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Slush 2018

WORLD’S LEADING STARTUP EVENT.

During what is – let’s be honest – the sh*ttiest weather season of the year, Slush brings together the leading actors of the global tech scene to Helsinki for something very special. Described by many as “Burning Man meets TED”, the event has grown in just a few short years to 20,000 attendees and 1 million live stream viewers.

In 2017, over 2,600 startups, 1,500 venture capitalists, and 600 journalists from over 130 countries gathered to Slush to drive business, and to experience the phenomenal atmosphere.

NOT THE CALIFORNIAN SUN, BUT HONEST SLUSH.

Slush has grown from a 300 person assembly to a world-renowned event, now spreading globally. The philosophy behind Slush has remained the same: to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward.

CELEBRATING ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

Held during the darkest time of the year in Helsinki, Finland, Slush has always been characterized by a unique energy and enthusiasm. The very core of Slush is to facilitate founder and investor meetings and to build a world-wide startup community.

Slush is a student-driven, non-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship. In 2016, Slush was organized in Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore.

ONE-OF-A-KIND COMMUNITY.

Think of Slush as a collision of a festival and a conference. It’s not a business, but a community of people who love what they do.

Slush is run by the youth who want to make a difference in their societies. Several successful entrepreneurs such as Niklas Zennström (Skype & Atomico), Taizo Son (GungHo), Ilkka Paananen (Supercell), and Risto Siilasmaa (Nokia) among others, have already become a part of the non-profit initiative that is radically changing how entrepreneurship is perceived in Northern Europe, Japan, and China.

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SaaStock 2018

We believe that when the SaaS community comes together the result will be a mutual improvement. That’s why we built SaaStock.

Grow your network
Leverage the community of 1500 leading SaaS Founders and Investors” 3 days, 3 stages, 100 speakers, in one city.

Turn your SaaS up to eleven!
The networking, the learning, the demoing, the deal making, the investing.

SaaS.City
Lots of fringe events to choose from across the City as a precursor to SaaStock. Think of it as the SaaStock ice breaker.

Learn
Learn how to build a leading category SaaS Business from those that have.

Get The Playbook
The SaaStock Sessions will give you the playbook to building a category leading B2B SaaS business. We’re creating the e-playbook on ‘How to build a category leading B2B SaaS business’ that we’ll send to all SaaStock attendees after the event.

Have some craic
Come and Enjoy Europe’s best city for a conference, Dublin. Mix business with pleasure at the SaaStock after party. Enjoy the best pint of Guinness of your life.

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Bits and Pretzels

THE FOUNDERS FESTIVAL

3 DAYS OF VISION, LEARNING AND NETWORKING

Bits & Pretzels is an application-only, three-day festival that connects 5,000 founders, investors, startup enthusiasts, and all other decision-makers of the startup ecosystem. The festival takes place in a unique setting around the Oktoberfest in Munich from September 30th – October 2nd, 2018. The most successful founders from all around the world, as well as young aspiring entrepreneurs, will meet at the event for inspiration, learning, and matchmaking. On the last day, all attendees and speakers come together in one tent with one goal: liquid networking.

SPEAKERS AT BITS & PRETZELS 2017

Some of the most successful national and international entrepreneurs, investors and CEOs shared their insights on stage and opened up new perspectives for Bits & Pretzels attendees.

OH CAPTAIN MY TABLE CAPTAIN

Once a year the most influential executives gather at the Bits & Pretzels Oktoberfest tables. Every table at the grand finale is hosted by a Table Captain and all attendees can choose one of those handpicked CEOs, editors-in-chief or investors before the event even starts. Through that we make sure that everyone gets the most out of Bits & Pretzels and enjoys the best networking experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

YOU’RE IN GOOD HANDS

Partnerships with the aim of forming long-lasting relationships with mutual benefits forms the basis for the success of the founders festival. Amazing companies join the event as a partner year for year.
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Tech Open Air 2018

What is TOA?

