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The most promising startups are coming together to amaze, impress and show the world what they've been working on.

The road to startup success

Last year, The Next Web launched Boost – a program dedicated to accelerating the growth of early-stage startups from all around the world. If you’re launching an amazing new product or service and could benefit from exposure, expert feedback and access to funding, look no further and apply!

Applying for Boost is free of charge, as long as your company fits within the requirements below. Applications will be handled on a rolling basis and startups that are selected for Boost will only need to pay €1500 to exhibit in the conference business area.

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Application checklist

What you'll get

  • Branded 1-day demo table in the business area
  • Full access to conference and official side events
  • Submit your pitch deck to attending investors
  • Receive a one-on-one introduction to a TNW editor
  • Get direct access to our digital media center
  • Mentioned in Boost post on TNW
  • Automatically enrolled for the Boost Demos


  • Company launched no earlier than January 2013
  • Company received less than €3 million in funding
  • You are able to demo a functional product / service
  • Your submission documents are presented in English
  • Founders must be able to speak fluent English
  • Founders are available for both days of the conference
  • Founders participate in matchmaking program


Apply for Boost

We're looking for the most promising early stage startups. You can apply below or submit a recommendation.

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