Startups continue to be the hot thing these days wherever you go. Admittedly, there is still a strong focus in the US, but the startup scene can only continue to blossom in other parts of the world as well. From Silicon Valley to South America to Southeast Asia to Europe – you will find tons of budding entrepreneurs with brilliant ideas looking for people with the cash and interest to invest.
If you are based in Europe, or you simply want to keep tabs on the startup scene there, there are a handful of startup events lined up for what remains of 2012. Not only do they present good opportunities to make connections, but you can also take the time out to explore your options!
Here are some European startup events that you can take a look into.
One of the most exciting European startup events is LeWeb’12 in Paris. The event’s theme is “The Internet of Things”, which basically aims to bridge the gap between the virtual world and the physical world. This is perhaps one of the most interesting and relevant aspects in tech today, and if I were you and I had the means to go to the event, I’d mark December 4-6 down. And, if you’re bent on attending this event, here’s a tip: check out Parishotels.net and book your accommodations early to make some savings.
Internet entrepreneurs and investors from all over Europe will come together on November 6th and 7th to assess the state of the Internet industry. Whether you’re looking for inspiration, investors, or new connections, NOAH will have something for you. At the very least, you’ll be amongst like-minded people and you’re sure to pick up a thing or two.
Another highly recommended European startup event is the How To Web conference in Bucharest, which is going to be held on the 7th and 8th of November. This event is only two years old, but they have showcased some of the best innovators and entrepreneurs in Europe. This year, some of the things to look forward to during the event are 32 teams which will pitch live and 12 of the best accelerator programs in the world. Of course, one can’t also ignore the fact that Bucharest is a gem for travellers! If it will be your first time, here’s some tourist information.
Jump to the far end of the continent and discover all that Moscow has to offer. Well, there is another reason to go there on the 10th of December: TechCrunch Moscow. For all the flak that the brand has received, it still is an undeniable force in the startup scene. Follow them on Twitter to keep updated on the details as they are revealed.