Startup Conference Profiles List
Place: Cologne, Germany.
Geography Focus: European & Middle East startups.
Size: Pettite (>1k people)
- Exposure: because the startups in this conference are pre-selected by the Pirate Summit crew beforehand (they literally go around the world chasing startups to later present in Pirate Summit), there are only a few startups present (60?). Therefore, as founder, the amount of attention you can get from investors during this conference is much more than in any conference I have been.
- Openness: there are no VIP areas, no investor areas, no division among attendees. Everyone is accessible to everyone. You can jump into a top investor while grabbing a drink.
Place: Helsinki, Finland.
Date: Late November
Topic: Generic. However, because the Nordics are recognized by their gaming startups, last year Slush approach this topic significantly.
Geography Focus: European startups, but mainly Nordic startups.
Size: Medium (10k-15k people)
- Transparency: Slush tool to connect startups & investors is great. It is easy to look for startups (open database of all participants) and set up meetings with founders. During the event there is a space designated only for these meetings.
- After Party: those Nordics organize the best night event I have been to.
Originally published at VC Hype.