After a long journey, early on Monday morning we arrive in the city from which many explorers have set sail for unknown continents. The Web Summit logo is gleaming in the sun; the city is bubbling. Lisbon is the perfect spot for introducing Medishell to interesting strategic partners, and for setting off on adventures!
Our schedule even has a royal tinge, which we feel very honoured by: on Tuesday, we will meet His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn of Orange
. The Prince is attending the Web Summit in his capacity as start-up ambassador of the Netherlands. He has succeeded Ms Neelie Kroes in this position.
During this StartupDelta
meeting we will also be meeting Amazon VP Werner Vogel
and Samir Saberi
, co-founder of StartupJuncture/Techblogger. We hope that these three singular people will provide us with valuable input, enabling us to raise Medishell to a higher level.
Wednesday will be our booth day in the StartupArena
. This means that we will man our booth among some two hundred other start-ups, selling our "goods" just as at a regular market. So, it is bound to be a hectic day, during which we hope to expand our network and tell as many people as possible about Medishell. We are already receiving many meeting requests from a range of parties, so we will have to pull out all the stops.
As we go along, we will also try and hear some interesting speakers during the Summit. And we will also take the stage ourselves! On Thursday, Jessica will be pitching Medishell at the Machine Demo
. This pitch will be attended by some thirty participants, most of whom are investors. Quite exciting!
It is a busy schedule and we are really looking forward to this week. Over the next few days we will be happy to tell you about our personal highlights and what has caught our eye. If you happen to be at the Web Summit in Lisbon, please let us know
: we would be delighted to meet you!