Startup Showcase

Startup Showcase puts your idea in the spotlight. Expect quickfire presentations from startups showcasing innovative solutions to the biggest issues in their industries.

Apply for our 2024 ALPHA startup program and join us next year in Rio de Janeiro.

Artur Negrão, Founder & CEO, Salvy on, Startup Showcase Stage during day three of Web Summit Rio 2023
Artur Negrão
Founder & CEO | Salvy

How does it work?

Startup Showcase brings together startups from a range of industries to present their company and vision to our attendees, investors and members of the international media. Every hour will see our top startups take to the stage to present under a uniting theme.
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Brand awareness

The world’s leading media publications and journalists will join us at Web Summit Rio in search of the next big story in tech. They’ll help take your startup’s message global.

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Investor to startup meetings are pre-scheduled sessions between the world’s most influential investors and the startups that excite them. If selected, you’ll get insider advice on making your startup irresistible to investors.

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Networking opportunities are woven throughout the Web Summit Rio experience. Use the Web Summit Rio app to start networking before the event even begins, and boost your profile with activations such as Startup Showcase in order to catch the attention of investors and find potential leads.

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Meaningful connections

Schedule meetings with founders who’ve overcome all the odds and with trendsetting companies in your industry, then follow up on these leads after the event. You never know who may become your new business partner, investor or mentor.

Meet the startups that took part in Startup Showcase at Web Summit Rio 2023

AI Collaborator, Inc.AI Collaborator, Inc.AI & machine learning
AI Collaborator, Inc.
AravitaAravitaAI & machine learning
BexUpBexUpLegal & consultancy
CardiotrackCardiotrackMedtech & pharma
Doutor123Doutor123Medtech & pharma
Fazendinha em CasaFazendinha em CasaE-commerce & retail
Fazendinha em Casa
GüenoGüenoAI & machine learning
Guide121Guide121Travel & hospitality
InPlanetInPlanetSustainability & cleantech
LexioLexioLegal & consultancy
MINDSELFMINDSELFSports, fitness & wellness
Pink AppPink AppTelecommunications & utilities
Pink App
PulsusPulsusEnterprise software solutions
Santuu Bike EcosystemSantuu Bike EcosystemFintech
Santuu Bike Ecosystem
SAS SmartSAS SmartMedtech & pharma
SAS Smart
SelzySelzyAdvertising, content & marketing
SMO Solar ProcessSMO Solar ProcessSustainability & cleantech
SMO Solar Process
StarbemStarbemMedtech & pharma

Meet some of the startups that have joined us

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“An exciting event with a global reach.”

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– Inc.

“One of the most highly regarded gathering places for startups.”

Kubo Robotics co-founder and CEO Tommy Otzen celebrates with arms in air after winning PITCH at Web Summit 2016.

– Entrepreneur

“Bridges the gap between creativity and tech.”

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– Forbes