Recently we participated in the amazing Web Summit in Dublin. This international technology conference is organized yearly all over world. As it turns out Web Summit is mostly interesting for startups and investors rather than for matured companies like us. It was easy to find ALPHA startup stands whereas BETA startups were peripheral. Although the Web Summit offered too many talks to attend them all.
Twilio attracted our attention the most. They specialize in enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software. Hyperloop is developing the technology and hardware to make Hyperloop a reality. Designs, builds and tests every aspect of the world’s next transportation system.
One of the most important elements at the Web Summit was social networking, which was also a great opportunity for us. After pushing ourselves very hard during the day and resting only a few hours at the rented apartment we went straight to almost all Night Summit events. Our goal was to make as many connections as we could.
Fortunately, we did get invited to the few interesting “special” parties and discussed topics that are usually not in our focus, but still were very exciting and prolific.
Besides partying every night we also kept up our networking spirits during daytime. While walking around the event we talked to the founders of various international startups and matured companies at their.
Just to name a few: Frog Design , Riverbed , Facebook and Audi . We think that our biggest win was meeting an amazing Canadian company which had a lot of positive energy and with which we already started to cooperate.
Web Summit was an incredible experience with potential collaborations and some new and exciting connections. It is definitely worth the total expense.
We obviously don’t know the true value until we see which of our opportunities turn into realities but we can only absorb the good energy we received there and work towards reaching our goals.
We wish good luck to all the amazing startups we met in Dublin as well as the incredible people
both in Web Summit and around Dublin in general. Hope to see you soon again in Lisbon!
Photos by Tomasz Szykulski