The Next Web 2023: where founders and investors meet, greet, and succeed


Calling all founders! If you have a disruptive idea that you want to get in front of an audience of investors, changemakers and potential customers, TNW Conference 2023 is the place to be.

TNW’s yearly flagship event once more supports founders in their quest to find funding by putting their startup in the spotlight. Will you meet your next backer? We’ll do the intros, so you can work your magic!

TNW has designed programs for startups that start before they even step foot onto the conference grounds. TNW supports from booth setup to pitch preparation and setting up meetings with the right investors. And there’s quite a bit of those in attendance. In 2022, 181 funds joined the TNW investor program, with a combined AUM of over 300BN and investments in more than 100 countries.

Sector spotlights and pitch battles

TNW will select companies participating in the TNW for Startups program for various Sector Spotlights. These are speaking sessions dedicated to specific topics that range from tech for good to AI and deep tech. During these sessions, the selected startups present the disruptive potential of their technology, after which the attending investors and audience will vote on who demonstrates the most promise to transform the sector in question.

Winners move on to the Pitch Battle Finale: an opportunity to get in front of a panel of judges made up of investors, journalists, executives and industry leaders to decide who has the best and brightest idea of TNW 2023!

Join these startups and investors

TNW Conference 2023 is set to attract 10.000 attendees and presents a unique opportunity for startups and founders to network, pitch and expose their startups to an international audience of investors and stakeholders. The following companies have already confirmed:


Pluvo, Snaplet,, Winc Academy, Payaut, Rayn, CodePixi, WorkMotion, Livery Video, Pengu, ignitor, Triall, Origin Hope, PayBIX


Notion, EVLI, Claret Capital Partners, IEG Investment, AG, STS Ventures, Enpulse Ventures GmbH, Fortino, Capital, Swiss Post Ventures, Holland Capital, Enpulse Ventures GmbH, Riverside Acceleration Capital, Curiosity VC, Surmount Ventures, Signals VC, Flashpoint VC.

Don’t just take it from us

Previous attendees have this to say about why founders and investors alike shouldn’t miss the TNW Conference:

Pol Fañanás, VALIDATED ID: “ROI on steroids. We met our lead investor at TNW and raised a €2M seed round.”

David Thacker, NerdVision: “We launched our funding effort at TNW. TNW connected us with so many investors that I was in back-to-back meetings the entire two days and did not get to see one session! The startup pitch battle for us was pretty successful. It drove a lot of traffic to our booth (my colleague managed it). And I have had a surprisingly large number of people contact/ connect with me on LinkedIn due to the pitch battle, so I would say that’s a result! I had never done a presentation in front of an audience like that – it all just been on Zoom. TNW was a fantastic introduction to the startup world – before this, we had not been to a single startup event.”

Sign up and take your startup into the spotlight!

Sign up with a 30% discount on your Startup Pass and save up to €387 on the entry for your startup. Use the code “STARTUPFLASH30” before the cut-off date for consideration on May 16th!

Go to the website for more information and registration.


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