Startup companies have tons of events to choose from every year locally, nationally, and even globally. These startup events range in benefits and sometimes target entrepreneurs working in a similar industry or technology. Some of the largest events boast the best keynote speakers, opportunity to network with the most sought after investors, and coolest venues. However, as a startup you may only be able to swing traveling to one of these events each year. Take your time, research, and thoughtfully consider which event will provide the most value to your business.
Here’s my list of five research-worthy startup events happening in the first half of 2017.
Startup Grind Global Conference 2017
February 21st – February 22nd, 2017
Redwood City, CA – USA
Join 5,000 global founders in Silicon Valley for nonstop content – fireside chats, Investor Q+A’s, hands-on workshops, educational sessions; plus invaluable networking opportunities with your fellow attendees, 200+ exhibiting startups, and our great partners.
March 24th – 25th, 2017
ZNE Center in San Leandro, CA – USA
HardwareCon, presented by Hardware Massive, is a two-day conference designed and developed exclusively for hardware startup entrepreneurs. This conference & convention is structured to help founders catapult their business to the next level of success.
Startup Olé 2017
April 26th – April 27th, 2017
Hospederia Fonseca in Salamanca, Spain
Startup Olé is a unique event to drive entrepreneurship through effective collaboration. A place where meaningful connections can be made with ALL the key players in the tech ecosystem. Backed by Startup Europe (European Commission), we continue our focus on showing startups and matching them with relevant players in the ecosystem (Investors, Accelerators, Policy Makers, Universities & Innovative Corporations).
New York City, NY – USA
TechCrunch Disrupt is the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies and discussing what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators. Disrupt gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans for on-stage interviews, the Startup Battlefield competition, a 24-hour Hackathon, Startup Alley, Hardware Alley, and After Parties.
June 1st – 2nd, 2017
Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna – Austria
Pioneers Festival unites the most promising tech startups with the world’s top investors and executives. This event is fueled by business meetings, inspiring innovations, founder stories, industry insights, successful collaboration cases and an amazing tech show.
As a closing thought, if you’re operating a hardware startup, please check out the ANSYS Startup Program.