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Web Summit Rio - Side events and groups

Web Summit Rio - Side events and groups

Web Summit is about to start and Rio is preparing to welcome thousands of investors, startups, and speakers for the first version of the event outside of Europe.

That being said, we can assist you in making the most of your visit to Rio by providing a list of all the available side events during Web Summit 2023. 

This list has been compiled by Tiago Gouvêa to ensure that everyone can fully enjoy their time in Rio. if you’re aware of some cool events that are not listed here please get in touch with me on WhatsApp, Telegram or Linkedin.

You can also check this map with all the spots listed above. Please, pay attention, that the commute from Riocentro to locations on the right side of the map could take an hour or more.

Let’s get to the list!

Side events on May 4th

Networking Party

The networking party organized by América Business Club in partnership with Sinergy Education Group is a great opportunity to connect with interesting people in a more relaxed environment. Music, drinks, and new contacts are the perfect combination!
🕐 Thursday - 5 pm
📍Hills Lounge - Praça Gen. Tibúrcio, 520 - Urca
🎫 R$ 150,00 (Admission + 1-hour open bar and snacks)


Web3 Gaming Expo - Gaming Action - Rio Crypto Hub

It is with great joy that we announce another edition of Rio Crypto Hub. During the amazing week of Web Summit Rio side events, we will have two more unmissable events in the marvelous city!
The vibrant Bitcoin School of Technology, we will have a web3 gaming exhibition, where you can get to know the latest innovations in decentralized games and apps. Gaming projects such as Plush Guardians, Cursed Stone, Joey Ponzi, and Ordem & Combate will be present, helping enthusiasts explore new horizons and discover how technology can decentralize our minds.
 🕐 Thursday - 5 pm
📍Bitcoin School of Technology - Av. das Américas, 500 - Barra da Tijuca
🎫 Free

After web summit - live the future

The “live the future marketing agency” , with the Web3 in Summit campaign, is organizing a closed party in front of the beach. With the proposal to bring together the web3 community and provide quality networking, we have partnered with the 10 and meio beach club! Come enjoy a ride by the sea and do a lot of business. Live the future! #Web3insummit
🕐  Thursday - 6 pm
📍Quiosque 10 e meio - Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro
🎫 Pay as you consume

Happy Hour Confra WebSummit

To end Web Summit Rio with a bang and take advantage of the arrival of Confrades from all over Brazil, TODAY is the day for Happy Hour and connections! Samba at Jockey Club Rio de Janeiro. Come to connect and generate valuable connections!

🕐  Thursday - 8 pm
📍Maguje - Rua Jardim Botânico, 1003, Jardim Botânico
🎫 R$80,00 in consumption


Side events on May 5th

Portugal Digital Nation

Competitive insights and strategic knowledge for technology entrepreneurs interested in approaching the Portuguese market.
 🕐 Friday - 10 to 12 pm
📍 IBMEC Unidade Centro - Av. Pres. Wilson, 118 - Centro
🎫 Free!


Rio Crypto Hub Matchmaking - Gaming Action

On the second day, at OBr.global A2, near Barra Shopping, we will have a matchmaking cocktail, where web3 projects, facilitators, and the most relevant industry players will meet to discuss business possibilities, partnerships, and collaborations.
 🕐 Friday - 5 pm
📍OBr.global A2 - waiting for the complete address
🎫 Free


Side events on May 6th

Rio Cripto Day

An immersion of more than 6 hours dedicated to showing all the knowledge about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and their technologies, DeFi, Smart Contracts, Tokenization, NFT, Web3, legislation... and much more, through the voice of some of the leading experts in the field Brazil and abroad Rio Cripto Day is an event for those who still don't understand this market and for those who already has some knowledge.
📍 Teatro Multiplan - Av. das Américas, 3900 - Barra da Tijuca
 🕐 Saturday - 1 pm
🗣️ Talks presented in Portuguese + English speakers among attendees
🎫 50% discount code: SOBORA50


Telegram + WhatsApp + Linkedin Groups

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Past events

Business Lunch

Happy hour for networking organized by Eduardo Tourinho, one of the mobilizers of the 351 Startups Community in Portugal.

🕐 Sunday - 12:30 pm
📍Frontera Barra - Av. Armando Lombardi, 295 - Barra da Tijuca
🎫  R$ 80,00 - Entry fee + All-you-can-eat buffet with barbecue


Web Summit Warm-up (Esquenta Web Summit) - Casa das Orquídias

An opportunity to connect with other professionals in the market, expand your network, and exchange ideas and experiences about business in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Limited spots available for this event.

🕐 Sunday - 2 pm
📍São Conrado (instructions on how to get there will be provided on the ticket)
🎫   First lot for R$ 50,00


Happy Hour - Web Summit is coming!

Happy hour for networking organized by Eduardo Tourinho, one of the mobilizers of the 351 Startups Community in Portugal.

