Scott Stanford, co-founder of Sherpa Capital once said that “The magic began basically after the conference was over, in the evening, when everyone goes to the pubs. It was truly magical.”
This time next year you could be looking back at your Web Summit experience and realising that you made the most important connection of your career in a converted early-20th century pharmacy, and ex-brothel, or the pink-painted streets of Rua Nova do Carvalho.
Because that’s where we’re taking you for Night Summit on November 7, 8 and 9 at 9.30pm. When international tech takes to Lisbon nightlife.
Pink Street Area
Rua Nova do Carvalho, known as the Pink Street for its pink-painted pathway, is one of the hubs that Night Summit will call home for a night or two. You’re never going to be too far away from a founder, CEO or investor while ordering a cocktail at the bar.
Think: Modern decor and classy drinks
Say: Posso ver o vosso menu de cocktails? / Could I see the cocktail menu?
Think: Brothel turned bar… complete with a library of erotica
Say: Onde está a biblioteca? / Where’s the library?
Bairro Alto Area
During the day this is a quiet, cobbled Lisbon street. As the sun sets, though, let’s just say it becomes a little noisier. Traditionally, it was a meeting point for creative types like artists and writers – a libertine’s dream. Now, as Web Summit comes to town, we can add tech innovators to that list. Let’s write some stories of our own.
Cargo 111 Bar
Think: Live music and unbelievable tapas
Say: Isto é música para os meus ouvidos / That’s music to my ears
The Old Pharmacy
Think: Portuguese wine in a converted pharmacy
Say: Eu gostaria de experimentar o Passadouro Reserva / I’d like to try the Passadouro Reserva
For networking night and day, grab a ticket to Web Summit while you still can.