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Best startup events & conferences in 2022

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Top Startup Events & Conferences in 2023
Our list of the most exciting startup events and conferences to have on your radar in 2023. Whether you’re looking for DeepTech or Web3, we’ve got you covered. We’re always updating with new info so make sure to stay up to date!

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Best events in January

CES 2022

January 5-7, 2022 – Las Vegas, USA

The global stage for innovation, CES convenes the tech industry, giving a global audience access to major brands and startups, as well as the industry’s most influential leaders and advocates.

NRF 2022

January 16-18, 2022 – New York City, USA

“Retail’s Big Show” returns to the Big Apple – not just to help retail move forward, but speed ahead. For more than a century, NRF has been the eyes and ears of retail. No matter what the world has thrown at us, NRF has been there to unite, guide and provide critical insights to the industry.

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Best events in February

LEAP 2022

February 1-3, 2022Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Involving key buyers across all Saudi government and major companies, the exposure and business opportunities will be countless at LEAP 2022 happening in Riyadh.

Startup Grind Global Conference 2022

February 28 – March 2, 2022 – Redwood City, USA

Built for growing, evolving startups + scale-ups around the world. Join Global 2022 for meaningful networking and mentorship, developing deeper connections; storytelling and educational content shared by leaders of brands who stood out this year.

MWC Barcelona 2022

February 28 – March 3, 2022 – Barcelona, Spain

The GSMA MWC series (formally known as Mobile World Congress) is the world’s leading exhibition for the mobile industry. For 2021 MWC is back with unparalleled thought leadership featuring prominent executives representing global mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors, and content owners.

4YFN 2022

February 28 – March 3, 2022 – Barcelona, Spain

At the core of 4YFN 2022 will be keynotes by influencers and pioneers, discussions among top experts of the industry – as well as insightful startup pitches.

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Best events in March

SXSW 2022

March 11-20, 2022 – Austin, USA

The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for the global community of digital creatives to encounter cutting-edge ideas, discover new interests, and network with other professionals who share a similar appetite for forward-focused experiences. Featuring a variety of tracks that focus on the most important breakthroughs in technology, film, culture, and music, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

Autonomy Paris 2022

March 16-17, 2022 – Paris, France

Discover today’s solutions and tomorrow’s innovations at the world’s largest annual gathering dedicated to new sustainable mobility solutions. Take advantage of 2 days to discover the latest industry trends and news, meet new suppliers and partners and attend expert conferences and quality demonstrations at one of the world’s leading sustainable mobility networks.

Virtuality 2022

March 17-18, 2022 – Paris, France

Virtuality is a major trade fair for the VR and AR industries. This year, they are adding the virtual worlds and blockchain industries to their program. These strategic themes will give you all the keys to support your business in the future of the metaverse industry.

START Summit 2022

March 24-25, 2022 – St.Gallen, Switzerland

One of Europe’s leading student-run conferences for entrepreneurship & technology, START Summit actively promotes innovation by connecting more than 5000 startups, investors, corporates and young talents.

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Best events in April

hub.berlin Conference

April 5-6, 2022 – Berlin, Germany

With 8,000+ digital experts, hub.berlin is one of the most important Tech festivals in Europe. During two full days of inspiring keynotes, workshops, live tech experiences, digital art, and an unforgettable club night, they’ll be fueling a vibrant community with a lasting impact on the digital transformation in Europe!

TechChill 2022

April 2729, 2022Riga, Latvia

TechChill 2022 will be one of the main Tech and startup events in the Baltics. They’re all set to gather the hottest startup people in the coldest month of the year for the eleventh time to bridge the gaps in knowledge, skills, and network.

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Best events in May

World Summit AI Americas

May 4-5, 2022 – Montreal, Canada

An exclusive gathering of the major global influencers in AI  across business, science and tech for two full days of mind-boggling innovation, heated discussions on AI policy, ethics and regulation, applied solutions for enterprise, hands-on workshops and the development of plans for advancing the application of AI for Good in the coming year.

