If you’re an entrepreneur in the Digital and Tech industry, you shouldn’t miss this year’s CEE Digital Summit (CEEDS) by Webit which is taking place on 21-22 April in Sofia, Bulgaria, at the Paradise Center. Register here.
Each year, the Webit team strives to take the CEEDS event to the next level and for 2015 significant institutional support comes from the Andrus Ansip, VP European Commission for the Digital Single Markets, who will be a special guest and speaker. Moreover, many regional SMEs will be joining CEEDs this year, thus proving that the digital and technology industries are no longer only the territory of big players, but the play ground of companies of all sizes.
What to expect
CEEDS 2014; Photo credit: Webit
For its seventh edition, the summit will encompass four separate events focused on boosting the regional startup ecosystem. If you’re a CTO, CIO or just a passionate innovator, then the Tech Summit is for you. Topics captured by the Tech Summit include IoT (Wearables, Smart Cities, C.Cars, Smart Home, mHealth, Education), BigCloud (BigData, Cloud, BI), Money and Payments.
The Marketing and Innovation Summit is targeted at CMOs, CIOs of advertisers, retailers, broadcasters, publishers and adtech solution providers as it focuses on topics such as Digital Transformation, Programmatic, Metrix & Data, Digital Entertainment & Media, Brand Social Strategies and Mobile. For video content producers, there will also be a series of workshops on how to create viral content as part of the GoViral Academy.
Of course, Webit conference partners will also be organising a series of workshops, devcamps and roudtables. For startups, the CEE Founders Games, Startup Expo and the Accelerators Alley are of particular interest.
Moreover, 20 to 30 startups from CEE region will get the chance to take part in the Founder Games, allowing them to exhibit for free at CEEDS at a special Startup Expo and to pitch on stage in front of investors, enterprise and European commission representatives. To apply for this opportunity, simply fill in the application form here.
Mingling with the big players
CEEDS by Webit is the right place to meet future clients and partners.
Adriana Paneva of Webit
This year’s speaker list is comprised of successful startup CEOs, investors from the region and other influential members of the CEE startup ecosystem. Some of the big names include Eric Klinker, the President & CEO of BitTorrent, Mark Schmitz who is a partner at Lakestar, Uwe Kubach, VP at SAP, Dmitry Chikhachev, cofounder & managing partner at Runa Capital and Oliver Holle, CEO of SpeedInvest among many others.
For attendees to make the most out of their CEEDS experience, Adriana Paneva of Webit recommends that startups take advantage of the many networking opportunities presented to them. “This is something really important for us as organisers of CEEDS. CEEDS by Webit is the right place to meet future clients and partners. We will host a number of networking events among which is the traditional Webit Party with the support of Fashion TV!”
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