42,000 attendees from 134 countries are making their way to Web Summit

42,000 attendees from 134 countries

1,000 speakers. 1,000 investors. 1,200 media. 2,100 startups.

The Web Summit story in numbers

Web Summit 2015 is welcoming over 42,000 attendees.

These attendees are making their way to Dublin from over 134 different countries around the world.

Over 30,000 attendees will explore Web Summit over three days and four nights of legendary networking. Another 12,000 members of the community will enter through the venue doors over the course of this week for three evenings of inspiring talks at our Future of Ireland event, our Schools Summit and our Careers Night for students and recent college graduates.

In no particular order, here are the top 20 countries where attendees are joining us from…

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The pink illustrates countries from where attendees are hailing.

1,000 world-class speakers

1,000 speakers will talk across 21 different Summits and night time community events. This year sees the likes of Mike Krieger – founder of Instagram, Stewart Butterfield – founder of Slack and author Dan Brown to name a few.


2,141 startups from around the world

2,141 startups are exhibiting at Web Summit over the three days across 17 different industry areas.

1,907 of these are part of our ALPHA early stage startup programme. 139 startups make up the BETA programme. These startups are more established and are at a later stage in terms of development and traction. And finally, 95 startups are exhibiting as part of START: a global gathering of the highest potential and most disruptive startups from around the world.

200 of these very startups are taking part in our in PITCH competition – the battle to be crowned 2015’s best startup.

1,231 of the world’s most influential media

Almost every major international and local outlet is represented at Web Summit and many are sending multiple reporters. There will be live coverage from CNBC, BBC, France 24, CNN, Bloomberg and many others. The FT, Guardian, WSJ, New York Times, USAToday; the list goes on and on.

Check out behind the scenes podcasts with Banter and video interviews with Blab.

Eva Longoria interviewed by Seema Mody, CNBC backstage at Web Summit 2014.

Over 1,000 leading tech investors

1,000 investors are coming. Some will speak on the Web Summit stages, others will judge startup pitching competitions.  Some investors sponsor. Some are looking to deploy funds. Some are looking for funds to deploy.

180 leading investor funds will host Office Hours to help them meet as many startups as possible over their time at Web Summit. Around 1,800 investor <> startup meetings will take place.

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Office Hours at Web Summit 2014.

Thanks for making the journey to Dublin. We look forward to sharing an incredible week with you.

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