With the 2015 Mobile World Congress having come to a close, it’s time to look into the global tech/entrepreneurial events around the corner. 2015 looks poised to be a big year in the new business field, and these gatherings will provide an in-depth look into the latest industry trends. We’ve selected four you shouldn’t miss.
TechCrunch Disrupt NY (May 4-6)
There’s no better place for a startup to make their mark on the global business scene. The listed speakers for this year’s event include Payal Kadakia (Co-Founder and CEO of ClassPass), Aaron Levie (Co-Founder and CEO of Box), Sam Shank (CEO of HotelTonight), and Tristain Walker (Advisor at Main Street Hub).
Of course, one of the most intriguing aspects of the conference is the Startup Battlefied. Some of the world’s most prominent up and coming startup companies compete for a $50,000 grand prize, and the Disrupt Cup. If you’re wondering who some of the previous winners have been, look no further than Dropbox, Mint, and Qwiki.
Along with the Hackathon, and top class networking opportunities, the event is sure to be a can’t miss for interested parties.
London Technology Week (June 15-21)
London hasn’t become one of the world’s most renowned tech hubs by accident. The city is home to a number of innovative businesses, and a hotbed of disruptive ideas. London Technology Week is where that all gets put on display for the world. The 2014 event hosted over 40,000 attendees, and 200 events.
The events fall into various categories, including innovation, growth, investment, and social impact and allows startups from all business sectors to showcase their products/services. Some of the topics to be covered in this year’s event list will be mobility management, growing FinTech, the future of education, and big data analytics.
World Domination Summit (July 9-13)
Hosted in Portland, Oregon, the summit is a melting pot of passionate speakers from various fields, and attendees ready to open up to an array of new ideas. Organized by Chris Guillebeau, prominent speakers at the event include Derek Sivers, Asha Dornfest, and James Altucher.
In its fifth installment this year, WDC 2015 features a number of engaging activities, including “academies” centered on finding and refining a great business idea, travel hacking, and revolution dynamics for bringing disruptive entrepreneurial initiatives to life.
Web Summit 2015: Dublin (November 3-5)
The biggest of them all, and aptly referred to as “where the world meets”. With over 500 speakers attending this year’s summit, including Bono, Werner Vogels (CTO of Amazon), Phil Libin (CEO of Evernote), and Danae Ringelmann (Founder of Indiegogo) just to name some of the A-list names in the business world who will be sharing their views on a range of topics.
In addition to the speakers, a series of companies, both established brands, and growing ventures will be exhibiting at the event. Web Summit is the pinnacle of technology conferences this year. While there are still several months, and a number of other worthwhile gatherings before then, much of the tech world has already marked early November on their calendars.