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The next generation of internet giants gather this week in Portugal for four days of tech-fueled networking, nights out and – for the first time this year – surfing of the offline variety. Web Summit, which likes to promote itself as "the Davos for geeks" and provides a platform for startups to hook up with venture capitalists and hear about new trends from industry leaders such as Facebook, will see around 60,000 tech experts convene in Lisbon, where participants will look to catch a break either in or out of the water.For Michael Memeteau, a founder of an energy startup who will be acting as an unofficial guide for one of the after-hours "pub crawls," it's the social aspect that makes Web Summit so popular.Tommy Otzen, CEO of Danish startup Kubo Robot and winner of last year's Web Summit "Pitch" competition to find the best new firm, said his company received a 1 million euro ($1.16 million) investment off the back of the conference.
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