As a Dutch startup blog we love the role The Next Web plays in our local startup ecosystem. Not only it’s one of the world’s largest tech sites, the annual conference really puts The Netherlands and Amsterdam on the map. Next year, the conference will become the biggest startup event in the world. Here are the first top notch speakers:
Steve Huffman – Co-Founder & CEO, Reddit
Reddit needs little introduction, having fundamentally changed the way we share and consumer content online over the last decade. The website currently ranks as the 32nd most popular worldwide according to Alexa.
Peter Koomen – Co-founder & CTO, Optimizely
Optimizely is an A/B testing platform that has its roots in Obama’s renowned 2008 online presidential election campaign – raising $60 million in donations thanks to a few simple experiments. Fast-forward to 2015, and nearly all presidential candidates are now making use of the software in their current campaigns.
Robert Gentz – Co-founder & CEO, Zalando
Founded in 2008, Zalando is now one of the world’s biggest e-commerce companies – valued at over $7 billion and with 2014 revenues of $2.2 billion. Zalando is also the fastest company on the continent to break $1 billion in revenue.
Jason Fried – Co-founder & CEO, Basecamp
10 years after Basecamp first hit the market, more than 15,000,000 people have worked on a project using the software, with thousands of companies signing up to try it each week. Jason is currently working on the product’s next iteration: Basecamp 3, due to be released soon.
The 2016 conference will be a two day event on May 26-27. The Next Web expects 20.000 visitors, 500 exhibitors and at least 21 other speakers. Be sure to check the event out!