Startup Nations Standard

For Investors For startups Ecosystem

The Startup Nations Standard (SNS) is a number of best practices that are hallmarks of a growth-friendly environment identified by the European Commission together with Member States and stakeholders in an open and inclusive process. Portugal has been one of the Member States signing and compromising to these standards.

The Standards' best practices are:

1. Fast startup creation, smooth market entry

2. Attracting and retaining Talent

3. Stock options

4. Innovation in Regulation

5. Innovation procurement (including tech transfer policies)

6. Access to Finance

7. Social inclusion, diversity, and protecting democratic values

8. Digital-First