Why Sooqr is attending Web Summit 2019 - Part 3 Erik Keegstra

‘I can’t wait to come back to Sooqr HQ with more insights’

Next week, a delegate of our Troopers will be flying over to Portugal to attend Web Summit, in Lisbon. The huge event, named ‘the best technology conference on the planet’, by Forbes, will be held November 4 -7. Leading up to it, our attending Troopers will be sharing their thoughts on the Summit and why they are going. In today’s edition: Erik Keegstra, Founder of Sooqr.

What do you want to take away from the event?
‘Mostly, I hope to gain more knowledge and meet some inspiring people. As sooqr is growing rapidly, it would be great to expand our international contacts and partnerships. I’ve never attended Web Summit before, but from what I’ve seen, it’s the best place to catch up on anything going on in the world of tech. I can’t wait to come back to Sooqr HQ with more insights on (digital) marketing, Growth, SaaS, retention and product development. And obviously, some great memories of a great event and time spent in the beautiful city of Lisbon.’

What value do you bring? 
‘As I’ve been working with and in the world of internet and e-commerce since it became ‘a thing’, I’ve got quite some experience in the field. Also, anything you want to know about the Dutch e-commerce market...just ask! Even if I don’t directly know the answer, I’ll probably know someone who does. I like helping people in any way possible; for me, attending these kind of events isn’t simply about selling Sooqr.’

Most looking forward to?
‘The first few days will all be about gathering knowledge. On the last day of the Summit, we’ll be hosting a booth - B503, on Thursday 7 November, and I’m really looking forward to that! As it will give us the chance to present Sooqr to a new audience. Also, as we’re one of 42 Dutch companies going, it will be great to catch up with and/ or get to know some of our Dutch peers, too.’

The annual Web Summit brings together people and companies that are redefining the global tech industry, and gathers the founders and CEOs of tech companies, fast-growing startups, policymakers and heads of state to ask a simple question: where to next? Within the Summit, Sooqr is part of the BETA programme: representing the most promising early-stage and returning startups. During the event, we’ll be giving away free advice on your current onsite search engine, onsite search in general, e-commerce, and we’ll even answer any questions you have concerning the Dutch market! 

Obviously, we’d love people to try our awesome search straight away, but we do want people to know why, first. We’ll be giving people two ways of checking the necessity of using optimized onsite search. Through an audit, and an ROI calculator. Not attending Web Summit, but still, want to take a closer look at what Sooqr could do for your business? Take a look here or here. Did you know we're one of 42 Dutch companies attending? Dutch platform Emerce wrote a little piece about it!