Travel & co-working: Make your way to the Lisbon Web Summit

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There’s a 41% chance you are coming to Lisbon this November. Well, that’s a rough estimate, but you get the point: EU-Startups readers are indeed very likely to drop by Portugal’s new hype event, the adopted Lisbon Web Summit. We’ll be covering the event at close range (actually, we are already) but today it’s time to give you some advice regarding your trip to Lisbon.

Disclaimer: I happened to be the first Portuguese entrepreneur to participate in Dublin Web Summit, back in 2012. But don’t take my word for granted. Make sure you connect with people who went to the event before and prepare in advance. Or open the parachute at the last minute, your choice.

If you’re planning to attend this years Web Summit, here is a little checklist for you:

  • Make sure to get your event ticket as soon as possible. The first 30,000 already signed up – and this is four months before the event.
  • Think about the best time to buy your plane ticket (according to these guys it will be on the 13th of September – I’d suggest to do it earlier, if you want to save some money.
  • You’re wondering if it’s still early to book an accommodation? Well, prices are still low (Portuguese), but that depends where in Lisbon and how expensive you’d like to stay.
  • And given all this effort, you might consider taking the best of your stay, and that might include a co-working space for the days before and after the event.

But before giving you the short list of Lisbon co-working spaces, a bit of background. Picture this: there will be three times more conference sessions than you can attend, there’s a chance it will not be enough time to visit every enterprise and startup booth and surely there will be an excess of a few tens of thousands of people than you can physically meet. Convinced you need to plan in advance? That is my advice: make your own schedule, contact people in advance, fill your time as much as you can and fit everything else in between – is there’s a slot left.

And finally, here is a list of some nice co-working spaces in Lisbon. Looking forward to eventually meet you there.

If you want to see more co-working options, check out the Portugal Startups map.