Arrival: 29th of December, 2023 / Departure: 2nd of January, 2024


Around Bucharest

The European Startup New Year 2024

The European Startup New Year 2024 is a Winter Holiday hosted by Startup Network Europe. This year, our destination is beautiful Bucharest, Romania!

This holiday is designed for Startup Founders, CXOs, and startup ecosystem people from around Europe – it is the perfect opportunity to relax, after all the hard work we’ve done in 2023, and form lifelong friendships and business connections with like-minded peers from across Europe.

This initiative builds on the extremely successful European Founders Week 2023, a similar holiday that we hosted in Greece in July 2023, bringing together 50+ founders from 20+ countries.

The main goal of The European Startup New Year 2024 is for Startup Founders to connect with like-minded peers. Let’s become friends first, and talk about business second.

Most attendees will be Startup Founders, but anyone interested in Startups is welcome to come.

Tickets are on sale now – get yours before they run out!



Friday 29th Dec, 2023

8pm-12am: Group Meetup

Saturday 30th Dec, 2023

7.00am-7.30pm: Bucharest: Dracula’s Castle, Peleș Castle & Brașov Day Trip

  • At 7.00am, we will meet in the lobby of Hello Hotels Bucharest. The bus will arrive at 7.30am to pick us up.
  • Bran Castle in Transylvania, famous for its connection with the myth of Dracula
  • Peles Royal Castle, which is among the most beautiful castles of Europe
  • Braşov is the sixth-biggest city in Romania.

9pm: Group Meetup

Sunday 31st Dec, 2023

12pm: Bucharest – Communism and History Guided City Walking Tour

8pm: Open-Air New Year’s Eve Party in Titan Park

  • Our plan is to go to Titan Park.
  • However, if there is bad weather, we can agree an alternative plan as a group. 🙂

Monday 1st Jan, 2024

12pm: New Year’s Lunch, at a Traditional Romanian Restaurant

8pm: Group Meetup

Tuesday 2nd Jan, 2024

10am: Group Meetup – Networking Morning



Attendees will book their own accommodation. We recommend booking one of the two following hotels to stay close to group activity locations.

Of course, you are also welcome to choose your own alternative accommodation in Bucharest. We do not make a commission on the above hotels.


To attend The European Startup New Year 2024, you should book a ticket on Eventbrite. This will give you access to:

  • Numerous group meetups and continuous opportunities to network with your fellow attendees
  • Our Attendee-only WhatsApp Group
  • Our Day trip to Bran Castle and Peles Royal Castle (December 30th)
  • Our Panoramic Tour of Bucharest (December 31st)
  • Our New Year Group Lunch (January 1st)