TNW STARTUP PROGRAM

NEXT LEVEL GROWTH

Make lasting connections to scale-up your startup

TNW2020

WHERE STARTUPS DO BUSINESS

At TNW2020, our goal is to help startups reach the next level through connections, business, and access to capital. In previous editions of our flagship event, over 5,000 startups have exhibited and collectively raised more than 4 billion in funding.

TNW helps startups in two ways. The Startup Pass gives you full access to TNW2020 at a discounted rate. If you’re a startup looking to raise funding, grow your business, or raise awareness, join the TNW Startup Program for optimal exposure to customers, investors, and media.

Who can apply
In order to be eligible for a Startup Ticket or to join the TNW Startup Program, your startup needs to meet these criteria:

  • founded between 2014-2020
  • has under 200 employees
  • is building and marketing it's own software/hardware product (no agencies or consultancies)

SIX REASONS TO JOIN

Aside from being the most affordable way to be part of TNW2020, our Startup Program comes with some incredible perks.

  • FULL CONFERENCE ACCESS


    Get actionable insights from over 400 speakers and attend workshops

  • MEET WITH INVESTORS


    Get priority access to our matchmaking platform to connect with investors and mentors

  • EXHIBIT AND GENERATE LEADS


    Demo on our Exhibition Floor in front of 20,000 attendees with your own booth

  • PITCH YOUR STARTUP ON STAGE


    Showcase your startup in front of investors and media by competing on stage

  • DO BUSINESS WITH CORPORATES


    Join one of 7 corporate challenges to find innovative solutions to big problems

  • BOOST BRAND AWARENESS


    Over 500 media publications are attending TNW2020. Stand out and share your story

SAVE BIG ON TICKETS

Startups can get discounted prices to our event. Go one step further by joining our Startup Program, where you can join corporate innovation challenges that will connect you with leading companies in your relevant sector. Members of our program can also choose to join our Pitch Battle, exhibit on our expo floor for one day, and book one on one meetings with investors.

POL FAÑANÁS

Strategy & Corporate Finance Manager, Validated ID
POL FAÑANÁS

ROI on steroids. We met Randstad Innovation Fund at TNW, they ended up co-leading with Caixa Capital Risc our €2M seed round.

THE CHALLENGES

This year, Startup Program members can help solve big problems through our corporate challenges. We’ll connect you with big names in tech relevant to your industry, where you can provide innovative solutions to one of these challenges.

  • Human Intelligence


    The rate of technological progress is accelerating exponentially. With new inventions launching every day, let’s find ways to ensure our intellect and knowledge can keep up.

  • Sustainable food


    By 2050, we’ll need to feed an extra 2 billion people. Find out how we can increase the availability of food while decreasing our environmental impact.

  • Digital Products


    In a saturated market, competition is fierce. Explore opportunities to design and create truly memorable digital products in this challenge.

  • Transportation


    Transportation is on the rise – and so is pollution. Find smart solutions to achieving zero-impact transport, on both the planet and our daily lives.

  • Smooth Transaction


    Your online customer journey can make or break your business. Join this challenge to explore how the latest tech can make a smoother (digital) shopping experience.

  • Digital Security


    Cybercrimes pose serious threats to individuals and organizations. Investigate how the latest advances in Artificial Intelligence can increase security – both online and offline.

  • Health Care


    The intersection of health and technology is responsible for some of the biggest medical breakthroughs nowadays. This challenge discovers how tech can help to boost our health in the near future.

The selection process

From application to exhibiting

  • SCHEDULE A CALL


    You'll chat with our startup experts about your company, the phase you're in, and your goals for TNW2020.

  • SELECTION PROCESS


    Our team will discuss your application, stage, and goal and figure out if the TNW Startup Program is a good fit for your company right now. We're reviewing submissions on a weekly basis.

  • GO DO BUSINESS


    Awesome, you're heading to TNW2020. Register, make your company profile shine, and start preparing and networking. Schedule meetings with investors and corporates, and sign up for the Pitch Battle and corporate challenges.

