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Lisbon is always worth a trip, and this is especially true for the period from November 13 to 16, 2023, when the Web Summit will take place. It is one of the largest tech events in the world where more than 70,000 participants from over 160 countries will meet. This year, Hamburg Invest's Startup-Unit is supporting three startups to make the most of the many opportunities offered by this major event. The deadline for applications is September 10.

© Web Summit
© Web Summit

What to expect at the Web Summit

More than 1,000 speakers, over 1,000 investors, around 2,300 startups - the figures published by the Web Summit promise a superlative networking event. Add to that a conference program that covers all the important tech topics of today and tomorrow in panels, masterclasses and other formats. When you travel with the Startup-Unit, you'll also get the following:

  • A conference ticket for a representative of the selected startup.

  • Cooperation fee in the amount of 500 euros.

  • A one-day participation in the joint booth German Pavilion.

  • Integration into the networks of the Startup-Unit Hamburg.

The booking and organisation of the trip is done by the participants themselves. The Startup-Unit supports the matchmaking in the run-up and on site.

For a promising application you should fulfil the following criteria:

  • Business model in the tech sector that contributes to digital development (knowledge- or technology-oriented business model).

  • Company headquarters in Hamburg or the Hamburg metropolitan region.

  • Age of the startup maximum 10 years.

  • Meaningful proof of a strong product-market fit of the own product.

  • Presentation of a justified entrepreneurial interest in participating in Web Summit 2023.

A panel of experts will evaluate all applications received by the deadline based on maturity, scalability and international marketability. The selected startups will be notified by email no later than Wednesday, September 13.

Complete the following form by Sunday, September 10, 2023:


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