As I previously announced, the startup conference I’ve run for the last three years has merged with the Dublin Web Summit to create the London Web Summit on March 19, in The Brewery Venue, in London’s East End, already the single biggest cluster of tech startups in London.
Niklas Zennstrom, possibly Europe’s top tech entrepreneur and investor, has now confirmed he will be speaking. Zennstrom, the founder of Skype and Kazaa, is now a prolific investor through his venture capital fund Atomico and joins Google’s Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora as one of a number of keynotes, including Shervin Pishevar, Lars Hinrichs, Jason Goldberg, Morten Lund, Ben Parr and Reshma Sohoni.
LWS will demo 20 startups at the event with the winning startup sharing a prize package worth over £35,000 thanks to Orrick (£15k Legal Services), KPMG (£15k Advisory Services), HP (£4k hardware) and there’s is more to come.
There are now also four ways to for early stage startups get over 60% off the ticket price. We plan to launch startups, and also have an exhibition area. We’re looking at over 500 attendees already signed up and over 100 investors.
Hope to see you there.
Niklas Zennström is an internet entrepreneur who co-founded Skype, Kazaa, Joltid and Joost among other high-profile technology companies, before founding Atomico, the international technology venture capital firm based in London. He serves as CEO and Founding Partner of Atomico, overseeing its strategy and overall management in addition to sourcing new investments and working with portfolio companies. He currently serves on the boards of Fon, Jolicloud, Rovio and Rdio. Prior to forming Atomico, he held the position of CEO at Skype from its...