Elon Musk to close sold-out Web Summit

Elon Musk, founder of Paypal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX, is to be the closing speaker at the Dublin Web Summit this week.

Musk, who has been voted one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People In The World, will be joined on stage by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny (Ireland’s Prime Minister).

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Big names

Musk founded PayPal in his twenties and has since gone on to disrupt the car industry with Tesla.

He is also the founder of SpaceX, the only private company ever to return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit.

The Taoiseach will also ring the opening bell of the NASDAQ market live on stage at 13:30 IST on October 30th, this first time the US exchange has been opened from Ireland.

‘Simultaneous disruption’

Paddy Cosgrave Web Summit founder and CEO, said:

“Elon Musk is the greatest entrepreneur of his generation. He is disrupting numerous industries simultaneously in a way that few have ever even attempted.

“To have him speak at the Web Summit is a great honour. I’m delighted than the Taoiseach will also join him on stage to close our largest summit yet.”

The Summit

Musk will speak at 6pm on October 31st on the main stage at the Web Summit in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Dubbed “Davos for geeks”, the Web Summit is Europe’s largest festival of ideas and events – this year over 10,000 attendees will travel from 100 countries to attend.

In special celebration of the announcement of Elon Musk, a final 25 tickets to the Summit are available on websummit.net.

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