Web Summit 2019 – The Complete List of Side Events

Published on October 28, 2019

Overwhelmed by all of Web Summit’s opportunities and side events? Don’t worry — we’ve been there, too.

In this article we’ll show you all the side events you can attend to make the most out of your Web Summit 2019 experience. 2017 and 2018 versions of this list from Grit Daily’s new acquaintance, Altar, got so much love we had no choice but to do it again. And this year Altar has two events of its own, below.

We’ll update the list on a daily basis — so don’t forget to bookmark this page and come back once in a while. And please: If you’re aware of some cool events that are not listed here please get in touch with me on Messenger.

Let’s dive right in.

Web Summit 2019 side Events Before Nov 4th

On Nov 4th

Waterfont Meet & Greet
Cirque du Summit – Your First Networking Event during WebSummit
Web Summit Global Tech Connect
Startup Founders Night #2
Startup Networking Dinner
Female Founders Dinner
• Scaling up in Europe

On Nov 5th

On Nov 6th

On Nov 7th

#HELLYES! NOMADX Unofficial Closing Party
• WiiT Lisbon Networking Drinks Reception

After Nov 7th

• Learn Portuguese & Surf Bootcamp

Web Summit 2019 – AIESEC

  • #startup #networking
  • 2 Nov 2019 to 8 Nov 2019 > 2 NOV 2019 AM – 8 NOV 2019 12 AM
  • Various places
  • Price: Free
  • Host: Rede dinâmica XXI
  • Join Event Here

This is the moment dedicated to relaxing making contacts with other startups, investors while enjoying the imperial and other great spices of the Lisbon gastronomy. Every night we will enjoy great moments together!

We will meet around 8 o´clock every night at NIGHT SUMMIT … unless we have an event – please get in touch with – to get an updated list of our events!

Please check the updated NIGHT SUMMIT events at https://websummit.com/night-summit

Sat 2 Nov: Time Out – Mercado da Ribeira
Sun 3 Nov: Time Out – Mercado da Ribeira
Mon 4 Nov: Parque das Nações
Tue 5 Nov: Pink Street
Wed 6 Nov: LX Factory
Thu 7 Nov: Time Out – Mercado da Ribeira

Please check the updated events with me WhatsApp – +351912519210 – carlos

If you are an AIESECer … coming, we will be waiting for you!

The WOW Dinner 2019 Third Edition in partnership with Canada & Instituto Superior Técnico

  • #dinner #networking #tech
  • 3 Nov 2019 > 8.30 PM – 11.30 PM
  • Alameda da Universidade, 1649-004
  • Price: 50.47€
  • Host: The WOW Dinner Lisbon
  • Join Event Here

As Canada’s national ICT business association, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) champions the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in Canada. A vital connection between business and government, we provide our members with the advocacy, networking and professional development services that help them to thrive nationally and compete globally.

Instituto Superior Técnico to contribute to the development of society, promoting and sharing excellence in higher education in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Science and Technology. Técnico offers Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes, lifelong training and develops Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) activities, which are essential to provide an education based on the top international standards.

Please join us for our 3 years anniversary!

Web Summit 2019 Side Event - WOW Dinner
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Pre-WebSummit get together

  • #drinks #networking
  • 3 Nov 2019 > 9 PM – 12 AM
  • To de disclosed
  • Price: Free
  • Host: M-Ventute
  • Join Event Here

We are bringing together an intimate group of innovators the night before the – as Forbes says – Best technology conference on the planet, the Web Summit 2019 in Lisbon.

To celebrate in style , we chose one of our favourite nightlife locations in Lisbon for an exclusive after dinner event.

If you are an investor, entrepreneur or innovator from the consumer space and if you want to attend our event send us a mail via [email protected]. We will send details to all confirmed guests.

