Web Summit Dublin is becoming a big deal. They’ve announced that over 7000 people will be in attendance – and the speaker list is seriously impressive. Kevin Rose (Google Ventures), Niklas Zennström (Atomico Ventures), Phil Libin (Evernote), Matt Mullenweg (WordPress) and yeah… Tony Hawk.
One of the notable changes in 2013 is the extended offering for tech startups. This year’s startup competition, PITCH, in association with Box™, will pit 150 competitors from around the world against each other in a battle of pitching prowess at the Web Summit. Finalists will come face-to-face with an incredible panel of judges made up of investors, journalists and established international entrepreneurs. Previous judges have included Michael Birch, Esther Dyson and Shak Khan.
I spoke personally with one of the organisers and they are extremely excited by what is happening in the Nordics currently – so I urge any startups interested in attending to network, pitch and learn – to definitely do so. You’ll have the chance to rub shoulders with some pretty big players and certainly pitch your idea to some of the world’s biggest names in tech.
“There are incredible things happening in Finland and Sweden and we’d love to showcase the top startups from there and the rest of Scandinavian region at the Web Summit in Dublin this October. We’ll have over 500 startups exhibiting at the summit this year and some of the world’s top VC’s, so it’s a huge opportunity for European startups” says Web Summit Founder Paddy Cosgrave.
Startups can apply for Pitch here.