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Top Startup Events of 2024

Are you eager to kickstart your 2024 with a bang? The startup world is gearing up for a year packed with unmissable events. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or a curious observer, there’s something in store for everyone. We now have a dedicated Events page. Check out the latest tech startup events here. To submit your event email

In this guide, we have lined up the top startup events of 2024 that you simply can’t afford to miss. From hands-on workshops in London to vibrant networking festivals in Amsterdam, these events are your passport to the very heart of the global startup scene.

Dive in as we reveal the must-attend events that promise not just insight and knowledge, but also a golden chance to connect with like-minded individuals and industry pioneers. Ready to plan your year? Let’s get started!

Global AI Show

16-17 April

Dubai Global AI Show is a 2 day conference dedicated to AI Innovation & Industry's growth. The summit is a thought leadership-driven, business-focused event that promises to move beyond static conversations to meaningful dialogue.


23 – 24 April 2024

London, UK

Evening Standard’s SME XPO is the UK’s leading exhibition and conference dedicated entirely to ambitious SME founders and decision-makers who are looking to scale.

Take part in the SME XPO 2024 to gain insights, connect with peers, and explore the latest solutions for business growth.

World Summit AI Americas

24 – 25 April 2024

Montréal, Canada

World Summit AI Americas is a massive AI conference, ideal for any startup founder interested in this continuously evolving field.

From industry leaders to early stage startups, you can build an invaluable network of budding entrepreneurs and innovators.

You’ll gain valuable insight from workshops along with some investment opportunities.

EU-Startups Summit

9 – 10 May 2024


A big event where many top European startups will be shown. You’ll also hear from successful business people and investors from Europe.

For the 2024 summit, they’re expecting over 2,000 people to attend. This includes startup owners, tech experts, big companies, investors, and media from all over Europe. There will be:

  • Chances to meet and talk to people, with a special app and area just for that.
  • A big hall with lots of booths.
  • Learning sessions, talks, and guest speakers.
  • A competition on the last day. 15 new startups will present their ideas for a chance to win €160,000.

Many top investors and groups that help startups grow will be there. If you’re a startup, this is a good chance to meet them. Don’t miss this networking chance!

Viva Technology

22 – 25 May 2024

Paris, France

Viva Technology is Europe’s biggest startup and tech event.

VivaTech contributes to the acceleration of innovation by connecting startups, technology leaders, large companies and investors addressing the world’s greatest challenges.

More information about VivaTech an be found here.

Dublin Tech Summit

29 – 30 May 2024

Dublin, Ireland

Dive into the worldwide digital startup ecosystem at Dublin Tech Summit — a business show offering profitable networking and investment opportunities.

Listen to enriching advice from the world’s biggest tech companies, meet a top business leader or angel investor, or mingle with startup enthusiasts.

London Tech Week 2024

10 – 14 June 2024

London, UK

London Tech Week is a startup conference, uniting aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, and tech enthusiasts.

It’s a great networking opportunity, as attendees include industry leaders, senior investors, and VCs from around the world. London Tech Week will also feature a panel of global thought leaders in the technology sector discussing how to achieve sustainable success.

TNW Conference

20 – 21 June 2024

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Organised by The Next Web, TNW Conference is a golden opportunity for early stage startups to ignite growth.

Connect with a diverse mix of potential investors, journalists, decision-makers, exhibitors, and speakers. You can participate in a thrilling startup battle, win press coverage, and secure a crucial angel investor — all at TNW Conference.

Turing Fest 2024

9 – 10 July 2024

Edinburgh, Scotland

Europe’s leading B2B tech event at the intersection of product, growth, capital, and people.

TF is a uniquely multi-disciplinary event with extremely high value content, connections, and conversations for people building and scaling technology businesses. You won’t find this carefully nurtured blend of people and knowledge anywhere else.

You’ll walk away with actionable insights and tactical takeaways that will help you and your team BUILD awesome products, GROW revenue, and LEAD empowered, aligned people.

Bits & Pretzels Founders Festival

29 September – 1 October 2024

Destination – TBC

Join Bits & Pretzels waitlist for 2024!

Their 2023 event saw 5,000 founders, investors, and industry leaders immersed in three days full of learning, networking & doing business.


13th – 16th October 2024

Dubai, UAE

The world’s largest Startup and Investor connector event happens at the epicenter of digital innovation and transformation and welcomes over 1,000 investors scouting new talent from a selection of over 1,800 international startups to diversify their investment portfolio.

Expand North Star, taking place in the international business and economic hub of Dubai, Unites founders, VCs, tech leaders, and ecosystem enablers for the world’s largest event for startups and investors.


Startups World

13 January 2024

Porto, Portugal

Based in the scenic city of Porto, Startups World 2024 is the ultimate upcoming event to introduce yourself to the global startup community.

Experience in-depth panels, transformative workshops, and exclusive networking opportunities to connect with industry pioneers and like-minded startup enthusiasts.

With all this and more, you can unlock the secrets to becoming a business leader in the digital age.

MWC Barcelona

26 – 29 February 2024

Barcelona, Spain

MWC Barcelona is a big tech event. If you’re in the mobile or tech world, or just curious about new tech stuff, this is the place to be.

Why? Because every year, lots of important people from big companies and governments come here to talk and make decisions.

  • People share big ideas.
  • New ideas lead to business deals.
  • And meeting people here can lead to great partnerships.

It’s the best place to learn about the future of tech. If you miss it, you’ll miss out on a lot of updates for the next year.