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28 October 2022·6 min read

Martyna Konys

Program Manager, Vestbee

Top Startup Events In Europe Worth Your Attention

We are finally transitioning into a post-pandemic era where startup conferences are coming back from the online world to their physical shape! This provides entrepreneurs, investors, industry experts and all tech-enthusiasts an amazing opportunity to establish more hands-on and direct relations. Moreover, startups finally have a chance to distinguish themselves from the crowd and be noticed. Taking into consideration the importance of this change, we would like to present to you the biggest startup events and conferences from Europe that are worth attending and following, as they are the perfect way to network, meet inspiring experts from the industry and catch-up with the latest market trends. 

Be sure to explore the latest edition of the Top Startup Events happening in Europe & the CEE region in 2023/2024! Discover a comprehensive overview, and find the best events for you & and your startup, including: 

So without further ado, let’s find out about the biggest startup events in Europe! 

Web Summit

Location: Portugal
Date: November 1-4, 2022

The business press describes Web Summit event as "the world's premier tech conference" (Politico) "where the future goes to be born" (Atlantic) and we definitely agreed with these statements! Top speakers from all around the world, knowledge-hungry founders, and representatives of major corporations meet there to network, get inspired and find opportunities to grow businesses, so it’s the perfect place for people who want to become game-changers.


Location: Finland
Date: November 17-18, 2022

Slush is a must-have position for those who want to find leads, customers, users, advisors, or mentors. Slush, besides fulfilling a great matchmaking role, organise also a pitching contest in which €1M investment from top VCs is up for grabs. If the huge number of attendees (around 12K) doesn't convince you yet, perhaps the location of the event will as the conference is held in the Helsinki Expo and Convention Center. Moreover, this is not just a two-day event, Slush provides interesting events, meetings, and gatherings all week!

CEE VC Summit

Location: Poland
Date: March 27-29, 2023

CEE VC Summit is an invitation-only event for 200+ GPs and selected LPs to strengthen regional relations, exchange valuable insight, and bridge the gap with more mature VC ecosystems. The event is full of valuable panel discussions, keynotes, and networking sessions. The biggest conference for VC fund managers in Central & Eastern Europe welcomes also selected startups' representatives!

EU-Startups Summit

Location: Spain 
Date: April 20-21, 2023

EU-Startups Summit is a two-day event full of networking and inspirations. It’s a great opportunity to listen to success stories from leading market players, take part in insightful lectures, and chat with VCs, business angels, corporate representatives, and mentors. Don't worry about networking - a dedicated app will help you connect with everyone! So if you are passionate about the startup and VC ecosystem, have a knowledge-thirsty mind and love new technologies this is a must-have position in your calendar. 

Viva Technology

Location: France
Date: June 14-17, 2023

Viva Technology is an amazing event connecting tech enthusiasts with each other. In total, all editions of Viva Technology gathered more than 500 speakers so far. It is an ideal place to turn your innovative ideas into a real business and find the right people to help you succeed. The event lasts for four days and is full of speed meetings, fireside chats, pitching, and webinars during which you get a chance to meet other founders, mentors, advisors, VCs, and business angels.


Location: Romania
Date: June 28-29, 2022

Techsylvania conference has been held since 2014. It consists of 2 intensive days filled out with interesting panels, workshops and lectures discussing market trends and business development related topics. Last year, for example, Code, Product, F(o)unding and Web3 topics were covered. Techsylvania creates an amazing networking of opportunities such as taking a seat at executive roundtables where stakeholders from leading corporations share their experience in business challenges. It is a perfect place to connect creative and open-minded entrepreneurs with corporate and VC fund representatives.


Location: Poland
Date: May 10-11, 2023

ImpactCEE event hosted in Poland, is attended by top executives from major global companies, policymakers, regulators, prominent academics and world-class experts. In addition to topics related to technology and startups, there is a strong focus on discussing current economic issues. If you are interested in how technologies are changing the world and how new trends are shaping the economy and global markets, this is a must-see position on your checklist.

0100 Conference CEE

Location: Czech/Slovakia
Date: April, 5-6 2023

0100 Conference CEE brings together PE & VC investors from CEE. So, if you want to listen to valuable insights, interesting lessons learned and success stories from the perspective of senior-level decision-makers from the business world, make sure to attend the event. Get inspired with the 0100 Conference!


Location: Estonia
Date: May  25-26, 2023

Latitude59's goal is to facilitate dialogue between regional startups, international investors, and business partners. In addition to the networking part and valuable sessions (webinars, panels, keynotes), there is organised a pitching in the Demo Arena, where the best companies have an opportunity to present their solution and win prizes. If you are interested in the startup ecosystem and its impact on governance it is definitely worth it for you to follow the event.


Location: Ireland
Date: TBA

SaaStock is a dream conference for all SaaS freaks! The event brings together decision-makers from all over the Europe, and makes it easier for SaaS startups to connect with them and gain valuable feedback. As assured by the organizers - human connections, not just meetings are are what makes this conference special.

Wolves Summit

Location: Austria
Date: October 24-26, 2023

Wolves Summit is one of the biggest tech conferences in CEE currently hosted in Vienna, Austria, while previous editions were held in Poland. This startup event brings together founders, investors, corporate representatives, and tech enthusiasts willing to explore and discuss top current industry trends. The conference’s main goal is to support business-building, scaling, and fundraising. It lasts two days full of a variety of business-related activities on the agenda including prelections and exciting discussions, 1:1 meetings with investors and industry experts, and pitching sessions. Each edition of the event has focus themes - last years they were focused on fintech 2.0, deeptech, the unicorn path, impact investing&technology.

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