The Ultimate Half-year Guide of Startup Events You Must Attend

Each year, we organize high-quality startups events that deliver knowledge and skills or simply help connect entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and talents together. We present you with an ultimate event guide twice a year with the hope of helping you target the best events and make full use of your time and energy. Today’s article lists out 22 startup events that we believe are valuable for you to attend. Come take a look!



SXSW Conference 2019

March 8 – 17 | Austin, USA

Started from 1986, the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. They have the Entrepreneurship & Startups track which brings together founders and funders of all stages to talk about current best practices as well as the most exciting new companies and services across industries. Read more!



March 13 – 15 | Hainan, China

Is your business ready for China? OpenWebChina is the first practical forum for companies who want to start working in China. A 3-day intensive forum for companies planning to enter the Chinese market. If you want to objectively assess the prospect of launching and developing your business in the Chinese market, reduce potential expenses, attract investments from venture funds, enter accelerator or find useful contacts, this is what you need!

20 Case Studies; 200 Participants; 32 Speakers 
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Chinaccelerator 8X8 Beijing Speakers Series

March 16 | Beijing, China

Chinaccelerator 8X8 Beijing Speakers Series is one of Chinaccelerator’s traditional events where we invite 8 of our mentors – serial entrepreneurs and investors – to share their experiences on starting up in China and beyond for 8 minutes. The aim of the event is to deliver the most valuable insights for entrepreneurs, and also take the lead to create a friendly and welcoming place for all diverse talents to exchange ideas and connect with each other. Read more!


IE Venture Day

March 17 | Shenzhen, China

IE School of Human Sciences & Technology (HST) and the CUHK, Shenzhen CIDE are launching the first Social Challenge Tech Venture Day in Shenzhen. The Challenge will provide a cutting-edge, highly competitive program designed to identify and support start-ups that have the ability to use AI, Robotics or other advanced technology to solve current social issues and challenges. Read more!


Money 2020 Asia

March 19 – 21

Every year, the world’s senior leaders across Payments, Financial Services and FinTech come together at Money20/20 Asia to network and connect over the critical developments shaping the future of money in Asia and to grow and future-proof their businesses. From the latest in challenger banks to a deep-dive into the Platform Ecology model pioneered by Ant Financial and Tencent, to the newest technologies safeguarding Cyber Security and more, everything you need to know is on the agenda. Read more!


Chinaccelerator 8X8 Shanghai Speakers Series

March 23 | Shanghai, China

Chinaccelerator 8X8 Shanghai Speakers Series is one of Chinaccelerator’s traditional events where we invite 8 of our mentors – serial entrepreneurs and investors – to share their experiences on starting up in China and beyond for 8 minutes. The aim of the event is to deliver the most valuable insights for entrepreneurs, and also take the lead to create a friendly and welcoming place for all diverse talents to exchange ideas and connect with each other. Read more!


TECOM Conference

March 23 | Shanghai, China

TECOM is China’s first Tech and Entrepreneur COMmunities conference which brings the most dynamic, engaging and vibrant communities under one roof to showcase their value and mission and discuss the challenges and opportunities in the metropolis of Shanghai. A digital talent Job Fair will also be hosted together. Read more!


Corporate Innovation Summit Bankok

March 28-29 | Thailand

Corporate Innovation Summit 2019 is Asia’s First Experiential Conference, where we gather corporate and government leaders. Participants will immerse themselves with a global network of corporate leaders, tech companies, and fast-growing startups in a 2-day highly experiential, hands-on environment to transform the mindset that drives actionable corporate innovation. Read more!


Chinaccelerator X People Squared Startup Job Fair

March 31

This is an event that helps connect the bright talents with the company working opportunities. Usually entities involved with are students, people with working experience, high-potential startups with millions of dollars investments, and established corporates. The job fair also includes a career development talk to help you stand out in the competitive labor market.

30+ Startups; 110+ Jobs; 300+ Attendees; Career Talk; Career Coach

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FBIF 2019 (Food & Beverage Innovation Forum)

April 23-25 | Hangzhou, China

F&B market is huge. Food giants make frequent acquisitions and incubator programs for strategies. How do we find promising startup brands in the Chinese market? How do we grasp opportunities to start a business? How do we use incubators to support early-stage food startups? Speakers are fro, Sequoia Capital, IDG Capital, PepsiCo, etc. Read more!


Silicon Dragon Beijing

April 25 | Beijing, China

Silicon Dragon publishes news of technology, venture capital and startup trends in emerging markets and hosts forums in innovation hubs. Founded by Forbes journalist, author, and media entrepreneur Rebecca Fannin, Silicon Dragon spans a global network of 15,000 startups, emerging companies, venture capitalists, angel investors and startup stakeholders. Read more!


