European Startup Events: December 2022

In Insights, News by Henry Sung

Europe’s startup scene has a number of outstanding events to offer in December 2022. Are you interested in learning about the resilient startup ecosystem in Ukraine? Do you wish to hear more about the latest tools & developments in the InfoSec space? Or are you planning for an end-of-the-year networking effort to meet fellow colleagues in the AI & Big Data domain? If any of the above fits your interest, you will surely find an European Startup event that suites your needs in the highlighted events list below.

Read on to learn more about the startup & tech events taking place in Europe in December 2022:

1. The European Startup Conference – Live from Ukraine

When: Webinar December 7, 2022 / Networking Open November 25
Where: Online, Live from Ukraine

The European Startup Conference is a non-profit online event hosted live from Ukraine. The Conference has two components:

Firstly, the Conference will feature a speaker programme with keynotes and panel discussions from European Startup Leaders, prominent International Entrepreneurs, Ukrainian Startup Ecosystem Leaders, and Ukrainian Scaleup Founders.

Secondly, the Conference will feature a Ukrainian Startup Pitching & Matchmaking Programme. Selected Ukrainian startups will be able to pitch their businesses to the event’s international audiences during the webinar, in a session moderated by Startup Wise Guys, the biggest early-stage investor in Ukraine. In addition, starting from November 25th, Ukrainian startups and International attendees will be able to log in to a networking & matchmaking portal hosted on Brella, where interested parties can identify each other, schedule 1-to-1 meetings for December 7th, and start building valuable partnerships.

The European Startup Conference is co-hosted by Startup Network Europe, Startup Wise Guys, Brella, Ukrainian Tech Ecosystem, and Ukrainian PR Army.

You can see the event agenda at the events page , or join the networking portal and start scheduling meetings with other attendees now.

2. AI & Big Data Expo Global (London)

When: December 1-2, 2022
Where: London, UK

AI & Big Data Expo Global is a Conference-Exhibition that takes a unique format: the event takes place simultaneously with 5 other co-located tech events, each focusing on a specific domain of technology. The co-located events include IOT Tech Expo, Blockchain  Expo, Cyber Security & Cloud Expo, 5G Expo, and Digital Transformation Week.

Combined, the 6 conferences make up a mega-event that attracts more than 19,000 attendees, will feature more than 750 speakers, and will include more than 800 exhibitors. The exhibitors & attendees include corporates and established tech giants as well as startups & SMBs. For companies active in Europe’s tech sector, this is a conference not to be missed.

3. OpenConf 2022

When: December 2-3, 2022
Where: Athens, Greece

OpenConf was started in 2019, and has since become a highly relevant annual event in the Greek tech ecosystem. In 2021, the event will cover several key topics in the tech sector, including the metaverse, scaling, microservices, DevOps, and more. Some of the outstanding speakers include technical leaders from prominent tech companies such as Microsoft, Spotify, Amazon Web Services and many others.

4. Black Hat Europe

When: December 5-8, 2022
Where: London, UK

Black Hat is the world’s leading event in Information Security. The Conference brings together leading professionals and researchers, to exchange and discuss the latest ideas and developments in the InfoSec space. December 5 & 6 will feature a number of virtual & in-person training workshops, taught by InfoSec industry experts. December 7 & 8 will feature briefing and keynotes from security experts joining in from across the World.

On December 7 & 8, the Black Hat event will also feature its Arsenal segment, where practitioners from the community will showcase the latest open source tools and products.

5. The Swiss Startup Meetup 2022

When: December 9, 2022
Where: Zurich, Switzerland

The Swiss Startup Meetup 2022 will bring together hundreds of Swiss Startup Founders and International Investors. More details about the event will be announced in the coming days, but you can already register now to reserve your spot.

The event’s 2021 edition was online, and attracted over 1,400 attendees. You can watch the recording here.