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NEXT LEVEL GROWTH

Startup Program

Where startups scale
TNW Conference

Where startups scale

Our goal at TNW is to help startups reach the next level through connections, business, and access to capital. Thousands of startups have joined our Startup Program over the past years, and collectively raised more than four billion in funding.

If you are a startup actively looking to raise funding, grow your business, or build awareness, join the TNW Startup Program for optimal exposure to customers, investors, and media for just €800 (earlybird price).

Who can join?
Verified startups that meet these criteria can join the Startup Program.

  • Founded between 2014-2021
  • Under 200 employees
  • Building and marketing your own software/hardware product (no agencies or consultancies)

Why join the Startup Program

Our Startup Program is designed for early and growth stage startups and gives the most bang for your buck. For just €800 (ex VAT) you get:

  • TICKETS

    Get 2 Business Passes for your team (in-person + digital). Enjoy TNW Conference to the max.

  • EXHIBIT

    Get a one-day booth in the business area OR a two-day digital booth. Demo your product and generate leads.

  • MEET INVESTORS

    Use our state-of-the-art matchmaking platform to connect and schedule meetings with investors (and clients)

  • PITCH ON STAGE

    Apply for the Pitch Battle (in-person + digital). Compete in front of investors and media.

  • SHARE YOUR STORY

    Over 300 media outlets will be attending. Show the world what you've built.

Gary Vaynerchuk

Founder, Vaynermedia
Gary Vaynerchuk

This event is off the charts!

Pitch Battle
OWN THE STAGE

Pitch Battle

Join the TNW Startup Program and become eligible to compete in the Pitch Battle. Selected startups get the opportunity to Pitch in front of a jury (consisting of media, investors, and industry experts) and TNW's audience. We have two Pitch Battle categories, BOOTSTRAP for early stage startups and SCALE for growth stage startups. Both are held in-person as well as digital, when signing up for the Startup Program you can decide wether you prefer to join in-person or digital.

ALEXANDER WEBER

CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER - N26 (ALUMNI STARTUP PROGRAM)
ALEXANDER WEBER

One of the best events to meet your customers, potential partners and investors, all in one place.

It's a match
INVESTOR MATCHMAKING

It's a match

Secure quality meetings at TNW Conference. With our hybrid setup you can schedule meetings in-person as well as online regardless of in which fashion you are joining.

Join the Startup Program to schedule meetings with investors and potential clients prior to the event. Last year, we had 3,800 meetings scheduled between startups and investors, and over 40,000 business meetings in total.

It's all about Deal Flow
Ideal for dealmakers

It's all about Deal Flow

TNW Conference is the place to do deals, whether it is to grow your sales pipeline, your next funding round, a strategic investor or an M&A deal.

A wide range of dealmakers (VC's, CVC's, LP's, PE's, Wealth funds, Pension funds, Bankers, M&A advisors, lawyers, and corporate development teams) are attending TNW Conference to look for deal flow and enhance existing relationships.

So, put yourself in deal modus and start building the relationships with your next clients, investors, banker, lawyer, and future buyer.

Dealmakers

Returning dealmakers to increase their deal flow

  • Accel Partners
  • General Atlentic
  • Atomico
  • Google Ventures
  • Index Ventures
  • Union Square Ventures
  • Insight Venture Partners
  • Northzone
  • Seedcamp
  • Venrock
  • Draper Esprit
  • Hoxton Ventures