Back in July, we made an attempt at listing the best annual tech startup events in Europe, with some included from the Middle East and Africa. It was a ‘first attempt’ and as you can see, it’s a complex patchwork of events. But in general we tried to focus on the biggest events (not weekly or monthly meet ups) which cater to an international audience (so held in English). We have also synched some of the big U.S. events which many Europeans will attend. Hopefully events organisers can use this to plan, because if there is one thing Europe needs to get better at, it’s synchronising events so that people can move easily from one to the other rather than miss out because of stupid clashes.
Pioneers Festival, Vienna Oct 29 – 31 – Recommended as a broad, international conference on entrepreneurship, tech startups and future technologies.
Dublin Web Summit & START, Dublin Oct 30 – 31 – Recommended as a highly focused international conference around tech startups and VCs, and large exhibition and Dublin-wide events for startups/entrepreneurs
F.ounders, Dublin – Elite event for 150 Entrepreneurs, run alongside Dublin Web Summit, invite only
Webit, Istanbul Nov 6 – 7 – Large tech trade show / exhibition featuring broad talking on marketing and startups
Codebits – Large hackathon style conference, not startup oriented but a pool for talent, 15-17 November
FT Innovate 2013 – 6-7 November 2013
Global Entrepreneurship Week (various global events like Internet Week Europe, London)
SIME, Stockholm – Date TBA
Monaco Media Forum, Monaco – Date TBA
SVC2UK, London – Date TBA – Recommended
Slush, Helsinki – Date TBA – Recommended