Today’s connected environment presents an exciting opportunity for entrepreneurs. Tech has never been so cheap, and consumers have never been so ready to participate in your marketing. As we continue to connect, the business savvy are realising that building the next Facebook is hard, and even too cliche. Instead, the platform play is often a more viable path to exit.
The idea is to build something that can either be plugged into existing platforms, allow others to build off your base, or both. Not a new concept, I know, but the increasing popularity of the API platform has made these types of business integrations easier. This will undoubtedly affect the demand for startups that can be quickly and easily integrated into the acquiror’s offerings.
To learn more about API platforms and how these business models can be used to disrupt entrenched companies, Nordic APIs will host the region’s largest API specific event: the Platform Summit. With workshops held on the 20th of October, and a series of talks from 44+ expert presenters on the 21st and 22nd, this event is the perfect opportunity to fast track your API learning.
The world’s most well known API thought leaders will be present, including Kin Lane, Developer Evangelist; Mehdi Medjaoui, Founder, Webshell.io; Dennis Bjørn Petersen, Platform Architect, LEGO; and Erik Michaels Ober, Developer Evangelist, SoundCloud. Check out the complete list of speakers
As both a fan and occasional contributor to Swedish Startup Space, it brings me great pleasure to offer the SSS community a 40% discount. There are only a limited number of seats and the discount is valid until this Friday 23:00 CEST, so be quick and secure your seat today!