The Most Complete Guide to Startup Events and Conferences in 2024

Startup Events Lists
If you’re looking to grow your career or business, building meaningful relationships should be one of your top priorities. You need to explore new communities and events to find your tribe, especially if you’re building a startup. Often, founders develop products without considering marketing or identifying their target audience—it’s like throwing a party without invites! Instead, start working on building your audience months in advance.

You have to aim to create an army of supporters and fans, so think beyond mere networking. Networking often involves exchanging business cards or, more commonly, connecting on LinkedIn, but it goes beyond that; it’s about finding people to collaborate with. Some of your best connections will come from collaborations. What does collaboration entail? It can be as simple as exchanging blog posts, speaking at a podcast or event, or getting a quote for your next article.

In this post, we present a calendar list of startup events, conferences, and meetups. If you’re looking for more events in your city, check out the CofoundersBeta startup directory here, where you can browse by city.

1. WNORTH Conference

This is a must-attend event for women founders and professionals. WNORTH conference takes places in the beautiful mountain town of Whistler to bring the community together.

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2. Aceocial

Acesocial is the go-to-event for Toronto startup founders, innovators, and tech enthusiasts. Check out some of their up coming events here.

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3. AdWeek Social Media Week

NYC’s premium event for social media managers and marketers to discuss latest trends and challenges using social to grow.

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4. DX3 Canada

DX3 Canada is one of the largest retail marketing and expos in the country. It has speaker series with many expos to check out.

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5. Inventures Canada

This one of the top conferences that takes place in Calgary. This is where startups, innovators and investors gather to make things happen.

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6. Payments Canada SUMMIT

If you’re into fintech, this one is for you. Payments Canada Summit brings the fintech community in Canada together under one roof to share ideas for the future.

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7. Vancouver Startup Week

Vancouver Startup Week is one of the best tech events in Canada. It brings the Vancouver’s startup community together to learn and collaborate.

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8. Startupfest

This is arguably one of the largest startup conferences in the world. Startupfest is known for its top notch content, speakers, and plenty of fun for founders.

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9. Inbound by Hubspot

If you’re looking for the next conference in marketing, check out Inbound. This is the top destinations for world’s marketers to get connected.

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10. SaaStr Annual 

This is the annual conference for SaaS founders and professionals.

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Silicon Valley Funding Summit Las Vegas Jan 8
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Las Vegas Jan 9-12
You're Next Career Fair UofT Career Fair Toronto Feb 2
Aceosocial Toronto TBD
DeveloperWeek San Francisco/online Feb 21-23
Affiliate World Dubai Feb 28-29
Web Summit Qatar Qatar Feb 26-29
FoundersBeta Top 100 Companies Global TBD
South by Southwest (SXW) Austin March 8 - 16
Canadian Innovation Exchange Toronto March 26 - 27
AI and Tech Conference NVIDIA San Jose/Virtual March 18 - 21
AdWeek Social Media Week NYC April 9 - 11
DX3 Canada Toronto April 9 - 10
ASU+GSV Summit San Diego April 14 - 17
Web Summit Rio Rio April 15-18
WNORTH Whistler May 8-10
HRPA Annual Conference Toronto May
Dublin Tech Summit Dublin May 29 – 30
Inventures Canada Calgary May 29 - 31
Payments Canada SUMMIT Toronto May 29 - 31
Vancouver Startup Week Vancouver May 31 - June 7
Social West Calgary June 5-7
TechTalent North Toronto June 6
Turing Fest Edinburgh July 9-10
Collision Toronto June 17 - 20
Employee Experience Summit Toronto June 18-19
Startupfest Montreal July 10-12
Blockchain Futurist Conference Toronto August 13 - 14
Canadian Meetings + Events Expo Toronto August 13 - 14
ALL IN AI Conference Montreal TBD Fall
Litmus Live Boston/online Sept
FinovateFall New York Sept 9-11
Inbound by Hubspot Boston Sept 18 - 20
TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco TBD - Sept
SaaStr Annual 2023 San Francisco Sep 10 - 12
Oslo Innovation Week Oslo Sept 23 -21
HR Technology Conference Las Vegas Sept 24 - 27
Social Camp HR Toronto TBD
Culture Summit San Diego October 6 - 8
Expand North Star Dubai October 13 - 16
Banff Venture Forum Banff October 23 - 24
Scale without Borders Toronto TBD
Boston Fintech Week Boston TBD - around October
SF Tech Week San Francisco TBD - around october
LA Tech Week LA TBD - around october
NY Tech Week NYC TBD - around october
Money 20/20 Las Vegas Oct 27 - 30
Web Summit Lisbon Nov 11 - 14
SaaS North Ottawa Nov 13 - 14
Slush Helsinki Nov 30 - Dec 1

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