It’s less than 3 months until #websummit. Join us in Dublin?
In three months today we will be looking back on a Web Summit just gone by – a gathering of 30,000 people on a small island off Europe which brought together some of the best, brightest and most interesting names in technology together. Those names? Well so far we have announced about 150 of our 800 speakers. Today we’re delighted to announce another 9 – and what a group they are. The founders of Tinder, Oculus VR, OnePlus, as well as 6 other intriguing entrepreneurs. Let’s take a look:
Pete Lau – OnePlus, CEO & Founder
The Flagship Killer is the talk of 2015. The OnePlusTwo launched on July 27 and has captured the imagination, both East & West. With over 1 million people signing up for a code it is one of the most anticipated products of its generation. Pete is Founder & CEO of the company which has grown incredibly fast over the past 18 months.
Sean Rad – Tinder, Co-Founder & President
Sean is one of the founding team that made ‘swiping right’ a common term. Tinder has revolutionised the dating game and created many happy relationships, awkward dates and great stories! Prior to Tinder, Sean was the Founder & President of both Adly and Orgoo.
Palmer Luckey – Oculus VR Founder
Palmer Luckey is the founder of Oculus VR and inventor of Oculus Rift, a virtual reality head-mounted display. Palmer is a boy-wonder, who describes himself as “A self-taught engineer, a hacker, a maker, an electronics enthusiast and a pretty regular Joe.”
Shahrzad Rafati – Broadband TV, Founder & CEO
Shahrzad Rafati is the founder and CEO of Broadband TV Corp., a leading digital entertainment and technology company that operates one of the world’s largest entertainment networks on YouTube. Recognized by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business, Shahrzad is accredited with pioneering both the technology and business model that made peace between big entertainment entities like the NBA and their fans who were uploading premium content to video sites like YouTube.
Michael Lee – MyFitnessPal, Co-Founder & CEO
Mike Lee is co-founder of MyFitnessPal, the leading health and fitness platform. Prior to founding MyFitnessPal, Mike co-founded NextC, a venture-funded startup focused on building online communities. During his 20 year tenure in the technology industry, Mike has held leadership positions at several other top startups in Silicon Valley, including Palm, Handspring, Beyond.com and Regis McKenna