Startup? Join us at Web Summit Rio

Web Summit Rio’s startup program, ALPHA, showcases the emerging companies disrupting their industries, and introduces them to leading CEOs, investors and media outlets.

Apply for our 2025 startup program, and join us next year in Rio.

These investors attend

Neil Shen
Neil Shen
Founding Managing PartnerSequoia Capital
Aileen Lee
Aileen Lee
Founder & PartnerCowboy Ventures
Alexis Ohanian
Alexis Ohanian
Co-founderSeven Seven Six
Vinod Khosla
Vinod Khosla
FounderKhosla Ventures
Rebecca Lynn
Rebecca Lynn
Co-founder & General PartnerCanvas Ventures
Beezer Clarkson
Beezer Clarkson
Managing DirectorSapphire Ventures
Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel
ChairmanFounders Fund
Dana Settle
Dana Settle
Founding PartnerGreycroft
Annie Lamont
Annie Lamont
Co-Founder and Managing PartnerOak HC/FT
Jan Hammer
Jan Hammer
General PartnerIndex Ventures
Connie Chan
Connie Chan
General PartnerAndreessen Horowitz
Renata Quintini
Renata Quintini
Co-founderRenegade Partners
Ray Dalio
Ray Dalio
Founder, Co-Chief Investment Officer & Co-ChairmanBridgewater Associates
Nisa Leung
Nisa Leung
Managing PartnerQiming Venture Partners
Hans Tung
Hans Tung
Managing PartnerGGV Capital
Amy Wu
Amy Wu
PartnerMenlo Ventures
Jeff Jordan
Jeff Jordan
General PartnerAndreessen Horowitz
Theresia Gouw
Theresia Gouw
Co-founder & Managing ParterAcrew Capital
Nigel Morris
Nigel Morris
Managing Partner & Co-FounderQED Investors
Edith Yeung
Edith Yeung
General PartnerRace Capital
Reid Hoffman
Reid Hoffman
Co-founderLinkedIn
Hemant Taneja
Hemant Taneja
Managing PartnerGeneral Catalyst
Eileen Burbidge
Eileen Burbidge
DirectorFertifa
Shailesh Lakhani
Shailesh Lakhani
Managing DirectorPeak XV
Wesley Chan
Wesley Chan
Co-founder & Managing PartnerFPV Ventures

What is the Web Summit Rio startup program?

Our startup programme – ALPHA – offers you the chance to join a global community of startups. If selected, you’ll get three tickets to Web Summit Rio, access to Investor to Startup meetings, and be eligible to apply for PITCH competition, startup masterclasses, Mentor Hours and more.

1,000+startups
500investors
34,000+attendees
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Some of our startup alumni

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They attend and report

“You won’t find a better place in Brazil – or anywhere else for that matter – than Rio de Janeiro.”

A large stage viewed over the silhouetted heads of an audience. Two large screens are on the stage, on either side of the Web Summit logo. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, is on the screens, speaking via video link.

– TechCrunch

“The world’s best speakers.”

Christine Herron, Mentor, StartX, on Centre Stage during day two of Web Summit

– Inc.

“The networking at Web Summit is like no other tech conference.”

Startup at Mentor Hours during the opening day of Web Summit

– Algolia

“Rio de Janeiro is becoming one of the best places to build a startup.”

Skyscrapers and other buildings line the waters of Rio de Janeiro's warm-looking Guanabara Bay. The rocky Sugarloaf Mountain is in the background.

– Founder Institute

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