In March 2023, a roster of notable startup events are scheduled to take place across Europe. At SNE, our team has curated a list of exceptional events comprising of business conferences, tech festivals, and local ecosystem meetups. These events present great opportunities for networking with peers, staying updated about the latest developments and trends in your industry, and showcasing your startup(s) to a relevant audience.
Whether you are a startup founder, an investor, or a stakeholder of some other capacity in the startup ecosystem, there is something for you in the events highlighted below.
Read on to learn more about Europe’s startup events calendar for March 2023:
1. Tech Show London
When: March 8-9, 2023
Where: London, UK
Tech Show London, set to take place on March 8-9 at ExCeL London, is a must-attend event for startups & tech businesses of all sizes in the UK. The event offers a platform for the latest technology conversations at the Mainstage Theatre, as well as showcasing pioneering innovations on the exhibition floor. With numerous business leaders and influencers expected to attend, it promises to be one of the most exciting UK technology events of the year.
The 2023 edition of Tech Show London expects 12,000+ attendees, 300+ exhibitors, and over 200 hours of tech speakers content. The Tech Show is composed of 5 co-located conferences, each focusing on a specific tech sector: Cloud Expo Europe, Devops Live, Cloud & Cyber Security Expo, Big Data & AI World, and Data Centre World. With one ticket, delegates will be able to access all five events, and stay up to date with all parts of the UK’s multi-faceted tech industry.
2. Startup Network Europe City Meetups
When: March 8 & 23, 2023
Where: Zurich, Switzerland & Berlin, Germany
Startup Network Europe organises local startup ecosystem meetups in cities around Europe. In March 2023, SNE will be hosting meetup events in Zurich and Berlin. SNE events typically attract 60% Founders, 15% Investors, 25% Other Members of the ecosystem.
More details about the events will be published in the coming days, but you can already register for your free ticket.
Click here to register for The Swiss Startup Meetup 2023 (Mar 8) & Click here to register for The Berlin Startup Meetup March 2023 (Mar 23).
3. Alpha Wolves London
When: March 8-9, 2023
Where: London, UK
Alpha Wolves is a two-day event that will take place in London on March 8-9. Organised by the team behind Poland’s Wolves Summit, Alpha Wolves defines its event mission as “connecting CEE’s most promising scale-ups and the most influential LP and GPs from around the world with the UK venture ecosystem.”
During Alpha Wolves, there will be showcase sessions for investors to present their portfolios and offerings, as well as sessions for notable scaleups to share insights on how they achieved their success. There will also be opportunities for learning and development, networking, and lead generation. Last but not least, the event will feature a exhibition zone for companies to promote themselves and enhance brand visibility.
4. Paris Space Week
When: March 9-10, 2023
Where: Paris, France
Paris Space Week is Europe’s leading Space industry event, with a great emphasis on matchmaking and networking between diverse Space sector stakeholders from various regions. In 2023, the event will feature 1,500 Space professionals attending from more than 40 countries. Apart from meeting Space sector peers and potential business partners, PSW will also feature speakers, workshops, and an exhibition area.
For startups, PSW’s Innovation Challenge program might be particularly attention-worthy. In this segment, 21 innovative startups and SMEs will pitch in front of the world’s leading Space sector contractors, buyers, and investors.
5. sTARTUp Day 2023
When: March 15-17, 2023
Where: Tartu, Estonia
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 2022 edition of sTARTUp Day featured 182 world-class speakers, 320 startups, 200 investors, and 3900 attendees from 52 different countries. The 2023 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 2023 program has in store.
6. START SUMMIT
When: March 23-24, 2023
Where: St. Gallen, Switzerland
Start Summit differentiates itself as “Europe’s largest student-run conference for entrepreneurship and technology”. After a hybrid edition in 2022, the 2023 edition will again take place in its usual host city: St. Gallen, Switzerland. The Summit includes pitch competitions, stage sessions with speakers, matchmaking & networking opportunities, workshops, and more.
In 2022, the Start Summit attracted more than 3500 participants, featured more than 100 speakers, and facilitated over 22,000 minutes of scheduled meetings.
7. TNW Valencia
When: March 30-31, 2023
Where: Valencia, Spain
The TNW Conference has long established itself as a leading tech-startup-ecosystem event in Amsterdam, attracting over 10,000 attendees each year. In 2023, TNW will host its first edition in Valencia. As a city, Valencia is home to Spain’s fastest growing entrepreneurial ecosystem, and certainly provides an ideal context a tech conference of this scale.
In 2023, TNW Valencia expects over 2,000 attendees, more than 300 startups, and more than 75 investors. The event will also feature over 100 speakers, sharing experiences and insights from the forefront of tech innovation in Europe and beyond.