16 Valuable London Startup Events You Can’t Miss! (2024 Update)

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We’ve compiled the ultimate guide to the best London startup events, including dates, locations, and costs.

Prepare to seize every exciting networking opportunity, make invaluable connections, and enter the UK’s vibrant startup scene!

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Top 15 Can’t Miss Startup Events in London

Here are the major upcoming networking events you should attend if you want to join London’s thrilling startup community:

1. Startup Show 2024


The Startup Show, by Enterprise nation, in the heart of London offers an essential platform for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs.

The event boasts over 100 speakers and opportunities to engage with advisers, network with entrepreneurs, and explore the exhibition area for valuable deals, trends, and business tips.

Here are the details you need:

  • When: 27th January 2024 | 9:00am to 4:15pm GMT
  • Where: King’s College, Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BG
  • Cost: Starting from £15 per person (Early bird discount end 27th January 2024)

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/startup-show-the-uks-biggest-start-up-event-of-the-new-year-tickets-740011764107

2. London Business Show


This startup accelerator is by London Entrepreneurs Network. The meetup provides promising startups and aspiring entrepreneurs with guidance, resources, or possibly even funding.

With over 500+ attendees, you’re bound to find a keen angel investor to launch your business. Think of it like a targeted advertising opportunity, enabling you to reach your ideal audience and propel your venture to success.

Check out the details below:

  • When: Wednesday, 31st January 2024 | 5:30pm to 9pm GMT
  • Where: TBA, London
  • Cost: Free to attend; Exhibition stands from £100

Registration link:https://allevents.in/london/exhibiting-london-business-show

3. Cowork & Brunch


Organized by Othership, Cowork & Brunch is a monthly recurring networking event.

This gathering takes some of the pressure off even if you’re not much of a people person. Startups can mingle with attendees like an investor, successful entrepreneurs, or other tech enthusiasts in a relaxed setting over coffee and a bite to eat!

Psst..if you can’t make it for the August edition, the next installment will happen on 6th September 2023.

  • When: Wednesday, August 2nd 2023 | 10:00 to 11:15 BST
  • Where: HomeWork Fulham, 25 Effie Road, London, SW6 1EL
  • Cost: £10 (Free for Othership Premium & All Access members)

Registration link: https://othership.com/community/events/cowork-brunch/

4. AfriTech Basecamp – London: Networking for African Founders & Investors

This networking event is about connecting innovators in the African startup ecosystem.

If you’re an African founder, this is a great opportunity to gain valuable insight from industry experts in various sectors, such as:

  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Travel

Here’s everything you need to know about this tech event:

  • When: Thursday, 22nd February 2024 | 18:00 to 21:00 BST
  • Where: 9 Adam Street London WC2N 6AA United Kingdom
  • Cost: £11.55 

Registration link:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/afritech-basecamp-london-networking-for-african-founders-investors-tickets-577594389367

5. Master Investor Show 2024


The Master Investor Show is tailored towards private investors and startup founders. It provides a unique platform where participants can glean invaluable wisdom from prominent industry figures, entrepreneurs, and esteemed fund managers across the United Kingdom.

Moreover, this networking event presents a lucrative chance for direct engagement with potential investors and company CEOs, opening doors to promising investment opportunities.

  • When: Saturday, 9th March 2024 | 09:10 to 17:00 GMT
  • Where: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH
  • Cost: Free

Registration link: https://masterinvestorshow-2024.reg.buzz/

6. London Startup Fair


The London Startup Fair is by Tech Job Fair. This tech event boasts an impressive mix of SMEs, tech startups, and big tech companies.

So whether you’re in the startup scene and looking to hire or a job seeker looking to join a promising startup, this is a fantastic networking opportunity.

  • When: Thursday, 14th March 2024 | 14:00 to 19:00 GMT
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE
  • Cost: Free

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-jobs-fair-london-2024-tickets-491664029347

7. London 2024 Venture Capital World Summit


Venture Capital World Summit Ltd typically organizes global conferences, but you can catch this startup conference in London.

You’ll have an opportunity to pitch your idea and gain insight from industry leaders and expert VCs to take your company to the next level.

Here are the details about this London startup conference:

  • When: Wednesday, 27 March 2024 | 9:30 to 14:00 GMT
  • Where: 118 Bath Road Harlington, Hayes London UB3 5AJ United Kingdom
  • Cost: Starting from £384.44 per person including tax and fees (early bird discount ends on 1st November 2023)

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/london-2024-venture-capital-world-summit-tickets-731460005567 

8. SME XPO


The SME XPO 2024, hosted by the Evening Standard, is a premier event dedicated to ambitious SME founders and decision-makers aspiring to grow their startups and scaleups.

Featuring 60+ expert speakers, 30 workshops, and connections with over 4,000 SME founders and 100+ top suppliers, it offers insights, networking opportunities, and solutions for business growth.

With focused content themes spanning disruptive ideas, startups, scaling up, finance, investment, and future tech, this two-day event provides actionable strategies and support for SMEs aiming to scale and succeed.

  • When: 23rd to 24th April 2024
  • Where: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL, United Kingdom
  • Cost: Free to attend

Registration link: https://smexpo.co.uk/ 

9. Financing the Entrepreneurial Business – London Business School


This event draws participants globally, spanning Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Asia, and is hosted at the esteemed London Business School.

