Startup Portugal is a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in Portugal. In liaison with different entities and partners, it develops several initiatives that contribute to the ecosystem's growth and a greater culture of entrepreneurship in the country.


We operate as a medium between government, entrepreneurs, incubators, accelerators, investors and teaching institutions, finding the ecosystem’s needs. We help design and implement public policies and private initiatives that continuously serve the community and attract the best foreign talent, founders, and investors.

Over the years, we have promoted various programs and initiatives, with the most recent being the Startup Visa, Tech Visa, Startup Voucher, One Stop Shop, Startup Hub and our international Missions Abroad projects which include our Go Global webinars.

We are also responsible for the National Network of Incubators, commonly known as RNI - Rede Nacional de Incubadoras. RNI is a nationwide network to identify, connect, and enable existing incubators and startups accelerators. It has already certified more than 150 incubators.


Meet the team

Strategic board

Our Associates

Public strategic partner to support micro, small and medium enterprises in the industrial, commercial, services and construction sectors. This institute, created in 1975, promotes business growth through various initiatives and strategies for growth and internationalization.

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Created in June 2012, Portugal Ventures assumed a decisive role in the financing and growth of the national entrepreneurship ecosystem.

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ANJE is an association of private law and public utility that, since 1986, institutionally represents young Portuguese entrepreneurs and supports them in their entrepreneurial activity.

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ANI - Agência Nacional de Inovação aims to develop actions to support technological and business innovation in Portugal, contributing to the consolidation of the National Innovation System (NIS) and strengthening the national competitiveness economy in global markets.

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CEiiA is a Centre of Engineering and Product Development that designs, implements and operates innovative products and systems.

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Aptoide is a startup that developed an online marketplace for mobile applications which runs on the Android operating system.

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