Nearly twenty Czech firms took part in the world-renowned technology event
In connection with the second call of the CzechDemo project, twelve Czech start-ups took part in TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, California, at the end of September. The event was also attended by firms supported by the ICT Alliance and the economic diplomacy project of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles. For the first time in the event’s history, nearly twenty Czech start-ups exhibited at TechCrunch at the same time.
“The objective of CzechDemo is to enable firms to present their products abroad and thus increase their media presence, number of customers and established partnerships, while also gaining experience in the international environment. I am pleased that we have managed to fulfil the event’s potential and that we could also help other firms outside of CzechDemo to participate in the busy accompanying programme. Participation in the project does not involve only exhibiting at the given event, but also a number of other services in the form of mentoring, the possibility to rehearse presentations in the Czech Republic and subsequently at the venue and to engage with experienced entrepreneurs, and so on,” said Markéta Havlová, head of CzechInvest’s Start-Up Department.
CzechDemo is a CzechInvest project aimed at supporting the internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises. It enables start-ups to participate in globally known technology conferences such as CES, Slush and TechCrunch Disrupt. The Czech companies that exhibited in San Francisco this year are presented below: