What is Web Summit?
Web Summit is a global forum, bringing together players in the technology industry including representatives from Fortune 500 companies to the world’s most exciting startups. In just 4 years, the Web Summit has grown from 400 attendees to over 22,000 from more than 110 countries. It’s known as “the best technology conference on the planet”.
We’re delighted to be part of ALPHA 2015’s list of 50 most promising startups and to have the chance to exhibit ourselves. We’re looking forward to meeting and learning more about the other companies who have been invited.
Through researching our fellow start-ups, we noted that no matter where you are in the world, you can bring your business idea to reality due to technology. The other start ups also span a whole range of industries, including health, sport and food. These three caught our attention:
Based on the Selfie phenomenon, this is an app that uses facial recognition through your smartphone camera to verify your identity when purchasing something through your phone.
Telescrypts have created a low-cost medical device that health workers can use in order to provide life-saving care worldwide to anyone without education. They have already trialled the device in Uganda.
Scoutee is a an innovative mini device that allows athletes to record their speed and performance. The device is connected to an app that collates personal analytics, stores videos and allows athletes to be discovered by coaches and scouts.
The fact that these start-ups span entirely different sectors shows how much technology has had such a profound impact on our lives, whether we are customers, patients or athletes.
Following on from this point, what we all have in common is that we are using technology in order to disrupt the industries we operate in and making things easier for different clients. Another trend is the strong emphasis on mobile. Companies have sprung up because they realise that everyone is spending more and more time on their devices.
We are extremely proud to be one of the few representing the AdTech industry.
18 days to go. See you there!