Events planned during SHIFT include a startup challenge, forums and speakers from around the globe, and incredible parties. The conference unofficially kicks off on May 22, 2013 with a mentor’s day for those participating in the startup challenge. The Shift Startup Challenge is accepting 32 startup teams that will participate in the mentoring sessions, however, only 16 teams will go forward to pitch their idea during the conference and only one will walk away with a $10.000 USD cash prize.
Neylon has been invited to share his knowledge of domains and the domain business with SHIFT attendees.
His talk titled “Every Time You Register A Domain Name with a Hyphen, a Puppy Dies", focuses on the importance of creative thinking and valuation when branding a business or personal identity online.
“I am very pleased to be presenting at the SHIFT conference”, Neylon states. “I’ve been buying and building out domains for years – far longer than I’ve been a registrar and in that time, I’ve gained loads of knowledge regarding what to do and what not to, as well as what sorts of domains make good investments. If I can use that knowledge help just one person or startup choose a better domain name, the Internet will be a better place for it.”
The speaker lineup also includes Mike Butcher, the European Editor of Techcrunch and Bryan Calhoun, head of Digital Strategy at The Blueprint Group.
To learn more about the SPLIT conference, please visit http://shiftsplit.com/