Start-up conferences are designed as a place where entrepreneurs have the opportunity to showcase their start-up-conferencesproducts and services to the public and potential investors. A start-up conference programme usually consists of highly successful keynote speakers, business management and development workshops and a core part of the conference is the exhibition which allows new companies to demonstrate their products.

Today, start-up conferences have a strong association with the tech sector. Conferences like Web Summit, South by Southwest, Collision and others have sprung up to provide a platform for budding entrepreneurs. Whether you are in the initial planning stages for a business idea or seeking funding for an existing business model these conferences are the perfect place to connect with similar minds and bring your ideas into the public domain.

CONFERENCE SUBJECTS

  • Technology and innovation
  • Digital trends and the future of markets
  • Brand development
  • Marketing
  • Design
  • Business development and sales techniques
  • Financial forecasting
  • Management training
WHO ATTENDS

Although not exclusively reserved for entrepreneurs, a major proportion of attendees at start-up events are innovators, idea makers and entrepreneurs. Another key audience for these events are investors. Having reputable investment companies participate in any start-up conference is a huge bonus for all attendees.

WHO SPEAKS

Keynote speakers for start-up conferences come in a wide variety; from well know celebrities to high profile technology entrepreneurs. Often, the speakers will come from a wide range of industries as will the attendees. Lively panel discussions with 4 – 5 speakers taking part at one time is also a major feature of these conferences. This allows the attendees to get multiple views on one aspect of business development from a variety of experts.

If you are considering attending a start-up conference see our list of 12 international conferences for entrepreneurs.