Web Summit: The highlights of the final day

On this fourth and last day of the Web Summit, the highlight goes to the presence of the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who visited the summit enclosure during the afternoon of Monday.

Already at a time of rocking for both more than 2,000 startups and investors and entrepreneurs, this fourth day was also marked by speeches by several speakers, including the founder of Revolut or Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, for example.

Given that Web Summit is a summit on technology-based companies and startups, there was a conference of special interest to all those who wonder about the excess of technology in our daily lives. This was a theme discussed on this last day at the Altice Arena, in a conference that did not intend to reach any conclusion, but rather to become a debate where participants ‘fought’ arguments on the subject.

Also not unnoticed was European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who spoke with journalist Laurie Segall about advocating for greater regulation of technology giants like Facebook and Google. The vice-president of the European Commission also admitted that these technology companies have shown greater ambition in their goals, pointing to the need to apply the values they have been touting.

Nutrix was the big winner of the PITCH, Nutrix is developing a needle-free device for diabetics that provides continuous monitoring of glucose in real time. The founders met at MIT Labs and set up the medtech startup back in March of this year. They have partnered with high tech labs to help develop biosensory devices.

At the end of the day, Web Summit had the intervention of the President of Portugal.

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa did not miss the closing ceremony of the 2019 edition of Web Summit. In a speech of about five minutes, the President of the Republic praised the event, saying that from Lisbon, four years ago the future is anticipated.

“It’s amazing. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. We did it. Lisbon and Portugal became city and country of the technological revolution. In a way, we anticipated this revolution here with its protagonists, ”said the President of the Republic, taking as examples cases such as those of Al Gore or Guterres.


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