14 Live Startup Events in Europe you should not miss in 2022
After a pandemic with restrictions imposed on all areas of life for several years, the world around gradually returns to normal. This also applies to the world of startup founders, tech companies, and the event industry. The year 2022 is packed with a number of European Tech & Startup Events planned, which will take place live in various European cities. Some of them are also doubling up online. These events and conferences are mostly relevant to visiting for founders, entrepreneurs, startup employees, VCs, and angel investors. Whether you're Europe-based or not, here's a worth checking out the list of Tech Events in Europe in 2022!
Where: Riga & Online
When: 27-29 April 2022.
What: the main tech and startup event in the Baltics. This year, TechChill team is going to have local as well as international stars of the future talking about the hot Web3, NFT, Sustainability, diversity, and Edtech topics. Also, there are 7 separate tracks covering all things tech and 20+ side events that and open to everyone with or without a TechChill Pass.
2. EU-Startups Summit
Where: Barcelona, Spain When: May 12-13, 2022.
What: tech summit showcasing many of Europe’s hottest startups. The EU-Startups Summit 2022 will gather over 1,500 participants for two-day fireside chats with internationally successful founders, insightful keynotes, an exciting pitch competition, and an opportunity for networking with a dedicated networking app.
Where: Maribor, Slovenia & online
When: May 16-18, 2022.
What: Startup & tech event in the CEE region. The program consists of speakers' performances for sharing practical advice, exchanging knowledge and key tips & tricks for business growth, and the Podim Pitching Competition.
Where: Tallinn, Estonia & online
When: May 19-20, 2022.
What: Flagship startup and tech event of the world’s first digital society. The program includes in-depth discussions with top international players, several pitching rounds, and various networking opportunities with a cozy festival vibe. Startup ticket holders can apply to a dedicated mentor program.
5. Wolves Summit
Where: Wrocław, Poland & online
When: May 24-27, 2022
What: A 4-day week full of tech, innovation forums, investment, and recruiting talent. Organized as an online & offline event, the upcoming edition offers startups, scale-ups, corporations, executives, investors, partners, and sponsors alike the unique opportunity to reach the global tech community and meet in person, for the first time in Wrocław, Poland.
6. Arctic15 Helsinki
Where: Helsinki, Finland
When: June 7-8, 2022
What: Arctic15 is a meeting spot for startup entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, and media from 60+ countries. What makes the conference unique is the emphasis on values-based matchmaking, providing you with a great opportunity to discover and connect with like-minded people. Arctic15 is the most efficient Startup Conference in the Nordics & Baltics and provides you with the best meeting place to build relationships and make deals.
7. Dublin Tech Summit
Where: Dublin, Ireland
When: June 15-16, 2022
What: The Dublin Tech Summit (DTS) is an international technology conference which
is an annually held two-day occasion that unites the best worldwide pioneers in technology, development, and business to help shape the eventual fate of patterns and technologies.
8. Viva Technology
Where: Paris, France & online
When: June 15-18, 2022.
What: Europe’s biggest startup and tech event, returns for its 6th edition, both in-person in Paris and online worldwide. Every year, VivaTech brings together the world's top business leaders, startups, investors, researchers, and thinkers for a unique experience combining inspiration, networking, and a showcase for innovation.
9. The Next Web Conference
Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
When: June 16 -17, 2022
What: Europe’s leading tech festival TNW Conference 2022 is a place where international tech executives, policymakers, startups, scale-ups, and general tech enthusiasts meet. Get insights from industry pioneers speaking on 8 themes. From scaling your business and maximizing your ROI, to solving impactful challenges and the world of AI — there's content for everyone.
Where: Cluj-Napoca, Romania & online
When: June 28-29, 2022
What: Techsylvania has invited the region's foremost creative minds, technologists, and innovators to participate in the event, where inspiration, ideas, and knowledge is shared directly between individuals leading to projects and collaborations. Disruptive technology speakers are going to deliver insights into what the future may actually be like.
11. sTARTUp Day.
Where: Tartu, Estonia & online
When: August 24-26, 2022
What: sTARTUp Day is the most startup-minded business festival in the Baltics, bringing together over 3000 startup-minded people to celebrate entrepreneurship in the smart city of Tartu & online. Get ready for festival vibes mixed with an inspiring-educational stage program, hands-on seminars, demo area full of innovation, countless pitching competitions, effective matchmaking, numerous side events, and unforgettable parties.
12. Bits & Pretzels 2022
Where: Munich, Germany
When: September 25-27, 2022
What: Europe's leading founders' festival in Munich. 5000 founders, the world's leading companies and the most inspiring speakers are joining the annual festival – sharing the belief that entrepreneurship can drive positive change in Germany, Europe and all over the world.
13. Infoshare 2022
Where: Gdańsk, Poland + online stream
When: October 6-7, 2022
What: The biggest tech conference in CEE. Every year, Infoshare brings together thousands of people looking for a platform to learn, connect and evolve. It is a place where you can share your story, knowledge, and experience, and make your ideas happen. In addition to valuable insights from speakers on 6 stages dedicated to tech and business, attendees receive the opportunity to expand their network using Matchmaking, taking part in side events, networking, and developing their skills at workshops and webinars.
14. Web Summit 2022
Where: Lisbon, Portugal
When: November 1-4, 2022
What: As one of the essential technological conferences on the planet, Web Summit in Lisbon 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 start-ups, over 1,100 speakers will offer their insights at the Web Summit stages. The main themes of the conference revolve around the topics of marketing and media, commerce, lifestyle, business development, and the areas of Big Data and robotics. Attendees will be able to learn about the most pressing business and societal challenges and discover solutions and possibilities for development.