With an upgrade to Growth Status and the Machine Demo invitation, we happily returned to Lisbon for WebSummit 2018.
Web Summit is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting tech conferences in Europe, and we were happy to visit Portugal for the second year in a row. The sheer scale of the event is mind-boggling and it’s a great place to learn about up-and-coming trends and technologies. Web Summit’s strong emphasis on media and VC participation also makes it a very useful event for startups, especially in their early stages. And who really needs an excuse to spend a week in Lisbon!
This year was VividQ’s second visit to Web Summit. We have grown considerably over the past 12 months and we were proudly upgraded from Beta to Growth Startup status at the event. We were also one of the handful selected startups to be invited to showcase at a Machine Demo, in which VividQ’s CEO Darran Milne took the opportunity to give an introduction to our new holographic headset prototype. You can see the full presentation on WebSummit's official YouTube channel here. Throughout the day, a large amount of booth visitors also got to try our headset first hand and experienced mixed reality in full-depth 3D. One of the best parts of attending the show seeing the multitude of different reactions to people seeing holograms in their full glory for the fist time. Encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive feedback from event-goers, we look forward to an exciting new year - we will surely be back, Lisbon!