For Startups

We make your startup a priority by giving you year-round opportunities like pitching at the corporate headquarters, meeting with top-tier investors and exposing your business through our extensive event and media channels. With TNW X, you get even more time to make sure your product or service continues to get the attention it needs to be best.

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What's on tap


Calling all fast-growing startups! The annual competition for Tech5, organized by Adyen and TNW, is opening signups on January 3rd, 2018. The event showcases and awards the fastest growing companies in Europe by revenue, with a final announcement of the winner at TNW Conference 2018.

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Share a genuine story about your startup on thenextweb.com that shows what sets you apart from the crowd. The international TNW community - 10.000.000 and counting - of innovators, investors and influencers will be able to read your piece. Submit a request below to put our editorial team in discussion with you on taking the next steps. No sales pitches please!

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“Connecting beer lovers of the world at home”

After a global startup search, TNW X invited 5 leading contenders to pitch in Heineken's global HQ, to solve the Heineken SUB challenge.

Pitching an IoT solution that could be easily added to Heineken's home draft system, the SUB, to create a digital ‘connected-SUB’, BruVue of North Carolina fended off competition from the US, Poland, France and Turkey, to bring their intelligent beer tap to beer lovers at home.