Business Abroad

Testing the sands of Web Summit Qatar

Testing the sands of Web Summit Qatar

The first Web Summit Qatar, taking place from February 26 to 29 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, will host 13 Portuguese startups with the support of Startup Portugal and Lisboa Unicorn Capital.

The 13 startups that make up the Portuguese delegation have already raised a total of more than 17 million euros in investment and are present in more than 14 countries.


Startup Portugal is taking eight Portuguese startups to Qatar as part of the Business Abroad program. Operating in strategic areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Tourism, Sports and Human Resources, this initiative aims to open doors to new markets, especially in the Middle East. The delegation is made up of:

  • BRAINR – is an intuitive next-generation cloud MES (Manufacturing Execution System) for the food industry that enables smarter processes and integrated production operations in real-time;
  • Bamble – a startup that helps connect with exceptional tech talent from high-growth markets in Africa, LATAM & EU. The purpose of Bamble is to revolutionize how businesses access global professionals in a flow-friendly and streamlined process;
  • X-plora – a Platform with XR, Gamification System and NFTs for improving visitor experience;
  • Team Sportz – AI sports platform to help coaches and players reach their full potential;
  • BHOUT – is the gaming company responsible for the first smart box bag, combining sensors with 3D computer vision, AI and automated learning;
  • Finvex – helps mid-to-large-sized companies set up and operate their own supply chain financing operations. They facilitate B2B payments and financing caused by long payment terms;
  • Sabbatical – online platform to book hassle-free monthly stays abroad – accommodation, coworking, local experiences and 24/7 concierge included;
  • Xpat, Inc. – is a digital platform that improves the representation, advancement, and social mobility of underrepresented communities by leveraging international experiences to connect and empower Black expats, nomads, and study abroad students.


In turn, there are five startups representing Unicorn Factory Lisboa, all innovative and with promising potential, which complete the Portuguese delegation, enriching the different sectors represented.

  • Enline – sensorless Digital Twin technology with advanced analytics and AI-driven algorithm to optimize the monitoring of power transmission assets, providing a seven-day forecast of operations and up to a year of predictive monitoring of vegetation and landslides. It also optimizes the design of renewable projects, improves energy efficiency and reduces losses and emissions.
  • The Carbon Games – a solution that allows companies and events to reduce commuting emissions and achieve CSR objectives in the process. It encourages employees/participants to take part in this sustainability challenge using a gamified carpooling solution and blockchain-based carbon trading.
  • – streaming platform that transforms your space with personalized mood-enhancing digital art backed by neuroscience.
  • Supadupa – a Bloomberg for the Creator Economy that provides brands and agencies with the data points to choose the best influencer and audience for their brand.
  • Uptiq – a platform that helps startup accelerators provide unique and selected experiences to each startup and access deeper insights through a collaboration platform.


The startups selected for this delegation have the main objectives of reaching out to the Qatari market, prospecting new partners, expanding their network of contacts and building brand awareness, positioning themselves as innovative and competitive companies on the global stage.


In less than a decade, the 13 Portuguese startups, which will be present with Startup Portugal and Lisboa Unicorn Capital, have achieved international success, from Indonesia to the United Arab Emirates, expanding their operations to more than 14 countries. With more than 13 million euros raised in investments, these companies seek to catalyze growth and innovation on the national scene.


Startup Portugal Team • February 22, 2024