What do budding entrepreneurs, venture capital moguls and angel investors enjoy more than a global conference focused on tech startups? Probably not. The world of events is beginning to open up again, and now is the time to get an entrepreneurial spirit out of their agenda and start planning their conference road trip.
Whether you’re an aspiring fintech founder, a superstar artificial intelligence developer, or a fan of the startup community, here’s a list of the top entrepreneurs and startup events to attend in 2023:
January 5-8, 2023
Las Vegas, USA
Hailed as the world’s most influential technology event, CES 2023 promises to bring back all the learning and networking opportunities it has become known for. The conference will cover topics ranging from 5G and Internet of Things to digital marketing, self-driving cars, cryptocurrencies, space technology, food technology and more. This global expo promises to bring together some of the best minds in technology from around the world. You won’t want to miss it!
February 6-9, 2023
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
under the theme into the new world, this year’s second edition of the One Giant Leap event will consider everything from cyberspace to literally reaching for the stars. Fintech, future energy, retail, smart cities and more are some of the topics that will be covered at this year’s One Giant Leap event in Riyadh. Entrepreneurs from Relativity Space, West Ham United, Ericsson, MasterCard, Nokia and more will want for nothing at this future-forward startup conference. They’ll even get a chance to hear from legendary soccer player and tech investor Thierry Henry!
27th February – 2nd March, 2023
Four Years From Now, or 4YFN for short, is Mobile World Congress’s flagship startup conference that this year will focus on creative minds, founders, and investments and CVCs. Organized within the larger tech summit, the event features a startup competition that aims to find the best startups and scale-ups from around the world. Learn from international thought leaders and attend networking events at both 4YFN and MWC, the continent’s largest technology conferences.
28th February – 2nd March, 2022
Silicon Valley, USA
Both a live and online event, Startup Grind is one of the most famous startup conferences in North America. Powered by Microsoft for Startups, this event is a great opportunity for large-scale and early-stage startups to come together, meet investors, exchange ideas and participate in workshops. This year’s focus will be on building deeper connections that bring humanity back into focus and developing a human-first approach to serving consumers. Participants will learn from business leaders from international companies.
March 10-19, 2023
The ultimate conference for digital creatives, this event focuses on the most innovative advancements happening in the worlds of technology, film, culture and music. Introducing new sessions this year to focus on design, technical art and food! This year’s featured sessions will include conversations on data privacy in the wake of Roe v. Wade, design for a better future, and digital identity as a human right. If you want to build a startup in the world of glitz and glamor and want to be surrounded by stars, influencers, investors and entertainment industry experts all around, this is the place to go.
April 11 – 12, 2023
Silicon Valley, USA
Attend in person or attend as an online event, Startup Grind’s Global Conference is one of the most renowned startup conferences worldwide. Thousands of large-scale and early-stage startups will have the opportunity to come together, meet investors, exchange ideas and participate in workshops. Past speakers have included business leaders from international companies such as Alphabet, Zoom, Bloomberg, Y Combinator, Slack, Google, WhatsApp and many more. This year’s conference also promises to offer less!
April 19-20, 2023
Looking to be on the cutting edge of business, science, and technology? World Summit AI Americas is the place to meet some of the brightest minds in the world of artificial intelligence and big data to discuss relevant topics such as ethics, trust, privacy and scalability. Listen to speakers from Google Brain, Coursera, and AWS, to name a few. You’ll even get a chance to hear from a professor of psychology and neuroscience at New York University! This is a must-attend event for anyone hoping to make it big in the world of AI in North America.
June 12-16, 2023
London Tech Week is back for its 10th anniversary! The week-long festival is a celebration of technology and a great opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to immerse themselves in how technology is transforming business and society. The event is supported by some of the industry’s leading companies including Channel 4, Snap Inc, Microsoft UK, Amazon, Callum, Metam and many more. What are you waiting for? Book your tickets today!
June 14-17, 2023
One of Europe’s largest technology events, Viva Tech is at the intersection of business and innovation. Every year, business leaders, startups, investors, researchers and innovators fly to Paris to drive positive change. With countless keynote lectures, seminars and networking opportunities, VivaTech is a catalyst for digital transformation and startup growth. Book your ticket early – it sells out!
June 15th – 16th, 2023
Home to the European headquarters of companies such as Google and Facebook, Dublin’s Grand Canal Docks have been nicknamed Silicon Docks for good reason. The Irish capital is awash with tech companies, and it’s no wonder the city now boasts one of Europe’s most influential tech and entrepreneurship conferences. Whether you’re building a SAAS company, building the latest in IoT, or have a great idea to shake up the world of e-commerce, this conference has something for everyone.
June 28 – 29, 2023
If you’re trying to figure out what the best tech conference with a focus on startups is, look no further. hub.berlin is all about making digitization a reality with engaging workshops, live tech exhibitions and networking events, all set against the backdrop of mind-bending digital industry. And this event is more than just a top startup conference, it’s a great place to have a good time! Side events include pub crawls, technology playgrounds, escape rooms and more. Not to mention you’ll get a chance to chat one-on-one with speakers from some of the world’s most famous tech companies. This is definitely one for the books.
Undoubtedly one of the most prominent technology conferences in Europe, the Web Summit returns to the Portuguese capital every year. The Wall Street Journal called the three-day event “the Web’s Giants Assemble,” and any startup founder or CEO worth their salt will want to be there. With industry leaders from companies such as Apple, Mars, Facebook and Spotify, this event represents a world of opportunities to learn from the best in the business.
Celebrated as the world’s leading event for the startup ecosystem, Slush brings together founders and investors for two days of networking, keynotes, demo showcases, roundtables, mentoring sessions and an epic afterparty. The event takes networking to the next level with its matchmaking tool, where you can browse who will be attending before the event and arrange meetups with them. Be sure to explore Soaked by Slush, the event’s online publication that offers the best advice and tips for entrepreneurs in the modern world.
If you want to know more about the best tech conferences to attend in Europe in 2023, check out this article.