“Davos for Geeks” will soon host over 50 000 tech startups, CEOs, investors and government representatives: another edition of the legendary Web Summit is to land in Lisbon on 7-10 of November! Originally organized in Dublin, this huge conference is now moving further to Portugal.
Web Summit has gained a status of one of the most outstanding tech venues since 2009, when it first showed up, thanks to the incredibly topical and diverse content, added by the participation of the most outstanding speakers, experts, and observers in the world of technology. Everyone up to make some kind of innovative change, share the unique experience or just follow the latest tech trends joins the event or at least follows it in the media. Which is why VCEE Startups sheds some light on Web Summit.
As you might already guess, Web Summit is a conference mostly centered on internet technologies, supported by the participants from related industries, its attendees range from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Guys will all gather in one place to make a broad review of the main tech events and discoveries that took place in the latest 12 months. On top of that, the upcoming challenges will be handled in a way, since tech changes the world every day.
So what shall we expect from Web Summit 2016?
- 21 independent conferences under Web Summit roof
3 days of constant drive and loads of information. A whole series of illuminating events and various activities within Web Summit will definitely keep you involved. There is even no point in naming all the discussion topics that are going to be covered, they all address something new and progressive, which puts technology on the crossroads with all other industries. Let’s just wait and explore.
- an exhibition of over 1000 companies from the whole world
Here you will have an opportunity to meet representatives of the globally famous brands and leading corporations. Plus, it’s a great chance to make new partners among smaller companies, including promising startups.
- over 500 speakers and tech experts
Founders of such companies as Cisco, Amazon.com., FitBit, representatives of global and political organizations (United Nations, European Commission), academics from MIT, guys from 500 Startups (and it’s just to name a few!) will all join Web Summit in Lisbon and share their great experience with the audience. Over 60% of the conference crew will consist of the top management and most recognizable people all over the world.
- ALPHA Programme and the great PITCH
This is what startups and investors are mostly attracted by.Each week new startups get selected by Web Summit organizers to participate in the exhibition ALPHA. Those who are lucky get an exhibition stand, up to 4 tickets to Web Summit, access to Investor Office Hours, Mentor Hours and many more activities organized for the perspective small companies that will join the tech venue. It is a definite worth-a-try!
Another thing is the legendary Web Summit PITCH. A real battle among the international early-stage startups that get the opportunity to present their project to the leading investors and get extensive media promotion. PITCH is open to any ALPHA or BETA startup exhibiting at Web Summit that has received under $3 million in funding to date and has not had a discernible change in business model in the previous 3 years. The top 200 applicants become PITCH participants.
And it is not all! Over 1200 media from more than 100 countries will cover this magnificent event, which once again proves the reputation of Web Summit as Europe’s largest technology marketplace.
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