Business Abroad

For startups Internationalization

The Business Abroad program aims to ensure and support the presence of Portuguese startups in major international events, thus creating a more significant impact on representations abroad and allowing them to coordinate their communications with the foreign and national press and with the local media. The call for the 2024's Business Abroad delegations is now open!


The call is now open for the actions planned for 2024 by the Business Abroad missions, for the following markets and conferences:
– Spain – 4YFN (Four Year From Now), Barcelona: February 26-29
– Brazil – Web Summit Rio, Rio de Janeiro: April 15-18
– France – Viva Technology, Paris: 22-25 May
– Spain – South Summit, Madrid: June 5-7
– Canada – Collision, Toronto: June 17-20
– Brazil – Startup Summit, Florianópolis: August 14-16

To be part of the delegation going to 4YFN, apply by January 9th.
For the other conferences in France, Spain, Canada and Brazil, apply by March 12th.

Application form here!

Who can apply?

  • Startups based in Portugal (with a Portuguese VAT number [NIF]), with a live product, and with its own website;
  • Have its own unique software product or solutions, or must be working on its own connected hardware devices;
  • Be an independent company and not a subsidiary of a larger organization.

Deadlines for applications

  • To be part of the delegation taking part in 4YFN, apply by January 9th;
  • For the other conferences in France, Spain, Canada and Brazil, apply by March 12th.

How you can benefit from participating in our delegation?

  • Showcase your startup at the event’s exhibition area;
  • Pitch your startup at the official event stages;
  • Access networking side events with relevant local players, ecosystem stakeholders (focused on BA, VC, and business opportunities);
  • Get media attention through Startup Portugal, AICEP and the event’s media channels.

What’s not included?

  • Flight tickets;
  • Accommodation;
  • Meals;
  • Local transport.

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