Alibaba Design UCAN 2019

April 27-28 | Hangzhou, China

Founded in 2015, UCAN Design Conference is a global professional forum organized by Alibaba Design. It is a conference designed to bring its own ideas and achievements to the industry. It is a bridge to connect design industry, institution and the Ali economy. The 2019 conference will invite international design masters to share their design ideas under the theme of “making business beauty and simple”.

Professional Forums; 6 Workshops; 4000 Attendees

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May 6-9 | Milano, Italy

Seeds&Chips is the leading food innovation summit in the world. “What we grow from the earth, and from our minds, can shape the future of food.” Gather global leaders building the future of food, explore new solutions, innovations, superfoods and global markets trends, showcase innovations, meet investors and engage a large audience.

12,600 visitors; +350 Media Outlet; +350 companies & Organizations; +300 Speakers

Use promo code “CHINACCELERATORSAC19” to get discounts! Read more!


Highered Summit (Talent)

May 8 – 10 | Shanghai, China

The conference will bring together Career Services and Human Resources professionals in an unprecedented, unique forum in China to strategize on their global recruitment initiatives and hiring objectives. They will come away with a practical toolkit of resources and connections to be implemented, matching top talent to international organizations. Read more!


Viva Technology

May 16-18 | Paris, France

VivaTech is the world’s rendezvous for startups and leaders to celebrate innovation. From top speakers and exhibitions to open innovation and live experiences, VivaTech is a celebration of today’s innovations and tomorrow’s possibilities for everyone who believes in the power of technology to transform business and society.

100,500 Attendees; 9,000 Startups; 1,900 Investors; 1,900 Journalists; 125 Countries 
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Echelon Asia Summit

May 23 – 24 | Singapore

Echelon is a technology event where you learn, discover and meet for opportunities across Asia’s emerging markets and ecosystem. The event features veteran and upcoming entrepreneurs, tech trends and insights, and discussions about the investment landscape in Asia. You will also meet 100+ exhibiting startups from Asia waiting to partner, collaborate, and build strategic relationships.

15,000 Attendees; 120 Speakers;  400 Investors; 250 Exhibitors; 150 TOP100 Startups; 500 Corporates 
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Blockchain Day

June 10-11 | Singapore

Blockchain Day is a 2-day event that is entirely dedicated to business innovation within all major industries from the Food Sector to AI. Where, worldwide business leaders will be coming together to share their experiences, show how they have challenged their own industries with thought-provoking case-studies and be able to connect with other C-level executives to establish new synergies side by side with political figures around the world, blockchain gurus and reputable VCs.

70+ Speakers; 800 Attendees; 40+ Media Partners; 20+ Panel Sessions
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EdTechXEurope 2019

June 18 | London, UK

EdTechXEurope is the leading thought leader summit bringing together executive level investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies. Now in its seventh year, EdTechXEurope 2019 will connect 900+ global attendees and feature over 150+ speakers to showcase EdTech innovations and perspectives from around the world. Read more!


TechSauce Global Thailand

June 19-20 | Thailand

Techsauce Global Summit 2019 will be a diverse cultural festival that goes beyond tech into music and fashion. Mix with communities such as social entrepreneurs, musicians and artists, filmmakers, athletes, LGBTQ and more! 2019 Topics include financial technology, health technology, entertainment/music/eSports/AR-VR, Blockchain.

15,000+ Attendees; 400+ Speakers; 1900+ Startups; 50+ Countries; 500+ Investors; 400+ Journalists
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4YFN Shanghai 2019

June 26 – 28 | Shanghai

4YFN is back at Asia’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, GSMA MWC Shanghai, supporting startups, investors and companies to connect and launch new business ventures together. Over three days, 4YFN will showcase the latest tech startup innovations from across the globe.*Chinaccelerator readers can get free tickets by registering here!

1000 free tickets available!




RISE Conference 2019

July 8 – 11 | Hong Kong

RISE is produced by the team behind Web Summit. In 8 short years, Web Summit has become Europe’s largest tech conference which last year attracted 70,000 attendees from 170+ countries around the world.In July 2019, people from the world’s biggest companies and most exciting startups will come to Hong Kong to share their stories and experiences. They’ll be joined by major global media, hundreds of investors and thousands of attendees for three days of legendary networking.

15,000 Attendees; 350+ Speakers; 71% Senior management; 700+ journalists; 100+countries

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July 9 – 12 | Montreal, Canada

On its 9th edition this year, Startupfest is not only Canada’s premier startup event, but is also considered to be one of the world’s must-attend conferences for startups. It is the annual gathering at which entrepreneurs, investors, makers, large enterprises, industry veterans, and startup communities chart the course of technology entrepreneurship in a one of a kind festival atmosphere. Read more!


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