October 2022 is a month jam packed with European startup conferences. Once again, at SNE, we have curated a list of this month’s highlighted startup events. Ranging from enterprise software & SAAS to Artificial Intelligence to Climate Tech, the events compiled here cover a wide range of industries, and are focused on various European geographies. Each event, in their respective focus area, bring great value for Europe’s startups and investors.
Read on to find out which October 2022 European startup events best fit your business interest:
When: October 5-6, 2022
Where: London, United Kingdom
Sifted produces some of the best journalism covering Europe’s startup scene. The media company’s great sensitivity for valuable & insightful content also translates well into their events. On October 5-6, the Sifted Summit will bring 1,500 startup founders, operators and investors under a single roof in London. The event will feature 3 speaker stages, Deepdive workshops, closed-door round table discussions, as well as an expo and networking opportunities.
The event’s highlight is its great program: The Sifted Summit presents 150 prominent speakers from the UK and beyond, including Tom Blomfield (Co-founder GoCardless & Monzo), Herman Narula (CEO & Cofounder Improbable.io), Caspar Lee (Co-founder Creator Ventures), and many more.
At Startup Network Europe, we are excited to bring you a series of startup community events all across Europe. Throughout the month of October 2022, SNE is hosting conferences in Berlin, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Dublin. Some events are designed for product professionals, some are programmed for startup founders, and there is also The European AI Summit 2022 which focuses on expert insights.
Head to our events page to learn more about each conference, and register to reserve your spot.
When: October 11-12, 2022
Where: Brussels, Belgium
The European Angel Investment Summit is an annual event organised by EBAN, with the mission of connecting early stage investors, entrepreneurs, EU-level actors, and other key stakeholders that support Europe’s startup ecosystem. The conference will feature keynotes presentations, insights-sharing from EU Institutions, pitches from some of Europe’s high potential early stage startups raising Seed and A rounds, and of course there are opportunities for networking.
According to the Summit’s website, the event’s unique audience is comprised of “50% business angels, 20% VCs, CVCs and PEs; 10% startup entrepreneurs; 10% policy makers; 10% other startup ecosystem stakeholders”, which makes it a must-attend event for those active on the funding side of Europe’s startup world.
World Summit AI, dubbed ‘The World’s Leading AI Summit’, is an annual conference organised in Amsterdam. Gathering AI experts from corporates, big tech, startups and academia, the event enables AI leaders from different domains to engage with each other, and set the course for the World’s AI ecosystem as it heads into the future.
In its 2022 edition, World Summit AI will feature over 200 speakers and 11 event tracks over the course of 2 days. The outstanding speakers roster includes Peter Norvig (AI Pioneer, Google & Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence), Michael Kagan (CTO of NVIDIA), Kersti Kaljulaid (Former President of Estonia. 2016-2021), and many more.
When: October 17-19, 2022
Where: Dublin, Ireland
SaaStock is, as the event’s name suggests, the Woodstock festival for the SaaS industry. The conference presents its audience makeup as ‘ The highest concentration of SaaS decision makers in Europe’, brining together over 5,000 international SaaS founders and executives, as well as more than 400 investors, and over 100 outstanding SaaS startups.
For those working in the SaaS space, the SaasStock conference is the perfect opportunity for engaging with fellow founders & potential business partners. The event also offers the latest insights & actionable trends from the SaaS industry, provided in the form of over 100+ hours of speakers content.
When: October 19-20, 2022
Where: London, United Kingdom
London Climate Technology Show is a 2-day event focusing on the sustainability value chain. From government entities to international & local businesses to startups, the event will gather international sustainability stakeholders of every level.
The Technology Show includes two components — Firstly, the event has curated a content-based conference program, with experts and ecosystem leaders sharing their insights on areas such as smart cities, ESG, alternative energy, carbon capture &storage, and more. Secondly, the event also includes a massive exhibition, where various stakeholders can showcase their latest climate technologies & solutions, identify buyers & suppliers, and meet new potential partners.
When: October 24-26, 2022
Where: Valencia, Spain
Valencia Digital Summit (VDS) is an annual conference organised by Startup Valencia — a non-profit representing the Valencian startup community. The event aims to to consolidate the tech sector in Valencia, facilitate entrepreneurship in the region, and connect Valencia with international stakeholders who are interested in what the region’s startup ecosystem has to offer.
2022 marks the VDS’ fifth edition, and the conference theme of this year is “Inspiring the Good Future”. The event expects over 10,000 attendees, more than 1,500 startups, and over 250 investors. The VDS program includes over 300 speakers, an exhibition space, and dedicated networking areas. In addition to this, there are also a number of side events happening in Valencia during the VDS days, focusing on specific audiences such as those active in healthtech, foodtech, B2B deep-tech, and more.
When: October 24-28, 2022
Where: Munich, Germany & Online