For startups, it’s time to focus on more than just the money. As the rules of the game continue to change, we lined up content to help you navigate a new rulebook and find your bearings in the bear market.
Scale your business at Sifted Summit
Four stages hosted by Sifted journalists bringing you the latest on what is going on behind-the-scenes at Europe’s leading scaleups. Will VCs ever drop that dry powder? What bubbling macro trends are shaping Europe’s tech landscape?
World class lineup of over 200 speakers who will go behind the headline to uncover the biggest trends for founders
Learn from other founders in interactive workshops and roundtables designed to dive deeper into strategies to bolster your bottom line
Meet successful entrepreneurs and influential investors who are shaping the future of European tech
Connect with investors who are looking for their next opportunity
Network with other founders going through the same challenges as you and find out what industry leaders are saying, off the record
Sifted Summit 2023
The Main Stage
Interviews with the biggest names in the business
Big picture panels with the founders, operators and investors who have shaped Europe’s tech scene
Big funding discussions from investors and VCs from across Europe
Startup Life LIVE!
The 'how-to' stage with a twist
Actionable business building tips for you to implement — tomorrow
Sector led stages
Specific stages for our most covered sectors:
- Climate tech
- and deeptech
Key sessions that took place
Ultra-intelligent machines: a threat to human life or the next big opportunity
With the ecosystem amazed and terrified in equal measure by generative AI, how are those in the know holding the reigns? Will EU regulation make the ecosystem fall behind its Asian and American counterparts?
The American Dream: the how and when of scalin’ USA
Despite the challenging economic landscape, international growth is still there for the taking. What are the internal and external hurdles? What does it really take to power your business across the Atlantic?
The IPO waiting game: how to exit in Europe
Is it really RIP IPO? How can the IPO market be made more attractive when it reopens? With public and private valuations down, the end of the startup lifecycle is a lot more interesting. We discuss if now is the time to be gunning for a public listing - and if not, when?
How to avoid burnout for the good of your business — and your health
Startup life is intense. Big things are expected of small teams and the personal investment can drive founders into the ground. How can burnout be identified and what happens if you leave it untreated?
How to decide your company benefits: what they really, really want
How are founders keeping their teams happy, healthy and engaged? Amid big conversations on period and parental leave, health insurance and equity, you need to know which benefits are really fundamental and which you can offer on a budget.
Get to know the Sifted Summit audience
"The tech event that London deserves"
"Sifted makes early stage tech exciting - it feels cool, hip and interesting, and nerdy in the best way."
"I got incredible value as I was also offered £1m for my round. Summit was designed in the best possible way to maximise the luck of the attendees."
"Contents been really engaging - I love learning something new and being able to apply that to my own business."
"All the conversations were incredibly insightful and honest and action driven which is what I believe Sifted stands for. Thank you Sifted for an incredible first summit! History is being written!"
"I absolutely loved being in different atmosphere at Sifted conference last week, much more inclusive!"
"Still sifting through the list of new friendships I made at Sifted Summit and one thing that stands out from other events for me is that people were real. I was having real conversations, hearing honest opinions and met people who are keen to help, genuinely."
"Events like this are hugely important for first time founders. I had such a great time at the Sifted summit. What an inspiring event. Very honoured to have had the opportunity to speak about everything myself and my team are doing at Jennis to create positive change in the womens health space"