Where startups do business
TNW Conference is engineered to expose startups from early to growth stage to customers, investors and media exposure. Our goal is to help startups to the next level by creating long term value through connections, through business, through access to capital.
Over 5000 startups have exhibited at TNW in the past and collectively raised more than 4 billion in funding. TNW helps startups in 2 ways, via highly discounted Startup Tickets for startups who want to learn and connect and a high value TNW Startup Program (at a crazy low price) for the startups who have a clear goal in mind to raise funding, grow their business, and/or raise awareness and (employer) branding.
Who can apply
In order to be eligible for a Startup Ticket or to join the TNW Startup Program, a startup needs to meet these criteria:
- The company was founded between 2014-2020.
- The company has under 200 employees
- The company 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 come with some incredible perks.
1-1 investor meetings
Get access to the matchmaking platform to schedule meetings with investors even before TNW2020 has started.
400+ talks of actionable insights
Get your growth mindset to the next level. Learn from the best at Grwoth Quarters and 11 other tracks.
Exhibit and grow pipeline
Exhibit and get your product in front of 20.000 business hungry attendees. Grow pipeline, do business.
Pitch: the stage is yours
Compete in a high profile setting. Get selected and pitch your company on stage.
Do business with corporates
Join one of the corporate challenges and pitch your solution to them. Land those big fish customers!
Boost brand awareness
Over 500 media publications are attending TNW. Stand out, connect and share your story to a global audience.
Pick your style
Fit the criteria? Apply for Startup Tickets or the Startup Program
Strategy & Corporate Finance Manager, Validated ID
ROI on steroids. We met Randstad Innovation Fund at TNW, they ended up leading our €2M seed round.
DO BUSINESS WITH CORPORATES
We're working with leading corporates to find solutions (provided by startups) for their challenges. We work closely with the startups and corporates to find the best matches. We've setup over 40 pilots for startups with corporates in the past 12 months. This is a huge opportunity to boost your business. Eligible for companies in the TNW Startup Program only.
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 2 billion more people. Find out how can we 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 selection process
From application to exhibiting
Schedule a call with our experts
You'll chat with our startup experts about your company, the phase you're in and your goals for TNW.
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 TNW. Register, make your company profile shine and start preparing and networking for TNW. Schedule meetings with investors and corporates, sign up for the Pitch Battle and corporate challenges.
Pitch Battle and Corporate Challenges
After you've been selected to enter the Startup Program, you'll receive information on how you can sign up for the Pitch Battle. Our jury is selecting 50 finalists that get the chance to pitch their startups to the most influential minds in tech, including investors and media.
You can also sign up for business challenges with corporates. This is a huge opportunity to land a pilot (and large contract) with billion dollar revenue companies. Once you're part of the TNW Startup Program, you'll receive info on how to bank on this.
IT'S A MATCH
Getting quality meetings is the main driver of doing business at TNW and is what's making 1 trip to Amsterdam so 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, preparation is crucial here. Last year, we had 3800 meetings scheduled between startups and investors, and over 30.000 meetings in general.
Check out some of the startups that have participated in the TNW Startup Program
You should receive an email with the partnership overview for TNW 2020 within 10 minutes in your inbox. If not, check your spam folder or contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
You should receive an email about hosting your own event during TNW2020 within 10 minutes by email. If not, check your spam folder or contact us via email@example.com