of Kenya named among the world's top 50 early stage startups

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Kenya-based accommodation marketplace has been named among the world's top 50 early stage startups in the run up to WebSummit 2013 to be held on October 30th and 31st in Dublin, Ireland.

This year over 7,000 attendees will make the trip from all corners of the globe to hear from speakers across dozens of stages, workshops and roundtables catered to every sector. The list of featured attendees also include Christian Reber of 6Wunderkinder, Waze’s Noam Bardin, MG Siegler of Google Ventures, Gerald Bardy of Silicon Valley Bank and Max Chafkin of Fast Company among others.

SleepOut made the top 50 list after having applied for the widely celebrated conference’s ALPHA Program. SleepOut’s CEO Johann Jenson, COO Mikul Shah and CTO Paul Schwarz have also been invited to exhibit, together with a select number of individuals from startups from around the world.

More than 350 speakers including world leading founders, investors, inventors, designers, CEOs and thinkers are expected to attend this year’s event. High profile speakers include Tony Hawk of the Tony Hawk Foundation, Debbie Weinstein of Unilever, Kevin Rose of Google Ventures, Matt Mullenweg of WordPress, Eugene Kaspersky of Kaspersky Lab, Wall Street Journal’s Ben Rooney, Daniel Heaf of BBC Worldwide and Adobe’s Scott Belsky.

WebSummit is known as the Rolls Royce of tech events with its ALPHA Program bringing together great startups with people who can help them grow. In the ALPHA Program, early stage startups from countries around the world are selected to exhibit for free while bigger tech companies are charged EUR 9,950 to exhibit.