March 29th-31th, 2023 | Porto Alegre

Our Startup Competition

The Startups Competition is one of the highlights of the South Summit. Projects are accepted from all over the world, from any sector and at any stage of development. Registration closed on January 16th.

After registration, registered startups go through a selection process carried out by a committee of renowned experts, as well as potential investors. The finalists – who will compete for the awards Winner of the Startup Competition; More Sustainable; More Scalable; More Innovative; and Better Team – will have the opportunity to present their pitch in person to a select audience of investors and corporations in search of innovation.


Advantages for Startup Finalists

1. Pitch on Stage

Get visibility and present your pitch on the Super Stage to +700 people, to a high-level panel of judges, with investors and innovation experts.

2. Networking

Interaction and scheduling of 1:1 meetings with the main actors of the ecosystem, investors and corporates, through our networking tool. Be part of a global network of companies with numerous business possibilities.

3. Tickets

Free tickets for members of the finalist startups to attend the South Summit Brazil 2023.

4. Mentoring

Masterclass as a first approach to improvement  and adapt it to the specific audience.

5. Books

Access to our Investor & Corp Book, containing the information of all the corporations and VCs present in this year’s edition.

6. Media Coverage

Interviews with our media partners that will increase the visibility of the startups before, during, and after the event.

7. Demo Booth

Gain even more visibility thanks to a special promotion when purchasing a booth in our Marketplace.


Investment Founds

Unique opportunity to access great investments!

Did you know that USD 10 billion was invested by funds in startups that participated in the South Summit competition in the last years?

The 2022 edition had more than 3300 startups from several countries and the presence of 50 investors, including more than 90 funds (20 international), with a total investment portfolio of more than $65 billion available for investment. For South Summit Brazil 2023, +100 national and international investment funds are expected.

Dive into a set of opportunities: gain access to exclusive deal flows while connecting with top global business leaders and investors.

Winning Startups for the 2022 Edition

Winner of Startup Competition


Most Innovative


Best Team


Most Sustainable


Most Scalable