Meet these 6 Web Summit Rio Impact partners

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Matthew Taylor
The logos of the six profiled Impact startups at Web Summit Rio, sitting on an orange background.

From education and healthcare to environmental conservation, these six Impact partners are joining us to make a difference at Web Summit Rio. 

Web Summit Rio is defined by the diversity and inclusivity of its communities. We’re proud to team up with local partners and initiatives to contribute to our dynamic tech ecosystem.

We’re dedicated to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 17 aspirations that serve as a blueprint for a more eco-conscious, peaceful and prosperous future.

Here are some of our community partners, who share our commitment to making a positive impact through the UNSDGs.

Djassi Africa 

Djassi’s mission is to unlock the potential of the next generation of African and Afro-diasporan innovators and accelerate the growth of their businesses to deliver impact at scale. They accelerate and mature high potential early-stage startups, leveraging technology and digital innovation to unlock long-term value, drive economic growth, and enable the global digital economy to be a catalyst for the socio-economic transformation of the African continent and the rest of the world.

52 per cent of the 25 startups being brought by Djassi Africa are led by women.


The non-profit Instituto Identidades do Brasil (ID_BR) was founded in 2016 to reduce inequalities in the labor market and society. They carry out consultancies on diversity and racial inclusion that encourage and promote anti-racist education and enhance equality through programs, initiatives, actions and innovative solutions developed by their team of experts.


Founded by a group of renowned conservation scientists together with Leonardo DiCaprio, and combining more than 35 years of conservation impact, Re:wild is a force multiplier that brings together Indigenous peoples, local communities, influential leaders, nongovernmental organizations, governments, companies, and the public to protect and rewild at the scale and speed we need. 

World Climate Foundation

Since 2010, the World Climate Foundation has worked with a network of global leaders in the areas of climate, biodiversity and health resilience. As global leaders look to transition to a sustainable future, their impact platforms give them the inspiration, motivation, confidence and partnerships they need. 


Some of Espro’s participants.

São Paulo-based Espro – Professional Social Education is a non-profit organization that works to provide professional training for the inclusion of young people aged 14 to 21 in the job market. Founded in 1979, Espro’s essence is social transformation, as it trains and directs more than 24,000 young people to the world of work per year.

Instituto da Criança 

Young people at one of the Instituto da Criança’s facilities

Instituto da Criança was founded in 1996 and offers young patients and their families greater comfort and a comprehensive range of pediatric care. Their clinic’s philosophy is primary health care for pediatric patients, seeking to provide as many pediatric specialists as possible in the same environment, thus making it easier to refer patients between the different areas of pediatrics and auxiliary care services. 

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