The Best Startup Events Guide for 2022
Industry events or summits are a great opportunity to network and stay on top of new trends. During such events, you can meet the greatest innovators, investors looking for exceptional opportunities, and experienced professionals who just want to stay in the loop.
Here is our list of ten most promising startup events in 2022 that we recommend and personally attend:
1) DeFi & The Future of Programmable Money
March 30, ONLINE
Sommelier Finance partners with TechCrunch to bring decentralized exchanges, liquidity providers, stablecoins, degens, and regulators together to provide a glimpse into the fast-approaching future of finance. DeFi & The Future of Programmable Money covers everything from the basics of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) to what cutting-edge programmable money projects you must understand. Join engineers, retail investors, and institutions as they build a better global financial system.
2) 0100 Conference
April 5-6, Prague
An in-person conference that brings together PE & VC investors from Central and Eastern Europe for the 11th time. Network with fund managers, investors, as well as leading service providers and other industry professionals from the CEE region. Meet and build relationships with senior-level General and Limited Partners from the VC & PE industry.
May 15, Slovenia - HYBRID
Podim is creating real value by bringing together and connecting renowned international investors, established corporations, and startups & scaleups from the Alps-Adriatic and Western Balkans regions. Podim is the gateway to and from the region for efficient networking, making deals, and sharing experiences.
June 1-2, Armenia - HYBRID
EMERGE brings the whole New East tech and startup community together, spotlighting the region that gave birth to Pandadoc, Miro, PicsArt, Flo and many more on the global tech scene. After 2 online years – finally in hybrid format!
27 - 29 September - This year held in Italy (normally in Latvia)
Join TechChill Milano on the 27th – 29th of September to experience three days of TechChill magic – pitch battles, investor day, insightful stage content, and of course, the parties! 27th of September will be full of different exciting side-events. You can look forward to many familiar investors like HV Capital, Target Global, Dawn Capital, and yes, even DEPO Ventures.
October 6-7, Poland - HYBRID
This is where visionaries and engineers come together. Join a truly innovative community and get inspired by the rapidly changing world of technology. Happening ever since 2014, this massive conference already had almost 50,000 attendees, 1,400 speakers, and resulted in more than 1,300 deals.
7) The ScaleupFest
October 6, Hungary
The ScaleupFest is aimed at all stakeholders in the ecosystem to meet, share, and network, even beyond the CEE region. Held annually in Budapest for the 5th time, it looks to be even more ambitious than the previous years.
8) Disraptors Summit
October 10-11, Czechia - HYBRID
What's next Europe? Join us in Prague on October 10, and October 11 2022, and get the answer! Disraptors Summit brought together Steve Wozniak, Esther Wojcicki, Kyle Corbitt from YC and 50+ mentors & speakers, 550+ startups from all over Europe, and 1500+ attendees. What's at stake? $500.000 USD Investment prize from Startup World Cup and a ticket to the world's finals in Silicon Valley.
9) Engaged Investments Conference
October 10, Czechia
The Engagement Investment Conference is a one-day event that hosts experienced business angels and other experts. They all will talk about investing in startups. This year they aim to support cross-boarders invetsments and cooperation between business angels and VC fund in the CEE and Baltics region. Buy a combo ticket to attend the Disraptors Summit and Engaged Investment Conference here
10) European Angel Investment Summit
October 11-12, Brussel
Join EBAN and hundreds of investors, selected startups, policymakers, and corporates at the European Angel Investment Summit, taking place in Brussel on October 26th-27th! The Summit aims to put business angels in the spotlight and highlight how they bring economic dynamism by financing innovation and taking risks early on.
11) Next round
October 26-27, Slovenia - HYBRID
Next Round is the biggest yearly summit of Venture Capital Investors from the CEE region, discussing relevant Strategic trends from the industry, Dealmaking opportunities and future Exits. It will bring together the eminent representatives of the VC investment community and EU institutions to exchange their views and actions on the challenges of financing and other critical issues to make a European breakthrough in generating future Unicorns.
12) Technologic Festival
October 26, Czechia
A large Czech tech event, including a contest for early-stage startups. Show your creativity, and perhaps learn some interesting facts from leading tech architects, engineers, AI archeologists, and many more.
November 01-04, Portugal
Web Summit is an annual technology conference held in Lisbon, Portugal. It’s one of the largest and most recognized industry events. A must-go! This event is designed for startups, investors, and aspiring entrepreneurs who want to explore the possibilities of running their own businesses and seek inspiration. In 2021, it brought together 42,000+ people, and the companies redefining the tech industry.
November 17-18, Helsinki
Slush brings together the world’s leading founders, investors, executives, and media for a curated gathering at Helsinki Expo and Convention Center and it has grown from a 300-person assembly to a community of true global magnitude. The mission of Slush remains the same: to create and help the next generation of groundbreaking entrepreneurs.