Looking for a boost? Our early-stage startup program is open for applications!

Looking for a boost? Our early-stage startup program is open for applications!

We’re selecting 100 of the most promising tech startups to pitch on stage at TNW Conference in New York. Are you ready for a serious boost? Apply for free now! 


Our growth program for early-stage startups is packed full of success stories.

Since we closed the doors to TNW Conference Europe just one month ago,  Boost program participant, Teamleader, have already clinched $3 million in their Series A.

We also wanted to congratulate Cloapp (the guys behind ClosrUndeveloped, Part-Up, Storecove and WealthArc, who have all secured between $150k and $1M in their Seed Rounds. It’s always great to see our participants getting the boost they were looking for.

It’s not all about funding though. We’ve also seen our startups pick up coverage in some awesome places. While The Next Web’s own editorial contributions may be our personal favourites (such as this article about Boost startup Dot), the live TV interviews with CNBC that took place on our business floor were certainly the coolest.

CNBC anchor Seema Moody prepping, interviewing, and displaying her musical talent using a guitar provided by Museai at their demo table.

Then there was the networking. The Next Web has built its name in the conference world by focusing on the little touches that help to make interacting with other attendees feel so personal and friendly. We pay careful consideration to all of the conditions under our control – ensuring the coffee is good, the food is abundant and free, and that the conference floor has a layout that emphasises communication and contact points.

It was therefore a pleasure to witness our Boost participants enjoying the process of chatting to and learning from our audience of innovators; a sure-fire way of moulding your product into the perfect offering while building some lasting connections along the way.

A glimpse of the business floor at TNW Europe. Apply for our US edition in New York!

Boost Part II – The US Edition

While the dust from TNW Europe may only just be settling, we’re already preparing to do it all again – this time, in New York.

Over the last few years, what is arguably one of the world’s greatest cities has rapidly developed one of the world’s greatest startup scenes. Companies like Shutterstock, Warby Parker, Tumblr and Vine were all born and bred in NYC, and the city still plays home to their headquarters as a result.

In order to help you join them, we’ve slashed the cost of taking part in Boost by half – officially making it the cheapest way to attend TNW Conference USA.

If you think your startup has got what it takes, apply now for free. This year we have 100 spaces in total, but only 70 are still available.

Take a look at the Boost aftermovie for TNW USA ’14, for a taste of what it’s like to take part:

Learn more about the boost that we could provide your startup. It’s free to apply.

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