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Your startup journey

Our 2023 startup programme has reached capacity. Applications for 2023 are now open.

Missed out on the startup programme? Limited tickets to Web Summit 2022 are still available
here.

What’s on offer to participating startups?

Attendees from across the globe, the world’s leading journalists, investors from the world’s biggest funds, and tech’s most visionary founders. You’ll find them at Future Fest.

Successful applicants to our ALPHA startup programme receive three tickets to Future Fest with full access to over 100+ hours of content, access to Investor to Startup meetings, and eligibility to apply for PITCH, masterclasses and more.

Meet mentors and investors

Your startup success coordinator will help you find roundtables,masterclasses and mentor hours with the insider advice and expert strategies needed to give your company a competitive edge.

The spotlight on your business

Got a standout product or groundbreaking idea? Present your company and your vision to the world and compete at PITCH to put your startup in the spotlight.

Make valuable connections

Web Summit also offers unparalleled networking. From startup roundtables to Investor to Startup meetings, our software will help you interact and make connections with some of the most exciting names in tech.

Startup activations at Future Fest

Banking

Fintech is changing banking for the better. We’re focusing on how advancement in blockchain, AI, robotics and cybersecurity is transforming everything from the way we access our money to how we save and spend

Energy

The future of energy is looking very bright! We’re highlighting major transformations in the way we produce and consume energy, thanks to the rapid advancement of energy efficient technologies

Education

The future of education is constantly changing and evolving, thanks in part to the rise of edtech. We’re exploring how latest trends from virtual reality to personalized learning are shaping the future of education

Health

The healthtech industry is booming. From diagnostics and health care delivery to treatments, we’re exploring which technologies will have the biggest impact on our future

Agriculture & Food

At Future Fest 2023, we’re looking for ways to make agriculture more sustainable so that we can continue to feed our population without damaging our planet.

Logistics & Transportation

From advances in technology to the rise of e-commerce, we’re exploring trends that are sure to have an impact on the way people, goods and services move

Real Estate

From proptech and AR/VR to IoT, we’re focusing on how the real estate industry is evolving, what the future holds and how businesses in this industry can stay ahead of the curve

Entertainment

Streaming movies and TV shows over the internet, watching 3D movies in theaters, and using virtual reality headsets to explore other worlds has become commonplace - we’re exploring what’s next in entertainment

Textile

We’re exploring trends like sustainable practices, innovative materials and the latest innovations and collaborations of the textile industry with financial services, e-commerce and other cross-collaborative markets

Automobiles

The world is at its fastest gear in the automobile industry through electrification and connectivity. Take the front seat at Future Fest 2023 to experience the latest innovations in vehicles

Next steps

Talk to our Partnership Specialist

Talk to our partnership specialist and discuss your business objectives to discover what Future Fest can offer you

Design a bespoke package

Our team will design a customized partnership package for you to meet your business goals and objectives, to make sure you get maximum mileage from your time at Future Fest

Prepare with our partnership team

Our team works with you from beginning to end to make sure you get everything you’re looking for at Future Fest

Showtime!

Get ready for the experience of a lifetime at Future Fest! Make connections with new customers, business partners and be inspired by lifechanging conversations

Next steps

Talk to our Partnership Specialist

Talk to our partnership specialist and discuss your business objectives to discover what Future Fest can offer you

Design a bespoke package

Our team will design a customized partnership package for you to meet your business goals and objectives, to make sure you get maximum mileage from your time at Future Fest

Prepare with our partnership team

Our team works with you from beginning to end to make sure you get everything you’re looking for at Future Fest

Showtime!

Get ready for the experience of a lifetime at Future Fest! Make connections with new customers, business partners and be inspired by lifechanging conversations

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The Future fest startup programme is now sold out. Join us in 2023.