From November 13th to 16th, LavaPi had the incredible opportunity to attend the Web Summit, one of the world's premier tech conferences, held in the captivating city of Lisbon, Portugal. This remarkable event drew tech enthusiasts, industry leaders, and innovators from around the globe, offering an immersive experience like no other. In this blog article, we'll take you through our unforgettable journey at Web Summit 2023, exploring the incredible highlights and the insights that left us inspired and eager for more innovation.
Web Summit has earned its reputation as the world's premier tech conference, and this year, it exceeded expectations. With more than 70,000 attendees, the Altice Arena became a hub for knowledge-sharing, networking, and tech demonstrations. Attendees from 153 countries brought a diverse range of interests, from sports and music to deep tech and AI, creating a dynamic atmosphere that encouraged meaningful connections.
A standout aspect of Web Summit 2023 was its commitment to diversity. With 43 percent of attendees being women and over 38 percent of speakers being women—the highest percentage on record—Web Summit showcased the importance of gender balance in the tech industry.
Web Summit delivered an impressive array of talks spanning 25+ content tracks and 16 stages. From discussions on sports, music, and entertainment to deep tech, the future of work, and supply chains, there was something for everyone. The breadth of topics covered reflected the ever-expanding scope of the tech industry.
Web Summit is renowned for providing a platform for startups to shine. The event hosted a record-breaking number of startups from 93 countries, ranging from bootstrapped newcomers to potential unicorns. The PITCH competition offered entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their ideas to potential investors, further emphasizing the importance of startups in the tech ecosystem.
Entrepreneur magazine aptly referred to Web Summit as "one of the most highly regarded gathering places for startups, corporations, and investors." This year's event saw more than 900 VCs, angel investors, and major funds in attendance, highlighting the substantial opportunities for investment and collaboration.
Web Summit 2023 was an eye-opening experience for LavaPi, and we can't wait to be a part of it once again in 2024. Scheduled from November 11th to 14th, Web Summit 2024 promises even more exciting sessions, interactive Q&As, masterclasses, and opportunities to connect with tech experts, cultural icons, and global policymakers. We're eager to continue shaping the future of tech and making meaningful connections at this extraordinary event.
Web Summit 2023 was a defining moment for LavaPi. The event showcased the power of diversity, innovation, and global collaboration in the tech industry. We left Lisbon inspired, with a renewed commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology. As we look forward to Web Summit 2024, we invite you to join us on this incredible journey of innovation and connection. Stay tuned for more updates from LavaPi as we continue to shape the future of tech! 🔥