TNW Startup Program

Scale up your startup


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. Now that we've taken TNW2020 online, we can deliver more value to startups on even better terms.

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 €395.

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

  • Founded between 2014-2020
  • Under 200 employees
  • Building and marketing your own software/hardware product (no agencies or consultancies)

Why join the Startup Program

Our Startup Program is an affordable way for early stage startups to make impact at TNW2020, and in the tech industry at large. Here is what is included.


    Get four Business Passes for your team, with access to content and networking features.


    Get a two-day booth in our virtual expo. Demo your product and generate leads.


    Use our networking platform to connect and meet with investors


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


    Over 500 media outlets will be attending. Stand out and boost your brand awareness.

TNW for Startups pricing

We <3 startups.
Must be verified startup that fits the criteria. If we are unable to verify your status, your registration may be cancelled.

  • Startup Program

    Get four Business Passes, a virtual booth, opportunities to pitch, and investor meetings.

    • Live access to talks, chat and polls
      Live access to the digital events platform, the talks on 10 stages and chat and polls.
    • Premium sessions and access to talk recordings
      Get access to Premium sessions and watch all talks on demand up to 90 days after the event
    • Browse attendee list, chat and schedule meetings
      See who else is joining, chat and schedule meetings.
    • Investor matchmaking (schedule meetings, open office hours and speed dating)
      Planning to raise a funding round? Meet your next investor at TNW2020
    • 2-day exhibit booth (virtual) to help meet your lead generation goals
      In your virtual exhibitor booth people can join you to chat and see a demo of your product


Strategy & Corporate Finance Manager, Validated ID

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

Startups do business at TNW2020
TNW Conference Venue

For just €395 you get

Note: excluding 21% VAT. The normal price for 'non-startups of this package is 10k.

  • 4 Business passes

    Get 4 Business passes for your team
  • 2 day exhibitor booth

    A virtual exhibitor booth for both days
  • Investor matchmaking

    Schedule 1-1 meetings with investors

Battle it out

Join the TNW Startup Program and become eligible to compete in a Pitch Battle. Pitch your startup in front of a jury (consisting of media, investors, and industry experts) and TNW's virtual audience. Next to exhibiting and investor meetings, gain even more exposure to achieve your goals through a Pitch Battle.

Pitch battle

60 Pitch Battle finalists will be chosen from their applications to pitch their startups to the most influential minds in tech, and a jury consisting of a member of the media, an investor, and a sector expert. Once you've registered for the Startup Program, you can apply to be selected for participation in one of six pitch competitions.

  • Intelligence

    The rate of technological progress is accelerating exponentially. Whether to enhance human intelligence or AI, this battle is for startups with intelligent solutions.

  • Sustainable Societies

    The world is facing a huge challenge. More mouths to feed, higher consumer demands, and a need to preserve our environment and planet. Startups with sustainability in mind will battle it out.

  • As a service

    Software is eating the world. New services are helping to grow businesses and improve processes throughout the world. The hottest young SaaS companies take the stage here.

  • Transportation

    Transportation and mobility is undergoing a huge shift, reshaping transit in cities and beyond. Find out which startups are leading the way.

  • Checkout

    Due to the pandemic, we’re shifting towards a world where ecommerce is the default. At the Checkout Pitch Battle, startups driving the retail revolution take the stage

  • Health and wellbeing

    Health and wellbeing has been a huge topic for the last decade, but the pandemic has catapulted the importance of this space. Here startups in health tech take the stage.


It's a match

Secure quality meetings at TNW2020. With our flagship event fully online, making connections is more efficient than ever. Land those investor meetings with our proprietary digital networking experience.

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 30,000 meetings total.

The startups

A selection of startups joining us at TNW2020. See all startups here.


  • Mobile
  • E-Commerce
  • Lifestyle
  • Food Delivery
  • Restaurants
  • Food Tech
  • Founded in 2014
  • Raised: $543.7M
  • 1300 employees

"Wolt is one of Europe’s fastest growing tech companies and is known for its food delivery platform. Based in Helsinki, Wolt operates in 19 countries across EMEA and has the industry’s highest-rated apps on the App Store & Google Play

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Tier Mobility

  • Sharing Economy
  • Application Platforms
  • Ride Sharing
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Founded in 2018
  • Raised: $379.1M
  • 370 employees

"TIER Mobility is Europe’s leading company for shared micro-mobility services with a mission to change mobility for good. The company plays the leading force in the transformation of transportation, relieving cities from emissions and congestion.

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Starling Bank

  • Payments
  • Business Services
  • Banking
  • FinTech
  • Founded in 2014
  • Raised: $298.3M
  • 840 employees

"Starling Bank is an award-winning and fully-licensed bank built to give people a fairer, smarter and more human alternative to the banks of the past. With four different account types – personal, business, joint and euro.

