Paddy Cosgrave

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CEO and Founder, Web Summit

Paddy Cosgrave founded Web Summit in 2010, since when it has grown into one of the world’s largest tech conferences and has expanded internationally, with events in Hong Kong, Brazil, Canada, Portugal, and, in 2024, Qatar. Web Summit connects startups, investors, and influential tech speakers.

Cosgrave co-founded the Europas Awards, an annual tech startup competition, and the Collision Conference, focused on emerging technologies and startups. He serves on the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers selection committee and has been recognized as one of Forbes’ ‘30 under 30’ for empowering entrepreneurs and fostering global startup ecosystems.