A guide to tech conferences this autumn

If you are a young and ambitious startup and you don’t want to limit your opportunities to local market, it’s easy to present your project internationally. Every year hundreds of tech competitions, conferences and summits take place all around the world. That’s where top players of the business network gather: startups, investors, representatives of leading corporations and the stars of the IT-world.

A guide to tech conferences this autumn

Biggest forums give startups an opportunity to present themselves on an international level, find international partners of investors. These kind of events are also a good way to find out about future projects of global corporations, hear opinions of world-leading experts and analytics. However, joining such events can break a bank. Each conference sets a price and some requirements for the participants. Rental of a standard booth (about 10 square meters) comes up to about $2500 - $ 15000. You also shall not forget costs of transportation, accommodation, promo materials, printing, tech, and delivery. An average budget for such trip is about $23k.

This coming autumn there are plenty of IT-meetups on the agenda. Plan your budget in advance and get going.


Where: Los Angeles, USA
When: September 14

The biggest startup event that brings together world leaders of the tech community. This year conference will host 35,000 people, among them investors and representatives of corporations, journalists, and talented people.

Here a new startup can show its technology to the world and meet the strongest market “accelerators”.  To participate in the exhibition apply here.

For an investor TechDay is an open gallery of up and coming projects.

TechCrunch Disrupt

Where: San-Francisco, USA
When: 18-20 September

TechCrunch Disrupt is an international event for startups that takes place few times a year in New York, San Francisco, Berlin and other major cities. Brightest entrepreneurs, investors, and technology fans gather here. The conference consists of 4 blocks. Central and the most intriguing block is a startup competition - Startup Battlefield. Apart from that, you can watch speaker presentations, startup pitches, take part in a 24-hour hackathon and visit afterparties.

Don’t miss your chance >>


Where: Singapore
When: 19-20 September

An international platform that includes a conference and an exhibition of industrial technologies. Apart from startups and investors, many scientific organizations take part in this event.

Exhibition main areas include info communication, electronics, new materials, health, medical technologies, energy, environment.

For 6 consecutive years, TechInnovation remains the biggest supplier of new technologies and at the same time a lab where there are studies. On top of that this event is a perfect opportunity for crowdsourcing.

To participate apply here >>


Where: Moscow
When: 12 October

Gothic is the largest competition of tech companies in Russia and Eastern Europe and also a technology forum.

The forum brings together startups, Russian and foreign investors, international corporations and media. They gather to find new solutions for global business development.

Every startup that applies to the competition automatically gets the attention of big players on the IT market, regardless of winning a prize. The forum allows learning from Russian and international opinion leaders in technology, to find out what kind of solutions biggest corporations are looking for and what kind of projects VCs are ready to invest into.

If you are a startup apply here to participate.

If you are an investor, you represent a company, you are just interested in this topic, get your ticket here.

The Legal Geek Conference

Where: London, UK
When: October 17

This conference was first launched last year and it already looks really promising to the startups and investors. The organising team promises that this year the event will be twice as big and more interesting.

About 50 startups from all over the world will be presented at the startup alley.

Go here to get a discounted ticket.

It’s a TED-style conference, dedicated to “ideas worth spreading”

DLD Berlin

Where: Berlin, Germany
When: 26-27 October

DLD (Digital - Life - Design) is an international conference that gathers business-leaders, artists, and leading media since 2005. This conference format also resembles TED talks. Speakers talk about trends in digital media, business, art and design, society and politics. This event does not have a panel for startups, however, there is an opportunity to meet and talk with investors, mentors and other world-class professionals.

This is an invite-only event. Ticket costs 2500 EUR and just paying is not enough for being selected. Whether you are a seasoned businessman or a young startup founder, try share as many interesting facts about yourself as you can when filling in the application.

By the way, other events under the DLD umbrella take place in Brussels (September 4th) and Tel-Aviv (September 6-7th)

Hello Tomorrow Global Summit

Where: Paris, France
When: 26-27 October

To join the summit you can buy a ticket or win in the Hello Tomorrow competition that will take place on October 25th.

Organisers will select 50 best startups in 10 industries: Data & AI, Energy Transition, Environment, Food & Agriculture, Wellbeing, Healthcare, Industry 4.0, New Materials, Mobility, Aerospace.

During the summit, startups will get a chance to meet representatives of famous venture funds and selected investors. Hello Tomorrow Global Summit aims to create a platform where new success stories will be born.

Unfortunately, competition applications are already closed. But you can still purchase a ticket.

Web Summit

Where: Lisbon, Portugal
When: 6-9 November

Web Summit is the biggest IT event in Europe. Launched in 2010, every year the event attracts over 40,000 participants which are open for dialog and new partnerships. There are representatives of Fortune 500 companies as well as small startups and many journalists.

Participants share: “even when you know no one and stand alone, someone will surely approach you, ask you about your project, tell you about theirs. You’ll talk about market, trends and etc.”

It’s not too late to book your ticket >>


Where: Helsinki, Finland
When: November 30 - December 1st

Slush has started like a student hangout and today is a massive startup event that gathers about 15,000 people. Among others, there are startup representatives from Russia, the Baltic States and Northen Europe. The conference was first held back in 2008. Since then it proved to be a great platform for building new partnerships, recruiting talent and finding rare specialists.

Slush team calls the conference “Nordic Tech Wonderland”.
To participate in the event fill in the registration form and purchase a ticket >>


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