Startup? Apply to join the Web Summit Qatar startup programme

Our startup programme – ALPHA – shines a spotlight on early-stage startups with outstanding potential, connecting them with the world’s most influential people and companies.

Applications for 2024 are now open.

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António Rocha
Web Summit 2021 PITCH Winner | Smartex

Meet past speakers from our global events

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah
Toto WolffMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team
Toto Wolff
Divya GokulnathByju's
Divya Gokulnath
Neil ShenSequoia Capital
Neil Shen
Brad SmithMicrosoft
Brad Smith
Jenny LeeGGV Capital
Jenny Lee
Marcelo ClaureSoftBank Group International
Marcelo Claure
Jean LiuDidi Chuxing
Jean Liu
Tony FernandezLetsMoveOn
Tony Fernandez
Anne BodenStarling Bank
Anne Boden
Joseph TsaiAlibaba
Joseph Tsai
Demet MutluTrendyol Group
Demet Mutlu
Alexander RinkeCelonis
Alexander Rinke
Anna FangZhenFund
Anna Fang

What is Web Summit Qatar’s ALPHA startup programme?

ALPHA gives you the chance to join a global community of startups, each one selected by the Web Summit Qatar team for its potential, uniqueness and world-changing ideas.

If selected, you’ll get three tickets to Web Summit Qatar and you’ll be eligible to take part in investor to startup meetings, startup masterclasses, PITCH, Mentor Hours and much more.
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Brand awareness

The world’s leading media publications and journalists join Web Summit Qatar looking for the next big news story. They’ll help you share your startup’s message with the world – and the world’s leading businesses.

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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 through every Web Summit Qatar experience. In addition to activations such as Mentor Hours, you can start networking weeks before the event with the Web Summit Qatar app, reaching out to investors and finding potential leads.

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Meaningful connections

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

Chat to our specialist team

One of our startup experts will be in touch to discuss your company, goals and objectives for Web Summit Qatar.

Assessment and selection

Our team dedicates countless hours to finding the most exciting, high-potential startups to join our events.

Prepare with our startup success team

Your dedicated startup success manager will work with you to help guide you through the startup journey and make the most of attending Web Summit Qatar.

Time for Web Summit Qatar

Now for the main event! Fill your time at Web Summit Qatar with our many startup activations: our startup battle, PITCH; our advisory sessions with business leaders, Mentor Hours; and much more.

“The world’s best speakers.”

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“Where the future goes to be born.”

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“Bridges the gap between creativity and tech.”

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“Europe’s largest tech event.”

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