This was the view from 9am, which is 8am CET. It was a bit overwhelming for that time of morning.
— StartupYard (@startupyard) November 18, 2014
The conference is hosting a record 15,000 people, from all over the world. Particularly on display were startups in the fields of gaming, and wellness.
Talks are going on at 4 large stages simultaneously, and are being given by luminaries from all corners of the industry. The lighting is quite aggressive, a combination of red and green lasers, white spot lights, and fog, lending the whole occasion the atmosphere of a rock concert, with people constantly cycling between the stages, the packed venue restaurants, and the product booths scattered throughout he venue.
— Wayra CEE (@WayraCEE) November 18, 2014
We can attest to the fact that the badges are huge, and easy to read.
— Slush (@SlushHQ) November 18, 2014
I cannot confirm or deny the existence of this sauna at a startup conference.
— Ricardo Marvao (@rmarvao) November 18, 2014
Linda Liukas gave a brilliant talk about her evolution from a young fan of American Vice President Al Gore, into a coder and an entrepreneur.
— StartupYard (@startupyard) November 19, 2014
The Slush 100 competition, originally planned as a 250,000 prize, was doubled at the last minute.
— TruongSinh Tran-N. (@truongsinhtn) November 19, 2014
The winner was Enbritrly, with their innovative bot-detecting ad-web analysis engine.
— Avaus (@Avaus) November 19, 2014