How many years has it been going?
This is our 10th annual event.
What was the inspiration to start it?
We felt that early stage startups aren’t getting enough exposure (which was way back in 2007) in Israel.
What exciting things can people look forward to for the 2017 version? For our 10th year, we’ve tripled the number of stages (from one to three) and the number of startups present (from 10 to 30) and the event will happen as a part of the 2nd annual Tech festival we are hosting, which includes over 30 events and will host over 25K attendees.
What opportunities are on offer for people / startups / investors and companies attending?
This is the biggest gathering of the year for the startup community in Israel and will host over 2000 entrepreneurs, investors, key executives and media. So alongside great content and promising early-stage startups, people can expect lots of networking opportunities with people they would otherwise won’t be able to meet/
What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?
Comes with lots of business cards, own your 60-seconds pitch and know who you are targeting in advance.
How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?
Tickets are available at http://techfest.geektime.co.il/next and they usually sell out 3-4 days before the event.
— Geektime (@geektime) May 16, 2017
Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?
Here is some more background material about the festival and other events.
Geektime Techfest week, Israel’s largest technology festival. The festival will host dozens of Tech events throughout the week with over 25000 entrepreneurs, investors, developers, tech executives and media attending those events.
The Festival’s main event is the Annual Geektime Next, The largest startup conference in Israel, which as a part of the partnership, we have a 15% discount for our members (using Discount code: XXX). Next (Previously Geektime Conference) is known is the premier startup event for Israeli startup and has served as a launched for some of Israel’s leading companies such as Wix, Kaltura, Clicktale, Dapper, Worklight, SalesPredict and Cyactive. to home and the first , the largest developer event in Israel.
Alongside Next events, the festival will host Geektime Code (largest developer conference in Israel), Israel Mobile Summit (Largest mobile industry event in Israel), Israel Edtech Summit (Biggest Edtech event in Israel), ISDEF Expo (Biggest HLS and Cyber expo and conference in Israel), Cann10 (Medical Canab