Why South


The future will be green or it won’t be. That’s why we have a mission. The mission to build and shape a sustainable tomorrow.


Our purpose

South Summit was born in 2012. At the time, the economic crisis had darkened the business outlook in Spain, so we grew up with a strong belief: that the entrepreneurial spirit would be the driving force to heal the economy. This is why our objective was (and still is) very clear: to be the reference hub that shapes the future via initiative, entrepreneurship, open innovation and business opportunities.

We have met in Madrid for almost ten years, but we have also seen each other in Bilbao and Valencia, in Mexico and Colombia, in person and online. This year, we will meet again.

This is our purpose. This is our raison d’être.

1.Facilitate innovation

Activating connections among the main actors of the ecosystem, providing a booster platform for everyone. We believe in learning and disrupting through competition, networking and alliances.

2. Matching all profiles

Gathering together the most disruptive startups, the most visionary investors and the most dynamic corporations. Mixing the voice of experience with the entrepreneurial spirit and sharing a common ecosystem.

3. Generate business opportunities

Bringing professionals closer, forming genuine bonds between companies and propelling their image in a long-lasting way. Merging business and innovation in a sustainable environment.

Being part of South Summit

Discover the value of joining the high-value ecosystem in Madrid

/ Investors

Boost your connections: meet other local and international investors and engage with the corporate community in Southern Europe and LatAm. Gain access to unique deal flows while you experience the best Madrid has to offer.

/ Startups

Find a wide range of possibilities to get your project to thrive: gain access to our big pool of different investors, build up your brand in the South Summit startup competition and achieve exposure to media and the whole ecosystem.

/ Corporations

Unveil the best collaboration opportunities with the wide South Summit community. Introduce yourself to a peer network of Innovation Teams, access a unique pipeline of innovative companies and recruit enthusiastic young talent.

/ Community

Enjoy yourself while you widen your network with leading companies and startups. Meet word-class innovators, discover new trends and access workshops to learn the most demanded skills.

South Summit in numbers


participant startups


encounters in Madrid


international and sectorial events


in investment for South Summit finalists

Meet some of our finalist

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Meet some of our shapers

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Meet some of our

corporates and investors

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