World Tech leaders join students in Madrid this October

                                                        Photo credit:  Go Youth

                                                        Photo credit: Go Youth


The biggest student-organised conference on Young Entrepreneurship is moving to Madrid and hosting speakers & investors from the world’s leading tech companies this October.


 GO Youth, the biggest conference on Young Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation, is coming to Madrid. On October 19 and 20 in El Teatro de la Luz Philips Gran Vía, young students from across Europe and speakers from the world’s leading tech companies will come together in what will be a unique opportunity for the future creators of tomorrow’s big ideas to come into direct contact with today’s tech industry trendsetters.

The GO Youth project was originally started by two Lisbon high-schoolers in 2011 when Portugal’s economic climate reached its worst peak. Since then, the Portuguese city has hosted six editions of the conference and it has grown in size and relevance and is now moving to Madrid, Spain. Past editions have welcomed speakers from Soundcloud, Siri (Apple), Postmates, Quizup and 9GAG.


World-class Speakers

This year in Madrid, participants will have the chance to attend talks hosted by 15 speakers from world-renowned companies. Already confirmed are Christophe Tauziet, Lead Design at Facebook Spaces on the Social Virtual Reality team and responsible for the first social VR experience on Oculus Rift; Kaave Pour from Space10, IKEA’s innovation lab, the Creative Director behind the IKEA Place augmented reality experience app; Raymond Lo, co-founder and former CTO at Meta Vision, a Silicon Valley company that raised $73 million for their pioneering development of augmented reality digital eyeglasses; and Vincent Rosso, co-founder of the French €1.4 billion company, BlaBlaCar. 

Other confirmed speakers include Benjamin Lequertier, Head of Marketing (Southern Europe) at Facebook and Instagram; Katelin Holloway,  VP of People & Culture at Reddit; and Tom Ollerton, Innovation Director at We Are Social.

Each speaker will present a 20-minute feature and sit down for a 5 to 10-minute Q&A session. Talks will cover a wide range of topics, from designing for virtual reality to encouraging participants to embrace a high-risk mentality.



Powered by Uniplaces

The conference will be entirely organised by Uniplaces, Europe’s most trusted brand for student accommodation. Uniplaces makes it easier and safer for students all around the world to find a place in cities all over Europe. 

We want to be more than a simple university accommodation platform, that is why we support projects like Go Youth, that help young people from across Europe to develop their talent.” said Miguel Santo Amaro, Uniplaces Co-founder and CBO.

The Spanish capital was chosen for its growingly global, ambitious, and professional tech scene. Ben Grech, Uniplaces Co-founder and CEO and one of the speakers at GO Youth Madrid, has no doubt that Madrid is “a soulful city that knows how to do business, but most importantly, that knows how to live.”

GO Youth Madrid will also be supported by Amadeus, the major European IT provider for the global travel and tourism industry, and Phillips will take part as venue sponsor.


Early bird tickets available

Early Bird “Student” tickets cost €25 and “Regular” tickets costs €89, and will be available for purchase until September 30. Normal priced “Student” tickets will be €45 and “Regular” tickets will be €149. Both types of tickets offer access to every talk over the two days, coffee breaks, a goodie bag and an invitation to the after party, while the “Regular” tickets also include lunch vouchers. Tickets can be purchased online on the conference’s official website.


Emily CorleyComment