Looking for more exposure? 40 Words gives startups at Web Summit Rio the chance to broadcast their big idea across the event – all in just 40 words.
40 Words is exclusively open to startups exhibiting at our event.
Apply for our 2024 ALPHA startup program and join us next year in Rio de Janeiro.
Co-founder | The Intercept Brasil
Startups must submit a self-recorded video of their 40-word elevator pitch. Our team will review each application and create a shortlist of successful candidates. Scripts must contain no more than 40 words – hence the name.
Make every second count
You’ve only got 40 words, so choose them wisely. Cut the filler and focus on the idea. Bear in mind that your video isn’t just going out to investors – it’s for everyone at Web Summit Rio. Use language that all attendees will understand, whatever their background.
At the event
All selected videos will be played on screens at stages and throughout the venue, maximizing your exposure and broadcasting your pitch to all attendees.
Meet some of the startups that have joined us at our past events
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