Global Woman Club Lisbon: Business networking Breakfast — November

  • #startup #women
  • 3 Nov 2019 > 9.30 AM – 12.30 PM
  • Hotel Real Palácio, R. Tomás Ribeiro 115, 1050-228 Lisbon
  • Price: 17.18€ – 43.83€
  • Host: Global Woman Club
  • Join Event Here

Global Woman Club is an ever growing network where members enjoy many benefits, including the delightful breakfast. What we really love about the Global Woman platform is that it brings together a high quality of women from all around the world and they feel comfortable with each other… In every gathering we feel that we are returning back home. Global Woman Club started in an office in central London in March 2016, and there will be 30 Global Woman Clubs worldwide by the end of 2019.

Join us for the first Business Networking Breakfast in Lisbon on Sunday 03 November 2019 from 9.30am to 12.30pm which will be attended by the Global Woman founder and CEO Mirela Sula. This is at a fabulous and easy to reach venue by Metro or by road.

 Web Summit 2019 Side Event - GLOBAL WOMAN CLUB LISBON
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eXstatic Dance Party

  • #drinks #networking
  • 3 Nov 2019 1 PM to 6 PM
  • Lisb.on Hostel
  • Price: Free
  • Host: NomadX & Digital Nomads Portugal, Conscious Entrepreneur and Jonathan Barry
  • Join Event Here
On Sunday Nov 3rd from 1pm to sunset, go for broke at the eXstatic Dance Party courtesy of NomadX. The event is hosted by Conscious Entrepreneur, Jonathan Barry — and guest DJ Achilles (@Gui Perdrix) from Paris. A Cacao Sunset ceremony is scheduled to set your intentions before Web Summit. Smoothies and snacks are on the house.

Waterfont meet & greet

  • #drinks #networking
  • 4 Nov 2019 > 8 PM
  • Parque das Nações
  • Price: Free
  • Host: Web Summit
  • Join Event Here

What better place to start making connections than at Parque das Nações? This buzzing waterfront area surrounding the Altice Arena features some of Lisbon’s finest bars, restaurants, and architecture. Head down to the waterfront at 8pm after the Opening Night ceremony and spend your first night at Web Summit 2019 getting to know your fellow attendees with a breathtaking riverside backdrop.

Web Summit 2019 Side Event - Waterfont meet & greet
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Cirque du Summit – Your First Networking Event during Web Summit 2019

  • #party #art
  • 4 Nov 2019 > 8 PM – 12 AM
  • Ministerium Club, 72 Praça do Comércio, 1100-148
  • Price: Free
  • Host: SEMrush, VentureBeat and Grit Daily
  • Join Event Here

If you are looking for top class networking – you have found it. SEMrush, together with VentureBeat and Grit Daily, are inviting you to the Circus Night in the heart of Lisbon.
You will be treated to some of the finest Circus entertainment alongside delicious snacks and drinks.

Web Summit 2019 Side Event - Cirque du Summit
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Web Summit 2019 Global Tech Connect

  • #networking
  • 4 Nov 2019 > 7 PM
  • Paymentwall Lisboa, 35A Avenida Óscar Monteiro Torres, 1000-216
  • Price: Free
  • Host: FasterPay and Paymentwall
  • Join Event Here

We’re inviting executive members of the international tech startup scene for an exclusive event in the heart of Lisbon. This event is the perfect opportunity to create new connections with fellow members of the global startup scene. We will be serving complimentary drinks and snacks for all attendees.

Web Summit 2019 Side Event - Global Tech Connect
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Startup Founders Night #2

  • #drinks #networking
  • 4 Nov 2019 > 10 PM – 12 AM
  • Rooftop Bar Hotel Mundial, 2 Praça Martim Moniz, 1100-341
  • Price: Free
  • Host: Startup Founders
  • Join Event Here

For the second time, let’s fire up Web Summit 2019 with wine and networking in a rooftop bar overlooking Lisbon!

Grab a drink and meet international startup founders at informal after party on the first day of the conference.

