Entrepreneurship has its challenges. At Startup Portugal, we have the experience and knowledge of the most common ones and how to face them. Our resources are deeply researched, practical and definitive guides for several ecosystem actors.

Startup Portugal is a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in Portugal. Check here to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Registering a company can be done online or in-person at an Empresa na Hora counter at a local Registry office. You can set up an appointment for this service via their website.

Portugal has various investment and funding opportunities open to local and international entrepreneurs. Check our blog article on this matter.

Startup Visa is a residence visa for entrepreneurs, aiming to attract Portugal investment, talent, and innovation capacity. By investing and creating qualified employment, entrepreneurs can integrate a startup incubator in Portugal and benefit from all the incentives and support of the Startup Portugal Program.

Tech Visa is a certification program addressed to companies that wish to attract highly qualified and specialized staff to Portugal, nationals from countries not included in the Schengen area. If you are a highly qualified worker and want to work in Portugal, find here the list of certified companies.

Startup Portugal selects the best young startups to represent Portugal at Web Summit through the Road to Web Summit Program. If you are looking for startups to invest in, we invite you to look at the 2021 participants here.

To find other startups in Portugal, you can turn to the Dealroom dashboard. This dashboard is a living directory of all the actors in our startup ecosystem. You will be able to discover and explore startups in various sectors, regions, and stages of growth and receive the necessary information to contact them.

Dealroom is a living directory of all the actors in our startup ecosystem.

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