An ever impactful Community!

Together with our European consortium consisting of investors, influencers and experts we've selected the 100 hottest young technology companies in Europe and Israel.

For 6 years now Adyen and TNW have fostered the community of the coolest companies out there. Check out which companies are joining the Tech5 class of 2019!

Meet our members

Become part of Europe's most successful group of tech founders.

  • Fairphone
  • YPlan
  • Lyst
  • Transferwise
  • made.com
  • SwiftKey
  • CrowdCube
  • Foodpanda
  • Movinga
  • FinanceFox
  • Blacklane
  • Delivery Hero
  • Finexkap
  • Drivy
  • Cabify
  • Kantox
  • Acast
  • Deliveroo
  • Tiqets
  • Bragi
  • MisterFly
  • Happn
  • CornerJob
  • Aircall
Celebrating 6 years of Tech5

A community for Europe's hottest young scale-ups

The Tech5 showcases the hottest young scale-ups in all European countries and Israel based on their performance, growth, and potential.
The top-5 of each country is selected as part of the TECH5 and covered by and listed on TNW. That is not all, the Tech5 community comes together at the exclusive Founders Day during TNW Conference and get several perks throughout the year.

What's in it for my company?

Enter the top-level European founder network

Making it into the Tech5 community means that your company enters an exclusive network of young, leading tech companies. Get founder-level access to the most remarkable tech companies (and investors) in Europe, media coverage and make long-lasting friends across all European countries.

“It was exceedingly helpful to be featured in the Tech5 UK. At the time, we were fundraising and the competition helped us to start all sorts of business conversations across Europe.” Alex Klein CEO, founder Kano - UK Winner

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The process

How to apply?

Do you have what it takes? Should your company be considered as one of the hottest young scale-ups of your country? Let us know. To apply takes just 3 questions to submit your confirmation. Applications closed on February 1st, 2019. 

The 5 hottest young scale-ups will be in our top-5 announcement per country covered on TNW. Once selected, you'll be eligible to attend Founders Day, a celebratory day event in Amsterdam on May 8th, 2019. This exclusive gathering brings together the founders of the Tech5 (class of 2019), accompanied by Tech5 alumni, global press, and top-tier investors.

All Tech5 members get free access to TNW 2019 the days after Founders Day. Schedule all your meeting at the Tech5 lounge and do business.

Please find more information about the process and conditions here.

“Tech 5 shines a spotlight on the great companies being started and built in Europe. A community of founders like this help to strengthen the ecosystem on this side of the Atlantic.” Alex Zivoder. CEO, founder GoHenry

The requirements and selection criteria

Who can apply?

Minimum requirements

- Company founded in 2013 or later
- Company HQ is located in Europe or Israel
- Company builds and markets its own product or service (no agencies)
- Founder(s) have to be present at Founders Day (May 8th)

TNW and our European consortium consisting of 100 investors, influencers and experts select the 5 hottest companies in each of the countries based on:

- Funding
- Traction
- Social impact 
- Growth 
- Media coverage

A joint initiative of two European tech giants

Over the past decade, Adyen has acted as an enabler of growth by helping the most promising scale-ups to grow even faster. TNW believes technology is making the world a better place, and successful scale-ups deserve a chance to shine: Tech5 offers a place for this community to be in the spotlight.

“This is a unique group of people and companies and by putting them in the spotlight and bringing them together we help drive new business, spark new ideas, new collaborations and new innovations to further develop and grow the European tech scene. Everybody in this community can call or whatsapp me any time of the day, all great people." - Patrick de Laive, Founder TNW

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