Web Summit is one of the largest and most important events in Europe related to startups and entrepreneurship. The event is held this year, for the first time, in Lisbon after 7 editions in Dublin.
More than 50 thousand people are expected in Feira Internacional de Lisboa (FIL) and Meo Arena, between 7 and 10 November. Web Summit will primarily serve startups from around the world to showcase their products, make new contacts and perhaps find investors or partners. Some of the main investors in the world will be present at Web Summit, there will be Y Combinator, Intel Capital, Silver Lake, Google Ventures, Sherpa Capital, Union Squares Ventures, Portugal Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, 500 Startups … in short, companies with lots of money to invest.
In addition to startup’s exposure, the Web Summit will feature a series of conferences, with some of the industry’s biggest names confirmed, including: Sean Rad, co-founder and CEO of Tinder; Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s chief technology officer; Takeshi Idezawa, CEO of Line, one of the most popular messaging applications in Japan; Mike Quigley, director of marketing for Niantic, the company that developed the Pokémon Go; Werner Vogels, Amazon’s chief technology officer; Ryan Hoover, founder of Product Hunt; Gillian Tans, CEO of hotel booking site Booking.com; David Marcus, director of Messenger on Facebook; Till Faida, founder and CEO of Adblock Plus; Justin Smith, CEO of Bloomberg Media…
Very recent topics such as artificial intelligence, ad-blocking, autonomous driving, virtual reality, open-source or the use of medicinal cannabis will not be left out of this Web Summit. The personalities invited are not only tech masters, but also politics like Durão Barroso and huge sports people like Luís Figo and Ronaldinho are part of this big event.
Come on… this is heaven on earth for young entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts. Besides that, it’s a big opportunity to visit Lisbon, which like Fernando Medina (Lisbon Mayor) said a couple hours ago “I don’t know how to pitch Lisbon, Lisbon will pitch for itself.”
Let me guess, you don’t have tickets? It’s totally understandable that paying $800 it’s not easy, still you shouldn’t lose this event for anything!
WebSummit will live stream 5 of their 21 conferences each day on Facebook. And pretty much every online news website will share every important moment. So you really don’t have any excuse to miss this!