Startup? Join us at Web Summit Qatar

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 the startup programme at Web Summit Qatar 2025 are now open. Join us in Doha next year.

PITCH winner Mariam Nusrat, Founder & CEO, Breshna.io (No Code Video Games), with the PITCH trophy backstage on Centre stage during day three of Web Summit Qatar 2024

Meet some of the investors who joined us in 2024

GV Ravishankar
GV Ravishankar
GV Ravishankar
Managing DirectorPeak XV
Noor Sweid
Noor Sweid
Noor Sweid
Founder & Managing PartnerGlobal Ventures
Christine Tsai
Christine Tsai
Christine Tsai
Founding Partner & CEO500 Global
Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani
Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani
Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani
CEOInvest Qatar
Omar Almajdouie
Omar Almajdouie
Omar Almajdouie
Founding PartnerRaed Ventures
Cindy Chow
Cindy Chow
Cindy Chow
Executive Director & CEOAlibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund
Zach Coelius
Zach Coelius
Zach Coelius
FounderCoelius Capital
Huda Al-Lawati
Huda Al-Lawati
Huda Al-Lawati
Founder & CEOAliph Capital
Magdi Amin
Magdi Amin
Magdi Amin
Founder & General PartnerAfrican Renaissance Partners
Alfred Chuang
Alfred Chuang
Alfred Chuang
Co-founder & General PartnerRace Capital
Sharif El-Badawi
Sharif El-Badawi
Sharif El-Badawi
CEODubai Future District Fund
Walid Mansour
Walid Mansour
Walid Mansour
Co-founder & Co-CEOMiddle East Venture Partners (MEVP)
Sarah Kunst
Sarah Kunst
Sarah Kunst
Founder & Managing DirectorCleo Capital
Khailee Ng
Khailee Ng
Khailee Ng
Managing Partner500 Global
Hasan Haider
Hasan Haider
Hasan Haider
Managing PartnerPlus VC
Viktoriya Tigipko
Viktoriya Tigipko
Viktoriya Tigipko
Founder & Managing PartnerTA Ventures
Sewu-Steve Tawia
Sewu-Steve Tawia
Sewu-Steve Tawia
Managing PartnerJaza Rift Ventures

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.

Funding

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.

Networking

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.

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.

Check out the highlights from Web Summit Qatar 2024

“The world’s best speakers.”

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– Inc.

“Where the future goes to be born.”

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– The Atlantic

“Bridges the gap between creativity and tech.”

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– Forbes

"A huge experience for us, bringing investment, inspiration, and collaboration."

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