Start-up Events in Europe

Investor and Startup Events in Europe

If you want to be successful as Business Angels you need to get connected with founders and other investors. Events are listed according to date. If you miss one event, please give us a hint!



16.02.2017 – 0100 Conferences – Vienna, Austria
One day event dedicated to the Venture Capital & Private Equity Industry in Europe with a main focus on the investor relationship – Limited Partners and General Partners. Get 10% discount with the code: VC17BIA  Register here.

27.02.-01.03.2017 – Mobile World Congress – Barcelona, Spain
Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA.



29.03.-30.03.2017 – MIT Europa Konferenz – Vienna, Austria
Die Europa Konferenz des MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich eröffnet einen Blick in die Zukunft von technologiegetriebenen Themen wie Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, nachhaltige Urbanisierung, Satelliten, autonomes Fahren. Details & Anmeldung.

30.03.2017 – Entrepreneurship Avenue, Lab 1 – Vienna, Austria
Entrepreneurship Avenue is Austria’s largest startup event series for students. It’s a journey through entrepreneurship that starts with a series of 4 Lab sessions and ends with a one-day Conference.



04.04.2017 – Afterwork Network Junge Wirtschaft Wien – Vienna, Austria
Unser After Work Network ist ein Netzwerktreffen für junge UnternehmerInnen und Wirtschaftsinteressierte in Wien! Anmeldung hier.

05.04.-06.04.2017 – Call: Startup Live #15, Vienna, Austria
Chance to get feedback on your business and pitch in front of Austria’s top investors, VCs, media representatives and an entrepreneurial audience of 100+ startup enthusiasts.

13.04.2017 – Entrepreneurship Avenue, Lab 2 – Vienna, Austria
Entrepreneurship Avenue is Austria’s largest startup event series for students. It’s a journey through entrepreneurship that starts with a series of 4 Lab sessions and ends with a one-day Conference.

26.04.-27.04.2017 – FORUM INNOVATION – Perchtoldsdorf, Austria
Umfassendes Programm zum Thema Innovationsmanagement. Der Haupttag des 14. FORUM INNOVATION steht ganz im Zeichen von innovativen Vortragsformaten und internationalen Keynotes zum Thema Innovationsmanagement. Details.


19.05.2017 – E!nnoVest Venture Forum – Barcelona, Spain
Already in its 3rd edition and organised in collaboration with EBAN , EBN and Tech Tour , E!nnoVest aims to foster matchmaking between participating SMEs and experienced investors, increasing the private investment into EUREKA SMEs.



06.06.-07.07.2017 – Lisbon Investment Summit – Lisbon, Portugal
Going already for its 5th edition, the Lisbon Investment Summit delivers thought-provoking keynotes, interactive panels and workshops on some of the hottest topics on startups, fundraising and growth.

08.06.-09.06.2017 – Fifteen Seconds Festival
Join a global community gathering leaders, creatives and innovators at Europe’s leading conference to network, learn and get inspired.



29.08.2016 – BETAPITCH, Germany, Berlin
betapitch is an international startup competition. Startups in any development stage can apply. Out of all the applying startups the 8-10 best ones are invited to pitch in front of the jury and the startup crowd and compete for the pizes.



08.09.2017 – Startupnight #5, Germany, Berlin
The slogan of Startup Night is “Meet Investors. Meet Corporates. Scale your Business. Be International.” Startups can pitch their ideas at the event. Partners are several big corporations.

06.09.-07.09.2016 – Pirate Summit, Germany, Cologne
The Pirate Summit is a startup conference with 80+ startup pitches. The Summit brings together the movers and shakers of the digital world. It is an invitation-only conference for early-stage startups, investors and corporate executives.

15.09.-16.09.2016, Nordic FinTech Open, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Nordic FinTech Open identifies the top FinTech startups from the Nordics and the Baltic countries with the most growth potential.

SaaStock, Ireland, Dublin
The organisers calcuate with 700 guests. Event focus on SaaS startups.

NEXT, Germany, Berlin
Topic of the NEXT conference is the digital transformation. Once a year about 1.300 digital minds come together to learn about the latest trends. Target groups: Marketing and product leaders, digital economy executives, innovative corporations and start-ups.

