Startup Grind Europe Conference 2018

June 13, 2018 ● London, UK
Central Hall Westminster
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Be part of the future of entrepreneurship, fintech, and more

With 2,500 founders and investors attending, and over 100 European startups exhibiting, this year's Europe [London] Conference will be the biggest yet. With more than 75 speakers across three stages, we'll feature a range of sessions including thought-provoking keynotes, educational workshops, and intimate VC Q+As highlighting this year's topics, including Blockchain, AI, fintech, to name a few.

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Startup Grind Europe Conference

Startup Grind Europe brings today’s top founders, investors, and innovators to London for a full day of invaluable content, networking, and resources. Over 100 sessions, 75 exhibiting startups, 20 partners, and 2,500 attendees will join us.

Partners come to help and work with startups. Founders come to demo their products, get exposure to potential customers, and network within their community. Investors come for face-time with startups, to learn about new innovations and recruit for their next investment.

If you’re building your own company, working in a startup, investing, involved in tech or corporate innovation - you’ve come to the right place. Startup Grind Europe is the place to meet + learn from the best.

Key themes addressed this year will include Future of Tech (AI/AR/Robotics), Funding (VC landscape in and around Europe), and Fintech (+ Blockchain).

Startup Grind Values: Make friends, not contacts. Give before you take. Help others, before yourself.


Wednesday, 13 June @ 8am (BST) - Full Conference Day

  • Venue: Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London, SW1H 9NH

Tuesday, 12 June @ 6pm (BST) - Opening Night Party + Pre-registration

  • Venue: WeWork Moorgate, 1 Fore St Ave, London EC2Y 9DT, UK
  • Welcome drinks + food, plus get your badge early MUST have a conference ticket
  • Full access to the entire conference - all content on mainstage, breakout stage, and VC Q+A, startup pavilion, partner pavilion & opening night on 12 June
  • Coffee, lunch, drinks
  • Everything included in “General Admission Pass” plus no-wait registrationv
  • Access to the VIP / Press lounge
  • Reserved front row seating in mainstage + breakout sessions
  • Early-access to Opening Night (exclusively open for one hour prior to VIP’s, Partners, Exhibiting Startups, and Chapter Directors)
  • 1 Guest pass to Opening Night

Available to currently enrolled students in accredited colleges/universities or graduate school programs. Students must apply for our Student Pass via the application below. Valid student ID and/or transcript may be required upon request.

Please complete this Application if you are interested in receiving a Student Pass.

If you’re a journalist reporting for a major media outlet or a private blogger with a considerable audience, we’d be happy to have you join as press should you be interested in covering the event. Apply for a Media Pass by filling out this application. We’ll get back to you within 24-hours.

All tickets are non-refundable but are transferable (see below).

Tickets can be transferred without additional charge before May 21st. Any ticket transfer post May 21st will incur a service charge of £95. Last day to submit any transfer request is June 8th.


We work with both Fortune 500 companies and startups alike to help partners reach startups within the community. We’d love to learn more about your organization to figure out how we can best partner. Here is our 2018 sponsor deck. Please email our team for more information.

If your business has raised less than $3M and has fewer than 20 employees, you’re eligible to apply for our Startup Exhibition.

Don’t wait! Startup Exhibition space will fill up. If selected, you’ll have the chance to demo during the conference, connect to our network of investors, get access to additional networking events, and receive a number of limited resources offered by our partners.

Visit our Startup page for more info. Free to apply and takes less than a minute to submit.

There will be hundreds of investors in the audience — many who’d love to meet you. You’ve just got to find them, so turn on your networking game! Approach it with the intention of making friends first (before pitching hard), we find it works better.

Getting there

Heathrow Airport - London’s most popular airport, complete with Tube access, and also most conveniently located versus the Central Hall Westminster venue. If coming from the airport, the fastest is to take the Heathrow Express train to London Paddington Station, then take the Circle to St. James Park or Westminster. You’ll have a 4 minute walk once you get off.

Stansted Airport - take either the Stansted Express train Liverpool Street station and then take the underground: Circle line from there to Westminster and it's a 4 minute walk from there. Or take the coach to London Victoria and it's only one stop by the underground to St. James's Park and a short walk from there.

Gatwick Airport - take the Gatwick Express train to London Victoria, then take the underground to St. James’s Park. It’s only 4 mins walk from there.

Luton Airport - take the national express train to London Baker Street Station. Walk a couple mins to catch the underground to Westminster station. It’s will be 9 mins walk from there.

All the following hotel suggestions are less than a 10 minute drive from the Central Hall Westminster.

The Sanctuary House Hotel
33 Tothill Street, Westminster Borough, London, SW1H 9LA, United Kingdom

Conrad London St James
22 - 28 Broadway, Westminster Borough, London, SW1H 0BH, United Kingdom

London Property Apartment
56 Great Peter Street, Westminster Borough, London, SW1P 2HD, United Kingdom

St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel
41-54 Buckingham Gate, Westminster Borough, London, SW1E 6AF, United Kingdom

The venue is located in central London - only a few blocks from Big Ben. Take the tube to at St. James Park or Westminster underground station (4 minute walk from each) via Circle / District lines. There is no parking offered at our venue.

Other info

You can enter and exit the event at your leisure so long as you are wearing your Startup Grind wristband + badge, which acts as your ticket. No trading passes or you’ll be rejected upon re-entry.

You can save your wristband for Wednesday (badge-only for welcome party) however, if you’re eager to represent, your wristband will survive the shower :) If you wear it for the whole year, we guarantee you a free ticket to our next conference. Yes, really.

Whatever makes you comfortable! Typically attendees are casual to business-casual. Consider the types of people you’ll be meeting - it’s always positive to make a good first impression.

We appreciate your enthusiasm, but we ask our guests to stick to business cards at most. Other solicitation will not be permitted on-site.

If you want to do more - promote your product/service, you can join us as a sponsor. Please email us if you’d like to reach the Startup Grind audience. We’d love to work together.

Unfortunately, we will not be sponsoring visas for attendees to the Startup Grind Europe Conference.

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Any other questions? Email or tweet @startupgrind on twitter.

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Give First
Don't Take
Make Friends
Not Contacts
Help Others
Before Yourself