Celebrating 7 years of Tech5

A community for Europe's hottest young scale-ups

The Tech5 showcases the hottest young scale-ups in all European countries based on their performance, growth, and potential.
The top-5 of each country is selected as part of the TECH5 and covered by and listed on TNW. That is not all, the Tech5 community comes together at the exclusive Founders Day, hosted by Adyen during TNW Conference and get several perks throughout the year.

See you next year!

Tech5 2020

It’s official – Wolt, the Helsinki-based technology company that’s known for its food delivery platform, has clinched the title of 2020’s “most promising startup” from all of Europe in the 7th edition of the Tech5 startup competition. TIER took second place, while Cowboy came in third.

Winner: Wolt (Finland)
Runner up: TIER (Germany)
Runner up: Cowboy (Belgium)

An ever impactful Community!

Together with our European consortium consisting of investors, influencers and experts we've selected the 100 hottest young technology companies in Europe.

For the 7th year now Adyen and TNW have fostered the community of the coolest companies out there.

Meet our members

Become part of Europe's most successful group of tech founders.

  • Xceed
  • Foodpanda
  • Tiqets
  • Homelike
  • Movinga
  • Bragi
  • Mentimeter
  • FinanceFox
  • MisterFly
  • Karma
  • Blacklane
  • Happn
  • Fairphone
  • Too Good To Go
  • Delivery Hero
  • CornerJob
  • YPlan
  • Finexkap
  • Lyst
  • Drivy
  • Aircall
  • Transferwise
  • Cabify
  • Back Market
What's in it for my company?

Enter the top-level European founder network

Making it into the Tech5 community means that your company enters an exclusive network of young, leading tech companies. Get founder-level access to the most remarkable tech companies (and investors) in Europe, media coverage and make long-lasting friends across all European countries.

“It was exceedingly helpful to be featured in the Tech5 UK. At the time, we were fundraising and the competition helped us to start all sorts of business conversations across Europe.” Alex Klein CEO, founder Kano - UK Winner

A joint initiative of two European tech giants

Over the past decade, Adyen has acted as an enabler of growth by helping the most promising scale-ups to grow even faster. TNW believes technology is making the world a better place, and successful scale-ups deserve a chance to shine: Tech5 offers a place for this community to be in the spotlight.

“This is a unique group of people and companies and by putting them in the spotlight and bringing them together we help drive new business, spark new ideas, new collaborations and new innovations to further develop and grow the European tech scene." - Patrick de Laive, Founder TNW