Laila will be one of the startups taking part in Web Summit (4-7 November), the world’s largest technology conference in Lisbon.
An event of global importance with incredible numbers: 2,000 accredited journalists, 70,000 participants, 2000 startups present, and the largest European and world investors:
“Attending the Web Summit is another important part of the history of Laila, which has passed a tough selection to arrive at the event. Once there we will present the idea and the results we have achieved so far to the audience of investors of the Summit,” says Gianfranco Fedele, our CTO.
Web Summit, the theatre of world investors
Web Summit was launched in Dublin in 2011, then moved from 2016 to Lisbon to exploit the synergies of a high-tech sector like the Portuguese one that continues to grow, at a rate twice that of other European countries.
A synergy that has had a great impact on the city: it is calculated that the Web Summit has generated 300 million euros in terms of economic impact for the country.
If this happens, it is because the Web Summit manages to catalyze the world’s biggest investors. Ventures such as Sequoia Capital, Accel, Soft Bank, will be present at the event and will hunt for interested projects to bet on.
Not only Venture. Web Summit is also an opportunity to meet some of the most prestigious players in the world of innovation. At this year’s event, speakers will include Guo Ping (Huawei), Brad Smith (Microsoft), Melanie Perkins (Canva), David Wenig (eBay) and Kate Brandt (Google).
Everyone will give a speech sharing their experiences and offering advice to the many startuppers attending the conference.
A 3-minute pitch (and a space to meet investors)
What are we going to do at Web Summit? First of all, in a three-minute speech we will tell you what we have achieved so far, the characteristics of our chatbot (because it differs from the others) and we will bring case studies of the companies that today use our virtual assistant.
After the pitch, through a special app, investors interested in the project will be able to book an appointment with our team to ask for clarification on some aspects of the project, the first step to then be able to invest:
“We have ambitious goals. We will use the event to raise awareness of the project and collect a seed that will allow us to develop the English version of Laila, and open a Mazer office in London,” continues Gianfranco.
Expansion into London and the European market remains one of the main objectives of the company, which in order to probe the British market, has also passed a path of acceleration, as we tell here.