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Dylan Kelly
Published on February 26, 2015

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Web Summit started in my bedroom just over 4 years ago. 3.5 years ago we moved to my sitting room. 2.5 years ago to an office. We’re now 100 engineers, data scientists and more, and growing faster every day. We’re not a conference company, we’re a technology company. Scaling from 400 to 22,100 attendees in 4 years is a product of our approach: we engineer serendipity for an industry we’re passionate about: tech conferences. While traditional conference organisers hire event managers, we hire engineers and data scientists. Why? VentureBeat wrote a short piece recently on why, as did I. But in short, in the words of Marc Andreessen “software is eating the world”, rapidly disrupting every industry, and conferences will be no exception. Media companies and conference companies still do a fantastic job – don’t get me wrong – but data science has the potential to change the value of conferences for attendees, and dramatically so. We’ve been slowly pioneering that change, and so far enough people like what we’re doing that we’ve been able to grow unexpectedly fast. In Web Summit’s second year, 2011, 30 startups chose to exhibit. For Collision’s second year, so far 403 out of 500 startups have chosen to exhibit. You’ll find a list of those incredible startups below. By the time May comes around, over 1,000 startups from more than 50 countries will have placed their trust in us for Collision and will exhibit. In other words, Collision is growing far faster than Web Summit ever did, and by orders of magnitude. And yes 400 to 22,100 in 4 years is fast, but Collision is going to get far bigger, far quicker. And hopefully, in terms of quality of outcome for attendees, it will be far more valuable than year two of Web Summit because of the technology that underpins how we structure everything from a seating plan at dinner to the group you find yourself surrounded by on a pub crawl. Most importantly for many attendees we’ve become incrementally better at finding interesting startups to invite to exhibit. For example here are just 15 startups who exhibited at Web Summit in November who have since raised $270 million. Of course, we’re not responsible for that $270 million, that’s down to visionary entrepreneurs, who are prepared to hustle, and then hustle some more. But these startups don’t come to our conferences for the good of their health, they’re here to meet people, and that’s something we’re getting better at facilitating at an ever growing scale and sophistication. Speaking of hustling entrepreneurs, today we’re excited to announce 3 incredible ones for Collision. They’re the founders of Slack, Github and Lyft. They’re part of a new wave of billion dollar tech companies. Back in 2010 when we started, Github was a small dot in the ever expanding software ocean. It’s now a giant island that underpins so much of the modern software economy. So, we’ll be in Vegas in May, as will quite a number of visionary entrepreneurs, young startups, respected investors, seasoned CEOs and influential media. Through Collision, we’re building something a little different for attendees as compared to traditional tech conferences. That incrementally improving difference seems to be just enough to propel Collision’s growth to a level Web Summit never experienced, and Web Summit certainly experienced hyper growth for a tech conference. Anyway, just maybe you’ll be on one of those flights in May to Vegas for Collision. Just maybe we’ll be on the same flight, who knows! Either way,  I hope to see you in Downtown Vegas, and if not there then somewhere else in the world where we’re sprinkling our software driven approach to conferences. Paddy @paddycosgrave Ps. A huge thanks to all those who’ve supported us on this journey over the last 4 years. PPs. Yesterday we decided to do something different and launched two standalone conferences called EnterConf and MoneyConf. Want to join the 400+ great startups listed below at Collision? Apply to exhibit for free here.

   

Collision Exhibiting Startups:

