George Dunn (Webex by Cisco) will speak at our EU-Startups Summit on May 12-13 in Barcelona

On May 12-13 we’ll finally celebrate the in-person comeback of our annual EU-Startups Summit – connecting 1,600+ of Europe’s smartest founders, startup enthusiasts and investors! The 2-day event will provide great opportunities for networking, inspiration and learning, and we’ll also have an exciting pitch competition.

Today, we’re excited to share that George Dunn from Webex will speak at this year’s EU-Startups Summit!

George Dunn is the EMEAR collaboration SMB sales director at Webex – an innovative technology company offering industry-leading solutions in video-conferencing, team collaboration, calling, contact centre and devices. With Webex, startups can build stronger relationships, reach more customers, and hire the best talent. George has been at Cisco for 14 years, having started his career in then what was the newly acquired Webex business.

At the EU-Startups Summit, George will join us on the workshop stage to talk about the digital future, and how startups can navigate new ways of working.

Around the world, more and more businesses are switching to hybrid ways of working and startups and small businesses are leading the way in this trend. The flexibility of hybrid work has the potential to improve employee productivity, satisfaction, and retention. A hybrid team means that businesses can benefit from a wider and more diverse mix of people and skills; with the ability to now recruit remote talent from anywhere in the world. It also reduces costs – ideal for startups.

With fewer in-office workers, startups can scale down their office real estate footprint and perhaps look to relocate altogether to less expensive cities creating savings on rent, utility bills, travel expenses and equipment. And while the advantages are plenty it does not come without its challenges. A successful hybrid organization is built on robust collaboration infrastructure and the right investment in this technology can significantly improve competitiveness.

George’s talk on our workshop stage will equip every startup and small business with the knowledge of the right tools to help them not just survive but thrive in this new hybrid world. The talk will give every founder and leader the insights they need in order to successfully use remote and hybrid working as a competitive advantage.

If you’re planning to join us on May 12-13, make sure to secure your tickets now. You can also check out more information about the Summit on our dedicated event page.

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Our Event Sponsors

Silicon Castles is a Tech Company Builder and Strategic Business Accelerator for technology, intellectual property and licensing businesses, located in Salzburg, Austria. The focus is on European Diamonds: technology startups with a unique business idea, scalable technology and outstanding intellectual property. Silicon Castles also organizes the Startup Executive Academy (SEA), an international Go-to-Market program for founders and executives of early-stage startups, taking place annually since 2017.

Unleashed, by the Purina Accelerator Lab, is the first and only accelerator programme in Europe dedicated exclusively to pet-tech. Their goal is to shape the future of pet care by supporting disruptive pet startups with technologies in advanced nutrition, sustainability, health and digital solutions that enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them. Over the last 2 years, Unleashed had accelerated 12 pet startups, facilitated >350 founders in the Unleashed community and welcomed over 1000 subscribers to the Unleashed pet tech newsletter.

Webex offers industry leading solutions in video conferencing, team collaboration, calling, contact centre and devices, and is trusted by 95% of the Fortune 500. With Webex, businesses can simplify communication, inspire innovation, and empower people to engage with each other anywhere on any device – giving businesses the ultimate edge. Because, when businesses enable employees to bring their best selves to work, everyone wins.

Freshworks is the leader of cloud-based customer and employee software including CRM, livechat, support, marketing automation, ITSM, & HRMS. Products are simple to set up, cost-effective & equipped with powerful automation. Through the Freshworks for Startups program the EU-Startups community can gain access to up to $10k credits on essential tools & products for your Startup. You also get access to Freshworks’ community of VCs, Investors, Mentors, & Customers. Claim your benefits here.

Catalonia-Trade-InvestmentACCIÓ – Catalonia Trade & Investment is the Catalan Government’s agency that works to attract foreign investment to Catalonia, promoting the region as attractive, innovative and competitive business location for startups. Check out their offerings and the Catalonia Startup Directory.