This article was published on January 13, 2015

BOOST your startup: The Next Web’s growth program is open for applications!

BOOST your startup: The Next Web’s growth program is open for applications!
Matthew Elworthy
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Matthew Elworthy

Marketing Manager, TNW Events

Boost is back. The Next Web’s renowned startup growth program returns to Amsterdam this April for our 10th anniversary conference – an event that we can say with full confidence will be our best yet.

We’ve got a lot in the pipeline for this very special decennial occasion, including a complete overhaul for Boost; a program that has already proven a huge success for aspiring and ambitious early-stage startups.

Over the years, we’ve helped young companies from all over Europe, North America, South America, Israel, India and more to secure the capital, coverage and customers that they need.

Our most-recent Boost competition winner, Fly Labs, recently passed 1,000,000 downloads and is now built into all Apple retail store demo iOS devices. Whereas companies including Waze, Rapportive and Shutl have all participated at our conferences and are now well-known names in their fields. Those three were acquired by Google, LinkedIn and eBay respectively.


Over the next three months, we’ll be selecting 150 startups to accompany us this year at TNW Conference in Amsterdam. These companies will receive a comprehensive package that includes: an all-day demo table, a one-to-one introduction with a TNW editor, and an opportunity to pitch to a whole host of international investors onstage.

Click here for more information and to apply for free, or read on to see how we can help your company grow:


Boost is a brilliant opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the world’s leading startup venture capitalists and investors. Your pitch deck is shared with the right people, at the right time (i.e. before the conference), so that you can focus on the more important details during the day.

If you’ve got a great product, TNW can provide the exposure you need to secure some well-deserved investment. Many of the companies that have taken part in TNW startup programs have gone on to secure millions in funding – thanks, in part, to excellent…


The Next Web has a reach of more than 6.5 million unique users and 3+ million followers on social media. As a Boost participant, your startup will receive coverage on our blog and social channels, as well as the opportunity to meet a TNW editor, one-on-one.

Combine this with the exposure of your working product to some of the biggest influencers in the international tech scene (not to mention some of the world’s biggest media outlets), and all this can result in…


Persuading our conference attendees to use your product will help you to secure a significant number of new customers. TNW Conference attendees are generally tech trendsetters (we’re sure we don’t need to explain Roger’s theory on the diffusion of innovations to you!).

Aside from being the very people likely to adopt your product first, our expert audience is in a position to offer you considerable, candid feedback to help you refine your product’s future releases, as well as other aspects of your business model.

Boost your startup – Apply now!

If you want to boost your early-stage startup, apply now for free. If your application is shortlisted you’ll be invited for an interview with a TNW team member. Applications will be handled on a rolling basis.

The program is open to any startup under two years old that has acquired less than €3 million in funding, has a fully functional demo of their product, and was launched no earlier than January 2013.

Click here to apply for the Boost program! or share this article with others that might benefit from The Next Web’s exposure opportunities.

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