Now that we’re back from Lisbon, we look back at our participation in Web Summit and it was really energizing. From 7th to 10th of November, the Portuguese capital was our host, together with 50 000+ attendees, to meet the best of the best in the Web industry. As soon as we landed in Lisbon, we could see that the city was getting ready for the event in the best possible way. Web Summit registration tent was set up in the airport and the process was done very smoothly. Few minutes later we were in our hotel, badge and transportation pass in hand.
The first day of Web Summit, the queues outside were huge. A special track was available for us as we were part of the Alpha program. Meeting partners, attending panels, seeing Luis Figo and Ronaldinho, and experiencing the venue food court first hand. Decision was clear: no more eating there: overcrowded. The Vasco Da Gama mall food court came in handy for the coming days.
Day 2 was the day Datavora exhibited. We were at booth #A189 in the Big Data Area of Pavilion 3. From 9am to 4pm, we didn’t stop talking and chatting with our visitors. Very interesting outcomes in terms of business development, partnerships, learning and future perspectives. Her Excellency, the Ambassador of Tunisia to Portugal was there to visit the Tunisian startups and spent around 15 minutes at our booth. At the end of the day, dozens of business cards were exchanged, and the Web Summit app never stopped scanning QR codes. No need to mention the feet situation.
Day 3 was dedicated to meetings with mentors, attending panels and talking to partners and VCs. And Web Summit was over. But not the Night Summit in Pink street where everybody gathers around a drink to chat and network. Back to the hotel, it was nice to lay down and think about all the great encounters and all the ideas that were bumping in the head. Now is the time to clean everything up, do the follow-up and get the adventure to another level.
Thanks Lisbon, you were great to us. Muitos obrigados.
Wondering what we’ve been presenting in Web Summit? Have a look at this short video: