Webit.Festival Europe is one of the worlds most attended large-scale events with delegates from all around the world. The numbers speak for themselves: over 12,000 attendees of which 70% C-Level coming from 118 countries, 450+ speakers, 500+ accredited journalists, 500+ investors… Webit is also running the world's largest startup challenge called Founders Games with over 4000 applications from startups from all around the world – from Silicon Valley, USA to Hangzhou China, through Singapore, Hong Kong, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Korea, Ghana, Kenya, Poland, Iceland, Australia, UK, Spain, France and Germany.
Webit Festival started from humble beginnings. In 2008, the year on the Festival’s launch, half of the attendees requested refunds perceiving the advertising for the first "International Tech Festival in Central and Eastern Europe" as a music techno event. Over 10 years later this mistake is no longer being made. Webit Festival is now known as a globally renowned international tech festival, created by the Bulgarian serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and investor, Dr. Plamen Russev.
TechRadar Pro spoke with Dr. Plamen Russev to learn more about the festival and the effect it has had on the startup scene in Eastern Europe.
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