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A Brief Overview of Web Summit
Web Summit enjoys popularity amid tech companies for being at the forefront of innovation in a lot of fields relating to Internet technologies, emerging technologies, applications and even venture capitalism. Held in Lisbon, Portugal, the conference is also a jumping point for startups to meet up with investors, pitch their products and develop strong professional networks. If you’re in the early stages of your development, this is where to head next.
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Why Your Visit Is Worth It
As we’ve touched above, if you’re looking to make a name for yourself as a tech company, Web Summit should be circled in your calendar every year. There’s lots to gain from the conference program itself, but it’s the people you’ll meet that will help you make the leap into success:
• 70,000+ international professional visitors;
• 163 countries;
• 8500+ developers;
• 1200+ investors;
• 2150+ startup companies.
Web Summit was founded in 2010 and occurs every single year in November. The first six years of the conference, it was held in Dublin, Ireland, but made the move to Lisbon, Portugal in 2016. In the early years, Web Summit had only a fraction of its team and visitors but this quickly changed in a short amount of time. The main focus of Web Summit falls on emerging technologies and the digital landscape and programming touches upon venture capitalism as well. The conference is a place where startups have the resources to grow and develop through attendance at the many, many lectures, Mentor Hours, PITCH stage and investor meetings. That’s what has propelled this event to the forefront in the tech industry and has earned it the title of the biggest in the world.
Who Are You Going to Meet?
Stephen Hawking, François Hollande, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Luís Figo, Mike Schroepfer, Carlos Ghosn and Reed Hastings are only some of the high-profile speakers who have taken the stage at Web Summit to talk. As far as companies that make regular appearance at the conference, you can count on IKEA, Google, Amazon, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, T-Mobile, Silicon Valley Bank and the European Investment Bank. Developers make a sizeable portion of the visitors with a combined expertise in 178 languages. The main industries represented at Web Summit include advertising, content & marketing, AI & machine learning, ecommerce & retail, enterprise software solutions and fintech.