3 November 2019

ADV+ at Web Summit 2019

ADV+ at Web Summit 2019

Web Summit 2018
Events, startups, characters: the essential ADV+ guide

Only a day to go before the biggest tech event in Europe starts held for 4 years in the city where we ADV + was founded. From November 4th to 7th the Altice Arena & The International Fair of Lisbon will host the 10th edition of the Web Summit, defined by Forbes as “The best technology conference on the planet”. And ADV + won`t miss out on this huge event! As every year we will be present to learn about startups and other interesting news, the hottest digital trends and of course to meet interesting people while networking.

Completely sold out, the Web Summit awaits more than 1,100 speakers, 70,000 participants from more than 160 countries. It is easy to get lost in such a huge event so therefore we`ve created a short but essential guide for events, activities, participants and the most interesting startups. Follow us and come with ADV + to the 2019 Web Summit.

The ADVplus side event at the 2019 Web Summit

First of all, for ADV + the Web Summit starts a day earlier :). This year we organize the first collateral event of the ADV + Web Summit:Warm up – networking, a warm-up aperitif and preparation for the intense week ahead.

Roberto and Teresa at the 2017 edition

The Event is today, Sunday, November 3rd, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, at the Bworking Spaces in Lisbon. We wanted to create a meetup between startuppers, freelancers, customers, collaborators, investors and anyone in Lisbon interested in networking for the Web Summit. It will be a unique opportunity to get to know each other, exchange stories, experiences and give you advice on the best way to experience the city of Lisbon during the week of Web Summit.


You can still sign up, for free, here.

The ADV+ Agenda at the Web Summit

The reflection on privacy and computer security will be major topics of this year’s Web Summit, thanks also to the speeches of Edward Snowden, whistleblower of the NSA practices, president of the Press Freedom Foundation, and of Margrethe Vestager, European commissioner for competition.

Also among the leading participants: the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair; Jaden Smith, actor, musician, activist, and son of Will Smith, and founder of 501cTHREE.org & JUST water. Huawei’s president Guo Ping, and the former soccer star: Eric Cantona.

Altice Arena – Main Stage of Web Summit

Many key figures in many areas of technology. From Wikipedia`s CEO, Katherine Maher, to Microsoft`s CEO, over to Brad Smith; Google’s director of sustainability, Kate Brandt, the founder and CEO of Boston Dynamics, Marc Raibert. Also present: Samsung’s director of innovation, David Sun, Microsoft`s vice president of video games, Phil Spencer, Amazon`s CTO, Werner Vogels; as well as Alexa’s vice president, Rohit Prasat.  

And last but not least connected to the subject of Facebook, we cannot miss the event with the representatives who are outside the social network: The president of the Calibra project, the basis for the digital currency Libra, which certainly did not have an easy start, the person in charge of Facebook`s Workplace, or the Slack for companies made in Facebook, Julien Codorniou.  

The startups we would like to meet

In the list of Italian startups present at the Web Summit 2019 that we absolutely want to get to know better, are 8 companies that are in various sectors, half of which come from Sardinia, a super innovative region, given that it is the starting point for 21 startups participating in this Web Summit.

Here is our list:

  1. 4Gifters – The e-gifting platform for making real-time gifts in the most important cities in the world.
  2. Artupia – The contemporary art community to find the best artworks created by emerging artists all over the world.
  3. Albicchiere – the affordable wine dispenser able to maintain the excellent taste of the wine, as from a just-opened bottle.
  4. Amaliarte – Art gallery and clothing store with 100% recycled materials
  5. Art Backers – For the traceability of artworks, verification of authenticity and management of royalties for usage rights.
  6. Athlos – Study, design, and implementation of solutions based on artificial intelligence as virtual assistants.
  7. Certy – A platform that helps you to purchase safely Second-hand products.
  8. Greenshare – spin-off of the University of Cagliari, specializing in ICT applications for mobility.
The side events not to miss 
FIL Pavilion with Startup Exhibition

Among the side events, we at ADV + have chosen not to miss is the one on Wednesday 6th of November: the Night Summit at LX Factory, in Rua Rodrigues de Faria. The official Web Summit party will be there, in one of the hippest places for startups and entrepreneurship in Portugal. Lisbon’s first co-working was born here. Starting from 8:00 pm you will have DJ sets and live music.

To finish we would like to remind you of our tonight’s side event “Warm up – networking” with ADV +, to get you started the right way and jump into the atmosphere of the Web Summit 2019.

Il Team di ADVPlus

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