Zeek Mobile Orderella Gudpod Gestigon Adore Me Epitomical Dissolve Algolia Creativ Shiphawk Deliradio Shopa Qbox Pumpup Meetey Import.Io Tvsmiles Feex Splice Frontdesk Drizly Dropship Branch Orderbird Qzzr Speechmatics Cuipo Maidsafe Xplenty Lootsie Mailjet Trialbee Youmail Pokitdok Overdog Liveonegroup Zipments Sqor Apptentive Airdog Gomore Kompany.Com Clipcard Triposo Forter Mybazinga Wegowise Responsetap Getturnstyle Kasisto Nanolive Orbeus Dsco Syncano Forter Bazinga Technologies Bugfinders 30Minmba Ea Dreamquark Lately Chui Xetal Wrappler Xpert Inventions Cooljunk Sciencebox Ranggo Teslastudios Kozo Scriptbook Forthscale Zefly.Com Mantro Fishartis Sailogy Procurement Land Mektron Kolektio Zoomcharts Grove Instruments Frugoton Smartmunk Transfercar Augmented Class! Referanza Servicegems.Com Crate.Io Phenixp2P N-Ix Efabrika Tenderscout Innovativebrands Zoobe Benchit Soampli Snapd Yousnapd Glistrr Finova Showd.Me Yonderbound Sparkgig Pledgerunner Testtracks Expatmate Atmospheir Alugha Billy’S Billing Safello Sinapsi Cityfalcon Siberia Leapshot Sunshine Rarenative Numbridge Maneer Ohava Qapint Sport Around Me Formisimo Riverway Pivotshare Georama Spacio Coinalytics Samegrain Glowbl Dstrux Happily Happilywedding Emotuit Localmaven Steadybudget Makerbloks Skitapp Wooepa Selfstir Selfstir Gpredictive Thermosiv Technologies Usercycle Mirens Mirens Berkeley Cruise.Me Auranest Jedlik Electric Sapi De Cv Gobierno Del Estado De Guanajuato Jobhive Islero Ice-Breakrr Collaborative Boating Boatsetter Bebe2Go.Com Appliana Rabbit Adhishtaana Kompyte Sporple Smartphonerecords Curbninja 10X Liana Digi.Me Socialsafe Adrapid Raviteq Lost In Reality Shippabo Bewellmarketplace Iifm Favcy Dot Com Srpago Sqwiggle Gladsome Studios Ekids Cronofy Firstjob Customer360 Tinggly Biowatch Stampay Notesfirst Crowdstreet Zeuseye Topazresearch Fishidy Fundbase Eieadvisory Cosytech As Grupojad Invibox Bright Fern Software Countly Centschange.Com Blooders Getifinity Fracture Touchotel The Daily Pundit Taabs Myeffect Connextor Gdilab Ibm Indonesia Myvillage Mouse Potato Baby2Body Softtoll Pitchbox I.Me Keyport, . Mykeyport Givvr Call-Levels Nutshell Hapyak Interactive Video Truedash Homeswipe Fitly Mosaikx Karmagy Addapp Bravotipping Simplifly The Author Hub Your Music Company Slope Ternpro Aluni Picstars . Eclipse Wifi Modopayments Exovite Transterra Media Binox Changers Chilikids Crayonstock Giftstarter Payandsplit Wiredin.Io Luckylink Re3D Bundly Tradewarrior Leadferret Cookstream The Hunter Network Efiester Catchpool Intelie Huntup.Me Key Authentication Toyourdoor24 Ocean Print Monese Tacit Innovations Corp Toky Latamvoices Getfilestory Groundfloor Horyou Digon Games Dronekraft Skyworksas Geekrowd Meetkali Zoopit As Tblox Eslife Timerepublik Foxtrot Hedgechatter Champio Somewhere Venteo Louise & Eleanor Feedespy Softbot Sharewave Ringaround Luly Priceshoppers Thegiantpixel Discovereel Cloudfinity Haparo Xaptum Streamframe Vakast Adatrix Contract-Live Tsisportsnet Medyear Bemychef Stabtechs Gurucargo Gurucargo Skyhitz Music Vinjavideo Utrip Platypi Theparty Reesio Getdivano Brabov Dressandfriends Sherpany Goodbarber Ark Analytics Souqalmal Audienti Ligflat Telecom Dime-Detroit Sinterit Move This World, . Movethisworld Harmonica Digital Harmonica Digital Nama Yuru Askyuru Megavenues Printoo Ledger Congo The Credit Junction Thecreditjunction Ringcaptcha Heddoko Moneero Lemeno Warren Synasource P.C Fractals Yeepa, . Goyeepa Allpet Confiq Onerecruit Tinybeans Pocketguard Designsuccess Homing In Nvrs Getaccept Chromville Sonicvr Bios Urn 10Sec Siliconprime Readdict Calide Vyuu Peerbelt Pryynt Lightstream Prbb Foxship Technologies Officerank Smpu Facemedia Matchful Dxlab Design Nicotrax Endeavorforward Musella Spaziodati Foosye Thebeautyst Theyoucloud Comb Joomb Allgreenup Simplewan Live Pinshape Crowdedreality Redtree Robotics Floop Technologies Marketman Wishdm Pixhug Verascan Trustatom Sci Ventures Stockjock Riddle Helpya Proreturn Mobigraph Eatt Kozo Software Cloudkeyz Fishartis Clouds Ad 2 My Account Thickbuttons Dooing Koopmedia Dwelling Society Aegis Alugha Robonica Onroute Digital Media Pricelizer.Com Bio3D Technologies Samhoud Media Dstrux Emotuit Skit! Swift Shift Cloudfind Shake It Crowdflow.Io Mashwithme Auranest Nitrocam Effectus Media D.O.O. Mouthful Adrapid Be Well Marketplace Vulcantronics Bright.Md Bettracks Campsited Menyooo Fitly Andy Os Appreciation Engine File Expenses Orb Intelligence Branddy Talktochef Tryad Games Filestory Cryptosigma Skyworks Aerial Systems Nitekite The Present Keeptrax Sante Eve Tab Magecloud Price Patrol Gametime E Info Solutions Pvt Ledger Radario Money Amigo Taptax Calide Youcloud Standard Health Getfloop Filevine Glanse Sales Prodigy    Want to join the 400+ great startups below at Collision? Apply to exhibit for free here.