European startup events july 2022

European Startup Events: July 2022

In Insights, News by Henry Sung

July is a relatively quiet time in the European startup events calendar. Nevertheless, for those who are kneen on engaging with Europe’s startup & tech ecosystems in the warm summer month, there are plenty of events that provide the opportunity!

Whether you’re interested in pitch competitions, industry trade-shows, or tech-centred conferences, there’s something for you this month. Read on to learn more about the European startup events taking place in July 2022:

1. Pitch at the Beach: Portugal

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When: July 2-4, 2022
Where: Oeiras Valley (Portugal)

Pitch at the Beach is a startup event series organized at various seaside locations around the world . As its name suggests, the event takes entrepreneurs, investors, and other ecosystem leaders out of their regular office environment, and situate them in a relaxing beach setting where they can focus on networking and building new connections.

In 2022, the event’s Portugal edition will take place by Oeiras, a seaside region 20 minutes outside of Lisbon. The 3-day event program includes international speakers, panels, workshops, and of course pitching sessions from startups. The exciting speakers roster includes Zev Siegl (Co-founder Starbucks), Miryam Lazarte (CEO LatAm Startups), Peter Cowley (President Emeritus of European Business Angel Network) and many more.

2. Merchant Payment Ecosystem

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When: July 5-7, 2022
Where: Intercontinental Berlin Hotel, Berlin (Germany)

Merchant Payment Ecosystem (MPE) is Europe’s top merchant payments industry conference. The 2022 edition will be the event’s first in-person iteration since 2019, and will feature more than 120 speakers as well as attract over 1200+ attendees. MPE brings together an audience with a strong industry focus, all the while including diverse stakeholders within the payments space, such as payment service providers, merchants, industry experts, regulators, and solutions providers.

Those following the latest developments in Europe’s fintech startup scene would know that the payments space is an area with incredible potential for innovative startups to emerge. MPE’s 2022 program highlights this trend in its Innovation Hub track, where promising payments startups pitch their game-changing ideas in front of an expert jury as well as a dedicated audience. At the end of the two-day track, one startup winner will be announced at the MPE Awards.


3. The European Product Conference 2022

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When: July 12, 2022
Online (Zoom)

The European Product Conference 2022 is an online event hosted by Startup Network Europe & Amplitude. The conference program is specifically curated for product professionals like Chief Product Officers & Product Managers, but also contains high value insights for founders,  investors, VCs, executives, and any stakeholder who is interested in learning more about the product management field.

Some of the speakers featured in the European Product Conference includes Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia (CEO of Product School),  Spenser Skates (Co-Founder & CEO of Amplitude), Daniil Pavliuchkov (Head of Product Growth at TIER Mobility; Founder of Ahead of Product and Product Universe),  Tiama Hanson-Drury (Chief Product Officer at Minna Technologies) and more.

4. The Metaverse Summit

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When: July 16-17, 2022
Station F, Paris (France)

The Metaverse Summit is a convention focusing on bringing together innovators, entrepreneurs and investors from diverse fields of expertise, to explore and build the future of the metaverse. The event is organised into 4 tracks: Social & Digital Identity, Web3 & Decentralisation, Gaming & Interactivity, and Mixed Reality & Virtual World. Featuring over 100 speakers and expecting more than 2000 attendees, the Summit will certainly facilitate exciting interactions between professionals working at the cutting edge of this novel technological field.

The Summit also includes a Global Metaverse Startup Competition. This is an excellent opportunities for metaverse startups to showcase their innovation in front of a highly interested crowd. It is also an ideal setting for metaverse startups and investors to meet each other.


5. Turing Fest 2022

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When: July 27-28, 2022
EICC, Edinburgh (Scotland)

Turing Fest defines itself as “Europe’s best cross-functional tech conference”. The event programing certainly justifies this identity: the conference’s 3 tracks are Build (focusing on product, engineering, design & data science), Grow (focusing on marketing, growth, sales & customers), and Lead (focusing on strategy, scaling, leadership & culture).

For both startups and established businesses in tech, these are 3 essential pillars in a company’s operation, and Turing Fest has put together a great collection of event content that not only address each pillar, but also dive deep into their intersections.

The conference is expecting over 1,000 attendees, and features industry-leading expert speakers such as Paul Adams (Chief Product Officer, Intercom), Maria Gutierrez (VP Engineering, Twitter) and many others. In addition to the insights and knowledge shared in the keynote presentations, Turing Fest also offers abundant networking opportunities for attendees.