PODIM DX 2022

May 16-18, 2022 – Maribor, Slovenia

Join one of the most influential startup and Tech events in EEE region based in Slovenia. Podim is where innovation meets business opportunities, capital, and knowledge.

Latitude 59

May 19-20, 2022 – Tallinn, Estonia

Latitude59 is the flagship startup and tech event of the world’s first digital society. It is THE place to be for various networking opportunities, in-depth discussions with top international players, several pitching rounds for both startups as well as investors, and an overall chance to get together and reflect on the crazy strenuous months behind us and forge new plans for the future.

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Best events in June

TOA Berlin

TBC – Berlin, Germany

TOA’s mission is to help people future-proof their businesses and their lives. Technology is transforming the way we work, live, and relate to each other. Only if you understand technology you can take advantage of the opportunities it creates. Through knowledge exchange and collaboration everyone can seize the opportunities ahead at TOA Berlin.

Hinterland of Things 2022

June 1, 2022 Bielefeld, Germany

Join Hinterland of Things 2022 and get exclusive access to Germany’s DeepTech Innovation-Family driven by traction, trust and tradition. Collaborate with selected group of CEOs of traditional companies, Founders of Unicorns and Soon-icorns, Investors, Editors as well as Facilitators of Change.

Arctic15 Helsinki

June 7-8, 2022 – Helsinki, Finland

Building real human connections since 2011, Arctic15 is a meeting spot for startup entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and media from 60+ countries. It is one of the most effective networking events in the Nordics, facilitating matchmaking for startups, investors, corporates & influencers.

Dublin Tech Summit 2022

June 15-16, 2022 – Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Tech Summit will draw the most influential tech and business leaders from across the world to share knowledge, debate the latest trends, and network, all from a live virtual event space.

VIVA Technology

June 15-18, 2022 – Paris, France

Acting as a global catalyst for digital transformation and startup growth, VivaTech attracts some of the best innovation actors to ignite positive change in business and society.

TNW Conference 2022

June 16-17, 2022 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Returning to Amsterdam in June 2022, at TNW, you can expect to rub shoulders with international tech executives, venture capitalists, policymakers, authors, startups, and scaleups, during two days of business, exchanging of knowledge, and just a whole lot of fun.

Sónar Barcelona

June 16-18, 2022 – Barcelona, Spain

Sónar Barcelona has grown from strength to strength and is now established as one of Europe’s most well-known music festivals. Each year, for one weekend in June, Barcelona is flooded by thousands of music fans from all over Europe.

Collision 2022

June 20-23, 2022 – Toronto, Canada

Collision brings together some of the world’s best speakers, leading companies, and top media. Join them in Toronto in 2022 to make meaningful connections, find valuable leads, and get access to premium content.

Best event in August

sTARTUp Day

August 24-26, 2022 – Tartu, Estonia

sTARTUp Day is a festival where business combines with celebration, entrepreneurship and good vibes – that’s how great ideas are born. The organizers believe in a startup mindset – about getting things done, no matter what, getting yourself back on track after failing and always dreaming as big as possible. That’s a startup mindset – and the mindset of everyone at sTARTUp Day.

Best events in September

Bits&Pretzels 2022

September 25-27, 2022 – Munich, Germany

One of Europe’s leading founders festivals returns to Munich in 2022. Join 5,000 founders, investors, and startup enthusiasts for two days full of learning, networking & inspiration.

Data Natives 2022

September 28-30, 2022 – Berlin, Germany

Data Natives is back! One of Europe’s biggest data science and AI events will take place in Berlin, for real and in person, because online conferences are so 2020.

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Best event in October

SIAL Paris

October 15-19, 2022 – Paris, France

Throughout the SIAL, Paris will be a source of inspiration for the entire food community. Discover all the latest trends and innovations, meet the right business partners for you and rise to the challenges facing the industry together.

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