The startup ecosystem in Europe is certainly dynamic. To assure its growth and to use the potential, the number of innovation hubs and programmes supporting young tech companies is increasing. Thinking about strong contributors to development in this environment, one cannot forget about the international conferences and their impact.
8th Edition of Wolves Summit
Wolves Summit, an international conference for startups, investors, and corporate representatives is taking place on 23-24th October 2018 in Warsaw, Poland for the eighth time.
– The interest is growing every year as Poland is becoming more visible as the heart of innovation in the CEE region. The number of participants during the previous edition has reached 2500 representatives from around the world. For the big companies, innovation has moved from “should” to “must” and plays a huge role as a part of their strategy. – says Piotr Piasek, the co-founder of Wolves Summit. During this edition, 300 startups (and 50 scaleups), 200 investors, and 300 corporates and executives from CEE region will come to Warsaw to build relevant business connections. Answering the needs and demands of attendees from previous editions, the focus of Wolves Summit remains on high-quality networking supported by custom matchmaking system.
Considering the fact, that Warsaw is a co-organizer of the event, the 8th edition seems to be even more remarkable as Poland celebrates 100 years of independence. It is a modern city with vast opportunities and an environment that supports startups, innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity. Warsaw has good transport connections from European cities as well as international airports that handle dozens of airline companies.
Gesture towards startups
The conference is planning to welcome 200 startups from the CEE region, including representatives from a few different industries.
– The formula introduced at the 5th edition worked well and this time qualified startups will again participate for free as it has proven to significantly increase the quality of selection. – Piasek explains – It’s a step that’s going to let such companies concentrate their resources on tech development and allow to meet 200 investors and 300 corporate representatives in just 2 days – he adds.
Startups will be selected based on e.g. its innovative character and market’s need in chosen fields. Corporations and funds looking for certain solutions will be involved in the selection process. All participants will, therefore, have the chance to establish valuable partnerships. In addition to that, the diverse environment of Wolves Summit will include Strategy, R&D, Innovation, IT, Digital, Sales, Marketing representatives, startups from 9 major industries coming from 61 countries, Tech companies, Venture Capitals, and SMB, ensuring even better relevance of connections built.
Relevant business connections above all
The Wolves Summit conference gathers the representatives of many environments, including corporations, investors, and promising startups from around the world. 1:1 meeting are one of the most important elements of the event. Participants can schedule 15-minute conversations before the conference even begins, basing on the fulfillment of chosen criteria, making them relevant and valuable. This way, the participants can attend even 40 meetings during two days of the event. It comes as no surprise then, that according to participants, Wolves Summit offers the best value for money when compared to similar conferences in Europe.
– So far during all editions, there were 18980 1:1 meetings scheduled, showing the importance of such meetings. – says Piotr Piasek. Wolves Summit is a great place to meet future investors. Some of the successful startups from previous editions include Swipestox (currently Naga Group), Autenti, Tespack, Bin-E. Thanks to participation in the conference, they got needed momentum that was crucial for further development. To help innovative environment of Central Eastern Europe even further, the 8th edition of Wolves Summit will include the Great Pitch Contest, allowing the best 40 startups and scale-ups to present their ideas and businesses in front of investors and other participants.
The eighth Wolves Summit conference is taking place in Warsaw, Poland on 23-24 October 2018. Up to 1500 people from over 60 countries are expected to participate. Additional information about the event and participation opportunities are available on the website: www.wolvessummit.com.
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