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On Tech: Looking back on WebSummit2016

The CultureJukebox team are just back from a fantastic few days in Lisbon, working from the WebSummit event.

We were particularly impressed with the FutureSocieties strand of the huge event, getting inspired by some big thinking about how technology can create a better and fairer society.

Talks from Alexander Mars (How Technology Can Change The Act Of Giving); Sam Kriss (Has The Internet Done More Harm Than Good); and Rallying Tech For Refugees were all particularly memorable. A few of the WebSummit talks are here.

Anyway, our team came away with lots of new contacts, big ideas and are writing stories for various start-ups based on our meetings there.  btw, there’s loads of images from the event on the WebSummit Flikr page here.

A few stats:

  • 53,056 people from 166 countries joined attended Web Summit

  • Its Women in Tech initiative meant that the female/male gender ratio at Web Summit 2016 is 42% to 58%. Nearly half of the registered attendees in Lisbon this week were female (well played WebSummit!)

  • And circa 97,000 Pasteis de Nata consumed (A few by us we’re pleased to say!)

Maybe see you in Lisbon next year…

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Admiring the bonita azulejos… 😉

On Internet Culture: Looking Forward To The Web Summit

The CultureJukebox team are hyped to be attending this year’s WebSummit in Lisbon. We are going to be writing about new digital trends, social enterprise and the intersection of the internet and popular culture.

Drop us a line if you are heading to Lisbon too! jukeboxjournalist@gmail.com

More than 7,000 UK attendees will join more than 40,000 others from 165 different countries at this year’s Web Summit.

It takes place between November 7th and 10th, more details are here. The UK attendees include 100 startup companies, 108 speakers, 167 investors and 306 journalists.

Over the three day event, UK attendees will look to promote the growing technology sector in the UK with 12 startups participating in START, Web Summit’s programme for high potential startups. UK Investors will also participate in Investor office hours which gives them the opportunity to meet with hundreds of startups while 108 speakers will participate across Web Summit’s 15 conference stages.

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We can’t wait for things to start! See you there #WebSummit