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 thus allowing them to coordinate their communications with the foreign and national press and with the local media. The call for the 2023's first semester Business Abroad delegations is now open for the following markets - Brazil (Web Summit Rio), Spain (South Summit, Madrid), France (VivaTechnology, Paris) and Canada (Collision, Toronto).

Who can apply?

  • Startups based in Portugal (with a Portuguese 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 join Brazil’s delegation, apply by March 19th;
  • For the delegations travelling to France, Spain and Canada apply until March 31st.

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’s, VC’s, 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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