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43 must-attend startup & VC events in Europe in 2024

The Flyer One Ventures team has compiled a comprehensive list of events and conferences that will take place in various European cities in 2024 and will be relevant to founders, entrepreneurs, startups, and VCs.



Startups World

Porto, Portugal

Jan. 13

Startups World is for entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders who “try to change the world.” Its website says it will provide attendees with the "opportunity to hear [and learn from] the most remarkable leaders."


Confirmed speakers: Runway Innovation Hub, E-spaces, MyHealthMirror, Exponential Design Lab.


Tickets: €745–2,460. Online participation: €159.

 



sTARTUp Day 2024

Tartu, Estonia

Jan. 24-26

sTARTUp Day positions itself as “the most startup-minded business festival.” The website says 3,900 people attended this event last year. Its agenda includes a stage program with 152 speakers, a demo area, workshops, a pitching competition, and a party.


Сonfirmed speakers: Wise, Veriff, Icebreaker VC, Startup Estonia, Swedbank, the president of Estonia.


Tickets: €199–249. For startups: €149

Website: startupday.ee 

 


Future of Ukraine Summit

Stockholm, Sweden

Feb. 15–16

The Future of Ukraine Summit expects 200 delegates: representatives from international corporations and tech companies, investors, policymakers, and Ukrainian startup founders. The summit aims to provide insights into "the challenges and opportunities for building a successful Ukraine.” 


Сonfirmed speakers: Kyiv City Council, CyberDiia, Honda Xcelerator Ventures, Swedish politicians.


Tickets: €599–1199.

 

4YFN

Barcelona, Spain

Feb. 27–29

4YFN is an event for connectivity startups, VCs, corporations, and institutions. It promises to boost startups in this field “with contacts, exposure and investments." The program also features the startup competition 4YFN Awards 2024.


Confirmed speakers: S4 Capital, Global Innovation Catalyst, INBRAIN Neuroelectronics.


Tickets: €879–4,899.

Website: 4yfn.com 


 


Startup Moldova Summit

Chisinau, Moldova

March 14

Startup Moldova Summit enhances connections within Moldova’s community and links it with global resources like investors, partners, and mentors. Participants from 19 countries attended the event last year, the website says. 


Confirmed speakers: Horizon Capital, Inovo.vc, Google, NodeShigt, Graphy. 


Tickets: €25–100 (MDL 500 – 2000). 

 


Global Summit

Paris, France

March 21–22

Launched in 2011 for the first time, this conference is making content for deep tech companies trying to improve human and planetary health. It promises science/tech discussions, advice for founders from industry experts and peers, and networking opportunities.


Previous speakers: Stanford, Google, Harvard, Stripe, L'Oreal.


Tickets: €490–1,290. For startups: €370. For students: €80.

 


Investors’ Forum 2024

Geneva, Switzerland

March 21–24

The Investors' Forum is the annual flagship event of Invest Europe. It’s designed for LPs and GPs. Attendance is open to pre-qualified institutional investors and Invest Europe member GPs and LP fund-of-funds only.


Previous speakers: HarbourVest, Atomico, Pantheon Ventures, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Allianz Capital Partners.


Tickets: €1,900 (for LPs) and €3,260 (for GPs).

 

TechChill

Riga, Latvia

April 17–19

TechChill is one of the most important tech events in the Baltics. About 2,300 guests attend the conference each year. The program includes investor day, media tour, demo day, workshops, founders mixer, stage content, parties, and speakers dinner.


Previous speakers: Atomico, Revolut, Wise, Speedinvest, Startup Wise Guys, Deel.


Tickets: €129–259. For investors: €199–259. For startups: €79 and €700 (expo).

Website: techchill.co

 


EU-Startups Summit 2024

Valletta, Malta

May 9–10

The goal of this event is to “showcase Europe’s hottest startups” and share their stories. Last time it gathered over 2,000 founders, startup enthusiasts, corporates, investors, and journalists. There will also be a pitch competition with startups selected from over 1,000 applicants.


Previous speakers: BlaBlaCar, Glovo, TechCrunch, Eventbrite.


Tickets: €169–600.

 


Podim 2024

Maribor, Slovenia

May 13—15

Podim is a nonprofit founded in 1980 to change attitudes towards innovation that evolved into a pretty influential tech event in CEE. It isn’t as big as some other conferences, and Podim says it works much better for networking.


Previous speakers: Miro, Credo Ventures, Techstars, Amazon Web Services.


Tickets: €490–590. For startups: €145.

 


0100 Conference CEE 2024 Prague, Czech Republic

May 14–16

This event is for the VC industry players operating in CEE. The attendee mix is about "two general partners for every limited partner," the website reads.