If you’re seeking an angel investor or venture capitalist, this week-long program offers a valuable opportunity to showcase your startup to influential decision-makers and potential supporters.

Connect with professionals from both public and private capital communities to glean insights into the investment criteria sought by investment committees through networking sessions.

  • When: Monday, 15th to Friday, 19th April 2024
  • Where: London Business School, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4SA
  • Cost: £8,300 (25% discount for London Business School Alumi)

Registration link: https://www.london.edu/apply?programmeApplyOnlineParameterValue=64&apply=true&itemId=d7ab1018-405c-4af9-ac69-93443c71e719&servicePageReferer=d7ab1018-405c-4af9-ac69-93443c71e719

10. Tech.eu Summit London 2024


Tech.eu Summit London 2024 invites 2,000 visionaries to shape the tech industry’s future while fostering connections and innovation.

Engage in impactful discussions and network with diverse industry players – entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and academics. Contribute to sustainable growth, defining responsible paths for startup ecosystems.

Hosted at the Old Billingsgate, a historic central London venue, this summit merges historical allure with modern facilities for a groundbreaking tech event.

  • When: 16th to 17th May, 2024
  • Where: 1 Old Billingsgate Walk (Riverside, 16 Lower Thames St, London EC3R 6DX, United Kingdom
  • Cost: Starting from £300 per person (Early bird discount valid until 30th December 2023)

Registration link: https://tech.eu/order/ticket/summit-london-2024/ 

11. London Tech Week 2024


Experience London Tech Week, a tech conference that’ll connect any tech startup with industry leaders from across the globe!

This London startup conference is a wonderful networking opportunity. Tech Week helps businesses in the startup scene shape a future that leads to long-lasting and sustainable innovation.

Tech Week will also showcase panel discussions and networking sessions with global industry leaders, founders, angel investors, and VCs in tech.

  • When: 10th to 14th June 2024
  • Where: Olympia London, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX, United Kingdom
  • Cost: TBA

Registration link: https://londontechweek.com/

12. Reset Connect London 2024


Reset Connect London stands as a key sustainability and green investment event during London Climate Action Week.

It provides an exceptional chance for startup founders to secure funding, establish networks, foster collaborations, and delve into diverse funding avenues alongside sustainability experts, government officials, industry pioneers, tech providers, and investors across multiple sectors.

  • When: 25th to 26th June 2024 | 09:00 to 16:30 BST
  • Where: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
  • Cost: Free

Registration link: https://allevents.in/london/reset-connect-london-2024/80002578752608

13. Connected Britain 2024


Hosted by Total Telecom, Connected Britain is a startup connector tech conference that focuses on bringing together every major leader driving Britain’s digital economy.

The startup conference will feature over two days of networking and talks on the evolving technologies in the telecom sector.

Near Tech City, this upcoming event is a great opportunity for a tech company founder to forge business relationships with the biggest innovators in London’s internet and mobile tech space.

Below are details about this tech conference:

  • When: 11th to 12th September 2024
  • Where: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
  • Cost: Currently starting from £400 (Discounts available for group bookings)

Registration link: https://secure.terrapinn.com/V5/step1.aspx

14. Sifted Summit


The Sifted Summit caters to founders, operators, and investors, boasting 3,000 attendees, 200+ speakers, and 80+ sponsors & exhibitors. 

You’ll fit right in as the event has a 50% startup/scaleup audience. 

The event houses dynamic elements like journalist-hosted stages, insightful workshops, and exclusive roundtable discussions. Attendees also engage in ‘Startup Life Live’ sessions for practical tips, investor breakfasts, and specialized meetups fostering networking opportunities.

  • When: 2nd to 3rd October 2024
  • Where: Magazine London, 11 Ordnance Cres, London, SE10 0JH
  • Cost: TBA

Registration link: https://ftx.typeform.com/to/LXOLy9Lp?typeform-source=summit.sifted.eu 

15. Women of Silicon Roundabout


The Women of Silicon Roundabout event is a convergence of over 4,500 trailblazing tech leaders, spanning from beginners to senior executives, offering tailored content for all expertise levels.

With 250+ speakers, 250+ sessions, and 100+ exhibitors, attendees experience extensive networking, insights from industry pioneers, tech demos, and career development opportunities.

The event fosters connections, offers career growth advice, and keeps tech pioneers informed about the latest industry trends for personal and professional advancement.

Let’s go, ladies!

  • When: 27th to 28th November 2024
  • Where: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL, United Kingdom
  • Cost: Tickets cost £225 (Early bird discount ends 2nd February 2024)

Registration link: https://women-in-technology.com/buy-tickets/ 

16. The Business Show London 2024


The Business Show is celebrating its 50th edition in 2024 with a revamped concept at ExCeL London.

For decades, it’s been a hub for startups and SMEs seeking growth and development. With 750 exhibitors, 200 seminars, panel discussions, and masterclasses, it’s a treasure trove of expert knowledge and networking galore.

See the event details below:

  • When: 13th to 14th November 2024
  • Where: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL, United Kingdom
  • Cost: TBA

Registration link: TBA

And there you have it!

London undeniably stands as a hub of aspiring entrepreneurs in the British startup ecosystem.

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