7 editions of Tech5

What you need to know

The Tech5 showcases the hottest young scale-ups in all European countries based on their performance, growth, and potential. Criteria include notable investment rounds, team growth, media coverage and social impact. The top-5 of each country will be invited for the Founders Day during TNW Conference.

Founders Day

On September 30 2020, Founders Day will take place in Amsterdam. This day will reunite Tech5 alumni, top-tier investors, influencers, global press, and of course the 100 Tech5 companies to network and enjoy a full day of celebration.

On October 1 & 2, all 100 companies are invited to join TNW2020. This means you'll be invited to exclusive events and we look for opportunities to include you in the content program of the conference.

Every participant is requested to put a placeholder in their calendar for:

- Founders Day: September 30, 2020

- TNW2020: October 1 & 2 (every Tech5 participant will receive 2 Full Conference Passes - c-level only)


In order to apply for the Tech5 you have to meet the following criteria:

- Company is founded in 2014 or later

- Company HQ is located in Europe

- Founder(s) have to be present at Founders Day (September 30, 2020)

- No agencies

As of this edition, a company can only be chosen once. We go by once a Tech5 member, always a Tech5 member.

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