Ready, set, explore! Everyone knows that the startup world now extends far beyond traditional bastions of tech like San Francisco and New York. But media attempts to summarize the new tech territory can be dizzying: the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018 included deep dives into 43 different ecosystems, covering everywhere from Seattle to Shanghai.
Here’s where the me Convention comes in. The conference believes it’s vital to learn about the most exciting new startup hubs from insiders, not statisticians — people who have set up shop in each city and have an intuitive grasp of what makes it tick. During the Startup Cities track (September 5-6), leading startup figures from across the globe will explain what makes their city so essential as a force for technological progress. The clock will be ticking, though: each speaker will have just ten minutes to convince audiences.