The coronavirus pandemic has had a widespread international impact on the occasions trade as nations initiated lockdowns and governments cracked down on group gatherings. Europe’s tech sector has seen main occasions cancelled or postponed.
The occasions area hasn’t stalled utterly, nonetheless. Startups, buyers, neighborhood builders and extra have moved from bodily to digital — internet hosting discussions and workshops through webinars to assist individuals within the ecosystem navigate their method by way of these unsure instances.
From discussions on easy methods to handle your cashflow in a downturn and rent new expertise, to advertising like a whizz and maintaining on the most recent authorities help — right here’s a listing of the upcoming webinars taking place in Europe’s startup ecosystem.
We’ll be recurrently updating this listing: please ship any suggestions on the occasions we’ve listed and tips on upcoming occasions we should always characteristic to [email protected].
The right way to market in a disaster 🇬🇧 | Friday 15 Might | 12:30pm BST
Corporations massive and small are pulling again on advertising spend. Meaning in the event you do have the money to spend, now might be a good time to take a position it in advertising and choose up some nice new shoppers — as long as you do it proper.
Sifted and Microsoft for Startups collect a panel of specialists to debate how startups can handle their communications when world occasions take an sudden flip and months of meticulous planning will get thrown out of the window in a matter of minutes.
Enroll right here
EYnovation on-line workshop 🇧🇪 | This webinar, hosted by Belgian startup help organisation The Manufacturing unit, is for firms that want knowledgeable recommendation on authorized subjects through the coronavirus, similar to information privateness and company regulation.
Be part of right here | Thursday 14 Might | 1pm CEST
The Future Fund Q&A 🇬🇧 | There are nonetheless many burning questions concerning the UK authorities’s Future Fund. Manchester Digital hosts a panel the place you will get solutions.
Register right here | Tuesday 12 Might | 10am BST
Authorities funding for startups 🇬🇧 | For those who can’t make the above, there’s one other likelihood to get your Future Fund enquiries answered right here. Govtech workspace PUBLIC Corridor, DCMS, Innovate UK and Coadec are becoming a member of forces to assist firms perceive how they will entry the UK authorities’s £1.25bn help package deal, together with Innovate UK grants.
Be part of right here | Friday 15 Might | 2pm BST
Funding for Startup Companies 🇬🇧 | This webinar takes a dive into what funding is on the market for UK startups with recommendation from a enterprise finance specialist.
Discover out extra right here | Monday 11 Might | 4pm BST
Funding mission-led companies throughout COVID-19 🇬🇧 | Be part of the neighborhood builder Converge and Social Funding Scotland for a chance to be taught extra about social investing and the way it may be applied in your organization.
Enroll right here | Wednesday 13 Might | 12pm BST
HR and other people administration
Scaling Startups: Taking Your Early-Stage Hiring From zero to 1 🇩🇪 | Ideas and methods from three founders on early-stage hiring.
Register right here | Wednesday 13 Might | 6pm CEST
Monday Motivation 🇬🇧 | Bread and Jam, a meals and drinks business-support organisation, continues its Monday Motivation collection. This version options foods and drinks founders discussing how they’ve secured their provide chains throughout these turbulent instances.
Study extra right here | Monday 11 Might | 11am BST
Fintech within the age of uncertainty 🇬🇧 | Be part of BrightTALK of their persevering with collection targeted on fintech, discussing the benefits gained and obstacles confronted by the sector on account of the pandemic.
Subsequent version: ‘Different lending’s massive alternative?’ | Thursday 28 Might | 11am BST
Covid19: Weekly Startup Abstract 🇬🇧 | Capital Enterprise brings collectively sector specialists, founders, VCs, accelerator companions and extra to provide early-stage founders necessary views on how the UK startup ecosystem is affected by the coronavirus.
Subsequent version: ‘Covid19: Weekly Startup Abstract’ | Monday 11 Might | 5pm BST
Scenario Room 🇩🇰 | A weekly collection of themed discussions organised by Nordic VC agency ByFounders; latest talks have coated the meals sector, mitigating threat and constructing a robust distributed tradition.
Subsequent version: ‘Heading off cyber threats throughout Covid-19’ | Wednesday 13 Might | 4pm CET
SaaStock Periods 🇬🇧 | The worldwide software-as-a-service neighborhood is internet hosting weekly periods to assist firms with management, advertising, gross sales, fundraising and extra through the coronavirus pandemic.
Subsequent version: ‘Advertising in a time of disaster’ | Wednesday 13 Might | 4pm BST
BASE Convention 🇳🇱 | The Amsterdam-based neighborhood builder is gearing up for a three-part webinar collection all through Might on the ways in which scaleups can reply to the coronavirus outbreak.
Subsequent version: ‘Persevere, Pause or Pivot: Practical Business Strategies from Scale Up Experts’ | Wednesday 13 Might | Time TBC
CREtech Talks 🇬🇧 | This brief collection brings voices from leaders, buyers and homeowners within the proptech sector.
