How Valencia’s fast-growing startup ecosystem is thriving


Every successful tech ecosystem needs an event that brings stakeholders together — both locally and from abroad. Obviously, in Amsterdam, we have the outstanding TNW Conference (shamelessly opportunistic, we know, but here is a 30% discount on a business pass for 2024 — come say hi). In the record-pace-growth startup hub of Spain’s third-largest city, it is the Valencia Digital Summit (VDS). 

As far as conference locations go, VDS definitely delivers. The futuristic aesthetic of Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias inevitably tickles the imagination of where tech might take us (it was used as a filming location for Star Wars spin-off Andor, after all). 

The conference is supported by Startup Valencia, a non-profit organisation committed to promoting local tech entrepreneurship, scaling digital businesses, and fostering connections between academia and corporations. 

City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia