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One Stop Shop
One Stop Shop – Balcão do Empreendedor is where you get all the information you need to set up operations in Portugal. Designed to assist entrepreneurs and investors, it provides online and offline support on a one-to-one basis.
Startup Portugal, mainly through the programs it promotes, like Startup Voucher or Startup Visa, is critical for us to start a business and fetch talent. These programs are vital, and I believe they play a good role in the ecosystem.
Rita Ribeiro da Silva
Both the country and all of us benefit from the entire ecosystem promoted by Startup Portugal. We have benefited a lot from the Missions Abroad. It helped us a lot to get to know places and people who could help us scale our business.
[The Portuguese market is very restricted and small. We test our technology and products on the Portuguese market but to monetize our business we have to look outside Portugal. The Missions Abroad program helped us a lot with this.]
Luís de Matos
If you’re looking to expand your market to Europe, Portugal is a great gateway because it has several accelerator programs and incentives that you can look for.
I think the startup community knows they can count on Startup Portugal and that smooths out the process of moving and growing here.
Nós recomendamos e temos vindo a fazê-lo a amigos e colegas em Portugal. We have always recommended Startup Portugal to many of our friends and colleagues who often need contacts and help to enter the national market.
I believe that not only us, EatTasty, but the whole ecosystem of entrepreneurship in Portugal is the result of the work that has been done by Startup Portugal.
Everything that Startup Portugal has been doing for the entrepreneurial system in Portugal influences us and other entrepreneurs which ends up benefiting us directly or indirectly.
No doubt, I think it's not possible to start a company and make it grow without these kinds of support. Startup Portugal is a fundamental aid for the beginning and sustainability of any startup.
I have been suggesting to entrepreneurs to reach out to Startup Portugal. Not only those who are starting out, but also those who have become stagnant in their growth. I often tell them that it is a big opportunity to contact Startup Portugal because, in fact, it can change the company's history.
More than the program itself, the fact that Startup Portugal knows us and knows what we are doing, makes it possible for them, who in their daily life get in touch with so many national and international actors, to know what we are looking for and do some matches in a very informal way. And so, I strongly recommend getting closer to the entity that is Startup Portugal.
Bruno Santos Amaro