Subsequent version: ‘The Evolving Dynamics of Ecommerce’ | Friday 15 Might | 5pm BST
Digital South Summit 🇪🇸 | This collection, a collaboration between Madrid-based startup convention South Summit and IE College, goals to extend the visibility and ties of innovation within the ecosystem. A spread of subjects and sectors shall be explored, similar to sustainability, training and fintech, in addition to startups discussing their tasks.
Subsequent version: ‘Mobility & Logistics e-challenges’ | Tuesday 12 Might | 3pm CEST
Insurance coverage for Startups 🇩🇪 | On this workshop, Berlin Startup Faculty welcomes insurance coverage knowledgeable Tim Frank, to advise startups on the insurance coverage insurance policies most related for them. Freelancers and entrepreneurs will even step in to provide high insurance coverage suggestions.
Guide your house right here | Wednesday 20 Might | 6:30pm CEST
A Survival Information for CTOs: Answering important questions for each startup 🇬🇧 | Chief expertise officers are amongst the various dealing with pressures in these unsure instances. Microsoft for Startups and Techstars have gathered two CTOs to reply questions for these dealing with challenges.
Enroll right here | Monday 11 Might | 4pm BST
Fintech workforce, expertise and immigration — by way of and post-Covid-19 🇬🇧 | Would you like your fintech firm to emerge from the disaster with a extra resilient workforce? Then hop on this webinar with Innovate Finance and other people, rewards and workforce advisors to get knowledgeable suggestions.
Register right here | Tuesday 19 Might | 3pm BST
DeepTech Seed Fundraising throughout COVID 🇬🇧 | Silicon Roundabout Ventures leads this deeptech-focused webinar the place seed startups current their tech and VCs speak influence, adaptation and what they wish to see from startups in relation to Covid-19.
Guide your house right here | Tuesday 12 Might | 5pm BST
Breaking into Healthtech 🇬🇧 | Stand up to hurry on the healthtech sector within the startup world. Startups Journal is bringing founders and specialists collectively within the healthtech area to debate easy methods to break into healthtech in these instances.
Register now | Thursday 14 Might | 2pm BST
International Pharma Booster 🇫🇷 | Be part of Digital Pharma Lab and deeptech convention Howdy Tomorrow to find out how pharmatech startups are boosting pharmaceutical firms throughout Europe and Asia. Founders, buyers and leaders focus on.
Save your spot right here | Friday 15 Might | 9:30am CEST
Data Session: Change into a UX/UI designer with CareerFoundry 🇬🇧 | Uncover extra about UX/UI design and determine if it’s a profession path for you.
Enroll right here | Tuesday Might 26 | 5pm BST
The right way to deal with occasions throughout and after the corona disaster 🇩🇪 | Be part of tech occasion advertising firm Sparket and its panel of audio system to discover ways to greatest market digital occasions throughout coronavirus and when on-site occasions will return.
Register right here | Thursday 14 Might | 7pm CEST
VC Hours 🇫🇷 | Guide 30-minute conferences with buyers at 17 French VC corporations, together with Daphni, Elaia and Samaipata. | Guide in right here
B2B Startups Workplace Hours 🇪🇸 | The Barcelona-based VC Caixa Capital Risc invitations founders to debate their enterprise concepts in 30-minute time slots evert Friday. That is for startups absolutely or partly primarily based in Spain or Portugal.
Enroll right here | Fridays | From 9:30am CEST
Nice webinars which have been and gone: catch up right here.
Sifted Talks: The right way to handle cashflow in a disaster 🇬🇧 | The coronavirus pandemic has ruptured many companies’ plans for 2020 and past — leaving most to make powerful choices to final out the yr.
If there’s been one resounding piece of recommendation for founders from enterprise capital corporations and the tech Twitterati, it’s been this: minimize your spend and enhance your runway.
However how, precisely, ought to founders be managing their cashflow — now and over the approaching months? Learn what went down right here.
Sifted Talks: The right way to pivot in a disaster 🇬🇧 | Throughout these difficult instances, many startups are in a susceptible state — main many founders to query the validity of their enterprise fashions within the new world.
As shoppers change focus, we’ve seen startups throughout Europe do the identical by pivoting their companies, whereas others stay not sure about how to take action. However, when every part’s in shift, how can founders make sure of the most effective strikes to make? Learn the primary takeaways right here.
Go massive or go house: How mobility operators are assembly the challenges of Covid-19 🇮🇱 | This convention from Mobility Makers highlights the disruption of mobility companies and fleet operators through the disaster, which in flip has opened new home windows of alternative. Watch right here.
Hiring and onboarding in a pandemic 🇬🇧 | Study from hiring managers on the BBC and the Division for Schooling’s Digital Crew (DfE Digital), as they advise firms and people on easy methods to rent tech expertise in these rocky instances. Manchester Digital hosts. Test it out right here.
The right way to construct a digital engagement technique 🇬🇧 | Constructing on its webinar from final week about easy methods to construct your employer model from house, London-based recruiter Wiser digs into easy methods to interact along with your individuals remotely, one of the best ways. Watch right here.
Lockdown Unlocked 🇬🇧 | Tech Nation hosted a full morning of panels and discussions — together with a debate between Brent Hoberman and Robin Klein concerning the position VCs and the state play in supporting startups throughout a disaster. Catch up right here.
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