Tech Open Air is Europe’s leading interdisciplinary technology festival. At TOA our mission is to connect, grow and inspire the human spirit through interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and collaboration.

Conference

Connect and learn with top-tier entrepreneurs, artists, and scientists at a beautiful location. Experience inspirational storytelling, interactive panels, knowshops, pillowtalks, art installations, live music, and so much more…

TOA.life

TOA.life is the best parts of the festival, made digital: TOA AAA. Unique stories
from tech’s brightest thinkers mashed-up with art, science, music, and, of course,
the uninhibited TOA atmosphere — it’s all in TOA.life.
WWW.TOA.LIFE
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CeBIT Global Conferences 2018

Europe’s Business Festival for Innovation and Digitization

CEBIT 2018: business, leads, ideas. As a triple-punch event featuring exhibits, conferences and networking, CEBIT covers the digitization of business, government and society from every angle. Its four sections – d!conomy, d!tec, d!talk and d!campus – represent an entirely new approach, but one thing remains: the show’s core focus on generating leads and business for all concerned!

d!conomy

The premier event for digital transformation. Where Business Is Done

Digitization has a new home: In seven halls, leading innovators present the full spectrum of transformation. Get to know the trends, find inspiration, and most importantly: do great business! d!conomy is where solution providers and public-sector players get together to talk shop and make it all happen.

d!tec

Where the Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Digital Age Thrives

The meeting place for radical ideas and technologies that transform society and the economy. In the exhibition halls, disruptive business models are in the spotlight – and everything on the topics of blockchain, chatbots, immersive technology, mixed reality, artificial intelligence, and deep learning. The future starts here.

d!talk

Conference & workshop program for inspired agenda-setting

New era – new conference format: For the first time, the stars and pioneers of digitization will be featured on stage in more than 10 exhibition halls, sharing know-how and visions of particular relevance to the topics covered in each hall. Be there for inspiration and input that can make all the difference for future success.

d!campus

Top networking and interaction at the festive, upbeat heart of the showgrounds

At the d!campus, everything is geared towards creating memorable experiences by appealing to all the senses. Live music, virtual worlds to explore, street food served up by culinary artists – all this sets the scene for on-stage presentations sure to make a big splash. And get ready for networking at its finest, too!

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Arctic15

The most effective matchmaking startup event in the Nordics and Baltics.

The focus is on making deals and quality networking. We have 15 Tracks focused on various topics, industries and technologies from Talent and Digital Health to Smart Cities and Virtual Reality. Industry players can use the time efficiently and gather under one roof. The core of it all is 1-on-1 meetings in Deal Room. Networking is optimized to the absolute maximum with Pre-Event Matchmaking, Ad-Hoc Meetings, Networking Areas, Side Events, Workshops and Roundtables.

Arctic15 is optimal size. We bring together 450+ startups, 300+ investors, 150+ corporates and media from 60+ countries.

Our Speakers

We want to gather people that will provide real value by sharing their stories and who will be happy to stick around to meet you.We have Gary Vaynerchuk as a special guest. Do not miss a chance to meet him.

Deal Room

40% of Arctic15 meetings lead to real deals. We provide an online matchmaking tool and app prior to the event. That enables you to screen other participants and pre-book 20 minute meetings to efficiently plan your business days. Our online matchmaking tool and app allows you to make requests to all of our participants: Speakers, Investors, LP’s, Media, Entrepreneurs, Corporate Reps.

During the event we have a dedicated space with private tables for each meeting. You can also book a table during the event. All services are included in the ticket price.

Over 3500 meetings held in 2016 and 4000 in 2017. Get ready for your business day.

Investors

We couldn’t be more honoured to host some of the most innovative investors to come from all over the world. See the full 2017 list here.

Quality networking is the name of the game and we are proud to have one of the best startup-investor-corporate ratios of any startup event out there. People do not hide their badges at Arctic15, as the ratio is just right.

