ALPHA is our programme for early-stage startups, typically in the software or connected hardware spaces. If you’re selected for ALPHA, you’ll also get three tickets to Web Summit, including the opportunity to access Investor Meetings and Mentor Hours, Startup University, startup workshops and much more, all for €995. Apply for ALPHA here and check out some of our featured ALPHA startups.

Along with your exhibition space, you also receive three tickets to attend the event. These give you the opportunity to access Investor Meetings, Mentor Hours, and startup-specific talks, workshops, and round tables. You can also attend out after-hours events like Night Summit.

Unfortunately not, three tickets are included as part of the ALPHA package. The tickets cannot be separated.

Once you have submitted your application, a member of the team will reach out to you to learn more about your company and find out if you’ll be a good fit for Web Summit.

To ensure the best possible experience and maximum audience participation, the startups team carefully select the day that startups exhibit based on their industry. For this reason, startups are unable to select their exhibition day.

PITCH is the startup competition at Web Summit that brings together the world’s leading early-stage startups for a live, onstage battle.

PITCH is open to startups exhibiting at Web Summit that have received under €3 million in funding to date and have not had a discernible change in business model in the previous three years.
The top 150 startups will battle it out across three days to be crowned the winner of PITCH at this year’s Web Summit. You’ll present in front of distinguished investor panels, influential media, and global partners.

Applications for PITCH will open two months before Web Summit. Your startup mentor will assist you with the application and provide you with further information with regards to the PITCH competition.