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

BATTLE IT OUT

As part of the startup program, you can choose to get even more exposure by signing up for the Pitch Battle. Apply for the chance to showcase at TNW2019, where the 50 finalists will pitch their startups to the most influential minds in tech.

This is your opportunity to gain exposure and achieve your goals. Interested? Submit your application now.

INVESTOR MATCHMAKING

IT'S A MATCH

Securing quality meetings is the main driver of doing business at TNW, making a trip to Amsterdam extremely valuable. That's why we've invested deeply in our in-house matchmaking platform.

Schedule meetings with investors, corporates, and potential clients before the event starts. Last year, we had 3,800 meetings scheduled between startups and investors, and over 30,000 meetings in general.

THE STARTUPS

Here's a selection of the startups that will be joining us for TNW2020. Find all startups here.



Starling Bank

  • Payments
  • Business Services
  • Banking
  • FinTech
  • Founded in 2014
  • Raised: $247.6M
  • 840 employees

"Starling Bank is an award-winning and fully-licensed bank built to give people a fairer, smarter and more human alternative to the banks of the past. With four different account types – personal, business, joint and euro.

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Personio GmbH

  • SaaS
  • Recruiting
  • Human Resources
  • Human Resource Automation
  • Founded in 2015
  • Raised: $129.3M
  • 350 employees

"Personio is a fast-growing software startup based in Munich that offers a holistic HR and applicant management software designed for companies with 10 to 2,000 employees.

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Tier Mobility

  • Sharing Economy
  • Application Platforms
  • Ride Sharing
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Founded in 2018
  • Raised: $129.1M
  • 370 employees

"TIER Mobility is Europe’s leading company for shared micro-mobility services with a mission to change mobility for good. The company plays the leading force in the transformation of transportation, relieving cities from emissions and congestion.

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Soldo

  • Mobile
  • Payments
  • Financial Services
  • Small and Medium Businesses
  • Banking
  • FinTech
  • Founded in 2014
  • Raised: $72M
  • 150 employees

"Soldo is a fast growing financial technology (fintech) company tackling the problem of spend management for businesses with a single prepaid spending account and multiple mastercards for those handling money on behalf of the business

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Tourlane

  • Travel
  • Tourism
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Booking
  • Founded in 2016
  • Raised: $71M
  • 350 employees

"Tourlane’s travel experts empower you to take your travel to the next level. We combine proprietary technology with the expertise of experienced travel specialists to make planning and booking of multi-day trips easy and personal for travellers.

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Funnel

  • Data Integration
  • Business Intelligence
  • Adtech
  • Marketing Intelligence
  • Founded in 2015
  • Raised: $65M
  • 40 employees

"Funnel automates data collection, mapping, and reporting from all advertising platforms. Out of the box integrations to 380+ ad platforms.

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CASAVO

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Property Management
  • Founded in 2017
  • Raised: $62.4M
  • 80 employees

"We give you a guaranteed and fair sale price for your home from day one, eliminating months of uncertainty. Get an instant valuation online or email us.

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Klaxoon

  • Information Technology
  • Information Services
  • EdTech
  • E-learning
  • Founded in 2015
  • Raised: $55.6M
  • 240 employees

"Klaxoon, the meeting revolution Adopted by millions of teams worldwide, Klaxoon is the full range of products that radically improves teamwork efficiency, for each moment when a team needs to collaborate.

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Dixa

  • Email
  • Technology
  • Services
  • Internet
  • Customer Service
  • Customer Support Tools
  • Chat
  • Communication
  • Deep Tech
  • Founded in 2016
  • Raised: $52.8M
  • 100 employees

"Dixa is a global customer service tech company on a mission to create friendships between brands and their customers, break down technology silos and eliminate bad customer service.

