TNW STARTUP PROGRAM

NEXT LEVEL GROWTH

Make lasting connections to scale-up your startup

TNW2020

WHERE STARTUPS DO BUSINESS

At TNW2020, our goal is to help startups reach the next level through connections, business, and access to capital. In previous editions of our flagship event, over 5,000 startups have exhibited and collectively raised more than 4 billion in funding.

TNW helps startups in two ways. The Startup Pass gives you full access to TNW2020 at a discounted rate. If you’re a startup looking to raise funding, grow your business, or raise awareness, join the TNW Startup Program for optimal exposure to customers, investors, and media.

Who can apply
In order to be eligible for a Startup Ticket or to join the TNW Startup Program, your startup needs to meet these criteria:

  • founded between 2014-2020
  • has under 200 employees
  • is building and marketing it's own software/hardware product (no agencies or consultancies)

SIX REASONS TO JOIN

Aside from being the most affordable way to be part of TNW2020, our Startup Program comes with some incredible perks.

  • FULL CONFERENCE ACCESS


    Get actionable insights from over 400 speakers and attend workshops

  • MEET WITH INVESTORS


    Get priority access to our matchmaking platform to connect with investors and mentors

  • EXHIBIT AND GENERATE LEADS


    Demo on our Exhibition Floor in front of 20,000 attendees with your own booth

  • PITCH YOUR STARTUP ON STAGE


    Showcase your startup in front of investors and media by competing on stage

  • DO BUSINESS WITH CORPORATES


    Join one of 7 corporate challenges to find innovative solutions to big problems

  • BOOST BRAND AWARENESS


    Over 500 media publications are attending TNW2020. Stand out and share your story

SAVE BIG ON TICKETS

Startups can get discounted prices to our event. Go one step further by joining our Startup Program, where you can join corporate innovation challenges that will connect you with leading companies in your relevant sector. Members of our program can also choose to join our Pitch Battle, exhibit on our expo floor for one day, and book one on one meetings with investors.

POL FAÑANÁS

Strategy & Corporate Finance Manager, Validated ID
POL FAÑANÁS

ROI on steroids. We met Randstad Innovation Fund at TNW, they ended up co-leading with Caixa Capital Risc our €2M seed round.

THE CHALLENGES

This year, Startup Program members can help solve big problems through our corporate challenges. We’ll connect you with big names in tech relevant to your industry, where you can provide innovative solutions to one of these challenges.

  • Human Intelligence


    The rate of technological progress is accelerating exponentially. With new inventions launching every day, let’s find ways to ensure our intellect and knowledge can keep up.

  • Sustainable food


    By 2050, we’ll need to feed an extra 2 billion people. Find out how we can increase the availability of food while decreasing our environmental impact.

  • Digital Products


    In a saturated market, competition is fierce. Explore opportunities to design and create truly memorable digital products in this challenge.

  • Transportation


    Transportation is on the rise – and so is pollution. Find smart solutions to achieving zero-impact transport, on both the planet and our daily lives.

  • Smooth Transaction


    Your online customer journey can make or break your business. Join this challenge to explore how the latest tech can make a smoother (digital) shopping experience.

  • Digital Security


    Cybercrimes pose serious threats to individuals and organizations. Investigate how the latest advances in Artificial Intelligence can increase security – both online and offline.

  • Health Care


    The intersection of health and technology is responsible for some of the biggest medical breakthroughs nowadays. This challenge discovers how tech can help to boost our health in the near future.

The selection process

From application to exhibiting

  • SCHEDULE A CALL


    You'll chat with our startup experts about your company, the phase you're in, and your goals for TNW2020.

  • SELECTION PROCESS


    Our team will discuss your application, stage, and goal and figure out if the TNW Startup Program is a good fit for your company right now. We're reviewing submissions on a weekly basis.

  • GO DO BUSINESS


    Awesome, you're heading to TNW2020. Register, make your company profile shine, and start preparing and networking. Schedule meetings with investors and corporates, and sign up for the Pitch Battle and corporate challenges.

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

BATTLE IT OUT

As part of the startup program, you can choose to get even more exposure by signing up for the Pitch Battle. Apply for the chance to showcase at TNW2019, where the 50 finalists will pitch their startups to the most influential minds in tech.

This is your opportunity to gain exposure and achieve your goals. Interested? Submit your application now.

INVESTOR MATCHMAKING

IT'S A MATCH

Securing quality meetings is the main driver of doing business at TNW, making a trip to Amsterdam extremely valuable. That's why we've invested deeply in our in-house matchmaking platform.

Schedule meetings with investors, corporates, and potential clients before the event starts. Last year, we had 3,800 meetings scheduled between startups and investors, and over 30,000 meetings in general.

ALUMNI

These startups joined in previous years.



Deliveroo

  • Food Delivery
  • Restaurants
  • Marketing
  • Delivery
  • Food And Drinks
  • Founded in 2013
  • Raised: $1.8B
  • 1000 employees

"Deliveroo is an award-winning British delivery service founded in 2013 by William Shu and Greg Orlowski. Deliveroo works with over 20,000 best-loved restaurants, as well as over 30,000 riders to provide the best food delivery experience in the world. Del

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Glovo App

  • Logistics
  • On Demand Services
  • Delivery
  • Founded in 2015
  • Raised: $514.9M
  • 60 employees

"We believe everyone should have their entire city accesible to them immediately. Glovo buys, pickups and delivers anything in your city within minutes.

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Picnic

  • Groceries
  • E-Commerce
  • Shopping
  • Software
  • Mobile Applications
  • Founded in 2015
  • Raised: $383M
  • 1900 employees

"Picnic is the world’s fastest growing online supermarket that makes grocery shopping simple, fun, and affordable for everyone.

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TravelPerk

  • Information Technology
  • Travel
  • SaaS
  • Ticketing
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Software
  • Founded in 2015
  • Raised: $133.5M
  • 260 employees

"TravelPerk is a next-generation business travel booking & management platform for companies of any size. We are the world's first and only all-in-one platform for booking business travel that is 100% free. TravelPerk has the world's largest inventory

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Kahoot!

  • Internet
  • Enterprise Software
  • SaaS
  • Education
  • Software
  • Educational Games
  • Gaming
  • Founded in 2012
  • Raised: $58.5M
  • 11 employees

"Kahoot! is a global educational brand & FREE platform that creates classroom heroes. Support: @KahootSupport. Try #GhostMode on our site

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happn

  • Mobile
  • Apps
  • Dating
  • Mobile Applications
  • Founded in 2014
  • Raised: $22M
  • 100 employees

" Happn is a dating app that allows you to find the people you've crossed paths with in real life

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Winnow

  • Hospitality
  • Food Tech
  • Food
  • Food And Drinks
  • Recycling
  • Founded in 2013
  • Raised: $11.8M
  • 120 employees

"Winnow builds artificial intelligence tools to help chefs run more profitable and sustainable kitchens by cutting food waste.

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felyx

  • Transportation
  • Ride Sharing
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Founded in 2016
  • Raised: $8.3M
  • 40 employees

"felyx offers shared electric scooters as a new urban mobility concept. Our fast, convenient, and affordable escooters can be located and activated through an app and parked at any destination ("freefloating").

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Actiview.io

  • Recruiting
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Skill Assessment
  • Virtual Reality
  • Founded in 2015
  • Raised: $6.5M
  • 55 employees

"ActiView develops a Virtual Reality assessment platform that serves HRs in recruiting the most fitting candidates, developing talent, and providing talent-related insights that support strategic decisions

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NEXT

  • Internet
  • Enterprise Software
  • SaaS
  • Software
  • Founded in 2013
  • Raised: $1.5M
  • 18 employees

"Rooted in design thinking and lean, Next is Business Design, Innovation and Transformation software for high performing organizations.

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Clearwatts

  • Data Integration
  • Clean Energy
  • Renewable Energies
  • Solar Energy
  • Founded in 2017
  • Raised: $150k
  • 3 employees

"The independent dataplatform, designed for the energy industry to accelerate the development of sustainable energy.

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SignRequest

  • SaaS
  • Legal
  • Document Management
  • Founded in 2014
  • 10 employees

"SignRequest helps you sign online. Sign yourself or get documents signed. Easy, secure, legally binding and free.

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Temper

    • Founded in 2015
    • 110 employees

    "Temper is the platform for FreeFlex work. We make working for yourself easy. With a super handy platform and enough jobs in the best places.

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    FlixMobility GmbH

    • Technology
    • Travel
    • Transportation
    • Tourism
    • Founded in 2013
    • 1000 employees

    "FlixBus is a European long-distance mobility provider and offers a new, convenient and green way to travel which suits every budget.

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    Effect.AI

    • Technology
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Data Architecture
    • Algorithms
    • Blockchain
    • Founded in 2018
    • 30 employees

    "Effect.AI is a decentralised network for artificial intelligence. We construct, market and power your AI.

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    EVBox

    • Automotive
    • Clean Energy
    • Clean Technology
    • Electric Vehicles
    • Founded in 2010
    • 156 employees

    "EVBox is a leading global player in Electric Vehicle (EV) charging solutions with over 50,000 charging points worldwide.

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