Last year, I attended the Plugg conference in Brussels for the first time, and I am happy I'll be going again this year. I found Plugg to be a great way to discover some promising web start-ups from around the world, and listen to venture capitalists and technology gurus talk about business opportunities on the web.
Given SCHMOOZY FOX'S brand and marketing strategy work for web start-ups, an event like Plugg is great chance to check out the fresh web talent out there. I guess this time around, Plugg will be a showcase of advanced technology and web apps. Will the participating start-ups be able to convince us of their commercial and marketing know-how as well? We'll find that out next week.
For those who are not familiar with this annual event, Plugg is a conference that brings together European web and technology start-ups and gives them a chance to pitch their business ideas to a panel of venture capitalists. It’s also an annual celebration of web entrepreneurship in Europe.
Check out the list of all the participating start-ups by visiting the Plugg site.
In order to get a sneak peak at this year's Plugg, I asked Robin Wauters (Plugg organizer, TechCrunch editor, serial
entrepreneur and simply an avid user of the web), to talk about the event.
SCHMOOZY FOX: Robin, is it still possible to register for Plugg 2010?
Robin Wauters: Yes, you can register until the day before the event, even. Readers of your blog can register with a 25% discount using the code plugg-25percent here: http://mijnevent.be/en/event/101/plugg-2010.
SCHMOOZY FOX: How will Plugg 2010 differ from Plugg 2009? Obviously, there will be new start-ups and new speakers, but how else are you going to surprise us this year?
Robin Wauters: To be honest, it will be much of the same as last year. We think the formula works well, and we're really excited about the line-up of speakers and startups for this year. But always happy to receive suggestions from anyone who attends to see how we can improve the conference for next years.
SCHMOOZY FOX: Thanks for organizing this high-level event again this year, and I am looking forward to some schmoozing!
Robin Wauters: Likewise ;)