Spain

General focus: General startups
Description: Startup Olé brings together ALL the key players in the startup ecosystem. The ideal event to network and find opportunities to collaborate with: The European Commission, Accelerators, Investors, Corporates, Public Institutions, Universities, Talent, Media, and of course, Startups. Learn more.

Infoshare

May 22, 2018, Poland

General focus: Tech startups
Description: Developers, startuppers, investors, executives, innovation leaders, marketers, and media come to infoShare to explore the world of technology. infoShare is where you can share your story and make your ideas happen. Learn more.

Startup Iceland 2018

May 30, 2018, Iceland

General focus: Genereal startups
Description: Startup Iceland is the flagship conference for Startup Founders, Entrepreneurs, Mentors and Investors. The event combines TED style talks, networking and the opportunity for every participant to connect one-on-one first-come-first-served mentoring session with all the speakers and mentors who particiapate in the event. Learn more.

HEUREKA Conference

June 12, 2018, Germany

General focus: Digital startups
Description: The conference is a platform to connect all stakeholders of the digital economy with one another, including founders, start-up enthusiasts, digital experts, investors and media representatives. Their program aims at sharing necessary knowledge of the key factors for sustainable success, particularly for early-stage start-ups. Learn more.

There’s no regret or harm in attending a conference for your business, only valuable takeaways. Why not try attending one and see for yourself? We highly recommend it as our team aims to help your business prosper. Let’s start growing your business!
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