The Biggest Event on Startup and Innovation in Eastern Europe is Happening Soon: How to Web Conference 2023

The Biggest Event on Startup and Innovation in Eastern Europe is Happening Soon: How to Web Conference 2023

The Biggest Event on Startup and Innovation in Eastern Europe is Happening Soon: How to Web Conference 2023

The countdown has begun for How to Web Conference 2023, set to take place on October 4-5 in Bucharest, Romania. This year’s conference promises to be an unprecedented gathering of over 2,500 attendees, featuring more than 60 top-expert speakers, 350 startups, 150 investors, and dedicated experiences for teams, entrepreneurs, and investors.

With the tagline ‘Keep Building,’ this year’s conference aims to inspire resilience and drive innovation, even in the face of adversity. It serves as an inspirational call to action for startup founders, product builders, investors, entrepreneurs, marketers, and tech professionals to unite and elevate their pursuits to new levels of success.

Meet the Experts – Keynote Speakers and Their Insights:

  • Ryan Singer, Product Builder, Advisor, and Author of Shape Up will reveal how to ship work that matters when building world-class tech products. Attendees can learn efficiency, profitability, and the secrets of delivering meaningful products on time.
  • Darren Chait, Head of Growth Marketing at Calendly will uncover the hard truths of building a product-led growth business in 2023. How to Web participants can gain insights into successful growth channels and product-led sales strategies.
  • Irina Haivas, Partner at Atomico will offer a glimpse into what sets apart the best Eastern European startups, with insights from one of Europe’s leading venture funds. 10+ years of investment wisdom will be set on stage.
  • Stephanie Musat, Senior Staff Product Manager at Warner Bros. Discovery will dive into the strategies that keep products competitive in the market. Attendees can thus identify elements that are no longer relevant and keep their offerings agile.
  • Hristo Borisov, Co-founder and CEO of Payhawk, the only unicorn startup in Bulgaria, will reveal the successful strategies for developing innovative technology products and his vision as a founder.

More than 60 speakers will join these bright minds on stage and challenge current beliefs and practices in the industry with their expert insights.

A Multifaceted Conference Experience

How to Web Conference 2023 offers a diverse and enriching experience across four stages:

  • Build & Grow Stage Gain insights from industry pioneers like Ryan Singer, Darren Chait, Irina Haivas, Zachary Gleicher, and others. Learn from their experiences in product building, growth marketing, venture capital, and more.
  • Community Stage: Discover the power of innovation through real-world business success stories shared by founders and business leaders.
  • Q&A Stage: Interact directly with renowned speakers, seeking answers to your most pressing questions.
  • Startup Stage: Witness the emerging startups in Eastern Europe as they deliver hot pitches, showcasing their groundbreaking ideas.

Spotlight: Eastern Europe’s Leading Startup Matchmaking Program and Competition

Spotlight, the conference’s matchmaking program and competition, offers early-stage startups the opportunity of a lifetime. With the largest investment prize in Eastern Europe (€880,000), this program is designed to propel startups to success. Notable investors, including Credo Ventures, SMOK Ventures, Fiedler Capital, Startup Wise Guys, Underline Ventures, Fortech Investments, and SeedBlink, are eagerly anticipating the next big breakthrough in the region. Over 250 startups applied, and the 40 finalists will be announced soon.

Venture in CEE: Exploring Investment Trends

Investors will have the chance to attend the exclusive pre-event, Venture in CEE, where the latest global investment trends are analysed and debated.

Networking Opportunities Abound

High-quality networking is a cornerstone of How to Web Conference 2023. Attendees can participate in one-on-one meetings at dedicated networking tables or access the VIP Networking Area for executive-level connections.

Deal Flow Optimized

Startups and investors will have access to the full list of attending startups, complete with contact details and presentations, fostering valuable connections and deal flow opportunities.

Side Events Enrich the Experience

Complementing the main conference, How to Web Side Events empower tech communities across the region. Topics include investment, community building, technology transfer, health tech, and many in between, offering additional networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities.

How to Web Conference 2023 is built in partnership with Orange Romania, BRD – Groupe Société Générale, Underline Ventures, and Google for Startups, and with the support of Bitdefender, HubSpot for Startups, European Innovation Council, Endeavor Romania, Vienna Business Agency, WIT Angels Club, LAUNCHub Ventures, and Growceanu.

Last Days for Early Bird Tickets

The How to Web Conference 2023 promises to be a pivotal event for anyone involved in the startup and innovation ecosystem. With an impressive line-up of speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities, and the exciting Spotlight competition, this conference is where innovation and entrepreneurship thrive.

These are the last days when you can secure your spot at the event with Early Bird tickets. Prices will increase on September 15. Tickets can be purchased on the event’s website:

About How to Web

How to Web is the leading startup & innovation conference in Eastern Europe.

Initiated in 2009, How to Web is one of the earliest influential European startup conferences, which has accelerated the adoption of the startup culture and innovation in Eastern Europe & Romania. Our main focus has been to create a web of learning and networking opportunities that can empower the innovative minds in this region.

12.09.2023 / Editor, Andreea Dragan