Lisbon Challenge Accelerator – 2014

March 11, 2014 in Global, JWEF Newsfeed.



Want to know if your startup has what it takes to go global?

Lisbon Challenge is an ambitious 3-month acceleration program aimed at eager international startups in information and communication technologies sectors and in prototype or product phase, looking for a truly innovative and empowering experience.

It aims to offer consistent methods and resources for startups acceleration, only possible due to Beta-i’s acquired know-how and benchmark with top global startup acceleration programs.

The program is based in Lisbon and at the end of the program there is an Investors Day.

The best selected teams will go on an international roadshow in Boston, São Paulo and London. A roadshow to Israel is also planned.

This Spring 25 teams will meet with 200 international mentors & investors as well as participate in workshops, pitch sessions and networking events.

Lisbon is a beautiful and exciting city, and the best place to jump-start your business. The city offers all necessary infrastructures, talented resources and an excellent testing market; it is also an affordable destination and at GMT+0 an excellent location to work with both West and East. Lisbon has also been considered the 5th upcoming tech hub worldwide by Entrepreneur magazine and Europe’s coolest capital for 2014 by CNN.

Whether you are looking to enter the European market, or explore the vast emerging Portuguese speaking markets like Brazil, Lisbon Challenge is your gateway to success.

Lisbon Challenge main features:

  • No equity taken
  • 3 months of acceleration
  • Product Market-Fit Validation
  • Prototype Day – product testing
  • Investors Day in Lisbon
  • International Roadshow and Investors Days in London, São Paulo, and Boston for up to 10 selected teams
  • Free office space, high-speed gibabit internet, and accommodation and visa support
  • Starting May 2nd until July 25th

Important info
Applications end March 17th 2014


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