Several of Croatian startup projects had the opportunity to participate at the Collision Conference in Las Vegas at the beginning of this month. These projects include MemoAngel (web and mobile app for preserving memories of loved ones who passed away), Buzzz (app for a more comfortable life of parents and their kids of kindergarten age) Liana (app for efficient connecting with persons who are travelling or living abroad) and Vyooit (business applications for the live Point of View video streaming technology). This post is about our time in Las Vegas and the things we have learned.
Last week was reserved for Ireland – perhaps the biggest European tech and startup conference, Web Summit, was being held in Dublin. It gathered more than 10.000 people – entrepreneurs, programmers, designers, investors and media – with the Netocratic team as a CEE media partner. We covered many topics in Croatian and Slovenian language and here are five lectures I loved the most.
Two regional startups, Croatian Skiipi and Slovenian CubeSensors will have the opportunity to present themselves to a large number of foreign visitors and investors at this year's Web Summit which is taking place in Dublin form 30th to 31st of October. Europe's largest startup event will bring together more than seven thousand attendees, while the startups will have the opportunity to participate in a PITCH competition (presented by box) where they will compete for a top prize - 500,000 euros.
Aaron Levie, the 27-year-old founder and CEO of cloud storage startup Box, will join the Web Summit lineup this year. Levie started Box when he was just 19, quitting college to pursue the venture that has since raised nearly $500m and is rumored to IPO in 2014. Levie will also judge the finals of the Summit’s startup event PITCH, which has a prize fund of €500,000.
The CEO of flash sales site Gilt, payments company’s Paypal and Stripe have all been added to the lineup of Europe’s largest startup event, Web Summit. Called Europe’s answer to South By South West the Web Summit has also added Gentry Underwood, founder and CEO of Mailbox, one of the hottest startups launched this year and recently acquired by Dropbox. The controversial Mahbod Moghadam, co-founder of Rap Genius also joins a lineup of speakers at October’s Web Summit that already includes Skype and Atomico Founder Niklas Zennstrom, Evernote CEO Phil Libin and WPP board member and angel investor Esther Dyson.