Web Summit 2019 Side Event - Startup Founders Night #2
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Startup Networking Dinner

  • #dinner #networking
  • 4 Nov 2019 > 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Startup Guide Store Lisbon, 135 Rua do Grilo, 1950-144
  • Price: Free
  • Host: Startup Guide
  • Join Event Here

Do you have a startup? Are you working in one? Or do you have an idea that’s ready to be brought to life? According to the entrepreneur Neil Patel, all the startups that succeed have this one thing in common — Networking. Yet all successful startups forged that flourishing meaningful relationships allow a fast and sustainable path to success.

In the light of the upcoming Web summit 2019, on November 4th, Startup Guide and Wirecard are hosting an Exclusive Networking Dinner where you can network, have fun and meet people who are building awesome things.

You’ll have a chance to mingle with like-minded entrepreneurs, creators, and Wirecard representatives whom you can swap ideas with and get advice on how to grow your businesses and other challenges you might face.

There will be a free delicious dinner buffet and drinks for you to enjoy, all provided by Wirecard.

Web Summit 2019 Side Event - Startup Networking Dinner
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Female Founders Dinner

  • #dinner #networking #women
  • 4 Nov 2019 > 7 PM – 9 PM
  • The Insólito, 83 Rua de São Pedro de Alcântara, 1250-238
  • Price: 75
  • Host: The Next Women
  • Join Event Here

The Next Women is proud to organize the official Dutch side event of Web Summit this year: our annual pitch & sourcing program Female Founders Force 2019. We know that there are enough female founders that rock the world and are working towards lasting solutions for all. Therefore we are pleased to bring a group of female entrepreneurs to Lisbon during the week of Web Summit.

On Monday November 4th, we’ll bring together these female founders during our welcome dinner at the atmospheric ambience of The Insólito. Connect, mingle and network while enjoying the awesome view, food and wine The Insólito has to offer.

Web Summit 2019 Side Event - Female Founders Dinner
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Scaling up in Europe

  • #startup #investment
  • 4 Nov 2019 > 6 PM – 8.30 PM
  • Second Home Lisboa, Mercado de Ribeira, Avenida 24 de Julho, 1200-479
  • Price: Free
  • Host: Stripe & Tech.eu
  • Join Event Here

Join us for an event and happy hour hosted by Stripe and Tech.eu. You’ll hear about the challenges for founders in Europe’s startup ecosystem and much more:

– The founder perspective and challenges for late stage founders in Europe
– The state of venture capital in Europe and late stage capital
– Emerging early stage technology trends like AI, machine learning, and blockchain
– Key assets of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Europe
– The future of the European scale-up ecosystem and exit potential

Web Summit 2019 Side Event - Scaling up in Europe

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Business Time

  • #drinks #networking
  • 5 Nov 2019 > 8 PM
  • Pink Street, Cais do Sodré
  • Price: Free
  • Host: Web Summit
  • Join Event Here

Shake up your meetings by holding them away from the conference floor. Whether you’re looking to talk to a specific person or just meet people from your industry, Night Summit can make it happen. Tuesday evening brings us to Pink Street. Once Lisbon’s red light district, it’s been totally revamped and is now one of the capital’s quirkiest hotspots, with the entire road painted pink. You won’t miss the Pink Street walkway running through Chiado. Its long line of bars and restaurants ensure there’s something for every taste.

Web Summit 2019 Side Event - Business Time
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Badass Summit Dinner ft. the World Wildlife Fund

  • #dinner #networking #sustainability
  • 5 Nov 2019 > 6.30 PM – 9 PM
  • TodoMundo, Avenida Duque de Loulé 3A, 1050-129
  • Price: 77
  • Host: Grit Daily News, Badass Summit
  • Join Event Here

Join Badass Summit cohost, SEM Rush consort and Grit Daily Sr. Editor, Stewart Rogers along with Grit Daily Executive Editor Jordan French and 28 dinner guests for a thought provoking dinner discussion on technology’s impact on all things living.

10% of dinner proceeds will go to the World Wildlife Fund (total to be announced at the dinner) initiatives furthering food security and sustainable livelihoods: if we raise enough, we’ll adopt a blue whale.

