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.
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ROI on steroids. We met Randstad Innovation Fund at TNW, they ended up co-leading with Caixa Capital Risc our €2M seed round.
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.
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.
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.
In a saturated market, competition is fierce. Explore opportunities to design and create truly memorable digital products in this challenge.
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.
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.
Cybercrimes pose serious threats to individuals and organizations. Investigate how the latest advances in Artificial Intelligence can increase security – both online and offline.
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.
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.
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.
Here's a selection of the startups that will be joining us for TNW2020. Find all startups here.
TNW2020 is now on October 1 & 2