A host of young Middle Eastern firms from Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are also expected, including Transterra Media, a Lebanon-based news agency that provides on-demand human-interest video and photo content.
The Jordanian start-up eKtab, which is the first and largest Arabic electronic-book marketplace and publishing company, will also be in Dublin, along with the Dubai-based Drawdeck, which has developed an online community connecting artists, companies and art lovers.
This week’s Dublin-based Web Summit will have something of a Latin flavour, with a large number of start-ups coming from South America. At least 16 young companies are coming from Brazil alone, and there will also be representatives from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
They’ll be joining would-be entrepreneurs from more than 100 countries, who will arrive over the next few days to take part in the final summit to be held in Dublin before it relocates to Lisbon next year.