Surprise guests working on ocean ecology, air quality and sustainable cities will join you in contributing to the Badass Summit dinner, hosted by Grit Daily.

Web Summit 2019 Side Event - Badass Summit Dinner
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European Startup & Scale-Up Night 2019

  • #dinner #networking #growth
  • 5 Nov 2019 > 7.30 PM – 1 AM
  • Ministerium Club, 72 Praça do Comércio, 1100-148
  • Price: Free
  • Host: Startups.be
  • Join Event Here

The Growcery, European Startup Network, hub.brussels, Awex, Startups.be & Flanders Investment & Trade invite you to their European Startup & Scale-up Night during Web Summit 2019.

Get tactical tips about how to grow your startup, meet & greet with European top scale-ups and learn how to successfully navigate the potential pitfalls of going global!

We’re setting up shop at the legendary Ministerium Club in central Lisbon on Tuesday November 5 for an evening full of valuable insights, powerful networking, celebration and, of course, (free) beer!

Web Summit 2019 Side Event - European Startup & Scale-Up Night 2019
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VR/AR Association Portugal Executive Dinner

  • #dinner #networking #VR #AR
  • 5 Nov 2019 > 6.30 PM
  • Restaurante Mensagem, 8 R. da Oliveira ao Carmo, 1200-309
  • Price: 50€ – 100€
  • Host: VR/AR Association – Portugal Chapter
  • Join Event Here

The VR/AR/XR community attending Web Summit will gather for drinks & dinner at a VIP restaurant for our executive dinner event.

Come and join industry thinkers, C-level executives, investors and startups to explore ways to collaborate and network.

– Keynote Speaker – TBA (to be announced)
– Presentation & Demo by event Sponsors
– Delicious food & drinks

Web Summit 2019 Side Event - VR/AR Association Portugal
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Web Summit Lisbon 2019 – Lloyds Banking Group Networking Drinks

  • #dinner #networking #fintech
  • 5 Nov 2019 > 6 PM – 8 PM
  • Le Chat, Jardim 9 de Abril, 1200-736
  • Price: Free
  • Host: Lloyds Banking Group
  • Join Event Here

Lloyds Banking Group is excited to be sponsoring Web Summit 2019 drinks in Lisbon on 5th November at Le Chat bar that has superb view of the Tagus and its surroundings.

Web Summit 2019 Side Event - Lloyds Banking Group Networking Drinks
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EO Portugal Websummit Dinner

  • #dinner #networking
  • 5 Nov 2019 > 8 PM – 10.30 PM
  • Hotel da Estrela, 35 R. Saraiva de Carvalho
  • Price: 45
  • Host: EO Portugal
  • Join Event Here

Every year for Websummit occasion, EO Portugal organizes a dinner to allow our members to network with other EO members and other entrepreneurs, that are in Lisbon by that time.

Great opportunity to share experiences and meet like minded people!

Web Summit 2019 Side Event - EO Portugal Websummit Dinner
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Lisbon & its benefits for your startup: How to open an office in Portugal?

  • #startup
  • 5 Nov 2019 > 6 PM – 8 PM
  • Audax, R. Adriano Correia de Oliveira 4 A, 1600-312
  • Price: Free
  • Host: Altar.io
  • Join Event Here

There are many obvious and not so obvious reasons for Lisbon to be standing out so much right now and attracting so many entrepreneurs.
1. Development’s value-for-money is higher in Lisbon
2. Foreign developers moving here are great too
3. Office and House prices are 80% to 66% cheaper than in places like Zurich and Berlin
4. There are state of the art hubs and a giant startup centrality to come soon
5. Development agencies and communities locally are booming
7. It is a very international city
10. Bureaucracy has had a tech revolution
9. English is widely spoken (as in Germany or Holland)

If you’re an entrepreneurs with a running startup you’re welcome to discover more about the benefits of Lisbon and how to open your satellite office in the Portuguese Capital!

Beers and gin tonics are on us

Paolo Dotta is a Columnist at Grit Daily. Based in London, he is a co-founder at product-development firm, Altar.

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