How to register at Web Summit

Web Summit is only two months away and we’re all very excited for what will be three days of legendary networking in Lisbon. Here’s all the info you need to register when you land in the city.

Meet 565 Venture Funds Attending Web Summit

Here you’ll find a list of 565 venture funds that you might not have realised were attending Web Summit, as most we are announcing today. We’ve now passed 1,000 attending investors, ranging from the world’s leading early stage funds like Y Combinator and 500 Startups to the world’s leading late stage funds like TPG and Silver Lake.

Getting to and from Web Summit: Need to know transport information

At the beginning of November, Web Summit is coming to Lisbon, and we’re bringing along thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, media and startups with us. If you’ve never been to Portugal’s capital, don’t fret: here’s all you need to know to get around. From the airport to Downtown Lisbon By Metro The Metro are now selling ....

Meet our Ambassadors

In the past six years, we’ve met a lot of incredible people. We’ve introduced co-founders, helped startups to meet investors and prompted new partnerships at events that happen just once a year. This year, we want to make some of those introductions a little earlier, so we’ve teamed up with our fantastic Web Summit Ambassadors ....

How to plan your community event

Our Web Summit Ambassadors are organising events in cities around the world over the next few weeks. Below are the key steps for Ambassadors to host a smooth and effective meetup. If you are not an Ambassador but would like to attend an event in your city, check the bottom of the page for a ....

Startup Stories: “Where else could this have happened?”

Here at Web Summit HQ we’ve been reaching out to startups who attended this year’s event.
We’ve already heard from Revolut, CleanO2 Carbon Capture Technologies and Tinitell.
Now let’s hear what three more startups have to say…

A sneak peek beyond the stage at Web Summit 2015

Can’t wait for Web Summit 2016? Sign up for a 2 for 1 code. – From the Machine Stage to the Society Stage, Web Summit was a hive of activity. But what about the behind the scenes? We thought we’d give you a sneak peek into what was happening beyond the stage. Drones, robots and… Sheep? ....

CEOs, a unicorn and more: Meet 6 Web Summit mentors

This year at Web Summit, 220 mentors met with 650 startups for our Mentor Hours scheme.
Mentor Hours are 15-minute pre-arranged meetings between ALPHA Startups and some of our high-level Attendees.
It’s a chance for Web Summit startups to get advice on running a successful business from the guys who have done it all before.
For an idea of who our startups got to chat to, here are five our attendees who took part in Mentor Hours this year.

Tweeting and hustling: the volunteer experience and a thank you

Can’t wait for Web Summit 2016? Sign up for a 2 for 1 code. – Here at Web Summit HQ, we’re reflecting on what was an incredible Web Summit last week. Thousands of techies, not to mention 21 colourful sheep, had an amazing and unforgettable Web Summit experience. Web Summit was a whirlwind that wouldn’t have ....

2,160 meetings with 180 investors: It’s Web Summit Office Hours

Last week at Web Summit, at any given time there were up to 30 startup and investor meetings taking place.

That was thanks to Office Hours – a series of pre-scheduled meetings between Web Summit startups and attending investors.

This was our largest Office Hours yet: 180 investors from over 100 leading funds combining for 2,160 meetings.

Big data’s 4 big Vs: It’s our Data Summit highlights

On November 3, Web Summit Day Three, Code Summit opened. If you wanted to know why we’re experiencing a data skills shortage, why secret to retaining users on your app or just needed to remember to breathe, this was the place for you.

Discovery isn’t just for nerds: 7 Music Summit highlights

Help us write our next chapter. Register for two half-price Web Summit 2016 tickets. – On Thursday, November 5 we brought you Music Summit. Whether you wanted to hear from the people behind acts like Nick Cave and Robbie Williams or find out just how Spotify know what songs to send you each week, we ....

New Orleans jazz, Ireland’s most famous nightclub and ‘carnage’: It’s the craic of Night Summit

You’d be hard pushed to find a Web Summit attendee who went back to their hotel after a day on the RDS floor. How could they miss Night Summit?
From Uber securing their first major investment on one of our pub crawls to the founders of Hired.com meeting in a Dublin pub, a lot goes on at our Night Summit events.
Hopefully you’re all half-well rested at this stage – sure why not relive the craic and divilment of Night Summit 2015.

The Co-Founder of Instagram and four other Startup University highlights

Join us in Lisbon for the start of our next chapter. Register for 2-for-1 tickets. – With so many eager and enthusiastic startups pitching at Web Summit, we made sure that our Startup University was chock-a-block with inspiring talks from exciting speakers. From the Instagram Co-Founder to one of Microsoft’s big players, here are the highlights ....

Seven tweets that sum up Surf Summit

What a weekend in Sligo! Surf Summit came to the #adventurecapital, and we couldn’t have been more impressed. Over the three days we saw a bit of everything: from hurdling sheep to professional surfers, from hiking to biking, from pub crawls to amazing food and from campfires to standup paddle boarding. I could go on ....

Angels’ Choice Award: Thursday’s picks

2,141 startups will exhibit at Web Summit over three days. These 2,141 startups come from all over the world and span 17 verticals and multiple industry areas. Over 1,000 investors have also arrived in Dublin, looking for their next great investments across the multitude of industries, sectors, stages and geographies. Web Summit hosts a number of ....

Jefferson Hack on style, social and the fashion/tech collaboration he’d most like to see

Check out the full talks schedule – Our first ever Fashion Summit was packed out from the get go this morning. The unmissable Jefferson Hack kicked off proceedings with a casual Q&A on who and what is influencing the fashion industry. Jefferson Hack discussing style #fashionsummit #websummit pic.twitter.com/OpbE94ojXw — Marina Hogan (@IsMiseMarina) November 5, 2015 Style over fashion ....

Make your way to the Night Summit closing party

You weren’t thinking of sleeping, were you? The Thursday night closing party is an absolute not miss. It’s all kicking off in Opium on Wexford Street. Be sure to get there early – doors open at 8pm.