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

Our 2022 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 is the Future fest startup programme?

Our startup programme – ALPHA – offers you the chance to join a global community of startups, each one selected by the Web Summit team for its potential, uniqueness and world-changing ideas. If chosen, you’ll get three tickets to Web Summit, access to Investor to Startup meetings, and be eligible to apply for PITCH, Startup masterclasses, Mentor Hours and more. Join us in Lisbon in 2023.

Brand awareness

Do you want to highlight your brand’s story in front of a relevant audience? Future Fest 2023 is the ultimate place where you get the mileage you desire. Our bespoke packages allow you to highlight your brand and story the way you want, to the right audience.

Networking

Make connections that matter. Future Fest is designed to bring unrivalled networking opportunities, making it easy for you to make the right connections with industry leaders, potential business partners and future employees.

Thought-provoking conversations

The world is changing and we need technology to #savethefuture. Is your company one step ahead in solving the biggest problems with technology? At Future Fest 2023, place your brand at the forefront of an industry challenge, launch a revolutionary new product or lead a conversation about how your product can save the future.

Lead Generation

Future Fest attendees are leaders in their industries and are ahead of the game in developing products using technologies of the future. If you want to connect with and form meaningful connections and generate leads for your business, these are the people you must meet!

Brand awareness

Do you want to highlight your brand’s story in front of a relevant audience? Future Fest 2023 is the ultimate place where you get the mileage you desire. Our bespoke packages allow you to highlight your brand and story the way you want, to the right audience.

Networking

Make connections that matter. Future Fest is designed to bring unrivalled networking opportunities, making it easy for you to make the right connections with industry leaders, potential business partners and future employees.

Thought-provoking conversations

The world is changing and we need technology to #savethefuture. Is your company one step ahead in solving the biggest problems with technology? At Future Fest 2023, place your brand at the forefront of an industry challenge, launch a revolutionary new product or lead a conversation about how your product can save the future.

Lead Generation

Future Fest attendees are leaders in their industries and are ahead of the game in developing products using technologies of the future. If you want to connect with and form meaningful connections and generate leads for your business, these are the people you must meet!

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

50,000+

Attendees

300+

Speakers

200+

Exhibitors

30+

Countries

30%

Women Attendees

500+

Startups

100+

Media

50+

Investors

Watch the Highlights from Future Fest 2022

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Digital Enablement Partner

Historic Saudi Participation

Partners who support Future Fest

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

“A really great ecosystem to be a part of! Web Summit is one of the largest and most important tech events in the world. Global meeting place for the world’s most disruptive technology companies.”

André F. Costa

Web Developer at We Simplify

“The Web Summit 2020 experience was fantastic. Being selected as a Tech for Good startup generated contacts, content and connections which are generating results until today.”

Manoela Dubeux

CEO at POWER

“The Web Summit is the best place to meet entrepreneurs focused on sustainability and on a better planet like me!”

Alejandro Garcia Manic

Co-Founder & COO at Gleensite

“Thank you Web Summit for an amazing, remote event experience! We benefited greatly from the rich program of speaker events, pitching and mentoring sessions available.”

Erika Wernolf

Co-Founder & COO at Gleensite

“Listening to speakers talk about the future and chatting about the present with entrepreneurs gave me clarity in my roadmap and opened me up to a wider community of like-minded thinkers.”

Stewart Knights

CEO and Co-founder at Context Culture

“Web Summit provided us with exposure and a chance to network with some of the most interesting people from the world of tech. The lectures and speakers were great. Definitely coming back!”

Rade Gusic

CEO at Pollymetrix

“Web Summit was the most valuable experience for our startup! We got to pitch to the President of Y Combinator, received validation of our work through mentors and met helpful new founders!”

Julie Nguyen

Founder at Crunchmoms

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

Innovators, changemakers, industry leaders all in one place

On a mission to use technology to #SaveTheFuture

Innovation. Connections. Breakthrough

Innovators, changemakers, industry leaders all in one place

On a mission to use technology to #SaveTheFuture

Innovation. Connections. Breakthrough