Inspiring a new generation of tech enthusiasts

The world of tech continues to evolve through fresh perspectives. Web Summit Rio’s scholarship program, in partnership with Stone, will unite up to 300 young people — students and recent graduates alike — demonstrating an ambition to be part of a community looking to change the future.

Successful applicants will get full access to Web Summit Rio, three jam-packed days of learning, connection opportunities and fun.

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Scholarship attendees at Web Summit 2022

What’s happening?

Our scholarship program, in partnership with Stone, is about letting young people power their own development and build connections with like-minded students. We will give away a free event ticket to select applicants that we define as an ideal Web Summit Rio scholar. Attendees will enjoy hundreds of talks, masterclasses, and networking sessions, as well as access to the event floor.

Attending talks

At Web Summit Rio, we’ve got something for everyone. Learn about the most important topics in the tech world from entrepreneurs, decision makers and cultural icons.

Building connections

Meet like-minded people and learn from one another as you create connections spanning countries and interests. We want to build an active network of young people passionate about tech.

Joining masterclasses and roundtables

Our masterclasses and roundtables are collaborative and intimate gatherings of top speakers, exciting founders, influential investors and tech experts in their field. Ready to expose yourself to new ideas?

Experiencing the event floor

The event floor is a hive of activity. Meet representatives of the world’s biggest companies, check out tech demonstrations or grab food from our vendors and soak in the experience.

What happens when I apply?

Ticket applications will be reviewed

Our criteria favours young people undertaking a degree of any level, based in South America and who demonstrate qualities such as entrepreneurial drive or an interest in tech.

Successful applicants will receive their ticket via email

If you’re one of the lucky applicants, we’ll issue your complimentary ticket to Web Summit Rio to you via email.

Accept your ticket, and we’ll see you in April!

All that’s left to do is for you to accept your scholar ticket and start planning everything you want to achieve in an action-packed few days in Rio come April.

“The giants of the web assemble.”

– Wall Street Journal

“Web Summit is the World Cup of tech conferences.”

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– Fortune

“Where the future goes to be born.”

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– The Atlantic

“The best tech conference on the planet.”

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– Forbes