About WorldFestival


Technology innovation moves the world forward. WorldFestival is the global event supporting worldwide technology innovation. At the center of WorldFestival are the WorldFestival Awards, where 30,000+ virtual voters across 130+ nations discover and vote online on the top 1,000 emerging innovations of 2023! Then join 1,200+ live on-site attendees for the Startup Finals in Silicon Valley!

WorldFestival includes:

  • Technology Innovation Conference: Hear talks from dozens of speakers covering the newest innovations from around the world!
  • Executive Summit: Join thousands of global technology executives and learn about how the most successful companies scale their technology, and their technology teams.
  • Awards: Discover and vote on the top 10,000 innovations of 2023, from 6 continents, competing to pitch on-stage as the Top 50 WorldFestival Startups, as well as the Top 200 Innovations. Nominate your technology here.

WorldFestival is hosted by DevNetwork, a San Francisco based technology conference and tradeshow business. DevNetwork organizes a community of over 95,000 members, and attracts 20,000+ attendees per year to our live and virtual conferences, including DeveloperWeek, API World, ProductWorld, DeveloperWeek Global Series, and more.


Our goal at WorldFestival is to accelerate world progress by connecting the globe to the newest technologies. More than ever, the entire world is a single innovation ecosystem, where one tech company’s progress can have an impact on people and companies in any nation. We connect the top emerging technologies each year to companies, people, investors, media, and communities around the world.


In addition to hosting the world innovation community, WorldFestival advocates a world vision we call “World 2.0”. The more technology progress we make, the more everything in the world becomes interconnected. Companies, customers, data, software, households, cars, cities, industries, nations all become part of one connected web. World 2.0 is the integration of the digital and real worlds, from your transportation and travel, to your company teams and projects, we are all part of one connected web.