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The Web Summit in Numbers

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by Startacus Admin

Now that Web Summit 2014 is slipping away into a hazy (but very happy memory) we decided to take a look at some of the impressive figures that Web Summit factshave arisen over the past week as a way of demonstrating its incredible size ….and to put a stopper on it so to speak.

Billed as Europe’s biggest tech event, Web Summit certainly matched the expectations of everyone involved.

The People

  • 22,000 Attendees (That’s a 120% increase on Web Summit 2013)
  • 109 Countries represented
  • 614 Speakers
  • 2160 Exhibiting Startups
  • 700 Investors
  • 1324 Journalists and media folk
  • 2200 members of Web Summit Staff

The Social Media

According to Olytico (social media monitoring and analysis), as of midday on Thursday 6th November;

  • 120,000 Web Summit related tweets had been published from over 40,000 unique Twitter accounts
  • Eva Longoria was the most tweeted about guest speaker appearing in around 3,000 tweets
  • Oculus Rift and their augmented reality were the most talked about of the technologies on show with over 3500 tweets about it.
  • True to form ‘Bar’ and ‘Pub’ made their way into 900 and 700 tweets respectively
  • And unsurprisingly for anyone who was there the term ‘WiFi’ which was distinguished by its absence, appeared in over 2000 tweets.

The tasty things

50,500 people were served some form of Irish fare over the course of the 3 day event. Some of the best figures include;

  • 432,000 Servings of Irish beef, pork, lamb, duck, chicken, fish, seafood, fruit and vegetables
  • 12,000 servings of Irish ciders, beers and fruit juices
  • 35,000 slices of cooked beef and ham
  • 10,000 packets of Tayto crisps
  • 50,000 Waterford Blaas (doughy white bread rolls), Ulster soda farls and Irish traditional soda and sourdough breads consumed
  • 10,000 tubs of ice cream and sorbets handed out.

So it’s no exaggeration to say that Web Summit 2014 was enormous. The question now is, what size will Web Summit 2015 be?

Oh, and if you were one of the hundreds of startups we saw showcasing at Web Summit
- feel free to submit your startup into our Showcasing area on Startacus - it's a numbers game after all :)

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Published on: 14th November 2014

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