12 offline startup events in Europe you should not miss in late 2022
Late 2022 is packed with a number of European tech and startup events, which will take place live in various European cities, including Lisbon, Munich, Gdansk, Dublin and Lviv.
The Flyer One Ventures team has compiled a list of events and conferences relevant for founders, entrepreneurs, startup employees, VCs and angel investors this autumn.
Over 1,000 digital decision-makers, innovators, thought leaders and creative minds meet at Hamburg’s cultural melting pot St. Pauli. This year’s theme: Hug the System. International experts will discuss the technology trends that shape our lives and the new realities that users and companies should embrace.
Europe's leading founders' festival in Munich. 5,000 founders, the world's leading companies and inspiring speakers are joining the annual festival, sharing the belief that entrepreneurship can drive positive change in Germany, Europe and all over the world.
It dubs itself “The main tech and startup event in the Baltics.” For three days, Milan will be the place to meet the top investors from Europe and Silicon Valley. It’s suitable for startups looking to raise the next funding round and fellow investors who want to expand their network. One of its features is a startup pitch battle with a 10,000-euro prize.
One of Eastern Europe’s largest tech conferences, annually bringing together about 5,000 tech enthusiasts, executives and software developers from 40 countries. Over the years, it has welcomed representatives of Google, Tesla, Spotify, F1, and Klarna, as well as Ukrainian startups like Liki24. This year’s participants will discuss Ukraine’s tech scene during the war, the future of military tech and cybersecurity.
The summit brings together 1,500 of the tech industry’s “finest to change the game.” Over 100 speakers will come together to share candid insights, mistakes, dazzling achievements and strategies on how to navigate this challenging and unpredictable world. The summit features three main stages, live podcast recordings, workshops and roundtables.
The biggest annual tech conference in CEE. It brings together thousands of people looking for a platform to learn and connect. In addition to valuable insights from speakers on six stages dedicated to tech and business, attendees receive an opportunity to expand their network through investor matchmaking and other events. It will also host workshops and webinars.
One of the essential tech conferences on the planet, Web Summit is considered a must-attend by industry members from across the world. From the CEOs of some of the biggest technology companies to the founders of forward-thinking startups, over 1,100 speakers will offer their insights at the Web Summit stages. The main themes of the conference are marketing, media, e-commerce, lifestyle, business development, Big Data and robotics.
Four years ago, the conference aimed to connect only business angels in the Czech Republic. Since then, it has become a cross-border investment event, bringing together VCs, angels and mentors from all over Central and Eastern Europe. Investors talk about deal flows, fuckups and good case practices. The conference features panel discussions, workshops, networking and reverse pitches (when selected investors pitch themselves to startup founders and potential co-investors).
40 selected startups meet 180 high-profile investors. The format is closed—it’s all about meeting people and networking in an intimate atmosphere. The focus is purely on industrial high-tech. This year it will be the 10th edition of Hightech Ventures Days.
It is the annual conference where early-stage investors, entrepreneurs and change-makers get together to fuel Europe’s growth. This event markets itself as a “must-attend for business angels.” The summit’s audience is typically 50% business angels; 20%—VCs, CVCs and PEs; 10%—startup entrepreneurs; 10%—policymakers; 10%—other startup ecosystem stakeholders.
The event aims to help SaaS founders and their teams scale faster. It promises to provide actionable content and networking opportunities to help you hear the growth stories, learn the proven strategies and meet the right people to scale your SaaS. “We connect the SaaS community and equip them with the knowledge they need to make their businesses successful,” reads the website. One of the event’s features is Ventroduce—a network-driven platform helping investors discover market-winning founders, as well as helping founders meet investors.
Slush is an annual startup and tech event. It helps founders meet investors and vice versa through matchmaking events and pitching competitions. In 2021, Slush brought together 8,800 attendees from around the world, including 2,600 investors. Since 2015, it has also run events throughout the world: Slush Tokyo, Slush Shanghai and Slush Small Talks events. Slush positions itself as “the world’s leading startup event.”