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MediXSpace Makes a Blast at Web Summit 2021
Web Summit may be over, but for MediXSpace, it’s just the beginning. This event was our first opportunity to showcase our solutions and projects to a large international audience – and it has indeed paid off. We have received an immense amount of positive feedback and attention from everyone we encountered – from investors, VC funds, pharma executives and potential partners.
Being an Alpha Startup: What Was It Like?
Web Summit is the biggest international startup event that happens once a year. As described by Forbes, it’s “the best technology conference on the planet” which brings together thousands of people from over 160 countries. This year, despite the ongoing pandemic, Web Summit has gathered over 42,000 guests and over 1300 startups, so standing out on the exhibition floor wasn’t an easy job – and yet we pulled it out well enough: our Alpha stand was one of the busiest spots at our part of the Pavilion.
Alpha is the program for early-stage startups hosted by Web Summit. The package includes a small exhibition space available for one day, and an opportunity to take part in various startup activations at the event.
Our main goal for the exhibition day was to showcase our projects and existing digital cancer care solutions, and to gather feedback that could help us evaluate our market expansion plans. Not only were we assured that our products are needed globally, but we also received numerous propositions of partnerships and collaborations. Hopefully we will be back with more news on those very soon!
Pitching to Pros
One of the key startup activations of Web Summit is the Pitch Competition – a multi-round contest that involves short presentations on stage, judged by investors and industry leaders. Luckily, we were selected for the contest and presented our cross-border platform project at the PITCH competition. Although we didn’t make it to the next round, we still got some valuable comments from the judges, so now we’ve got some takeaways to work on.
The very same night we made up for our daytime performance by presenting MediXSpace at the DeepTech event. This time we won the pitch contest judged by Mike Butcher, TechCrunch’s editor-at-large, and received a few proposals to discuss potential funding and partnership opportunities.
It’s been a great pleasure to see such genuine demand for our work and eagerness to help us grow. We keep repeating that cancer is a challenge that can only be fought together – but what a delight it is to see our belief shared!
Overall, we really enjoyed the event. Gathering thousands of innovators and creative minds, Web Summit offers a unique environment for mutual inspiration and collaboration. We would definitely recommend it to any aspiring startup that is eager to test some hypotheses and evaluate the expediency of their ideas.