How do you know that Summer is definitely over? Colder weather, shorter days? Or by the reappearance of startup conferences? Yes, July and August do not see much activities in terms of conferences (for obvious reasons, as entrepreneurs are busy working hard on a terrace or simply taking a hard-earned break!
Startup conferences are starting again and it is hard to make a choice. I’ve discovered new and valuable conferences that I want to share with you (of course, you cannot be everywhere so choose wisely! And don’t go everywhere, you have a startup to run!):
VentureDays, Prague – 21-22 September:
Venture Days is a global tech industry, IT startup event designed to bring together startups, venture capitalists, angel investors and mentors. Mostly from Eastern Europe countries, but it can be a good idea for Swiss startups to enjoy a trip there (and Prague is a wonderful city!), no? Startups can apply to exhibit for free (not displayed on their website, but it’s also work for Swiss startups). You can get a 20% discount with the following code: SRPVD15.
Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain – The Start of a Revolution?, Zürich – 23 September:
Which are the long-term capabilities of cryptocurrencies and what will be the impact? Bitcoin was launched six years ago. Will blockchain (the fundamental technology behind bitcoin) transform the financial industry in the future and what are the potential impacts for other industries? Leading experts, as Alex Batlin (Head of UBS’s new financial technology lab in London) will debate around the hype topic of blockchain! You can get a 20% discount with the following code: spolic20
Bits & Pretzels: the founders festival, Münich – 27-29 September:
3 days event for founders, startup enthusiasts, investors and business incubators. Top-notch entrepreneurs from around the world as well as young aspiring entrepreneurs will meet at the event to mingle with like-minded people. Moreover, the 3rd day of the conference is at… the famous Oktoberfest! Definitive agenda is not yet published, but you can find an impressive list of speakers here. You can get 10% discount with the following code: BP_Startupolic
Fintech Boost 2015, Zürich – September 30:
“Finanz und Wirtschaft Forum” is organizing «Fintech 2015 – Boost Innovation», where a new competiton (Swiss Fintech Award) will be launched (award ceremony will take place on March 31st, 2016). Managers of Startupbootcamp Fintech London and of Barclays Accelerator will also present how fintech is booming in London. You can get a CHF 50.- discount by choosing: Sonderpreis CHF250