START

By Invitation Only

"The hot new ticket on the Tech Conference scene" - Forbes

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Only Companies with $5 million in funding will be considered for the programme.

What is START?

This year START will showcase 150 of the world’s highest potential young companies. If you feel you should be in the room there are two ways of getting in. One - get three fellow founders or investors you respect to recommend you and explain why your company is exceptional. Two - ask one of our previous START or f.ounders attendees to recommend you. All referrals can be made to paul@websummit.net.

Download Overview Doc The Class of 2013

Who Has Attended Previously?

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  • Stripe Logo
  • Uber Logo
  • Coursera Logo
  • Vine Logo
  • Dropbox Logo
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Last Year's Attendees

A who’s who of the world’s most innovative companies

Jack Dorsey came to "meet people and to explore the city". If you're selected to be part of Web Summit's startup program then we build networking opportunities for you. We line up meetings with investors, media, partners and more. Of course you can just attend by buying a ticket, or you can apply. It's FREE to apply.

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  • Apple Logo
  • Facebook Logo
  • Amazon Logo
  • Dropbox Logo
  • Microsoft Logo
  • Samsung Logo
  • Twitter Logo
  • Salesforce Logo
  • PayPal Logo
  • IBM Logo
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  • Coca Cola Logo
  • Cisco Logo
  • Disney Logo
  • SAP Logo
  • Goldman Sachs Logo
  • NASDAQ Logo
  • Nike Logo
  • McDonald
  • H&M Logo
  • Visa Logo
  • Siemans Logo
  • Nestle Logo
  • Tesla Logo
  • Kraft Logo
  • eBay Logo
  • RedBull Logo
  • Dell Logo
  • MTV Logo
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Without a doubt it was the best event I’ve experienced for the tech and entrepreneurial community - Tony Florence, General Partner - NEA

The world's largest and leading startup and investor event

Kleiner Perkins, Sequioa, Andreessen Horowitz, Accel, Google Ventures, Goldman Sachs, 500 Startups and many more "come to find the next Google or Facebook" in the words of Skype founder and investor Niklas Zennstrom. With over 500 investors, including every major fund globally, in one room, shouldn't you be there?

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  • Sequoia Capital Logo
  • Andreesen Logo
  • Goldman Sachs Logo
  • 500 Startups Logo
  • Google Ventures Logo
  • Y Combinator Logo
  • ACCEL Logo
  • NEA Logo
  • Atomico Logo
  • Greylock Partners Logo
  • Bessemer Logo
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November 4th - 6th 2014

RDS, Dublin, Ireland

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