TechBBQ
2024

Sep 11 - 12, 2024 Copenhagen

TechBBQ has become the heartbeat of the startup and innovation ecosystem in Scandinavia. It began as a humble BBQ gathering for tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs in 2013, but has since evolved into a large - scale summit that draws attendees from around the world for two days of inspiration, networking, and growth.

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Who is TechBBQ

TechBBQ is a nonprofit organization who serves as the heartbeat of the startup and innovation ecosystem in Scandinavia. Originating as a humble BBQ gathering for tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs in 2013, it has since expanded into various projects. This includes the annual large scale summit, drawing attendees from around the world for two days of inspiration, networking, and growth.

TechBBQ's commitment to fostering collaboration extends beyond the annual summit, encompassing initiatives like the Life Science Project, Impact Series, Hero Academy, and Social Impact. TechBBQ’s initiatives are all designed to connect, inform, and empower founders and the startup ecosystem.

Opening Hours & Location

Day 1

Wednesday, September 11, 2024

  • Check in opens: 9:00 CEST
  • Stage program starts: 10:00 CEST
  • Stage program ends: 17:30 CEST
  • Doors close: 20:00 CEST
  • Day 2

    Thursday, September 12, 2024

  • Check in opens: 9:00 CEST
  • Stage program starts: 10:00 CEST
  • Stage program ends: 17:30 CEST
  • After Party at Lokomotivværkstedet from: 18:00 21:00 CEST
  • Transportation

    Train & Bus

    To reach the venue, we highly recommend taking public transportation to Dybbølsbro Station, which is approximately a 15 minute walk away. For public transportation, you can plan your trip using Rejseplanen

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    Taxi

    Copenhagen offers a range of high-quality taxi services available 24/7. TechBBQ has partnered with Viggo, a fully electric taxi company operating exclusively with zero-emission cars. Viggo will offer a 10% discount to all TechBBQ attendees, with the code sent directly to all ticket holders.

    Click here to download the app.

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    Car parking

    IMPORTANT:
    Lokomotivværkstedet will offer very few parking spots. We strongly recommend using alternative transportation methods.

    You can opt for nearby parking at Fisketorvet, offering the first 2 hours of parking per day for free. For more information, click here.

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    Green transportation

    TechBBQ has partnered with Cogo to provide diverse transportation options, including scooters and bikes. Cogo offers over 280 mobility operators, making it easy to find nearby rides. Attendees will receive a unique discount code for use on the event days.

    Click here to download the app.

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    Accommodation

    Looking for accommodation in Copenhagen during the event? Explore our recommended hotels and enjoy exclusive discounts for the duration of the event. These hotels are conveniently located near the venue and just a short distance from the city center, allowing for easy exploration.

    Practical information

    Info desk

    Got a question during the event? Our dedicated volunteers are eager to assist you! You will see the Info Desk as soon as you walk inside the venue. If you have any questions or feedback, simply look for someone wearing a TechBBQ crew t-shirt and say hello.

    Info Desk opening hours:

  • 9:00 - 18:00 on Wednesday 11th
  • 9:00 - 18:00 on Thursday 12th
  • Two smiling women in black t-shirts at an information desk with KIND snack bars on display.

    Cloakroom / Luggage

    The cloakroom is located outside on your right hand side after the check in tent. It is offered free of charge and will be staffed during all opening hours.

    Wardrobe opening hours:

  • 9:00 - 20:00 on Wednesday 11th
  • 9:00 - 21:00 on Thursday 12th
  • We encourage you to take a photo of your ticket number just in case. TechBBQ is not responsible for items left in the Wardrobe.

    Two women conversing at a TechBBQ event, with one wearing a branded t-shirt, amidst a crowd of attendees.

    Accessibility

    The event is accessible for wheelchair users. Admission is free for personal assistants of disabled persons, and guide and assistance dogs are warmly welcomed.

    Please note that this historical building has layout quirks from its original use as a train workshop. While large sections are flat, some sections are not.

    Attendees at a tech event walking by a building covered in green ivy.

    Assigning tickets

    Before TechBBQ, it's crucial to assign your tickets. This ensures that everyone joining you at the event will have their own pass and access to the event platform, as well as all the essential information required for entry. The responsibility of ticket assignment falls on the individual who made the purchase.

    Event staff at a registration desk assisting attendees.

    Check-In badge claim

    Upon arrival at Lokomotivværkstedet, you will see the Check in tent out the front. Here you can collect your name badge that grants you access to TechBBQ. Have this on you at all

    Check-In opening hours:

  • 9:00 - 18:00 on Wednesday 11th
  • 9:00 - 18:00 on Thursday 12th
  • Event lanyards and badges on a table next to a smartphone.

    Event platform

    We highly recommend downloading our event app as it offers a wealth of important features and information. These include matchmaking, pop-up events, practical details, and the overall stage program. Using the app, you can create a customized schedule to avoid booking meetings during crucial keynote speeches.

    You will receive a link and join code when the platform opens 14 days before the summit begins.

    Click here to download the app.

    Use our event platform/app to:

    Networking

    Effective networking is crucial for events. Attendees seek not only knowledge but also valuable connections. A single impactful meeting can cover your ticket cost and open doors to significant business opportunities.

    Our event platform allows you to create a profile with your intents, goals, and preferences. Based on this information, our matchmaking algorithms will analyze the profiles of other attendees and make recommendations on who you should meet.

    All ticket holders will be invited to the platform 14 days before the summit begins. Once you finish your profile, you can begin to pre-book meetings. When a meeting is confirmed, you will automatically get a reserved table in our networking area within Lokomotivværkstedet. Nearly 90% of all meetings are booked before TechBBQ even begins. Why is this important? Because you will be prepared for the event, which will give you a more time-efficient experience.