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Otovo

  • Sustainability
  • Renewable Energies
  • Green
  • Solar Energy
  • Founded in 2016
  • Raised: $35M
  • 75 employees

"The clean energy company for the future. We put solar on your roof. No up front cost. Just home made clean energy. Feat. @otovosimen @otovobentzen @athornor

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UrbanVolt

  • Sustainability
  • Electronics
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Subscription Service
  • Founded in 2015
  • Raised: $33M
  • 16 employees

"Making Sustainable Easy for large corporates via Lighting as a Service across their supply chains around the world. We provide clean energy assets as a subscription service.

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Stuart

  • Transportation
  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • On Demand Economy
  • Bicycles
  • Founded in 2015
  • Raised: $28.3M
  • 250 employees

"Stuart is a disruptive on-demand delivery app and platform that speeds up the way goods are transported in cities.

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Unacast

  • Analytics
  • Information Services
  • Marketing
  • Industry
  • Founded in 2014
  • Raised: $27.3M
  • 40 employees

"Unacast powers a global network of proximity providers, enabling brands and retailers to retarget their customers based on offline behavior

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Lightyear

  • Transportation
  • Sustainability
  • Energy
  • Clean Technology
  • Green
  • Founded in 2016
  • Raised: $24.6M
  • 110 employees

" We are developing world's first long range solar car. Our ultimate goals is to bring clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

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Fraugster

  • Technology
  • Finance
  • Big Data
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • FinTech
  • Deep Tech
  • Founded in 2014
  • Raised: $19.1M
  • 60 employees

"Fraugster has evolved into an AI-driven security company that shields e-commerce businesses and their consumers against cyber-criminal and always fulfills its commitment to increase every customer’s revenue growth

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refurbed

  • Consumer Electronics
  • E-Commerce
  • Marketplaces
  • Clean Technology
  • Founded in 2017
  • Raised: $17M
  • 60 employees

"Refurbed is the fastest-growing online marketplace for refurbished electronics in Germany & Austria. We built a platform to bring professional merchants and consumers together. Our products are up to 40% cheaper & 100% more environmentally friendly.

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Kodit.io

  • Real Estate
  • Analytics
  • Big Data
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Founded in 2017
  • Raised: $15.5M
  • 50 employees

"Kodit.io is the leading iBuyer in Europe. We bring liquidity to the real estate market. Thanks to our AI, we eliminate all the hassle and lack of transparency related to the process of selling and buying apartments.

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Jeff

  • Technology
  • Consumers
  • Local Businesses
  • Founded in 2015
  • Raised: $14.7M
  • 634 employees

"Jeff is the first super app of services to promote the good, good life combining a tech platform with a franchise model. Jeff offers laundry, beauty and fitness services to make people's life easier.

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SWORD Health

  • Big Data
  • Machine Learning
  • Health Care
  • Medical Devices
  • Founded in 2013
  • Raised: $14.1M
  • 68 employees

"SWORD Health is a tech-enabled provider of physical therapy, pairing its digital therapists with human clinical teams to help patients recover faster, more cost-effectively and, above all, better.

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Doctrine

  • SaaS
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Legal
  • Legal Tech
  • Founded in 2016
  • Raised: $13.8M
  • 100 employees

"Doctrine is the 1st legal information platform, centralizing all available legal information, making it easily accessible and immediately useful for legal professionals.

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Wolt

  • Mobile
  • E-Commerce
  • Lifestyle
  • Food Delivery
  • Restaurants
  • Food Tech
  • Founded in 2014
  • Raised: $13.7M
  • 650 employees

"Wolt is one of Europe’s fastest growing tech companies and is known for its food delivery platform. Based in Helsinki, Wolt operates in 19 countries across EMEA and has the industry’s highest-rated apps on the App Store & Google Play https://wolt.com

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Allplants

  • Sustainability
  • Delivery
  • Food
  • Founded in 2016
  • Raised: $13.5M
  • 76 employees

"We're on a mission to be earth’s favourite source of healthy convenience, making life on plants wonderful.

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TNW2020 is now on October 1 & 2

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