Web Summit Portugal (06-09 NOV) – “the largest tech conference in the world” is going to shake up the entrepreneurial world in less than a month with more than 60,000 attendees from 160 countries. This “Davos for geeks”, as Bloomberg called it, is followed by “the world’s leading startup event” – Slush (NOV 30 – DEC 01). Providing a great foundation for mentorship and access to capital and talent, Slush is going to bring some of the leading actors of the global tech scene in Helsinki where investors, customers, and media will have the exclusive opportunity to reach and engage with the global tech community.
It is crucial that before you go to such larger-than-life tech events, you prepare well to make the most out of your attendance. This will prevent you from ending up roaming from speaker to speaker, getting overwhelmed by the abundance of opportunities and information, with business cards spilling out of your pocket, and without having made a single meaningful connection.