Top 10 European tech and startup events this year

Written byAnastasia Filatova
Updated 8th October 2019

As we’ve entered the last quarter of 2019, the startup and technology sectors in the UK and Europe have been busier than ever. The industry is booming with not to be missed events that not only enable their communities to immerse themselves in the latest trends and innovations, but provide invaluable opportunities to learn from the industry’s leading minds, collaborate, network and even raise funding. We’ve put together a roundup of the top 10 events in the industry that are happening in the remaining months of the year.

Startup Summit Edinburgh

Startup Summit Edinburgh | 30th October

Led by three tracks - People, Process and Performance, Startup Summit is a one-day intensive immersion into the best business practices through conferences, talks and interactive workshops. Held in Edinburgh and organised by FutureX, the event will welcome some of the most intriguing experts speaking across three stages during the day. This includes representatives from Google, Xero, Octopus Ventures and a dozen other leading ventures and brands.

Web Summit Lisbon

Web Summit Lisbon | 03d-05th November

As “The best technology conference on the planet”, according to Forbes, Web Summit truly does have a lot to offer. From networking with CEOs and founders of the world’s biggest companies to meeting potential investors and mentors, Lisbon’s biggest event has four full days jam-packed with unmissable talks and workshops. And if you register for one of the many startup programmes they offer, you can learn from the leaders in tech, pitch your own ideas and connect with the people who can help your startup grow.

Qt World Summit, Berlin

Qt World Summit, Berlin | 04th-06th November

From Portugal to Germany, Berlin’s Qt World Summit isn’t any less important to have on your list. As the year’s biggest event of the Qt ecosystem, it brings together all the enthusiasts to share and exchange ideas and experience in all-things-tech. Combining a training day with the World Summit Conference, Qt plans to cover the complete life cycle of software development through keynotes, training sessions and case studies from their own ecosystem.

Malta AI & Blockchain Summit

Malta AI & Blockchain Summit | 07th-08th November

Combined with Medical Cannabiz World (as part of MALTA WEEK, the third edition of this Summit has put together a list of keynote experts and networking events with a deep focus on Blockchain, AI & IoT. The organisers expect over 10,000 delegates to exhibit, network and engage in debate during the two-day winter edition of the event.

Big Data London

Big Data London | 13th-14th November

If you’re looking to create a data-driven strategy for your business, but don’t know where or how to start, this is the place. Focusing on the best practices of implementing data and analytics into a successful growth strategy, Big Data LDN hosts a large community of technology consultants and data analytics experts, who gather for two days of conferences, debates and use-cases. You are free to view & share the latest product launches & demos, network and access interactive community meet-ups.

I World & Cyber Security 2019

AI World & Cyber Security 2019 | 14th-15th November

Calling AI “a beautiful gift of technology to the humanity”, the organisers, Hilaris Conferences, have made it their objective to create a comprehensive platform for collaboration between technology innovators. And with the theme being “Collective Approach Towards a Collective Future”, it is aimed at extensive collaboration through workshops, group discussions, B2B meetings and plenary sessions. The keynote and speakers include giants like IBM, Capgemini, Oracle, Nvidia, NTT, Orange among many others.

Cybersecurity & Data Protection Summit

Cybersecurity & Data Protection Summit | 20th November

Immerse, interact, and get involved - three reasons to put the Cyber Security and Data Protection Summit on your must-visit list. Providing numerous technical sessions and hundreds of experts to collaborate with, this event aims to bring insight into protecting the UK’s future with the help of security experts. Attendees will be able to get the latest regulatory updates and trends, discover new solutions for their businesses and engage with new potential partnerships.

Slush, Helsinki

Slush, Helsinki | 03d-04th December

As a student-driven, not-for-profit movement, Slush has grown from a few-hundreds-gathering to a global community of entrepreneurs with the world’s largest group of 2000 investors. Open to everyone from students to scaleups, Slush is the place for the latest know-how from the fastest growing companies in the world. Hosting “the most interesting people in tech under one roof”, Slush is on a mission to change the rules of entrepreneurship. Stay ahead of the game and see more details here.

Tech For Good Gathering, London

Tech For Good Gathering, London | 05th December

On a mission to make the world a better place, The Tech for Good Gathering celebrates those who use technology for positive social change. With many representatives from non-profit organisations, the speakers lineup is filled with the leaders of social challenge initiatives. The motto for all delegates is to “focus on the greater good” and their aim is to build a community that cares about the future of the world, making this an event relevant to each and every one of us.

Techcrunch - Disrupt Berlin

Techcrunch - Disrupt Berlin | 11th-12th December

Led by the tech know-it-all Techcrunch, Disrupt Berlin is an event of a massive scale for those who are serious about startups. If you get your daily updates on Techcrunch, you will be the first to hear the breaking news at Disrupt. So much more than a tech conference, this event is famous for their Startup Battlefield, where the world’s top early-stage startups compete for equity-free investment.

All of the above are extremely useful and full of valuable information for every growing business. And though some of the tickets might involve somewhat a steep price, it’s going to be worth it. So be sure not to miss out on those that matter the most and end this year inspired and ready for a new challenge.

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