The numbers behind Collision from Home
Today, Collision from Home opens the doors – and our web app – to attendees. As we get ready to lift the curtain and watch the event unfold, we’ve taken a bit of time to dig through the numbers and see how they stack up.
This week you’ll hear from 634 speakers across our five channels, and these are some of the ones we’re looking forward to on day one.
There will be 32,000+ people from 140 countries – across oceans and time zones – tuning in to Collision from Home. From Canada to New Zealand, we’ll be watching, connecting and chatting through the week. Here are the top 10 countries represented (in alphabetical order):
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Flick through our five channels and you’ll find an eclectic mix of speakers representing every industry touched and shaped by tech. Joining us from around the world are investor and NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, author Margaret Atwood, co-founder and CEO of Box Aaron Levie, and David Fischer, the chief revenue officer of Facebook.
The gender ratio at Collision has remained stable. When Collision was held in Toronto in May 2019, 45.7% of attendees were female. We’re delighted to welcome back so many women in tech.
More than a thousand startups are joining Collision from Home. From bootstrapped companies to unicorns in the making, you’ll see every industry represented on our startup profiles page. Make sure to catch the semi-finals and final of our PITCH competition on Channel 1.
Due to the move online, we are seeing participation from startups that are coming from countries that wouldn’t usually be represented at our physical events. We are excited to welcome startups from:
Europe: Albania, Bulgaria
Middle East and Asia: Mongolia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Armenia, Pakistan, Philippines
Africa: Tunisia, Ghana, Egypt
Americas: Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Dominica
Even within the US and Canada, we are seeing more regional startup participation, welcoming companies from:
USA: Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Charlotte in North Carolina, Omaha and Lincoln in Nebraska, Little Rock in Arkansas, Springfield in Virginia, Akron in Ohio, Milwaukee in Wisconsin, Alpharetta in Georgia, Buffalo in upstate New York, and Farmington Hills in Michigan.
Canada: Halifax in Nova Scotia, Fort McMurray in Alberta and Winnipeg in Manitoba.
Startups representing 25 industries are joining us at Collision. Here are the top 10 industries represented (in alphabetical order):
Advertising, content and marketing
AI and machine learning
E-commerce and retail
Enterprise software solutions
Environment, energy and cleantech
Hardware and IoT
Medtech and pharma
Social media and networking
We’ve looked at our startup base and noticed a few year-on-year trends in the types of startups coming this year. There’s an increased presence in ecommerce, entertainment, medtech, social media and networking, and a decrease in consumer goods, lifestyle and fashion, sports and fitness, and travel and hospitality companies.
When looking at the services being offered, a lot of this could be down to the impact of Covid-19. E-commerce has seen a jump in shipping solutions, virtual real-estate solutions, home renovation solutions and online shopping. Entertainment companies offering cloud workplaces for creatives, film and arts discovery engines, and online trivia games platforms are also gaining popularity.
The biggest jump has been in medtech companies who are providing telemedicine services for practices, telehealth services, online booking platforms, virtual reality medical software, virtual care, video consultation services, and digital health platforms for taking medications, connecting people to healthcare professionals, and communicating with pharmacies.
With nearly 40 unicorns in attendance at Collision from Home, investors are never far behind. There will be 850 angels and VCs tuning in, meeting with startups and taking part in workshops, talks and roundtables. Among them are Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures, Chetan Puttagunta from Benchmark, Renata Quintini of Renegade Partners, Scott Raney from Redpoint, and Wesley Chan from Felicis Ventures.
With the launch of Fourth Estate, we have the most editors ever from the New Yorker, Reuters, Vox, Fast Company, Wired, Glamour, ProPublica, Financial Times, Channel 4 News, and The Information. They will be discussing how to safeguard society through journalism.