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Personio GmbH

  • SaaS
  • Recruiting
  • Human Resources
  • Human Resource Automation
  • Founded in 2015
  • Raised: $254.3M
  • 350 employees

"Personio is a fast-growing software startup based in Munich that offers a holistic HR and applicant management software designed for companies with 10 to 2,000 employees.

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  • Mobile
  • Payments
  • Financial Services
  • Small and Medium Businesses
  • Banking
  • FinTech
  • Founded in 2014
  • Raised: $72M
  • 150 employees

"Soldo is a fast growing financial technology (fintech) company tackling the problem of spend management for businesses with a single prepaid spending account and multiple mastercards for those handling money on behalf of the business

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  • Travel
  • Tourism
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Booking
  • Founded in 2016
  • Raised: $71M
  • 350 employees

"Tourlane’s travel experts empower you to take your travel to the next level. We combine proprietary technology with the expertise of experienced travel specialists to make planning and booking of multi-day trips easy and personal for travellers.

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  • Data Integration
  • Business Intelligence
  • Adtech
  • Marketing Intelligence
  • Founded in 2015
  • Raised: $65M
  • 40 employees

"Funnel automates data collection, mapping, and reporting from all advertising platforms. Out of the box integrations to 380+ ad platforms.

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  • Natural Language Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Speech Recognition
  • Software
  • Founded in 2015
  • Raised: $62.9M
  • 195 employees

"DefinedCrowd is an intelligent data platform for AI by combining Crowd-as-a-Service and machine learning to accelerate enterprise data training and modeling.

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  • Sales and Marketing
  • Property Management
  • Founded in 2017
  • Raised: $62.4M
  • 80 employees

"We give you a guaranteed and fair sale price for your home from day one, eliminating months of uncertainty. Get an instant valuation online or email us.

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  • Information Technology
  • Information Services
  • EdTech
  • E-learning
  • Founded in 2015
  • Raised: $55.6M
  • 240 employees

"Klaxoon, the meeting revolution Adopted by millions of teams worldwide, Klaxoon is the full range of products that radically improves teamwork efficiency, for each moment when a team needs to collaborate.

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  • Email
  • Technology
  • Services
  • Internet
  • Customer Service
  • Customer Support Tools
  • Chat
  • Communication
  • Deep Tech
  • Founded in 2016
  • Raised: $52.8M
  • 100 employees

"Dixa is a global customer service tech company on a mission to create friendships between brands and their customers, break down technology silos and eliminate bad customer service.

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  • Enterprise Software
  • Analytics
  • Big Data
  • Marketing
  • Founded in 2014
  • Raised: $51.1M
  • 73 employees

"Get all your business data in one place. Easy-to-use report automation tools for web analytics, social media and online marketing.

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  • Online Shopping
  • Electronics
  • Founded in 2016
  • Raised: $40M
  • 120 employees

" is a safe and secure online store for used smartphones where you can order little-used, affordable smartphones directly from our store, which have been tested and refurbished using the newest technology.

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  • Sustainability
  • Renewable Energies
  • Green
  • Solar Energy
  • Founded in 2016
  • Raised: $35M
  • 75 employees

"The clean energy company for the future. We put solar on your roof. No up front cost. Just home made clean energy. Feat. @otovosimen @otovobentzen @athornor

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  • SaaS
  • Analytics
  • Data Integration
  • Software
  • Founded in 2015
  • Raised: $34M
  • 150 employees

"Adverity is a data management and analytics platform specialized in enabling data-driven marketers to demonstrate value faster and easier, by transforming siloed data into actionable insights.

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  • Transportation
  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • On Demand Economy
  • Bicycles
  • Founded in 2015
  • Raised: $28.3M
  • 250 employees

"Stuart is a disruptive on-demand delivery app and platform that speeds up the way goods are transported in cities.

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  • Analytics
  • Information Services
  • Marketing
  • Industry
  • Founded in 2014
  • Raised: $27.3M
  • 40 employees

"Unacast powers a global network of proximity providers, enabling brands and retailers to retarget their customers based on offline behavior

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Sidekick Health

  • Mobile
  • Apps
  • Fitness
  • Software
  • Health
  • App
  • Founded in 2014
  • Raised: $25.1M
  • 11 employees

"SidekickHealth improves health the fun way with our solutions for employee wellness and diabetes prevention programs.

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  • Transportation
  • Sustainability
  • Energy
  • Clean Technology
  • Green
  • Founded in 2016
  • Raised: $24.6M
  • 110 employees

" We are developing world's first long range solar car. Our ultimate goals is to bring clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

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