In only 9 days The Next Web Conference 2008 will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We will post short daily updates about speakers, initiatives and events here.
The Conference basically has 3 different parts. We have Keynote speakers, each sharing their vision on the web in 30 minutes, networking breaks and events and 24 companies who’ll show their cool stuff in 5 minute demos. A lot of these companies are launching new versions, features or whole new services.
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Over the 2 days there are 4 blocks of 6 presenting companies. These demos/presentations are 300 seconds and 300 seconds only! The sessions will be moderated by European Venture Capitalists (Robert Schrimpff –TVM Capital-, Yoav Leitersdorf –YL Ventures-, Barend van den Brande –Big Bang Ventures-, and Guido van Nispen –Dutch Creative Industry Fund-). After the 6 presentations, there will be room for questions from the audience and the moderator.
22 of 24 presenting companies are already selected and we’ve had so many companies wanting to fill in the last 2 places that we couldn’t decide anymore, so we thought it would be a good idea to let you decide who you want to see in the last two 5 minute presentations.
This is how it works:
Startups who want to apply for the last 2 demo presentations can do so by attending the conference (for these startups we have a special ticket with 200 euros discount, register with promocode: lasttwodemos ) and sending an email with a 140 character line why they should be on stage during The Next Web Conference.
Next Monday, all contestants will be posted here and via a poll the audience can decide which 2 companies will be on stage. The two companies who have the most votes on Wednesday April 2nd at noon will be presenting on The Next Web.
register for a conference pass via:
The presenting companies until now:
Grab the opportunity
I’m really looking forward to see all the presentations of these great companies!
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