We’re looking forward to our biggest event yet in Amsterdam this October. Corresponding with our growing event, our Startup Zone will be bigger than ever this autumn! With around twice as many startups as we’ve seen at past events, we’re making it easier and more fun to explore the UNLEASH Startup Zone than ever. Our expanded competition and new Startup Zone activities are not to be missed; there’s no better way to meet the next generation of disruptors changing the way we live and work.
UNLEASH Startup Award
We’ve grown from one single competition to a tournament-style event that will take place across 3 stages and 2 days, with the grand finale opening the Main Stage on the morning of October 24. The competitions are a must-see for anybody shopping for cutting edge tech or even simply curious about what the hottest market trends are today, and what the HR tech landscape will look like tomorrow. Keep your eyes peeled; our short list of semi-finalists will be announced today on social media!
Since 2011, UNLEASH has staged over 200 startups with the opportunity to present their vision, ambitions and products. Most have had remarkable success, evidenced by the overall raised investments of over $1.5billion. Examples include JobandTalent ($43m), Harver ($8.1m), Jobbatical ($3m), Impraise ($1.6m), Textio ($20m), Tandem ($2.5m), Klaxoon ($5m), Beamery ($5m), Praditus ($1.5m), CultureAmp ($36m), Apploi ($7m), SmartRecruiters ($56m), Peakon ($6.5m) , Glassdoor ($200m) and so on.
Many of our startups have graduated to become today’s major sponsors and giving back to the community by supporting the next generation of leaders driving the work revolution.
The “Startup Zone Crawl”
Amsterdam will host our first ever ‘pub crawl’ style tour of the Startup Zone to streamline and simplify your exploration of our startups. Join us for a guided tour led by industry leaders to find the newest solutions addressing specific challenges; meet founders and up and coming industry gamechangers, and network with other enterprise users of startup technology. Reserve your spot before the tours fill up by contacting your key account manager or inquiring on any of our social media networks.
So You Think You Can Invest?
Invest in the best! Every UNLEASH attendee is invited to take part in a free investing game in the Startup Zone. Simply log on to the UNLEASH Investment Game site which goes live when the show opens, provided in partnership with Talent Tech Labs, and you’ll receive a 100,000 EUR ‘allowance’ to distribute across the startups you meet. Make sure to visit the stands and spend your investment wisely – the startup that collects the most investment will be crowned the “People’s Choice” startup, and the most accurate investor will receive a VIP ticket to the 2019 event of their choice.
As always, the UNLEASH Startup Zone will be buzzing with ideas, community, and energy. Whether you simply want to learn more or grab your stand before it’s too late – contact your account manager.