Сonfirmed speakers: ARX Equity Partners, INVL Asset Management, Schroders, Impulse Ventures, 500 Emerging Europe, Innova Capital, CEE Equity Partners.


Early bird tickets: €600–1,000.

 


Impact'24

Poznan, Poland

May 15—16

Impact’24 is a tech conference that covers a lot of topics: from AI and fintech to cybersecurity and e-commerce. The website says last year 6,000 people attended the event.


Previous speakers: Obama Foundation, Mastercard, Google, The Economist, Yale, UNICEF, IBM, CD Project Red.


Tickets: $970 (will get more expensive after Feb. 8).

Website: impactcee.com


 


Mashup 2024

Malmö, Sweden

May 15–16

Mashup is a community-led event for startups from Pre-seed to Series A, VCs, LPs, Angels, Family Offices, and Partners across Europe. No stage performances - only networking, dinners, boule-pétanque, roundtables, and even karaoke.


Previous partners: Atomico, Earlybird, Inventure VC, Cherry Ventures. 


Tickets: €250–400.

Website: mashup.day 

 


Tech eu Summit London

London, UK

May 16–17

Forty-four percent of Tech.eu Summit London’s attendees are CEOs, founders and senior managers, 18% are investors. Overall, about 1,000 people attend this tech event to talk about the industry and network.


Previous speakers: Index Ventures, Atomico, Wise, European Investment Fund, Target Global.


Super early bird: £300. VIP pass: £1.750.

 


Infoshare

Gdansk, Poland

May 22 – 23

Infoshare is one of the biggest tech events in CEE for IT professionals and entrepreneurs. It is made to inspire people to embrace innovations. Nearly 50,000 people attended Infoshare (4,000 startups and 1,400 speakers).


Previous speakers: IBM, MongoDB, Microsoft, GitHub, Forbes, Ukrainian Startup Fund.


Tickets: $110–370.

Website: infoshare.pl

 


Latitude59 

Tallinn, Estonia

May 22–24

Latitude59 is an event for startups and VCs, featuring about 30 side events and the L59 Pitch Competition (€1M prize fund in 2023). “It is small by design. We like the cozy festival vibe,” reads the website. About 3,000 people attended it last year.


Previous speakers: Bolt, Creandum, NATO, Goldman Sachs, Karma VC, Google, Respeecher, CERN.


Super early bird tickets: €139–249.

Website: latitude59.ee

 


SHIFT

Turku, Finland May 22–23

SHIFT brings change-oriented people and businesses together for two days to network, learn, and get inspired with a relaxed, fun festival atmosphere in the background.


Previous speakers: Microsoft, Amazon, Nokia, Fujitsu, Turku Chamber of Commerce.


Tickets: €129-550.

Website: theshift.fi

 


Viva Technology

Paris, France

May 22–25

Also spelled VivaTech, it’s a four-day annual tech conference that’s attended by super-star speakers. Last year it hosted 10 conference tracks — including on AI, energy, foodtech, and the future of sport — and three themed stages.


Previous speakers: Elon Musk, Marc Benioff, Emmanuel Macron, Yann LeCun (a Turing Award winning computer scientist).


Tickets: €280-1,490.

 


Dublin Tech Summit

Dublin, Ireland

May 29-30

It’s a “tech festival” attended by roughly 8,000 people. It features four stages, workshops, and live podcasts. Topics: Future Machines, Future Enterprise, Future US, and Future Planet.


Confirmed speakers: IKEA, Microsoft, European Space Agency, Oxford University, Pinterest.


Tickets: €335. Early bird: €235.

 


SaaStr Europa 2024

London, UK

June 4–5

SaaStr Europa is tailored for SaaS founders (obviously) and VCs investing in them. Its website reads, “No commercials, no paid content, and no boring panels. Every session is hand-screened and vetted to help you learn.”


Previous speakers: Salesforce Ventures, Loom, Point Nine Ventures, Rippling, Accel, Mailchimp, Amplitude.


Tickets: $620–775.

 


South Summit

Madrid, Spain

June 5–7

South Summit positions itself as a meeting point for entrepreneurs and investors. In 2023, 6,500 entrepreneurs and 2,000 investors attended the event, according to its website. It also features a startup competition, whose finalists eventually raised a total of $14 billion, the blurb reads.


Early bird tickets: €150–1,360.

 


Arctic15

Helsinki, Finland

June 6–7

Arctic15 is a two-day startup event in Northern Europe, focusing on matchmaking and networking, featuring also a pitch competition and workshops for founders.


