12 Biggest Startup Events in the World

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Startups try to attend as many events as possible, but not all the events can be compared to each other in their scope and efficiency. We are sharing the list of the biggest startup events in 2017, choose those ones that you would like to apply for or attend and go ahead!

1. Websummit 2017

This year “Europe’s Largest Technology Event” will take place in Lisbon on 6-9th November. Top entrepreneurs and leaders of the biggest companies will attend the event and give speeches. 53,056 attendees from 15,000 companies from 166 countries – great chance for networking, definitely should not be missed.
Date: 6-9th November 2017
Place: Lisbon

2.The SeedStarts Summit 2017

This event is the biggest in the world in the area of emerging markets. The competition begins with 65+ local selection. Then there are 5 Regional Summits, where all winners of each region are brought. Competition’s final will take place at the SeedStarts Summit in Switzerland on the 6th of April 2017. In addition to the selection of the Seedstars’ participants, there will be disruptive tech and specialized workshops. A must to attend if you are around!
Tickets you can get here.
Date:  6th April 2017
Place: Lausanne

3. UNCONVENTION 2017

It is the 5th edition of the European Young Innovators Forum. This event brings together people with innovative ideas and enterpreneurs, investors, business personalities from Europe and Sillicon Valley to guide and support. Topics are Smart Cities, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Machine, Drones and Virtual Reality. The Forum will be held on the 23-25th January 2017.
You can buy tickets here.
Date: 23-25 January 2017
Place: Brussels

4. The Lift Conference

It is one of the leading European digital innovation conferences. The annual event is always held during 3 days with more than 1000 participants: innovators around the world, entrepreneurs, engineers who take part in workshops, discussions, networking and knowledge-sharing .
To know date of conference and price of tickets, please, check the news on website.

5. Startup Grind

This is the biggest independent startup community which has events in more than 200 cities in 98 countries. Startup Grind also collaborates with Google, mass media, successful founders, innovators, experts and investors to help to begin a business. The community holds an event each month in a different city.
Follow the site to see the date of the event in your city.

6. LAUNCH Festival

This is the greatest startup conference in the field of innovation. Partners of this event are IBM, WSGR and Microsoft. You will get:

  • best practices in 25 angels and VCs’ portfolios;
  • teaching about how to scale business from 30 investors, founders and growth experts;
  • investment strategies.

Date: 3-7 April 2017
Place: San Francisco

7. Social Media Marketing World 2017

This event, organised by Social Media Examiner, is the largest social media marketing conference with 100+ of the world’s top social media professionals including top Facebook Marketing Expert, Mari Smith and Former Chief Evangelist of Apple, Guy Kawasaki.
Buy tickets here.
Date: 22-24 March 2017
Place: San Diego, California

8. Startup Camp Berlin

Startup Camp Berlin is an exposition of technologies, place where startups can meet each other, pitch to investors, meet experts. Startup Camp serves as the largest early stage startup event in Berlin.
Date: 7-8th April 2017
Place: Berlin

9. London Tech Week

London Tech Week is an event “where creativity, talent and innovation come together”, it is a festival of live events across the city, showcasing and celebrating the best of tech whilst providing networking, social, learning and business opportunities.
Date: 12-16th June 2017
Place: London, the UK

10. Startup Europe Week 2017

Startup Europe Week is an event organised to connect the local ecosystems, which is promoted by European Commission. The event takes place in November, more details will be announced from the 6th till the 10th February 2017.
Date: TBA
Place: TBA

11. Start Summit 2017

Big Summit is Europe’s Leading students-organised conference for entrepreneurship and technology, allows to expand the network, get some coaching from leading experts, pitch in front of 150+ investors, listen to keynote speakers, and follow the trends in technologies.
Tickets can be bought here.
Date: 24-25th March 2017
Place: St. Gallen, Switzerland.

12.  International Startup Festival

Festival brings together entrepreneurs, investors and people passionate about the startup world. They will have all the package, as usual: meeting mentors, pitching to investors, expanding network. Last year there were leaders from Reddit and Amazon among speakers.
Date: 12-16th July 2017
Place: Montreal

 

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