CODE_n new.New Festival, Germany, Karlsruhe
The place for everyone passionate about digital innovation.This year’s startup contest “Unveiling Digital Disruption” is organized around the four clusters: Applied FinTech, Connected Mobility, HealthTech and Photonics 4.0.

Capital on Stage, Netherlands, Amsterdam
Capital On Stage is the global, unconventional funding conference where investors pitch to startups, and founders pick which investors they want to meet.

Bits and Pretzels, Germany, Munich – (recommend)
With 5.000 participants the biggest German startup event. You can get 10% discount with the promotion code

29.09.2016 – Internet of Things Conference, Russia, Moscow
On September 29, Moscow will host an annual conference and exhibition entitled “Internet of Things”. This is the third event, which will bring together all the leaders of IoT industry: developers, entrepreneurs, investors and market experts.



07.10.-08.10.2016 – IdeaLab! – Germany, Vallendar (recommended)
The event is organized by the university WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany. It offers Investor Speeddating, Workshops and Pitch Battles.

Startup Istanbul, Turkey
The claim of Startup Istanbul is to be the “Leading Startup Event in Eurasia”. This year’s event will have more than 500 selected startups and more than 4.000 attendees. A startup challenge will take place. 100 selected startups will meet with mentors from US and Europe. 50 startups will be selected by the mentors to present their idea in front of a jury, which will choose the best 15 startups to pitch in front of investors at the final event.

Pathways | White Bull, Spain, Barcelona
This is an invite-only event with the aim to bring together Europe’s top tech innovators with global investment and big brands in an intimate setting to discuss, exchange, critique and do business.

South Summit, Spain, Madrid
The mission of South Summit is to gather the greatest innovations from Southern Europe & Latin America and connect them to some of the regions’ largest customers and investors. More than 7.000 attendees, including 3.500 entrepreneurs and 450 investors.

17.-21.10.2016 – Os!o Innovation Week – Norway, Oslo
Oslo Innovation Week is a five-days series of events held in Oslo, Norway each October.With 61 events, 184 speakers, 100 pitches and 9500 visitors (in 2015) the Olso Innovation Week it is one of the biggest startup events in the north.




07.11.2016 – Web Summit, Portugal, Lisbon – (recommended)
Hugh startup event with more than 50k attendees with top-tier speakers and leading corporations participating.

10.-11.11.2016 – NOAH – UK, London (recommended)
Claims to be the “leading industry event for the European internet ecosystem”.

12.-14.11.2016 – Venture Forum – Serbia, Belgrad
500 participants, 30 pitching companies and 50 speakers. Belgrade Venture Forum (BgVF) is the largest investment forum in the region, dedicated to promotion of entrepreneurship and investments in innovative companies and ideas.

15.-17.11.2016 – smart city expo world congress – Spain, Barcelona
Category: Smart City
Over 14.000 participants and 421 speakers attended the event 2015. The congress will bring together over 400 global influencers and innovators to share knowledge, debate the challenges faced by our cities, encourage out of the box thinking and inspire a worldwide call for action in order to develop smarter and more sustainable cities.

22.11.2016 – hub Conference – Germany, Berlin
Category: Disruption / General
The scope of the hub conference programme: five times nine hours. Or to put it another way: five conferences in one. The hub provides impulses for an entire year. The keynote addresses, panels and interviews begin at 9 a.m. Two workshops are held in parallel. And afterwards: off to the club. Who will be there? More than 2000 participants from 50 countries, over 400 start-ups, 130 speakers and 70 partners.

30.11.-01.12.2016 – SLUSH – Finland, Helsinki
Category: General / Matchmaking
In 2015, Slush brought together 15,000 attendees, including 1,700 startups, 800 venture capital investors and 630 journalists from exactly 100 countries. Slush 100 pitching competition presents the 100 best seed-stage companies of Slush on stage.



Dec. – Le Web – France, Paris
The #1 European Internet event, where more than 4000 entrepreneurs, leaders, investors, bloggers and journalists gather together.

05.12-06-12.2016 – Tech Crunch Disrupt – UK, London
Disrupt gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans for on-stage interviews, the Startup Battlefield competition, a 24-hour Hackathon, Startup Alley, Hardware Alley, and After Parties.