START Summit


The Road to START Summit is the annual pitch event presented by START Lisbon, a dynamic platform that brings together students, innovative startups, and visionary investors. The goal is to find a startup that gets to pitch and represent START Lisbon at the START Summit 24 in St. Gallen – Europeโ€™s leading student-run conference for entrepreneurship & technology with 6000+ participants.

Are you building an innovative startup near Lisbon?

๐’๐“๐€๐‘๐“ Lisbon invites you to apply for a chance to pitch at our Road to START Summit on February 15th!

This is a unique opportunity to present your idea in front of an entrepreneurial audience in Lisbon, including investors, accelerators, founders, industry experts and students from Lisbon’s top tier universities. Present your vision, network, enjoy keynotes, food, drinks, and an exciting after-party!

Road to START Summit in Numbers


Students, Founders, Investors - A vibrant community of entrepreneurial minds.


Startups - Showcasing innovative ideas and promising potential.


Jury Members - Esteemed industry experts and leaders providing insights.

Whats in there for me?


For Startups

Grand Prize

A ticket to START Summit in St. Gallen in 2024, plus a chance to win CHF 10,000 (~ โ‚ฌ10,600).

Global Exposure

Showcase your startup to a prominent entrepreneurial audience.

Growth Opportunity

Connect with START Lisbonโ€™s extensive ecosystem and more at the START Summit in St. Gallen.

For Participants

Ecosystem Inspiration

Get inspired by the Lisbon Startup Ecosystem


Connect with entrepreneurial minded people

Office Access

Get access to a vibrant entrepreneurial Office in Lisbon

You have questions?


The Road to START Summit is a series of events organized by START chapters throughout Europe. These events serve as warm-up gatherings leading up to the START Summit, which will be held in St. Gallen on March 21 and 22, 2024. The goal of these events is to identify a promising startup that will represent START Munich at the START Summit and pitch their startup in St. Gallen.

Yes, the tickets are limited, so better be fast and purchase one.

The application phase for Startups will be until the 26th of January. Afterwards, we will conduct a detailed assessment of all applications and select the most promising Startups for the Road to START Summit.

Our application criterias are:
– Founded in 2021 or later.
– Less than 500K CHF (~530K โ‚ฌ) in funding.
– Must be an independent legal entity.