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Top World Tech Conferences and How to Get in

In the modern world of technology and startups, it’s not enough to just develop an innovative product or service. You also need to showcase it to a wide audience. World Tech Conferences enable innovators from around the globe to meet and tell about their achievements. 

We have always been global in terms of our PR activities and international presence, but now acting at the world level is even more important. Since our company opens new offices around the globe, participating in international events facilitates our globalization and opens access to resources, contacts, and opportunities. 

Last year, we took part in conferences on 4 continents and 10 countries, with more than 100,000 attendees and 600 speakers, including London Tech Week, GITEX Africa in Morocco, Web Summit Lisbon, OurCrowd Summit in Jerusalem, Wolves Summit in Wroclaw, and many others.

Before participating in a technology conference, it’s crucial to prepare properly. Preparation sets the stage for a successful and productive experience at the event.

Preparing is a must: tips and tricks to squeeze the maximum from each event

  1. Set clear objectives.
    Determine the specific types of connections you want to make, whether it’s potential investors, partners, mentors, or fellow entrepreneurs. Having clear goals will guide your interactions and make your networking efforts more focused. For example, instead of describing your goal as “look for leads,” say “find 30 leads in the B2B SaaS industry.”
  2. Create an elevator pitch.
    Craft a concise and compelling elevator pitch that communicates your startup’s value proposition. This will help you effectively introduce yourself and your business to others, making initiating conversations and sparking interest easier.
  3. Prepare for investments.
    Prepare a compelling investor deck, practice your presentation, and establish clear funding goals. Maximize networking opportunities by scheduling meetings in advance and showcasing your startup’s value proposition effectively.
  4. Stay focused on your goal and avoid getting distracted.
    If you’re attending the event as part of a team, consider delegating responsibilities among team members to ensure efficient coverage of different areas and maximize your networking potential. Clearly define roles and tasks, establish communication channels, and coordinate your efforts to make the most of your collective presence.
  5. Remember to maintain a work-life balance.
    The energy and excitement can be overwhelming, making it easy to get caught up in a non-stop cycle of networking and business discussions. However, it’s essential to prioritize self-care and recharge to ensure sustained productivity and well-being.
  6. Connect beyond the borders.
    Interacting with representatives from other countries opens doors to new horizons, unique business practices, and potential collaborations on a global scale.
  7. Make the most of the opportunities.
    Each event provides many side events, such as meetups, dinners, or networking sessions, in conjunction with the main event. These smaller gatherings offer a more intimate setting for meaningful conversations and relationship-building.
  8. Follow up promptly.
    After the event, follow up with the connections you’ve made. Send personalized follow-up emails, connect on professional networking platforms like LinkedIn, or schedule follow-up meetings or calls. Timely follow-up demonstrates your commitment and helps solidify new connections.

Look for Support at Home

Ukrainian startups can benefit from support in terms of travel grants, free stands within major tech events as part of the Ukrainian delegations, etc. For example, the Ukrainian Startup Fund, European Business Association, Techosystem, USAID program Competitive Economy of Ukraine, the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, and many other ecosystem players join their efforts to promote the Ukrainian startup ecosystem globally. Try submitting applications according to the requirements of each specific conference to be on the list and boost your startup on the global scene.

Top World Tech Conferences to Attend in Q3 2023:

  • Dates: August 5-10, 2023
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Focus: Cybersecurity and information security

Black Hat offers exclusive training, labs, and briefings from industry experts, showcasing the latest developments in the field. 

  • Dates: September 1-5, 2023
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Focus: Consumer electronics and technology showcase

IFA is Europe’s biggest technology showcase, held annually in Berlin. 

  • Dates: September 13-14, 2023
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Focus: Startup and innovation ecosystem

TECHBBQ has established itself as a central event within the startup and innovation ecosystem in Scandinavia. Initially starting as a simple BBQ gathering for tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs in 2013, it has grown into a major summit that attracts attendees from all over the world. The event spans two days and offers a platform for inspiration, networking, and growth. 

  • Dates: September 19-21, 2023
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Focus: Technology and startups

Disrupt — the original startup conference — seven stages will include industry-specific program tracks: Sustainability, Fintech, AI, Security, Hardware, SaaS, and Space this year. 

  • Dates: September 26-27, 2023
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Focus: AI and Big Data

The AI & Big Data Expo brings together CTOs, Heads of Innovation, IT Directors, developers, governments, VCs, and more to share case studies and explore advancements in the AI and Big Data fields. The expo highlights how automation and ML can drive progress for businesses.

  • Dates: September 29 – October 1, 2023
  • Location: Lviv, Ukraine
  • Focus: Technology conference

It is a tech conference that annually brings together more than 5000 attendees. This year, there will be 4 main areas where you can present your startups: Business, Product, Tech, and Startup track with a focus on solutions solving real-world technological and humanitarian challenges. This year, IT Arena will also partner with Brave 1, and introduce a special category for military tech startups within the Startup Competition. 

Technology conferences are an excellent opportunity for Ukrainian startups to present their ideas, attract investments, and build valuable connections. By preparing well, creating an engaging pitch, and seeking support from local organizations, Ukrainian entrepreneurs can make their mark on the global technology scene.

So, what are you waiting for? Gear up, put on your startup hat, and get ready to conquer the world of technology conferences. Good luck!