Well-known serial internet entrepreneur Kevin Rose and 4chan founder Chris Poole have both joined this October’s Dublin Web Summit lineup.
Rose is founder of Digg and Milk and an investor in other high-profile web companies like Foursquare, Path and Square. Following the purchase of Milk by Google earlier this year, Rose now works as a venture partner at Google Ventures.
Rose will speak from the summit’s main stage as will newly announced speaker Chris Poole, best known as founder of 4chan and Canvas. 4chan is an anonymous and uncensored imageboard that started way before the likes of Pinterest (2003 I believe) and which is credited as the birthplace of the internet meme.
This year, the eighth Dublin Web Summit, sees the introduction of START – a sister event of f.ounders aimed at exciting and disruptive early stage startups. Like f.ounders, START is invite-only and aims to bring together “an incredible group of entrepreneurs”, investors and media. START’s first 10 attendees include James Whelton of Coderdojo and the founders of Soundwave, a real-time, location-based music discovery app.
The summit, Europe’s second largest, takes places on October 17-18 with 200 speakers across both dates and an anticipated attendance of around 3,000 people.