Looking for European startup/tech events to attend in August 2022? We have compiled a highlighted list for you. Most of the events listed here are taking place at the end of the month, just in time for those coming back from their summer vacation!
This August, Europe’s robust startup ecosystems have produced a wide range of events meeting the needs of diverse stakeholders. Whether you are a startup founder, investor, or a technical professional, there’s a valuable event for you. Read on to learn more about the European startup events happening in August 2022:
1. Jyväskylä Business Rally 2022
When: August 4-5, 2022
Where: Jyväskylä, Finland
Jyväskylä is known as the educational heart of Finland, and the city is also recognised as a fast-growing business centre. On August 4th and 5th, during the Secto Rally Finland week in Jyväskylä, the Business Rally will take place. The event will connect startups with investors, corporates, and other business partners. The Business Rally will also be bringing local and international stakeholders together, and help all parties identify new valuable opportunities.
August 4th is organised as an Investor Day, where invited startups & investors will partake in a series of pitches, as well as network with each other. August 5th is organised as the City Special Stage, with a focus on local stakeholders and key players in the Jyväskylä business ecosystem. In addition to this, there will also be a number of side events organised during these days, including seminars & sector-specific meetups. You can view the full event program on the Jyväskylä Busines Rally site.
2. SHIFT Business Festival 2022
When: August 24-25, 2022
Where: Turku, Finland
Shift Business Festival is an annual business & innovation event that takes place in Turku, Finland. The event has a focus on the future of business, and the changes businesses need to make in order to adapt and grow. For the 2022 edition, the event themes are “Leadership in a Digitized World” and “Climate Change and Technology”. The Festival’s speakers list features an impressive collection of Nordic business leaders and subject matter experts in these key areas. Some highlighted speakers include Magnus Lindkvist (Futurologist), Ida Hult (Global Strategic Direction at Inter Ikea. Foresight lead.), and Merit Valdsalu (CEO & Co-Founder of Single.Earth).
To learn more about the Festival program, please visit the event’s official website.
3. sTARTUp Day 2022
When: August 24-26, 2022
Where: Tartu, Estonia & Online
sTARTUp Day is a three-day international business event taking place in the city of Tartu, Estonia. The event defines itself as “the most startup-minded business festival”, and puts great emphasis on the startup business mindset: working in a growth-orientated & adaptable way, with a bias toward action.
The 2021 edition of sTARTUp Day featured 160 world-class speakers, 330 startups, 160 investors, and 3100 attendees from 67 different countries all over the world. The 2022 edition expects a comparable scale, and will feature outstanding speakers as well as matchmaking & networking events. You can visit the Festival’s website to discover what the 2022 program has in store.
4. UX Nordic 2022
When: August 26, 2022
Where: Aarhus, Denmark & Online
UX Nordic is, as its name suggests, a leading UX conference in the Nordics geography. For UX professionals, and for startups active in the software space, the conference will provide plenty of quality insights and learning opportunities from a host of industry leaders & expert speakers .
In 2022, the event is organised in a hybrid format, both in Aarhus (Denmark) and online. This means the speakers program will be streamed to a virtual audience while simultaneously taking place in the in-person venue. In addition to this, the conference will also include 3 online workshops and an online matchmaking session for UX students. To learn more, visit the UX Nordic site.
5. Data Natives 2022
When: 31 August – 2 September, 2022
Where: Berlin, Germany & Online
Data Natives is Europe’s biggest data science & AI conference. Starting in 2015, Data Natives brings together data science & machine learning communities from all over the world, and continuously facilitates the generation of new innovations & solutions in this field.
In 2022, the Data Natives Conference includes an excellent speakers program, panel discussions, and workshops. The 2022 conference takes a hybrid form: the in-person event will be organized in Kühlhaus Berlin, and online ticket holders will also have access to the session recordings. Parallel to the conference, the DN Hybrid Hackathon is also taking place throughout August 2022, with registrations opening on August 8, 2022. To learn more, please visit the Data Natives website.