Previous speakers: Isomer Capital, VC Lab, Atomico, Pale Blue Dot, SOSV, Rockstart, Peak.


Tickets: €150–450.

Website: arctic15.com

 


London Tech Week

London, UK

June 10–14



London Tech Week is a week-long festival on tech. In 2023 the event was attended by about 30,000 people, some 300 of them were speakers. There were four main stages covering “growth,” “transformation,” and general tech trends. The next event will be at a bigger venue, the Olympia Exhibition Centre.


Previous speakers: Meta, Channel 4, Snap Inc., Microsoft, Amazon, Salesforce. 


Tickets: TBA.

 


Bucharest Tech Week Bucharest, Romania

June 10–16

Bucharest Tech Week is a one-week urban tech festival in Romania, featuring gatherings across its capital city. Its main two events are Business Summits (i.e. innovation, HR, retail, Java, and software architecture summits) and TechExpo.


Previous speakers: BMW, Microsoft, Google, Bosch, Nokia, PayPal, EY, SAP, Oracle.


Tickets: €240–330.

Website: techweek.ro

 


Techsylvania

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

June 26–27

Techsylvania positions itself as an event to inspire innovators and share tech trends in AI, sustainability, code, and product building. It features networking and expo areas, a startup alley and business roundtables.


Previous speakers: Indiegogo, MongoDB, Google, Meta, UniCredit Bank.


Tickets: €49-219. Executive tickets TBA.

Website: techsylvania.com 

 


Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit 

Warsaw, Poland

June 12–13


The Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit is an event in Europe and Asia for women in STEM, tech and IT. It’s attended by 11,000 participants each year. It’s a two-day conference, featuring lectures, upskilling workshops, mentoring sessions, and career fairs. 


Previous speakers: EMEA, Cisco, KPMG, Dropbox, Intel, Ericsson, Meta.


Very early bird ticket: $100. Online: $25.

 


The Next Web

Amsterdam, Netherlands

June 20—21

The Next Web Conference is designed for investors, startups, and policymakers. About 10,000 people attend it every year. In 2024, the event’s themes include “The AI Powered Rebirth,” “People, Planet, Product,” “Shaking The Foundations Of Finance,” and four more.


Previous speakers: Wikipedia, Basecamp, VICE, Reddit, Vimeo, Electronic Arts, Booking.com, Avast.


Tickets: €210–1,200.

 


European Women in Technology

Amsterdam, Netherlands

June 26–27

It’s going to be the 7th edition of European Women in Technology. Dubbed “The Central Meeting Place For Women In Tech,” it invites women and underrepresented technologists and promises “uplifting stories” and networking events. 


Previous speakers: Shell, IBM, Booking.com, IKEA, GitLab, AWS, McKinsey.


Tickets: €225.

 


Turing Fest

Edinburgh, Scotland

July 9–10

Turing Fest 2024 is a multi-disciplinary event “at the intersection of product, growth, capital, and people.” It is designed for those launching and scaling tech companies. In 2023, it had 1,200 visitors.


Previous speakers: Skyscanner, Amplitude, Intercom, Copyhackers, LinkedIn, Meta, Financial Times.


Tickets: TBA (£600-700 in 2023).

 


TechBBQ

Copenhagen, Denmark

Sept. 11–12

TechBBQ is a place where stage content and networking “meet hygge.” About 7,000 people attend it, most of them are startup founders and investors. It started as a small BBQ gathering for tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs back in 2013, in a park in Copenhagen — hence the name.


Previous speakers: Lightspeed, Techleap.nl, Pandora A/S, Intercom, European Women in VC, TechCrunch.


Tickets: TBA.

Website: techbbq.dk 

 


Startup Ole

Salamanca, Spain

Oct. 8–10

Throughout its history, Startup OLE 2024 has been attended by 40,000 people from 120 countries; this includes startups, scale-ups and spin-offs, corporates, and investors. According to organizers, this year’s 11th edition will be the biggest so far.


Confirmed speakers: BME Growth, SpainCap, BME, ​​Iberdrola.


Tickets: It’s free.

Website: startupole.eu

 


Oslo Innovation Week

Oslo, Norway

Sept. 23–27

Oslo Innovation Week is an umbrella event that includes over 60 events hosted by both Norwegian and international incubators, investors, and startup ecosystem builders in Oslo. Nearly 15,000 people attend the event, its site reads.


Previous partners hosting the events: Proptech Norway, Fori Inc., Xynteo, Startuplab.


Tickets: Most events have free entry (registration required).

Website: oiw.no

 

IT Arena

Lviv, Ukraine

Sept. 27–29

IT Arena is a tech conference that annually brings together more than 5,000 attendees from 30 countries, about 100 speakers and an equal number of journalists. In 2023, IT Arena featured 50 meetups in Lviv, a city in the western part of Ukraine.


