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How Startup Safari connects local ecosystems with the global tech community
3 days

of keynotes, brunches, pitches

innovation leaders

entrepreneurs, VC’s and companies

Global community

meets the Paris ecosystem

A series of worldwide open-door events where startups get inspired, meet entrepreneurs, and attract investors

Connect participants with many specific needs

The key challenge for the organizers of Startup Safari Paris was to make sure participants find and meet the right people across multiple venues, different functions and industries and outside of designated "stations"

Communicate with all stakeholders

After Ondrej Svoboda used Swapcard at a networking event, he decided to deploy the event app in his own conference to easily inform and engage various participants

Before Swapcard it was super complicated to support and communicate with all our stakeholders in one event

Ondrej Svoboda

Event Organizer, Startup Safari Paris

App users searched and met based on specific hashtags and filters

The outcome

of participants used the event app
information through push notifications
easy integration
with ticketing solution

As an early adopter of Swapcard, Ondrej Svoboda decided to move from being a user to an organizer. He implemented the digital platform at Startup Safari’s 2018 Paris edition, focusing on three functions. First, program and scheduling. Second, networking and in-person interactions. Last but not least, integration with the ticketing solution Eventbrite. His method of bringing it all together was to encourage users to search and meet based on hashtags and filters. For example #fintech, #female, #jobs The Startup Safari organizers allowed registration exclusively through the event app. Moreover, they encouraged attendees and visitors to follow program updates and reach out to one another via the smart platform. The result: engagement skyrocketed and usage rate hit 80%. Confusion and frustration made room for focus and a sense of fulfilment.

Swapcard’s solution let attendees search around specific objectives and find exactly the right person they needed. It was efficient and clear.

Ondrej Svoboda

Event Organizer, Startup Safari Paris

Startup Safari: When tech doors open to in-person interactions thanks to a networking platform