TNW Conference

Where startups do business

TNW Conference is designed to give startups at all stages a unique opportunity to showcase their business to 15k decision makers, executives and investors from the tech community.

In 2016, more than 1400 funded and bootstrapped startups joined TNW Conference to look for funding, customers, media exposure and/or mentoring.

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4 Startup Programs

For twelve years TNW Conference has provided a platform for the world's most promising startups to present their products to international leaders of the technology industry. 

Whether you go for a co-founder ticket package (€599) or choose to exhibit and fight for a stage spot in our 450-capacity, gladiator style, three-floor pitching arena, our startup programs are always the most economical way to attend the event. What's more, with access to 1-on-1 investor meetings, corporate and mentor office hours, as well as workshops and round tables – our startup programs also offer the richest experience. 

After submitting your startup we'll schedule a call to learn more about your company and the team behind it. From then on, we select the best companies on a rolling basis. Prices vary per program (€899 - €1499).

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  • Bootstrap


    Designed to give 50 very early-stage startups the opportunity to present their work to a broad audience.

    • 1 Day Demo Booth
    • 3 Conference Tickets
    • Access to Matchmaking
  • Boost


    Built for 100 growth-stage startups that are ready to boost their access to capital and customers.

    • 1 Day Demo Booth
    • 3 Conference Tickets
    • Access to Matchmaking
    • Chance to pitch in Arena
  • Scale


    Our program for 50 late-stage startups that already have significant traction in the market.

    • 1 Day Demo Booth
    • 4 Conference Tickets
    • Access to Matchmaking
    • Chance to pitch in Arena
  • Impact


    Impact shines a spotlight on 50 companies solving the world’s most difficult problems.

    • 1 Day Demo Booth
    • 3 Conference Tickets
    • Access to Matchmaking
    • Chance to pitch in Arena
Investor Matchmaking


You're in the right place. Last year, participating startups pre-booked 1439 meetings and raised over €14 million in funding. 

This year we're set to blow these numbers away. With a brand new matchmaking platform designed to put innovative startups at the table with the right investors, a dedicated investor relations team and more than 250 investors already confirmed, it will be easier than ever to raise funding.


Connect, Raise, Grow

Aside from being the most affordable way to be part of TNW Conference, our startup programs come with some incredible perks.

  • Exhibit — Get a one day, high quality demo booth to connect with press, investors & early-adopters
  • Conference tickets — Each program comes with 2-4 full conference passes
  • Investor matchmaking — Get matched to investors by our team and schedule 1-on-1 meetings with investors through our matchmaking platform.
  • Pitching opportunities — The chance to be selected for stage time in our custom-built, three-floor pitching arena!
  • Corporate & mentor office hours — The chance to meet with awesome corporate partners, as well as handpicked mentors
Curation is key

Quality over quantity

The level of the startups that make it into our programs is remarkably high compared to all other tech events out there. Why? Our event is focused on matchmaking, so we only select the startups that will benefit from the platform we provide. And with limited space, curating for quality over quantity becomes key.

We love startups, but TNW Conference is not for every company. We select, we curate and when we don't see a fit, we don't hesitate to say no. In case you are taking part of the conference, get in the mood and watch the aftermovie.

Watch the 2016 aftermovie

Class of 2017

​A decade of startups

Since 2006, the startups that have participated in our startup programs have raised over 2 billion dollars from top-tier VC funds.

2016 aftermovie

A new age of tech events has begun

TNW Conference 2017 is set to be 50% bigger and 100% better. We look forward to seeing you there.