Five highlights from Web Summit workshops

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Web Summit workshops gave a chance for our attendees to learn from industry leaders in interactive, intimate settings.

They give our attendees direct access to the world’s leading brands across a range of industries.

Take a look at who got involved…

Diogo Alves – Consultant – Portugal Ventures

Diogo is a serial entrepreneur who has launched four startups in four continents, four startups and, in his own words, made “plenty of mistakes”.

He’s now a senior investment consultant with Portugal Ventures – the country’s biggest venture capital group with €450 million under management.

He spoke about his personal journey and his talk was a particular success with the guys from moodoo.

Andy Young – Entrepreneur in Residence – 500 Startups

5 November 2015; Andy Young, 500.co, at the Startup Workshop during Day 3 of the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin, Ireland. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE / Web Summit

Andy is 500 Startups’s Entrepreneur in Residence who works directly with startup teams on operationalising and scaling their growth engines.

Prior to working for 500 Startups, Andy was UK Lead for Stripe, Co-Founder and CEO of GroupSpaces and an advisor at Grabble.

He had some novel advice for attendees at his workshop…

Alan Clayton – Roaming Mentor – SOS Ventures


Having spent 15 years coaching over 50 companies across four continents, Alan is now accelerating startups with SOS Ventures.

SOS Ventures is a $250 million venture capital fund focused on accelerating over 120 startups every year.

As you can see, Alan is a bit of a Trekkie…

Boris Golden – Principal – Partech Ventures


Boris’s work at Partech is focused on seed activities and he invests from €300,000 to €1 million in early stage startups across Europe.

Previously, Boris was the Founder and CEO of Pealk, a SaaS startup that was acquired by LinkedIn competitor Viadeo in 2012.

Boris’s workshop focused on how startups can best raise funding.


Three wise men


Head of Global at Startbootcamp Andrew Shannon, CEO of Global Accelerator Network Pat Riley and Head of Investments & International at hub:raum Axel Menneking came together for ‘Follow the Money’.

Startupbootcamp was winner of The Europas 2014 Best Accelerator award, hub:raum high-growth startups with the expert network and capital of Deutsche Telekom, while founders in Global Accelerator Network average a raise of $789,000.


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