40+ conferences for startups in the first half of 2024

We are back with one of our flagship articles: we have made a compilation of key events and conferences shaping the European startup landscape in the first part of 2024. 


  • Innovation Explorer (February 22, offline event, Sofia) is an event that focuses on cultivating an innovation culture in Bulgarian business and academic communities.

  • Agri Trade Summit (February 22, offline event, Bucharest) is an event dedicated to all categories of players on the Romanian and international agricultural market. It is an unique event in the industry, combining panel discussions with an extensive exhibition section.

  • KickStart Europe (February 26-27, offline event, Amsterdam) is an annual strategy & networking conference on trends and investments in tech and digital infrastructure. By bringing together an array of industry professionals at the start of the year, Kickstart Europe helps to explore the emerging trends and technology shaping the digital industry and digital infrastructure of cloud, connectivity and data centers.

  • MWC Barcelona (February 26-29, offline event, Barcelona) is the world’s most influential event for the connectivity industry. It’s where world-leading companies and trailblazers share the latest thought leadership about the progression and future of connectivity. And it’s the best place for networking opportunities with mobile and tech industry influencers.


  • TRANSFORM (formerly Hub.berlin) (March 6-7, offline event, Berlin) focuses entirely on the digital transformation of companies. It presents the latest technologies and solutions for the digitization of business processes and models and supports corporations, large companies as well as medium-sized and small companies in successfully meeting the challenges of the digital age.

  • Skinnovation (March 13-15, offline event, Austria) is Europe’s first ski-based startup and innovation festival. Over 1,000 startups, investors, and innovators converged for skiing, networking, and slope-side discussions.

  • Startup Moldova Summit (March 14, offline event, Chisinau) is a flagship tech startups community event in the Republic of Moldova, which brings together startup community builders, startup founders, venture capitalists, private and public sector from Moldova and abroad.

  • Startup Weekend Oradea (March 15-17, offline, Oradea) is an exciting and immersive foray into the world of startups. Over an action-packed three days, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors to show you how to get more done faster.

  • Hello Tomorrow Global Summit (March 21-22, offline event, Paris) prides itself on a niche focus on cutting-edge deep tech startups. The event is designed to help attendees explore exclusive business/collaboration opportunities and connect with like-minded people to share advice, success stories, best practices and build networks.

  • START Summit (March 21-22, offline event, Switzerland) is one of Europe’s leading student-run conferences for entrepreneurship & technology. The conference actively promotes innovation by connecting more than 5000 startups, investors, corporates and young talents.

  • ChangeNOW 2024 (March 25-27, offline event, Paris) is a three-day summit uniting innovators and changemakers to address significant global challenges. It facilitates collaboration between entrepreneurs, business leaders, and policy-makers to accelerate positive change.

  • Scale Up with Wolves (March 26, hybrid event, Berlin) is an event by Wolves Summit connecting growing companies with their next stage of Investors (those that are funding post-Seed or Series A rounds). Therefore, this event is for growing companies that already have a proven business-model, initial clients, growing revenues, and have moved into expansion mode.


  • API Conference (April 9-11, offline event, London) is an event for API and software architecture enthusiasts whose agenda is structured around workshops, sessions with the experts invited as speakers.

  • The Energy Tech Summit (April 10-11, offline event, Bilbao) is Europe’s prime climate tech event driving decarbonization. Engage in innovative discussions, networking opportunities, and gain insights to drive decarbonization efforts.

  • TechChill 2023  (April 18-19, offline event, Riga) is the biggest startup event in the Baltics, bringing the most international journalists and startups to the region. It was founded to bridge gaps in knowledge, skill, and network but has since grown into so much more. Also, they have the TechChill Fifty Founders Battle, a competition where early-stage startups stand to win a community prize pot of a minimum of €‎10K.


  • At AI in Finance Summit (May 7-8, offline event, London) you will have the chance to discover advances in AI & machine learning tools and techniques from the world’s leading innovators across industry, research, and the financial sector.

  • Wolves Summit (May 8-9, hybrid event, Wrocław) is a 2-day festival full of high-quality matchmaking with the community of investors, startups, and businesses. As an investor and as a startup you have the opportunity to connect with each other through Startup Dealflow.

  • The Digital Transformation Conference (May 9, offline event, London) brings together those working within the many facets of digital business transformation, innovation & strategy.

  • EU-Startups Summit (May 9-10, offline event, Malta) is an event with opportunities for networking and a meeting point for entrepreneurs and investors who are aiming to build international tech companies. The 2024 edition sees the event move from Barcelona to Malta for the first time and will also feature a pitch competition in which startups compete for a prize worth €125K. 

  • Podim (May 13-15, hybrid event, Maribor, Slovenia) is one of the most important startup & tech events in the Alps-Adriatic & Western Balkans region. Attendees have long been encouraged by PODIM to study, develop, and consider new ideas, resulting in developing innovative company concepts that are prepared to change the world.

  • Iceland Innovation Week (May 13-17, offline event, Iceland) is a festival that celebrates and showcases innovation, with the aim to increase the visibility of the innovation sector, create a platform where knowledge can be shared, and become a vibrant, international marketing window.

  • Impact CEE (May 15-16, offline event, Poland) describes itself as one of the most prominent economic and technology conferences in Central and Eastern Europe. Here you can network with top managers from the most significant global companies, policy makers, regulators, outstanding scientists as well as world-class experts and speakers.

