Finally, the time we get to share with everyone the wonders we’re preparing for this year’s edition! Could hardly wait to tell you about the great speakers we’ve already confirmed and the awesome program for startups we’ve set up!
Of course we’re doing it again!
How to Web 2012 will take place on the 7th and 8th of November in Bucharest, Romania, at the Crystal Palace Ballrooms. This year, we’re set up to reunite more than 800 participants with tens of international speakers and 32 awesome startups from the region.
In this year’s edition, we’ll be addressing topics like innovation through technology, business and product development in domains like gaming, Software as a Service and mobile, web business development in global markets vs. local markets, particularities of web business development in Eastern Europe and financing opportunities.
The awesome confirmed speakers
So come to How to Web 2012 and you’ll get to see on stage: Phil Libin – CEO of Evernote, the $1b company that is helping the world remember everything, Company of the Year 2011 by Inc. and one of the 5 Most Admired Companies Tech Companies by Forbes; Bill Liao – Co-founder of XING, the biggest European social network; JP Schmetz – Board member at XING and Burda, ex CEO of Burda Digital, one of the biggest media companies in the world; Stephanie Kaiser – Product Lead at Wooga, the third biggest social games developer in the world, Europe’s no.1; David Noel – Community Manager at SoundCloud, designated the best entertainment service EMEA by TechCrunch in 2009; Alex Lapusan – Co-founder and CEO of Zitec, important Romanian outsourcing company also developing in-house products; Mark Pascarella – CEO of uberVU, world-wide renowned Romanian startup. And more to come!
Startup Spotlight bringing you the best startups in the region
Due to the great interest that the Startup Challenge 2011 competition generated, with 10 finalist teams from 7 CEE countries, this year we’ve decided to offer much more exposure to the startupers in the region. So we created Startup Spotlight, a program which includes free display space for the best 32 teams in the region, selected by a jury of international specialists, as well as pitching sessions, private mentoring sessions with renowned international specialists and private meetings with accelerator representatives.
We’ve also set up pitching rounds for 12 of the world’s most important accelerators. Some of the representatives already confirmed are Boris Wertz – founder of the Canadian accelerator GrowLab, Jon Bradford – founder of British accelerators Springboard and ignite100, David Bizer – Talent Geek at the german accelerator HackFwd and Vlad Stan – founder of Romanian Geekcelerator.
And one more thing – this’ll be great fun!
As we’re working on creating the identity for this year’s conference, including the new website and the design for all the materials, we’re working with the great guys at X3. And they’ll be keeping you up to date with everything being done on a dedicated Facebook page. Follow the process of creating How to Web 2012 in real time!