• Q: What if I want to arrive early or stay late?

    A: That is fine by us! You will have to let us know and please know that you will be responsible for the cost of your hotel for the extra nights. Please know that we will only be covering March 15th through March 19th. You may arrive as early as the morning of March 15th and leave in the afternoon on March 19th.

  • Q: What if I want to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Congress?

    A: That is fine by us! You will have to let us know and please know that you will be responsible for the cost of your hotel for the extra nights. Please know that we will only be covering March 15th through March 19th. You may arrive as early as the morning of March 15th and leave in the afternoon on March 19th.

  • Q: How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

    A: We recommend getting to and from the airport in a cab. Make sure you take an "official" cab - one that is yellow and has a blue stripe. The hotel is about a 20 minute drive away from the airport. Our hotel is very close to all of the venues. We will be within a 10 minute walk of all venues.

  • Q: How do I check in?

    A: Once you arrive at the hotel, check in as you would normally check in to a hotel. Registration for SoSummit begins March 16th at 3pm and will be in the lobby of the hotel. Registration will be from 3pm - 9pm on March 16th.

  • Q: When does SoSummit officially begin?

    A: SoSummit officially kicks off on March 16th at 9pm with our welcome party. Registration begins at 3pm so make sure you complete registration and check-in before 9pm.

  • Q: Will we have any free time?

    A: Yes! You will have free time. There will be plenty of opportunities to explore Rio.

  • Q: What will I have to pay for?

    A: As long as you find a way to get to the hotel in Brazil, we’ll take care of everything else. Please note that you may need to pay for additional meals, snacks drinks that are not included during SoSummit, so make sure that you bring money to cover any additional meals or beverages. Make sure you bring enough money for transportation to and from the airport as well.

  • Q: What if I want my friend and fellow-organizer to come too?

    A: All organizers are welcome to attend SoSummit, but please remember space is limited. We have a capacity of 250, so register quickly! Please remember that we will not be responsible for compensating any travel expenses, so you if you’d like to encourage your other organizers to attend, you are more than welcome to do so!

  • Q: What's the weather going to be like?

    A: The weather is going to be beautiful! We expect highs of 30C (85F) and lows of 23C (74F) during our stay.

  • Q: What should I wear?

    A: For SoSummit, casual attire! Wear what you would wear to a Startup Weekend. If you are choosing to attend GEC after SoSummit, make sure you pack business attire as the conference is more formal. For more information on GEC, visit the GEC site.

  • Q: What if I have any other questions?

    A: Should you have more questions, email SoSummit and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Day 1
March 16, 2013 [Sat]
3:00pm: Registration at Hotel 9:00pm: SoSummit Welcome Party
Day 2
March 17, 2013 [SUN]
9:30am: Registration at venue 10:30am: Welcome 10:50 - 12pm: Intros and Keynote 12:00 - 1:00: Lunch Break 1:00 - 6:00pm: Mini Startup Weekend 6:00 - 6:30pm: Swag Swop 6:30 - 8:00pm: Dinner Break 8:00 - 12am: Adventures out in Rio
Day 3
March 18, 2013 [Mon]
8:00am: Early Morning Crossfit 10:00 - 10:55am: Core Team Presentations 10:55 - 11:55am: Organizer Presentations 12:00 - 12:45pm: Collective Brainstorm/Bubble 12:45 - 2:00pm: Lunch Break 2:00 - 5:30pm: Beach Breakouts 5:30 - 6:00pm: Closing SoSummit 2013 6:00 - 6:30pm: Speed networking with GEC Hosts 9:00pm: GEC Kickoff/SoSummit Closeout
Visa Letter From Brazil Fundraising
Letter Fundraising Overview Presentation A Startup Weekend T-Shirt from your event to swap with someone else! Casual attire for warm weather Something warm for cooler weather at night A bathing suit if you want to take a dip Business attire if you plan on attending GEC Your suggestions, challenges, and more! Make sure to obtain a Brazilian Tourist Visa, if your country of origin requires it!
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