Startup & Tech Conferences In 2024

The top 21 startup and tech conferences that should be on your radar for 2023.

Startup & Tech Conferences

I've attended numerous tech conferences every year for the past three years. In addition, I've flown to a dozen countries and met hundreds of people.

This may sound like bragging, but it's not. It's just to say that I'm in a great position to create this guide for you.

If you haven't attended a conference yet, you should. Attending conferences can give you the opportunity to meet new people, network with professionals from your field, and expand your skills and knowledge.

Here's a list of well-known conferences that should be on your list for 2023. And in case you're wondering, this is a non-exhaustive list. I'm sure there are other amazing tech conferences that weren't included. If you think something should be added to this list, please contact me.

Top Tech Conferences In Europe

The tech ecosystem in Europe is thriving, and it's easy to see in the growing number of tech conferences across the continent.

Web Summit

Web Summit attracts the biggest names and the newest ideas in business, technology, and entertainment. With over 1,000 speakers and 42,000 attendees, this exciting event is a melting pot of new products and services and big ideas.

Dates: November 11-14
Location: Lisbon, Portugal


Slush, the largest startup event in the Nordics, has grown from a single gathering in Helsinki to a series of events organized all around the world. It is a gathering of curious minds—including 3,200 startup founders and 1,700 investors—and attracts thousands of attendees to its annual event in Helsinki.

Dates: November 20-21
Location: Helsinki, Finland

TNW (The Next Web) Conference

TNW, The Next Web conference has a reputation as Europe’s leading tech festival. international tech executives, venture capitalists, policymakers, authors, startups, and scale-ups will gather in Amsterdam to share their experiences and ideas.

Dates: June 20-21
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mobile World Congress (MWC)

MWC Barcelona is the most influential global event for the connectivity industry. Every year world-leading companies and trailblazers share the latest thought leadership about the progression and future of connectivity. It's also a great place to network with mobile and tech industry influencers. Plus it takes place in beautiful Barcelona!

Dates: February 26-29
Location: Barcelona, Spain

Viva Technology

VivaTech is a gathering of the world's brightest minds, talents, and products. Held every year in Paris, it's also known as "the world's rendezvous for startups and leaders" to celebrate innovation.

Dates: May 22-25
Location: Paris, France

South Summit

South Summit is one of the most important startup events in southern Europe, with a growing number of Latin American attendees. It’s the leading innovation platform for disruptive trends and business opportunities.

Dates: June 5-7
Location: Madrid, Spain


TechBBQ is Scandinavia’s biggest tech and innovation summit, bringing together the startup community. The event fosters growth for startups and scaleups based on Nordic values of overcoming egos, barriers and promoting openness, trust and inclusion.

Dates: September 11-12
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark


TechChill connects, inspires and celebrates the ambient tech startup ecosystem in the Baltic region through a sincere, focused and inspirational annual event. It brings together 2000+ people annually including startups, corporate innovators, investors and tech enthusiasts.

Dates: April 18-19
Location: Riga, Latvia


Startup Day is the Baltics’ most startup-minded festival. It makes Tartu a mecca of entrepreneurship for three days. Startup Day unites startups, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, and students. The aim of the event is to connect like-minded people and celebrate entrepreneurship in the smart city of Tartu.

Dates: January 24-26
Location: Tartu, Estonia


Latitude59 is an intimate and cozy event designed specifically to bring together regional startups and markets with international investors and possible business partners in a setting where meaningful conversations can be had. It's the flagship startup and tech event of e-Estonia, the world's first digital society.

Dates: May 22-24
Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Money 20/20

Money20/20 is the largest global event for innovators in payments and financial services. The industry's leading innovators connect here to exchange ideas, insights, and solutions that will help shape the future of money.

Dates: June 4-6
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Top Tech Conferences In The US & Canada

In the United States and Canada there are many conferences geared specifically toward startups.

TechCrunch Disrupt

TechCrunch Disrupt is the world’s premier conference for debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technology and discussing what’s on the mind of the tech community’s innovators. Zuckerberg, Benioff, Musk, Kalanick and Mayer have all graced the TechCrunch Disrupt stage years before they made headlines.

Dates: October 28-30
Location: San Francisco, US

Saastr Annual

The SaaStr Annual conference in San Francisco is a can’t-miss event for people interested in the SaaS industry. The conference draws over 10,000 attendees each year to hear from a lineup of highly successful SaaS entrepreneurs and the opportunity to learn and discuss the latest ideas and tactics for building and scaling a SaaS business.

Dates: September 10-12
Location: San Francisco, US

Startup Grind Global Conference

Startup Grind Global is a two-day experience focused on candid advice from leading entrepreneurs, investors and innovators. It's built for leading startups and scaleups around the world who are creating the next wave of the web.

Dates: April 22-25
Location: San Francisco, US

Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

CES is a massive convention where manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more gather to showcase their latest breakthroughs. It also includes a conference program and plenty of exhibits from startups hoping to create new product categories.

Dates: January 9-12
Location: Las Vegas, US

South by Southwest (SXSW)

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a massive annual event in Austin, Texas. It is a combination of business, technology, culture and arts. This conference unites artists and tech leaders through parties, networking events and festivals.

Dates: March 8-16
Location: Austin, US


The organizers of Web Summit also host Collision, Canada's biggest technology conference to date. It hosts some of the top business leaders, academia, and entertainment to talk about technology and its role in today's world.

Dates: June 17-20
Location: Toronto, Canada

SaaS North

SAAS NORTH is Canada's premier gathering of the SaaS industry's most influential movers and shakers, attracting founders, executives, service providers and investors from across the country.

Dates: November 13-14
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Top Tech Conferences In UK & Ireland

The United Kingdom and Ireland are the homes of several startup-centered tech conferences.

London Tech Week

The UK's tech flagship event, London Tech Week generates positive change, bringing together innovators from around the world to discuss how new technologies can have a significant impact on society and business.

Dates: June 10-14
Location: London, UK


SaaStock has been called Disneyland for SaaS companies. Over 5,000 SaaS professionals come together to network and learn at SaaStock. Practical workshops and highly relevant speakers spur meaningful connections, while laser-focused fringe events showcase Dublin’s renowned fun side.

Dates: October 14-16
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Note: Some of the dates and locations of a conference may change as it approaches, so keep checking this page for updates.

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