🕐 Sunday - 3 to 11 pm
📍Praça São Salvador, Flamengo - Laranjeiras
🎫  Free

Night Summit 🍸🍷 - Riocentro Opening Night

Following an exciting Opening Night ceremony, you’re sure to have an appetite for delicious food and mingling with fellow attendees. Stick around Riocentro and you’ll be treated to a wide array of snacks, drinks, and other culinary treats from the many food trucks on site. And, while you’re waiting for a bite (and maybe even a caipirinha), there’s plenty of live entertainment to enjoy.
📍Riocentro - Av. Embaixador Abelardo Bueno, 6555 - Barra da Tijuca
🕐 Monday - 6 pm

WebSummit Meetup + Brazilian churrasco

Come and savor the traditional Brazilian barbecue and meet amazing founders and investors from different countries, and connect and expand your network.
📍Riostay Residence - 2min walk from Websummit - R. Pedro Calmon, 98 - Sl 706 - Jacarepaguá
🕐 Monday - 6 pm
🎫 Free

Velexa Vibes Wealthtech Happy Hours

Join us for a lively evening of conversation and sharing of ideas around wealthtech for South America. As Velexa takes an ecosystem approach to Investing-as-A-Service, we want to invite all the players in the system to get together to consider the new trends around AI, ESG, and much more. ​Drop in and have a drink on us!
🕐 Tuesday - 5 to 8 pm
📍Zaza Bistro Tropical - R. Joana Angélica, 40 - Ipanema
🎫 Free

Offline Sororitê special for WebSummit Rio  👩‍💼

Happy hour to connect female founders and angel investors. Exclusive event for women.
🕐 Tuesday - 6:30 to 9:30 pm
📍Museu do Pontal - Av. Célia Ribeiro da Silva Mendes, 3300 - Barra da Tijuca
🎫 R$160


Diversity & Inclusion in the Startup Ecosystem - Learning from Brazil

An event for only 50 guests from the Brazilian Startup ecosystem in the HR and Corporate Culture field for a moment of exchange with the Dutch government on the topics of diversity, equality, and inclusion.
🕐  Tuesday- 5:30 to 8:30 pm
📍Samba Rio Convention - Estr. dos Bandeirantes, 6265 - Jacarepaguá
🎫  Free


Night Summit 🎸🤘 - The Rock Bar 

After a busy day of meetings and talks, it’s time to network, unwind, and mix business with pleasure. The second Night Summit event takes place at Rock Bar @ ExC, a vibrant theme party in the visually stunning Jockey Club at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas – one of Rio’s most popular spots. While taking in the sweeping view over the track, you can play games, enjoy the races, and sample Brazilian tapas accompanied by the country's famous caipirinhas.

📍The Rock Bar (inside ExC.Rio)- R. Jardim Botânico, 1.011 - Jardim Botânico
📸 The Rock Bar Instagram


Global Tech Connection

Happy hour and Networking event produced by Gustavo Miguelez, co-founder of Digital Trees. Competitive information and strategic knowledge for tech market entrepreneurs.
🕐 Wednesday - 6 to 8 pm
📍Ibmec Barra -Av. Armando Lombardi, 940 - Barra da Tijuca
🎫  Free


DutchTech Connection RJ: Explore Career Opportunities at Dutch Companies

Job opportunities and connection with the German Government and companies. Competitive information and strategic knowledge for tech market entrepreneurs.
🕐 Wednesday - 5:30 to 8 pm
📍Novotel Rio de Janeiro Parque Olímpico - Av. Embaixador Abelardo Bueno, 1511 - Barra da Tijuca
🎫  Free


NL Networking Cocktail - Web Summit Rio 2023

Event to expand your network, discover new business opportunities, and obtain valuable information on trends and best practices within the Dutch innovation ecosystem.
🕐 Wednesday - 8 to 10 pm
📍Novotel Rio de Janeiro Parque Olímpico - Av. Embaixador Abelardo Bueno, 1511 - Barra da Tijuca
🎫  Free


Finland-Brazil: A Game Connection

Finland and Brazil are both interested in the gaming industry, which is a rapidly growing and innovative sector in the global economy. The event "Finland - Brazil: A gaming connect" aims to explore the possibilities, challenges, and potential of the gaming connection between Helsinki and Rio, and present Finnish stakeholder perspectives. The event is open for both physical and online attendance, with a Q&A session available for online participants.

The following sessions will be presented: 

  • Opening Words by Alessandra Leone, Talent Manager Brazil at Business Finland
  • Seppo Ed Tech, CEO in Brazil: Pasi Loman on Gamification as a tool for education in Brazil and Finland
  • Neogames, KooPee Hiltunes: Director of Neogames on "Why Finland in the hot spot of gaming industry?"
  • ZOAN, Eeva Tikkonen , HR leader at ZOAN: Metaverse in the gaming Industry
  • Luan Silva, Game Artist: My experience moving from Sao Paulo to Helsinki as a Game Artist
  • City of Helsinki, Teemu Seppälä on "Finland capital region - How to enter the European market the easy way?"
  • Laura Lindeman, Head of Work in Finland Unit on "Why Finland is attractive for Brazilians and what kind of services are available?"

🕐 Wednesday - 7 to 10 pm
📍Hotel Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro - Av. Lúcio Costa, 9600 - Barra da Tijuca
🎫  Free


Night Summit 💃🕺 - party at Rio Scenarium

Rio Scenarium, in the heart of the city, was listed by the Guardian as one of the top 10 bars in the world. Located in a stunning 19th-century downtown mansion, the bar has an eclectic mix of decor and entertainment spread out over three floors, with Brazilian music providing the soundtrack.
📍Rio Scenarium - Rua do Lavradio, 20 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro
📸  Rio Scenarium Instagram


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Tiago Gouvêa

Dedicated software development leader with 20 years of experience in dealing with dozens of projects in diverse industries, Tiago has acquired throughout his career great knowledge in solving problems using the right technologies and has developed tremendous technical skills in many platforms.


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