Previous speakers: Intellias, Uklon, Ukraine’s Digital Transformation Ministry, Genesis, Green Flag Ventures, Payoneer, Respeecher, MacPaw.


Tickets: TBA ($250-500 in 2023).

Website: itarena.ua

 


Bits & Pretzels

Munich, Germany

Sept. 29–Oct. 1

Bits & Pretzels hosts 5,000 founders, investors, and tech industry leaders for three days during Munich Oktoberfest. After two days of lectures, attendees can join Table Captain at the world-famous Oktoberfest celebration to network and participate in discussions over a cold beer.


Previous speakers: Michelle Obama, Airbnb, UiPath, Atomico, Index Ventures, Accel.


Tickets: TBA (€149 in 2023).

 


Sifted Summit

London, UK

October 2—3

Sifted Summit is a “bridge between investors and founders,” that draws a European audience of startups and scale-ups who seek their next business partner. About 50% of the Sifted Summit’s audience (3,000 people) are startups and scale-ups.


Previous speakers: Monzo, Stripe, Opna, Sweep, Plural.


Tickets: TBA.

Website: summit.sifted.eu 


 


How to Web

Bucharest, Romania

October 2–3

How to Web is Eastern Europe’s technology conference that brings builders and visionaries together. Last year it gathered 2500 participants to discover industry best practices, connect with experts and investors, and participate in the region’s largest startup competition for the €880,000 investment prize.


Previous speakers: Warner Bros. Discovery, Google DeepMind, Atomico, Paddle, Seedcamp.


Tickets: €89-489.

Website: howtoweb.co

 


SaaStock

Dublin, Ireland

October 14—16

SaaStock aims to help SaaS founders and their teams scale faster. The event promises to provide actionable content and networking to help you hear the growth stories, learn the proven strategies, and meet the right people to scale a SaaS business.


Previous speakers: Paddle, Replyco, SaaStock, Peak, Synthesia.


Tickets: €550-850.

 


ScaleupFest 

Budapest, Hungary

Sept. 20

ScaleupFest focuses on the CEE investment landscape, bringing together tech industry players from this region. The event promises to share best practices of growing a startup beyond CEE, workshops and wide networking.


Previous speakers: 3TS Capital Partners, 500 Emerging Europe, Genesis Capital, AWS.


Tickets: TBA.

 


Disraptors Summit

Prague, Czech Republic (exact place TBA)

October (exact date TBA)

The Disraptors Summit (formerly SWCSummit) is renowned for hosting the final battle for the Startup Champion title, bringing together regional champions and business titans. The winner continues to the Startup World Cup global finals in Silicon Valley.


Previous speakers: Y Combinator, Washington Post, Virgin, NASA, Apple.


Tickets: TBA.

 


TechChill Milano

Milan, Italy

September (exact date TBA)

A group of motivated people from the Italian ecosystem and TechChill Riga is bringing a startup-centered event to Milan. The event agenda covers startup building blocks, Italian tech landscape, consumer tech, AI, Big Data, and other topics.

 

Previous speakers: Wise, Reface, Cavalry Ventures, Bolt. 


Tickets: €219-700 for startups. For investors: €479.

 


Startup Fair

Vilnius, Lithuania

September (exact date TBA)

Startup Fair is an annual startup event in Lithuania. It’s a platform for startups, investors, and entrepreneurs to “renew and forge new contacts,” pitch innovative ideas, and gain insights from fellow founders.


Previous speakers: TransferGO, Dealroom.co, Wolt, Startup Wise Guys, Katalista Ventures.


Tickets: TBA.

 


WebSummit

Lisbon, Portugal

Nov. 11–14

Who doesn’t know about Web Summit? It brings over 70,000 IT professionals, entrepreneurs, investors and digital nomads together to talk about tech trends and to network. It features Q&As, roundtable discussions, panel lectures, and a wide range of side events.


Previous speakers: Alibaba, Microsoft, Signal, Wikipedia, Byju’s.


Tickets: €950. For executives: TBA (€4,850 in 2023).

Website: websummit.com

 



SLUSH

Helsinki, Finland

Nov. 30–Dec. 1



Slush positions itself as “the world’s leading startup event.” And it’s close to the truth. Last year it brought together 5,000 startup founders and operators and 3,000 investors to talk about company building and tech trends.


Previous speakers: Duolingo, Accel, Zalando, Slack, Sequoia Capital.


Tickets: TBA (€395–1,095 in 2023).

Website: slush.org

 

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