This year we're hosting networking events in 100 cities around the world in partnership with 100 local co-hosts to bring together incredible startups, investors, media and more, and find the new new thing in tech in your city.
Tech is all about the new new thing, and in 2012, we held 50 invite-only meet ups, or what we call Pub Summits, mostly in Europe, in search of the new new thing. The Pub Summits worked: we met some incredible startups, investors, bloggers, incubators and more, and then invited the most interesting and promising to the Web Summit, F.ounders and more. Heck apparently Keith met Mark Zuckerberg at one of our first Pub Summits in 2011.
So this year we're going truly global in our search for the new new thing with our ironic retro-designed web-homage-site. We'll cover 100 cities over the next 6 months in our search. And to do so, we've built two very simple apps for helping us crowdsource the new new things in your city. One for startups and one for the rest of the tech community. So, if you think you're that startup or incubator, investor or blogger, or know that person, you'll find the 1-minute application details here for startups and here for investors, incubators, bloggers, advisors and more.
We've also announced the first wave of some 20 cities here, and each week we'll be announcing more cities. You can even apply to cohost a Pub Summit here if we haven't announced your city yet - we want to host Pub Summit's in some really remote places, so don't hesitate applying even if you live in Samoa.
Finally, you might be grey haired and all washed up, but we welcome a little salt and pepper at our Pub Summits. Oh, and if you're nervous of crowds, each Pub Summit will be capped at either 100 or 250 people.