The Dublin Web summit, 2013 is just a week away and anyone and everyone in the technology world is gearing up for it. The summit runs for two days from 30th-31st October, in the Royal Dublin Society (RDS), and is Europe’s biggest tech conference.
Ireland, a prime location for this event, is the European headquarters for many leading tech companies, and 40% of the summit’s attendees are based in Ireland. The conference has been running successfully since 2010. The first event, which attracted 500 attendees, has grown to an expected 10,000 for this year’s event. This shows just how popular the conference has become.
KantanMT will be one of the 22 Irish companies exhibiting at the summit as part of the ALPHA program. KantanMT was selected, as one of the 600 start ups participating from all over the world.
The ALPHA program is designed specifically to give new start-ups a chance to get their name out, and build networks with potential investors and partners. More than 200 potential investors will be at the summit. A snapshot of the impressive investor line-up includes: Atomico, Accel Partners, Goldman Sachs, Andreessen Horowitz and Google ventures. The ALPHA program gives participating technology companies the opportunity for one on one meetings with these investors.
Another great event KantanMT is involved in, is the PITCH Competition. KantanMT’s Founder and Chief Architect, Tony O’Dowd is battling against 50 other start-ups in the BETA category at PITCH during the conference.
The PITCH competition, presented by Box offers the opportunity to present pitches in front of the attending media and investors. The competition runs over both days on three stages and the winning company will be awarded the title best high potential start-up of 2013 and a prize amounting to the value of €500,000. The judges are a mix of high profile entrepreneurs, venture capitalists (VC), Angel investors and tech journalists.
If you’re attending the web summit next week, contact Niamh to set up a meeting Niamhl@kantanmt.com.
Or stop by the KantanMT exhibit and meet Tony, Eric and Niamh to hear all about the platform, watch some demos and see for yourself how KantanMT is making waves in the global translation industry.