  • Tech.eu Summit (May 16-19, offline event, London) is bringing together 2,000 thinkers and doers to help shape the best possible future for the European innovation ecosystems. The key focus will be on sustainable growth.

  • Infoshare (May 22-23, offline event, Poland) conference focuses on tech and business. With its substantial speeches delivered by top-notch experts paired with an impressive Expo, Startup Contest, and numerous networking opportunities, it gathers thousands of participants each year. Since 2014, Infoshare also organizes a startup contest in which the startup with the best sustainable development initiative gets a prize of €20K in cash. 

  • Latitude59 (May 22-24, offline event, Tallinn) is the flagship startup and tech event of the world’s first digital society. It is the place for various networking opportunities, in-depth discussions with top international players, several pitching rounds for both startups as well as investors. Also, they have the L59 Pitch Competition where startups have the chance to win €1M.

  • Viva Technology (May 22-25, offline event, Paris) is a conference and exhibition devoted to startups and technology, showcasing new ideas and upcoming technologies. The event acts as a global catalyst for digital transformation and startup growth.

  • JSHeroes (May 23-24, offline event, Cluj-Napoca) is a non-profit community-organized conference which brings together JS and Web/Frontend development enthusiasts from all over the world for a two day event.

  • Dublin Tech Summit (DTS) (May 29-30, offline event, Dublin) is a two-day conference that sits at the heart of the international tech scene. As one of the world’s most active technology hubs, Dublin has become the EMEA base for some of the biggest global tech companies, and over the past five years, DTS has emerged as one of Europe’s fastest-growing B2B tech events.

  • Fostering food tech innovation, the annual Food Tech Congress (May 29-30, offline event, Warsaw) brings together food tech entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and government leaders from across the globe to collaborate and drive the industry forward. 


  • ViennaUP (June 3-9, offline event, Vienna) is the startup festival which provides an unique, interconnected experience for startups, investors, tech enthusiasts, creatives and visionaries.

  • Bits & Pretzels HealthTech  (June 5-6, offline event, Munich) is a premier HealthTech conference which promises the clearest and most distinctive focus on what’s next across the world of healthcare including hospitals, payers, tech-companies, startups, digitalization, data, and regulation.

  • South Summit (June 5-7, offline event, Madrid) is a hub for innovators who come together to shape a different business world based on more sustainable practices. The highlight of these impactful few days is the South Summit 100, a competition where selected startups can network with investors and forge new relationships with potential clients.

  • Arctic15 (June 6-7, offline event, Helsinki) is a meeting spot for startup entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and media from 60+ countries. This event is centered around various markets, technologies, and subjects, from AI and Digital Health to Social Impact and Scaling. Participants can make good use of the time by congregating with a global group of entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, media, and influencers.

  • London Tech Week (June 10-14, offline event, London) will gather the world’s most inspirational founders, global leaders, senior investors, and rising stars to collaborate and discuss the vital role of technology in society. The festival’s purpose is to showcase how tech is transforming both business and society by driving important conversations around transformation, diversity, and innovation.

  • Digital Enterprise Show (June 11-13, offline event, Malaga) is a three-day conference that gathers cutting-edge technologies and professional speakers to meet delegates´ objectives, challenges, and needs on AI, IoT, Cloud, Cybersecurity, AR/VR, Data Analytics, Mar&AdTech, 5G and solutions designed specifically Digital Marketing and Industry 4.0. As a startup, you can also apply to their exhibit to connect with the right stakeholders. 

  • Perspektywy Women in Tech (June 12-13, offline event, Warsaw) is the largest conference for women in technology: two days of inspirational lectures, upskilling workshops, mentoring sessions, career fair, recruitment meetings, and industry networking.

  • We Make Future (June 13-15, hybrid event, Italy) is a global event dedicated to showcasing and accelerating tech and digital innovation. It’s a platform for people and businesses to meet technology, digital advancements, and artificial intelligence with the aim of shaping a better future.

  • Bucharest Tech Week (June 10-16, offline event, Bucharest) is a yearly event that puts Bucharest in the center of the tech world. It’s an entire week of tech conversations, meetups, networking, and other events bringing together Romania’s, CEE’s, and some of the world’s finest tech peeps.

  • Unchain Fintech Festival (June 19-20, offline event, Oradea) the flagship fintech and blockchain event in the Central Eastern Europe region will be back this year too in Oradea. The conference will bring together business leaders in payments, lending, insurance, personal finance, e-commerce, banking and related fields.

  • TNW (June, 20-21, offline event, Amsterdam) is a gathering for business leaders and tech lovers to discuss how technology will affect tomorrow’s world. Here you’ll meet global tech leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and scale-ups and gain insights from industry pioneers. 

  • FinTech World Forum (June 20-21, offline event, London) is a two-day conference with a focus on fintech and all of the domains that are connected to it such as AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain. 

  • The 10th edition of Techsylvania (June 26-27, offline event, Cluj-Napoca) will gather experts from different tech-related and startup backgrounds, having over 70 keynotes, panels, workshops, satellite events, executive roundtables, pitching and Q&A sessions. Founders can also apply to Startup Alley.

If you are aware of other events that deserve a spot in our list, drop us a message! We’re always on the lookout for new announcements and updates, so we will try our best to regularly update this article. 

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