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The Next Web Conference 2018

ACCEPT NO IMITATIONS.

Imagine. Build. Test. Iterate. Innovate. Since 2006, TNW Conference has been driving the evolution of technology events into what they are today. Our festival format has inspired imitations across Europe. Our techniques for engineering the perfect networking environment has transformed average expectations when it comes to ROI. And our production values have elevated keynotes from interesting to inspirational.

But the one thing that can’t be copied is our people. Last year, 12,500 business leaders joined us for two days of content and networking, designed to show them how to win at innovation.

In 2018, 15,000 people will help us raise the bar for technology and business innovation events once again – have a look around, and get a feel for how.

  • What is TNW Conference?

    TNW Conference is a technology festival that brings together international technology executives, top-tier investors and promising startups for two days of business and knowledge sharing – surrounded by some of the highest production values at any tech event on the planet. Over the past 12 editions TNW Conference has grown from a 200-person event to one of the leading technology events, bringing together 12,500 attendees a day and 3,500 companies from all over the world.

  • Who can attend the event?

    Anyone 18 or older with a valid ticket is welcome. Full conference passes aren’t transferable between conference days.

  • What are the dates for TNW Conference 2018?

    TNW Conference 2018 will take place on May 24-25th in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Can I suggest a speaker for the conference?

    Yes, you can suggest a speaker before March 20th. Click here if you’d like to submit a speaker proposal.

  • I’m interested in volunteering at TNW Conference 2018, how can I apply?

    In order to apply as a volunteer at TNW Conference 2018, you must be 18 years old or older at the time of the event, interested in tech and innovation – and determined to contribute to the overall success of the event. If the answer is yes to all, then click here to apply.

  • How can I become a sponsor and/or exhibit at TNW Conference?

    We’re glad you asked. Take a look at the Exhibit page or just send Markus an e-mail (markus@thenextweb.com) and he will get back to you.

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Pioneers 2018

Blurred Frontiers

The ultimate meeting point for 2500 bold, pioneering entrepreneurs to look into the future and beyond. A global community of selected startups, executives and investors join forces under the roof of the 500-year-old Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna to redefine human tech frontiers.

Who Is It For

Startup

Apply for Pioneers500 and have the chance to attend, pitch, and exhibit at Pioneers’18. For free.

Investor

Find 500 highly promising investment opportunities in early and growth stage startups.

Executive

Meet young innovative teams working on the technology critical to your industry.

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Govtech Pioneers 2018

The Next Era: introducing startup-driven innovation in the public sector

Europe’s very first GovTech event for leading politicians, public CIOs, startups, corporations and VC’s. Meet the innovators behind a $400bn market and learn more about the latest trends in Citizen Collaboration, Blockchain and Security.

Who Is It For

Startups

Apply as a startup and have the chance to attend, pitch, and exhibit at GovTech.Pioneers for free.

Investors

Discover 50 high-potential startups making the public sector more innovative.

Partners

Be one of the exclusive partners to Europe’s first GovTech event.

Corporates

Learn about GovTech technology trends and meet the innovators behind a $400bn market.

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infoShare 2018

Build your know-how, get inspired and recharge your batteries

Take a break from every-day office reality, routine meetings and calls.

GRAB KNOWLEDGE FROM TOP SPEAKERS

Listen to experienced developers and architects from top-notch tech companies talking about trends and benchmarks in software development, DevOps and IT architecture. Confront your solution with experts and find fixes for your problems.

INVEST IN YOURSELF

Develop your skills during workshops led by the best practicioners. Make new contacts with people from the industry. Share your ideas and build your expert image. Get feedback and reach for perfection. Send an application for infoShare Call for Papers and conquer the stage.

LEARN THINGS FROM OUTSIDE OF YOUR DOMAIN

Get inspired with speeches from other stages. Create new products or services, find new applications for previous ones. Open yourself to new industries and new clients. Build know-how necessary for participation in multidisciplinary projects.

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