Portugal is a country rich in talent and diversity. The public investments made in the past decade in education, infrastructures and technology pave the way for those wanting to start or invest in a new business.
Road 2 Web Summit
The biggest global event in the area of entrepreneurship and technology, Web Summit, arrived to Lisbon and will stay with us for the next 3 years, at least. The Road 2 Web Summit promotes and supports projects that stand out in Portugal for their innovative potential and ensures them facilitated access to the event and the chance to join the entrepreneurial environment. The competition took place in Lisbon’s Beato Creative Hub, on the 21st September and 66 Startups were chosen to showcase their projects at Web Summit with an Alpha Pass and 8 winners will meet Political Leaders at the technology event. Startup Braga and Beta-i will be running exclusive bootcamps for the selected startups. More info here.
This new initiative from the Portuguese Government is ready to push for good ideas, by enabling, for one year, support and tools that can help you develop your idea into a project, that could become a startup.
Support aimed at recently graduated students and finalists from Higher Education Institutions who received social support during their course and, at the end of their studies, wish to develop their business idea but whom do not have the financial conditions to focus entirely on the creation of their start-up. The idea was tested in 2015 by Startup Lisboa, which is now implementing the Momentum Programme on a national scale.
Submissions run until 25th October.
Applications are open for the Incubation Voucher, a support scheme that aims to foster the integration of entrepreneurs and startups in the ecosystem, through hiring professional services provided by incubators to support the development of their businesses.
The voucher consists of a support of €5,000 for each approved application. The total amount allocated to this scheme is €10 million, financed by the operational programs of Portugal 2020. The National Incubators Network will assist the selection of projects.
A maximum of 20 incubated projects may be supported by the Incubation Voucher for each business incubator. This scheme will strengthen the financial autonomy of the incubators, based on a system of merit, thereby fostering greater competitiveness and professionalism.
The regulations and application forms are available in the website, Balcão2020, until 30 December 2016. Startups eligible to apply for this Voucher may use it in the 50 business incubators certified by IAPMEI.
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Portugal Ventures is a Venture Capital Firm focused on innovative, scientific and technology-based companies, as well as on export-oriented companies from the more traditional Portuguese Tourism and Industrial sectors.
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