Web Summit: Life's a pitch as tech extravaganza closes

For most of the startups, who make up the majority of summit attendees, the web summit was about making connections - to potential partners, media, customers and especially investors.

31st October, 2013
The Web Summit audience look on as Patrick Collison shares his thoughts.

In a week all about pitching, it wasn't a startup that delivered the final impassioned plea at the Web Summit. instead Taoiseach Enda Kenny took his opportunity on stage at one of Europe's largest tech events to pitch for everything he was worth.

The sight of Kenny sitting on stage beside tech royalty Elon Musk, founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX, was surreal enough. But when the Taoiseach endorsed a mission to Mars and...

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