Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, CEO and co-founder of The Next Web, discusses why he and his co-founder created the company and how much it has grown today.

In 2006, the two founders were looking for an event to showcase their new start-up, and when they couldn't find one, they decided to create their own. When they needed a place to promote the conference, that is how was created.

Today, TNW receives 8-10 million readers monthly and is host of the "Tech5" competition and a new B2W platform "The Next Web X," which works as a super connector that bridges the gap between tech, enterprise, and government.