Last week, Seavus Incubator staff had a wonderful opportunity to attend the largest tech conference Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, in order to share experience from our pre-acceleration program, partner with various organisations and learn more about the upcoming tech trends. The study visit was supported by Increasing Market Employability – IME programme of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, implemented by Swisscontact and PREDA Plus Foundation.
During Web Summit there were various workshops and events organised for startup specialists, incubator and accelerator managers and other organisations’ representatives. Among other things, the focus of our study visit was to get insights into trends. Most of the startups on Web Summit are working on: AI, VR, IoT, SAAS, chatboots, digital marketing solutions, automotive, FinTech, education, travel, health apps and solutions, etc. Major trends that were noticed and which might make disruption in the following years are:
1. Artificial intelligence
2. Data security
4. Fintech and e-commerce