Entrepreneurship in Portugal

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.

With one of the most vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystems in Europe, Portugal is a top destination to create, test, fail fast and try again.


Road 2 Web Summit - The Best of Portuguese Tech

The biggest global event in the area of entrepreneurship and technology, Web Summit, arrived in Lisbon. 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.


Get to know 66 startups that will represent Portugal at the Web Summit


StartUP Voucher

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.


Momentum Programme

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.



Calls Portugal Ventures

Are you looking for a knowledgeable partner to co-invest in Portuguese start-ups? 
Are you an Entrepreneur looking for the right combination of funding and know-how to help you grow in the global markets? 

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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Please read the Manual of Design Standards of StartUP Portugal here (in Portuguese).

To better understand the terms referred in the ecosystem, please read the glossary.