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The Importance of Startups Ecosystems

It is recognized, even internationally, that Portugal is experiencing an exciting moment in everything related to entrepreneurship and the startup movement. The government has elected the theme as a national priority. The theme has sex appeal and the media amplifies success stories with more than 10 existing unicorns, twice as many as our neighbors. Web…
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Did you know that Portugal ranks 18th in the Green Transition Index?

The environmental performance of 29 European countries was put to the test in seven categories on the Green Transition Index. Portugal stood out positively in the Building and Energy categories, ranking 18th. The country was notable for its use of renewable energy for domestic heating and low per capita electricity consumption. Factors such as the…
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Have you heard about the ATIVAR program? 

With this program almost 100% of the salary costs of a university graduate, being either with a degree, masters or a PHD are covered. ATIVAR, besides promoting the insertion of young graduates into the labor market also provides training and reinforced support for hiring and entrepreneurship. And  the Portuguese Government just opened up a new…
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What to expect in 2023?

The end of any year is traditionally a time of reflection. It’s a chance to take stock and look back on the past 12 months: the successes, the lessons, and the opportunities for improvement.  It has been an unprecedented year but,  2022  was the end of the epidemic and the beginning of the economic recovery.…
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Why startups are relocating to Portugal?

There are many reasons why Portugal, among the European countries, has become one of the most attractive places for investment, not only for Startups but also for Investment in general.     In recent years, the country’s Government, taking in consideration the lack of local capital, has relied on foreign investment as a source of…
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Are you ready to scale to European Markets?

With Startup Vouchers, a Portuguese Government-initiative, Startups (and companies-alike) that aim to scale up in Europe, find the financial means for their long-awaited  Internationalization Plan covering European Markets.  Non-European Startups normally show some difficulties in matching “European Customers” ´s requirements and therefore lack of preparation to leverage the “potential of scalability” of the European markets.  …
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Portugal is becoming the prime destination as a TEST-BED market for Health and Pharma companies

Portugal has forged a name for itself in terms of early adoption of new technology and ideas; making the country a prime destination for clinical trials as well as a market in which multinational pharma companies can trial innovative new treatments before rolling them out across the continent.  This creative and out-of-the-box thinking nature manifests…
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How can a Checklist help you with Validation in the European Market?

We have noticed that some of the startups fail to enter the European Markets because either they have not planned it correctly (do not have a strategic plan in place) nor they have not studied the market well. What can you do to prevent this from happening to your Startup or Company? Let´s go back…
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Are you thinking about becoming an Entrepreneur in Portugal?

Are you thinking about becoming an Entrepreneur in Portugal? With economic growth rates above the European average, and facing an unprecedented demographic crisis, Portugal needs to attract talent.  With the implementation of the Mobility Agreement between member states of the CPLP (Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries), Portugal has made it more flexible to obtain visas for…
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PRR Internationalization via E-Commerce – applications still open!

Under the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR), on August 24, it was published the opening of the call for non-refundable grants for projects that fall under the “Internationalization via e-commerce” measure. This measure aims to boost online exports of products and services, granting support to individual SME projects.  With a total allocation of 23 million…
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