    Fun fact

    Last year, our event platform facilitated over 17,800 meeting requests and attendees exchanged more than 26,500 1:1 chat messages in just two days!

    Stage program

    TechBBQ is gearing up to launch an extraordinary stage program spread across 9 dynamic stages, both indoors and outdoors. The program will feature over 340 speakers, including thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and industry experts. We have made significant efforts to ensure diverse representation on stage. We are proud to share that last year, 51% of our speakers were female and non-binary.

    Exhibition floor

    Our exhibiting partners represent a diverse range of industries and sectors, from startups to established companies, all of whom are working on cutting-edge technologies and solutions. By showcasing their latest products and services, these partners not only demonstrate their expertise but also provide attendees with a glimpse into the future of tech.

    Garden sessions

    Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of knowledge at the Garden Sessions! Our industry professionals and startup ecosystem specialists are hosting 40-minute sessions covering a wide range of topics and technologies in four outside marquee tents, all while enjoying fresh air and a focused mind.

    Speakers and attendees at a garden Q&A session during TECHBBQ 2023.

    Investor activities

    Nordic Investor Day

    Join Nordic Investor Day, an exclusive pre event before TechBBQ, exclusively for investors. Connect with fellow investors for networking opportunities and preparation for the summit.

    Nordic Investor Day banner in black, red, orange and white colours

    Nordic LP Forum

    Every year in September we gather Nordic Limited Partners, Funds of Funds Family Offices to hear and engage in the latest perspectives on the Nordic venture market. Strictly LP to LP event held separately from Nordic Investor Day and with joint networkin g opportunities before TechBBQ

    A banner of LP summit with gradient and white colours

    Startup activities

    North Star Pitch

    Which startup will be crowned as the North Star of this year's competition? 10 Nordic and Baltic startups will present their pitches on stage to compete for the title

    Joyful award ceremony with a team holding a winner's cheque at TECHBBQ.

    Playground for Hardware Startups

    The ultimate pitch competition featuring the most innovative and promising hardware startups from across the Nordics Baltics Benelux UK & Ireland

    Jubilant group of people at TECHBBQ holding a large winner's cheque.

    Startup Showcase

    Apply to be part of the TechBBQ s showcasing area at the heart of the event! Selected startups will receive two tickets and the opportunity to showcase alongside leading companies on September 11th and 12th

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    Life Science Pitch

    Calling all MedTech/HealthTech enthusiasts! Brace yourself for a live and thrilling pitch competition featuring the most promising advance stage startups in the field.

    The ASAI team receiving a winner's cheque at TECHBBQ 2023.

    Food & Beverage

    We're providing bar setups both inside and in the outside garden, so you can enjoy your favorite beverages no matter where you choose to relax. Additionally, our outdoor Food Court, managed by our catering partner, offers a selection of tasty dishes that cater to diverse dietary preferences for purchase.

    Food Court & Bar Setups

    Our outdoor Food Court, managed by our catering partner, offers a variety of delicious dishes that cater to diverse dietary preferences. Additionally, we have bar setups available both indoors and in the outside garden, allowing you to enjoy your favorite beverages no matter where you choose to relax.

    Attendees interacting with staff at a food stand at TECHBBQ 2023.

    Coffee Setup

    We are thrilled to have YellowBeard as our premium coffee supplier for the event. They are generously sponsoring all the coffee , ensuring you have access to complimentary coffee throughout the event. Be sure to visit the Coffee Lounge, located at the heart of the venue, where YellowBeard will be serving freshly brewed coffee.

    Fun fact

    Denmark is ranked 4th in the world for countries with the highest coffee consumption per capita!

    Close-up of hands holding coffee cups at a conference.

    Work Zones

    In addition to our garden view working tables with power outlets, we are pleased to share that Mutebox is sponsoring Silent Rooms, located in the workspace area. These private spaces are perfect for making calls or holding meetings, providing a quiet and focused environment during the event.

    Outside Area

    The outside garden at TechBBQ is not only visually appealing, but it also offers plenty of comfortable sitting areas for attendees to relax and engage with each other. Additionally, the garden is home to four session tents where speakers and panelists discuss a range of relevant topics.

    Sustainability

    TechBBQ has taken a comprehensive approach to sustainability by being a carbon-neutral event. In partnership with South Pole, a global climate advisor and carbon project developer, we have committed to balance TechBBQ's carbon emissions through investments in renewable energy projects.

    Together with South Pole, we are conducting a comprehensive carbon footprint assessment of our annual summit. This assessment involves collecting data from various sources, including measuring emissions related to production, water and electricity usage, waste generation, flights, hotel stays, and the overall food and beverage consumption of all attendees during both days of the event.

    To complement our carbon offsetting efforts, we have also implemented several sustainability initiatives, including minimizing printed materials, promoting sustainable transportation options, and using recyclable materials for items such as lanyards etc.

    As part of our commitment to sustainability, TechBBQ has also partnered with One Tree Planted and Brella to plant a tree for every 10th meeting confirmed through our event platform.

    We are proud to share that last year, we were able to compensate 804 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions through our investment in South Pole’s climate protection project: Doña Juana Landfill Gas, Colombia.

    Additionally, we planted 610 trees in Southeast Asia through our partnership with Brella, thanks to the 6.104 accepted meetings we had during the event

    Aftermovie

    Afterparty

    Day 1 ''After hours''

    Proud Mary: start at 20.00 (first floor is reserved for TechBBQ attendees)

    Day 2 ''After hours''

    Hornsleth / Dandy's : start at 20.00