• Nika Ketabchi

Best 12 Startup Events of 2020

Updated: Apr 4

Hi Hasllers, we hope you've enjoyed your Christmas and New years holidays.

As we have entered a new year and into the new decade, it's important to follow up with the most important-cant miss out events so you can start planning your trips and packing your bags.


Below we have listed some of the most important startup events, specifically those around FinTech. You can't miss out on these twelve events so get your calendars out and let's get started:

1) OurCrowd Global Investor Summit – Jerusalem 2020

Held on February 13th, 8:00-20:00 in Jerusalem, Israel.


Events Categories: Conference - Summit, Investment, Startups and Corporates, Technology

Website: https://summit.ourcrowd.com


The Must-Attend Event for the Global Startup Ecosystem The Summit provides an interactive, front-row seat to the formerly closed world of startup venture capital, with exclusive exposure to cutting-edge technologies, the entrepreneurs behind them, and the corporate leaders deploying them.

The Summit has grown to be a global phenomenon, with attendees coming from over 90 countries, thousands of people around the world watching live-stream, and extensive global press coverage.

The Summit anchors a week of events and activities in Israel and beyond that provide a unique insider’s look at the innovation ecosystem, including tech events, workshops, VC forums, CEO interchanges, press tours, and legendary parties.


2) EuroShop 2020 - Startup Hub

Held from 16-20 of February 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany.


Events Categories:

Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Competition, Conference - Summit, E-Commerce, Fair, Startups and Corporates, Technology, UX - Apps

Website: www.euroshop.de


The international hotspot for the retail industry, the place to be from 16 – 20 February 2020. Innovation platform. Trendsetter. Discussion forum. And a firework of creative ideas. Look forward to the most exciting date on your 2020 calender: the world´s biggest and most prestigious retail trade fair.

Conditions of Participation Age of the company: 0 –10 years Employees: 1 – 100 Annual turnover: 0 – 3 Mio. €



3) Blockchain Economy 2020

Held in Istanbul Turkey from February 20-21st, 2020.


Events Category: Blockchain

Website: https://www.blockchaineconomy.istanbul/EN/


2nd International Blockchain Economy Summit in Istanbul 

Istanbul will be a host to the second largest cryptocurrency conference in February 2020, of MENA and Eurasia region. The giant names of Blockchain and cryptocurrency field, entrepreneurs investors will be coming together for the leading discussions and deals as it was at the first conference  in 2019, where Tom LEE who is famous for his predictions about bitcoin, and technology billionaire Tim DRAPER were one of the main speakers, furthermore, it will last for 2 days in 2020.

Investors, entrepreneurs, and students dealing with blockchain technology from Turkey, Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia will come together at the Blockchain Economy Summit to analyze the renovated projects and ideas and talk over the future of the sector with the top specialists in the field.


4) Paris Blockchain Week Summit

Held from March 31st- April 1st, 2020 in Paris, France.


Events Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Conference - Summit, E-Commerce, Hackathon – IT, Startups and Corporates, Technology, Workshops

Website: Http://pbwsummit.com


Paris Blockchain Week Summit is the biggest Blockchain & Digital Assets event in Europe gathering 2500 attendees, 130 speakers and 50 sponsors from all around the world.

On March 31 2020, join us for two days of insightful talks and workshops held by the leaders and influencers of the crypto ecosystem.



5) Young Tech Enterprises

Held from April 20th-24th in Hannover, Germany.


Events Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Energy, Fair, Mobility, Startups and Corporates, Technology

Website: http://www.hannovermesse.de/de/yte


The startup hub at HANNOVER MESSE – The world’s leading industrial technology show.

Shaping the future together: young tech enterprises is the global hub for pioneering industrial start-ups. The event not only offers an excellent platform for presentations, but also serves as a forum for a dialogue that yields new effective alliances. You’ve established a promising start-up or would like to support such a new project? Then this is the place to find the support needed for new ventures, products and projects. It’s where people with exciting new ideas meet people excited by new ideas.

Exhibiton + Pitching + Conferences + Matchmaking + Investors + …



6) Dublin Tech Summit

Held from April 22nd- 23rd, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland.


Event Categories: Technology, Development, Networking, Emerging technologies, Startups, Investment

Website: https://dublintechsummit.com/


Dublin Tech Summit is relatively new to the conference scene, but has grown to be one of Europe’s largest and fastest-growing tech conferences. This event is two days packed with influential tech leaders and brands coming together for growth, development, knowledge sharing, networking and more.



7) Arctic 15

Held from May 26th-27th, 2020, Helsinki, Finland.


Event Categories: Startup, Networking, Technology, Workshops

Website: https://arctic15.com/


Arctic 15 is described as “the most effective matchmaking startup event in the Nordics and Baltics.” The event revolves heavily revolves around making deals and creating an environment for quality networking. The program includes 15 tracks across tech and offers one-on-one meetings in Deal Room, plus side events and workshops.



8) Collision

Held from June 22nd-25th, Toronto, Canada.


Event Categories: Startups, FinTech, Technology, Finance, Sustainability, Innovation, Investment

Website: https://collisionconf.com/


The company behind Web Summit offers an annual event across the pond called Collision, the fastest-growing tech conference in North America. Collision has grown to more than 25,000 attendees over the last five years and is hosting the event in Toronto for the second time, after three years in New Orleans. It’s a huge event, and a good alternative for those who are unable to travel to Lisbon for Web Summit.



9) SaaS Growth

Held on July 9th, 2020 in London, England.


Event Categories: B2B, Technology, SaaS, Networking, Startups

Website: https://saasgrowth.co/


Declared as ‘Europe’s number 1 B2B sales leadership conference’, SaaS Growth Conference is unlike any other of its kind in Europe. They focus on bringing in the top sales and revenue leaders. It’s great for networking and learning from the best SaaS founders and sales leaders.


10) Unbounce CTA Conference

Held from September 29th- October 1st, Vancouver, Canada.


Event Categories: Marketing, Networking, Artificial Intelligence,

Website: https://calltoactionconference.unbounce.com/


Unbounce’s Call-to-Action Conference provides companies with outstanding speakers that provide valuable case studies, learnings and more for growing your startup. Even if you can’t attend the event itself, we still recommend checking out videos from past speakers – this event really does provide a lot of insights and value.


11) Websummit

Held from November 2nd-5th, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal.


Event Categories: Startups, FinTech, Technology, Finance, Sustainability, Innovation, Investment

Website: https://websummit.com/


Web Summit is one of the largest tech conferences out there. Packed with speakers, investors, startups and much, much more, this event takes over the city of Lisbon every November and is full of interesting content across a variety of topics and industries.


12) Slush

Held from November 19th-20th in Helsinki, Finland.


Event Categories: Startups, Finance, Technology, Investments, Networking, Venture Capitals

Website: https://www.slush.org/events/helsinki/


This fun-packed event is held during the darkest time in Helsinki. The conference has a unique energy and enthusiasm and offers a place to facilitate founder and investor meetings and to build a worldwide startup community.



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