This year’s conference highlights & 48h left to get your Very Early Bird ticket


With over 50 international speakers and 4 distinct tracks featuring almost 40 keynotes, talks & panels, we plan to make How to Web Conference 2014 an experience to remember! But for us it’s really not about the numbers, but about the people behind them, the ones that build amazing products and companies, who bring together incredibly talented people and unite communities around a common goal. They are the real superheroes of our tech era and this November you can meet them in person!

How to Web Conference 2014 – highlights

Since last week we’ve made a massive update to our conference schedule, including more confirmed keynotes, talks and panels and more speakers announced! (see more)

Equity crowdfunding – a new way of financing early-stage startups


Crowdfunding websites raised last year no less than $5.1 billion and this newborn industry is expected to grow by more than 92% in 2014. No wonder that it exerts both attention and attraction and we couldn’t miss to address the matter at How to Web Conference 2014.

In the last five years we witnessed the ‘democratization of investments’ through platforms such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo and crowdfunding became quickly a convenient alternative to raise money for financing early-stage product development.

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How to Web Conference 2014: How hard is the hardware business?


It’s the late ‘70’s all over again… and to be in the hardware business is cool once more. But now we’re not talking (just) about personal computers but personal smart objects that almost anyone can build, thanks to open source hardware solutions like Arduino or Raspberry Pi.

The Internet of Things concept – smart objects automatically interconnected through Internet that can interact with one another – opened a virtually unlimited world of opportunities for hardware startups.

Cisco estimates that more than 50 billion devices and objects will be connected to the Internet by 2020 and no wonder that even big names like Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft jumped into the game, usually by acquiring smaller players. (see more)

How to Web 2014 Product track: the long road from sketch to product and how to shorten it


What makes a good product? How important is design? How to find the best deployment strategy and how to reach that sweet spot of product/market fit?

The road to market of a simple idea that evolves into a product is quite complicated. Paved with ups and downs, forks and crossroads, difficult choices and, very often, even with complete U turns.

These are only some of the questions that product managers (in tech companies and startups alike) ask themselves along the road… And at this year’s How to Web Conference we’re determined to find actionable answers. This is why we’ve prepared a special Product track to address the matter.

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Startup Spotlight 2014: one week left to apply!


Only 7 days left to apply for the exhilarating Startup Spotlight 2014 competition & orientation program! If you haven’t started your application yet, you definitely should!

Here are the top opportunities you can make the most of during this year’s competition:

- for the first time in the Startup Spotlight’s history, all the 32 participating startups will pitch on the main stage at How to Web Conference, in front of an international audience comprising of potential investors, top accelerators and tech specialists;
- meet with potential investors (accelerators, business angels, VC funds) whose main interest are early-stage tech startups, such as: Techstars, 500 Startups, Seedcamp, Startupbootcamp, Eleven, Launchub, Rockstart, StartupHighway, Hub:raum, Axel Springer Plug & Play, ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator, Oxygen, Startup Wise Guys, Hub:raum, Growlab, 3TS, Ignite100, Execution Labs, Connect Ventures and more;
- moreover, this is a great chance to get noticed by regional & international tech media and get valuable exposure to top leaders in the tech ecosystem; (see more)