PITCH

PITCH, powered by Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, is Web Summit Rio’s startup pitching competition, bringing together the world’s leading early-stage startups to battle it out onstage. Founders have the chance to pitch to – and learn from – investors and leaders.

Applications for ALPHA at Web Summit Rio 2024 have closed. Apply for our 2025 startup program and join us next year in Rio.

What happens when I apply?

PITCH, powered by Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, is open to exhibiting ALPHA and BETA startups that have received less than €5 million in funding to date and that have not had a discernible change in business model in the last three years.

Assessment and selection

All applications are recorded and passed on to an independent panel of influential judges for assessment.

Prepare for battle

The top 42 startups will prepare their decks and delivery to battle it out onstage at Web Summit.

Time to pitch

Present in front of a panel of investors, members of the media and global partners for the chance to be crowned the winner of PITCH, powered by Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Jade Autism wins PITCH at Web Summit Rio 2023

Jade Autism is a novel gamified education platform that stimulates cognitive development for children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and other learning disabilities. Established in 2018 in Vitoria, Brazil, the platform was built by a team of experts that includes neuroscientists, UX game designers and learning specialists.

 

Learn more

Meet the startups competing in PITCH at Web Summit Rio 2024

Bee2Be
Bee2Be
Bee2Be
Sustainability & cleantech
Clina.care
Clina.care
Clina.care
Healthtech & wellness
Doutor123
Doutor123
Doutor123
Healthtech & wellness
Exato Digital
Exato Digital
Exato Digital
SaaS
Foodpass
Foodpass
Foodpass
Sustainability & cleantech
Manycontent
Manycontent
Manycontent
AI & machine learning
MATIS
MATIS
MATIS
Hardware, robotics & IoT
Olá Doutor
Olá Doutor
Olá Doutor
Healthtech & wellness
Turivius
Turivius
Turivius
Legal & professional services
TYMY
TYMY
TYMY
Fintech & financial services
VoxCell BioInnovation
VoxCell BioInnovation
VoxCell BioInnovation
Healthtech & wellness
Airbuzz
Airbuzz
Airbuzz
Travel & hospitality
Amplify UGC
Amplify UGC
Amplify UGC
Advertising, content & marketing
BotVendas
BotVendas
BotVendas
E-commerce & retail
Btix
Btix
Btix
Event management
Ecoa Biocombustíveis
Ecoa Biocombustíveis
Ecoa Biocombustíveis
Sustainability & cleantech
FabNS
FabNS
FabNS
Hardware, robotics & IoT
H+Trace
H+Trace
H+Trace
Data & analytics
Harpa Global
Harpa Global
Harpa Global
Event management
icook
icook
icook
SaaS
Intelijus
Intelijus
Intelijus
AI & machine learning
iTRecruiter
iTRecruiter
iTRecruiter
HR & recruitment
JJ4Tech
JJ4Tech
JJ4Tech
Fintech & financial services
Kyanda Africa
Kyanda Africa
Kyanda Africa
Fintech & financial services
Lets Fly
Lets Fly
Lets Fly
Sustainability & cleantech

Watch the Web Summit Rio 2024 trailer

Meet our 2024 PITCH judges

Pedro Saliba
Pedro Saliba
Pedro Saliba
Head of Corporate Venture CapitalBanco do Brasil
Julia Salles
Julia Salles
Julia Salles
PrincipalKaszek
Philipe Moura
Philipe Moura
Philipe Moura
CEOVinci Ventures
Alessandra Dabul
Alessandra Dabul
Alessandra Dabul
Board member and InvestorGavea Angels
Artur Faria
Artur Faria
Artur Faria
CEOOxygea Ventures
Renata Brasil
Renata Brasil
Renata Brasil
Angel InvestorPoli Angels
Marcelo Deschamps
Marcelo Deschamps
Marcelo Deschamps
Presidente & InvestidorGavea Angels
Bianca Lopes
Bianca Lopes
Bianca Lopes
Co-founder & Identity ExpertAuthentify It
Paulo Emediato
Paulo Emediato
Paulo Emediato
CMO & Ecosystem Engagement Oxygea
Claire Diaz-Ortiz
Claire Diaz-Ortiz
Claire Diaz-Ortiz
Author & Venture Capital Scout-
Paulo Costa
Paulo Costa
Ceo Cubo Itau
Brian Requarth
Brian Requarth
Brian Requarth
Co-founderLatitud
Rafaela Andrade
Rafaela Andrade
Rafaela Andrade
Investment DirectorMundi Ventures
Guila Calheiros
Guila Calheiros
Guila Calheiros
National Secretary for Technological Development and Innovation MCTI
Daniel Malandrin
Daniel Malandrin
Daniel Malandrin
Partner | Venture Capital, Strategy & InnovationKPMG

Meet some of our past winners

“I was watching as an attendee, and I said, ‘One day, I want to be there on the stage’. … It feels surreal.”

– Ana Robakidze, Founder & CEO, Theneo | Web Summit 2022 PITCH winner

“I’ve pitched to the public before, but the size of the PITCH audience is very impressive.”

Maria Hahn, CEO & Founder, Nutrix

– Maria Hahn, Founder & CEO, Nutrix | Web Summit 2019 PITCH winner

“The publicity of winning PITCH gave us a build in momentum as we approach our next fundraising.”

Alex Kendall CEO of Wayve

– Alex Kendall, Co-founder & CEO, Wayve | Web Summit 2018 PITCH winner