Top Ten 2019 Startup Events

Finding the right Startup events to attend with the highest ROI for your business can be difficult because let’s face it, Startups don’t have an overflowing budget to be able to attend all of them.

We are quickly approaching the New Year (yes, we can’t believe it either) and as we prepare for 2019 and the myriad of Startup events on the horizon, we present to you ten that we have our eye on:


1- Startup Grind Global Conference
Silicon Valley, California
12-13 February, 2019

The Startup Grind Global Conference provides an environment unlike anything else – where Startups, partners, investors, thought leaders, and worldwide directors come together for 2+ days of invaluable education, connection, and inspiration.
With 6 stages of highly educational content provided by a roster of world-class speakers, thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators looking to build relationships, hours of impactful networking and partner opportunities, and of course – parties.


2- Step Conference
Dubai, UAE
13-14 February, 2019

STEP started out as a series of workshops and small gatherings, and over 7 years has grown to become the largest tech experiential festival in the Middle East. With 4 conferences, more than 250 Startups showcasing, and 6000+ attendees over two days, STEP is home to the best entrepreneurs, creatives, and digital enthusiasts.

3- Slush Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
22-23 February, 2019

Slush is the world’s leading Startup event where founders and tech talent meet with top-tier international investors, executives, and media.
Slush has grown from a 300 person assembly in Helsinki, Finland to a world-renowned event, now spreading globally. The philosophy behind Slush has remained the same: to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward.

Slush Tokyo 2018 welcomed 6,000 attendees from all over the world with 600 Startups, 200 investors, and 300 media organizations in a two day event made possible through our 600 volunteers. Slush Tokyo 2019 will be even bigger!


4- Wolves Summit
Warsaw, Poland
19-20 March, 2019

Wolves Summit is not only a conference for Startups, but also for investors, entrepreneurs, corporate representatives and SMBs. Our goal is to create growth opportunities for emerging firms and to acquaint them with the investment environment. Wolves Summit is where theory meets practice and, aside from the substantive part, everyone can also get involved in various networking activities.

The employment of innovative solutions and matchmaking tools guarantees the possibility to reach a narrow circle of potential business partners. You will be able to meet numerous specialists during the conference, who will contribute to the growth of your business through established connections.
Our sister event, Wolves Summit London will take place April 02-03, 2019.


5- EU Startup Summit
Barcelona, Spain
2-3 May, 2019

The EU-Startup Summit 2019 will bring together over 1,200 founders, Startup enthusiasts, corporates, angel investors, VCs, as well as media people from all across Europe. The two-day event is a great opportunity for networking, and a meeting point for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors who are aiming to build international tech companies.


Hong Kong, China
8-11 July, 2019

RISE is produced by the team behind Web Summit. In 8 short years, Web Summit has become Europe’s largest tech conference which last year attracted 70,000 attendees from 170+ countries around the world.
In July 2019, people from the world’s biggest companies and most exciting Startups will come to Hong Kong to share their stories and experiences. They’ll be joined by major global media, hundreds of investors and thousands of attendees for three days of legendary networking.


7- Startup Fest
Montreal, Canada
9-13 July, 2019

Said to be Canada’s largest Startup event, for aspiring founders, ground-breaking innovators and veteran entrepreneurs from around the world.

Startupfest is the perfect opportunity to collaborate with some of the champions of the global technology and Startup scenes. The event program consists of, amongst other things, keynote speakers, elevator pitches, tent village, workshops, conferences, real money prizes and fun activities. Entrepreneurs get to keep abreast of changes and connect with potential investors, whereas VCs, find themselves in a position to find the next hot deal and see where the industry is headed.


8- Bits & Pretzels
Munich, Germany
29 Sep – Oct 1, 2019

Bits & Pretzels is an application-only, three-day festival that connects 5,000 founders, investors, Startup enthusiasts, and all other decision-makers of the Startup ecosystem.
Bits & Pretzels is a 3-day event for founders, Startup enthusiasts, investors and all other decision-makers of the Startup ecosystem. The best-known founders from all around the world, as well as young aspiring entrepreneurs, will meet at the event for vision, learning, and networking.


9- Bread & Jam Festival
London, UK
3-4 October, 2019

Bread & Jam is an annual 2 day conference and bootcamp for emerging and scaling food and drink brands, bringing together food and drink founders and innovators, investors, media and industry leaders.
You can expect a ground-breaking programme of panel discussions, inspirational keynotes, hands-on workshops and mentoring sessions focused on accelerating independent food and drink brands with bold aspirations. If you’re an ambitious food brand, this is an annual event not to be missed.


10- Web summit
Lisbon, Portugal
4-7 November, 2019

Web Summit started as a simple idea in 2010: Let’s connect the technology community with all industries, both old and new. It seemed to resonate. Web Summit has grown to become the “largest technology conference in the world”.
In seven short years, Web Summit has grown from 400 attendees to over 70,000 attendees from more than 170 countries. Web Summit has become “Europe’s largest and most important technology marketplace”. An unrivalled global meeting place for the world’s most disruptive technology companies and those interested in how that disruption can transform their businesses and their lives.
No conference has ever grown so large so fast and we pride ourselves in organising the “best technology conference on the planet”.