Each week, Web Summit is selecting 10 early stage startups from different countries around the world to receive a free exhibition table (€9950 value) at this year’s Dublin Web Summit event in late October. This week is Spain and there’s less than 66 hours left to apply.
The Dublin Web Summit is now in it’s 4th year and, with over 4,200 attendees in 2012, it’s now officially the biggest tech event in Europe. Spread out over 2 days, this year’s event is morphing into SXSW-style festival featuring workshops, pitch fests, and keynote addresses from the highest rung of the global tech ladder. This year’s speakers include Di-Ann Eisnor – Waze, Kevin Rose – Digg/Google Ventures, Phil Libin – Evernote, Niklas Zennstrom – Skype/Atomico, and Tony Hawk of skateboarding and video game infamy and the Tony Hawk Foundation.
Web Summit 2013 is also doubling down on their traditional focus on new startups. This year’s PITCH event is presented by Box and will feature 100+ startups from around the world duking it out on 3 stages to reach the main stage and walk away with global bragging rights. While all pitching startups will have to buy a ticket for the event, a lucky few (10 in Spain) will also receive a free exhibition place in the main hall. For the established tech companies, Web Summit is charging €9950 for this privilege.
The deadline to apply for PITCH is July 17th, but since you’ll have to pay the entrance anyway – currently priced at €495 – you might as well shoot for one of those 10 free exhibition tables and apply in the next 2.5 days.
While the European tech event scene seems to swell every year and new “can’t miss” promotions for LeWeb, TechCrunch Disrupt, TNW Conference compete for our limited attention spans (and budgets), the Dublin Web Summit is currently the best-in-show. In fact, this year they’re going toe to toe with the Pioneers Festival taking place simultaneously this year in Vienna, Austria. A chance to pitch on the global stage, mingling with a who’s who of tech superstars, and securing a highly visible exhibition table in Dublin’s Web Summit 2013 could change the course of your startup forever and accelerate your brand into a household name.
For something a little closer to home, next Wednesday, the Web Summit powered global series Pub Summit is coming to Barcelona. Join members of the Web Summit team, Barcelona.IO, and Barcelona tech enthusiasts for some pints and quarts at the Moritz Factory on July 3rd. Hope to see you there!