The Startup Exhibition is our annual showcase of startups from around the world who are building the next big thing. Apply to join the program for exclusive opportunities to pitch, get exposure, meet with investors and potential partners, and more.

Startup Exhibition Benefits



*The top exhibiting startups will be selected for Accelerate a few weeks before the conference at no extra cost (you need to be registered as an exhibitor to be considered)

  • Curated Investor meetings during (in-person) and post conference (email intros)
  • Premium exhibition space location
  • Reserved mainstage pitch competition slot
  • 2 tickets to Accelerate Summit – curated networking, roundtables and education


  • 4 startup tickets to Global Conference 2024

Startup Exhibition

  • Dedicated Startup Exhibition space
  • Custom signage


  • Quickfire pitch slot

Exposure + Lead Generation

  • Global 2024 startup list (incl. general exhibitor info, booth number & pitch slot) promotion to all attendees and investors ahead of the conference
  • Job board promotion to all conference attendees

Access + Networking

  • Curated introductions to top Startup Grind partners and mentors
  • Lifetime access to the Startup Grind Membership
  • 1 ticket to Accelerate Summit – curated networking, roundtables and founder education


How Exhibitors will Connect with Investors:

  • At their exhibition booth
  • After their pitch
  • Live investor office hours organised by the SG team
  • Warm investor introductions during + after the conference
  • During Global Conference networking events

Examples from Past Events

In 2023, over 400 VC’s met with startup exhibitors including General Catalyst, Two Sigma Ventures, Khosla Ventures & Accel

An average of 3 live investor meetings per startup, were organized during the Global 2023

Fluree raised $10M from an investor they were introduced to at Global 2022

OTIS AI met many of their current investors at Global 2023

Ekkbaz got a commitment of $1.1M at their booth at Global 2023

Ekkobar closed $20k at their booth at Global 2023

AnimalID met one of their current investors exhibiting at the conference

Previous Startup of the Year Winners