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IoD 99 at Viva Tech Paris

02 Jul 2018

Group of 99 members at Viva Tech ParisIn late May we took an awesome delegation of IoD 99ers to Viva Tech, one of the worlds leading startup and tech summits. It was billed as being a celebration of innovation - from flying cars, to VR and AR, to dancing robots - it certainly delivered. 

With keynote speeches from renowned figures such as the President of France Emmanuel Macron to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, these events tend to attract the great and the good, and with over 100,000 attendees it seemed like everyone was there. 

But was it really worth it? As a start up, can you justify time away from the office to attend events like this? We have recorded some special IoD 99 Bites vidoes with some of the 99 members who attended Viva Tech, to get their takeaways and find out if it is truly beneficial attending massive events like this one. 

A special thanks to the Department for International Trade for their support at the summit and allowing us to take over their stand for a bit!

Alex Mitchell, Chair of IoD 99

Kieran Hope, Founder of Air Control Entech

Felix Elkman, Director of YEXT

Kavita Cooper, Founder of Novo-K

Laurence Verduron, Founder of Verduron

Alison Ettridge, Founder of Talent Intuition

Ben Gamble, CTO of Quincus

Duncan Stuart, Founder of Hubbado

Find out more about the phenomenal founders and start-up entrepreneurs in our IoD 99 community

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