Startup Lisboa launches program to help foreign entrepreneurs settle in Lisbon
Startup Lisboa has launched a program to help entrepreneurs, companies and investors develop their businesses in Lisbon. Whether it’s relocation, expansion or starting from scratch, Launch in Lisbon aims to assist foreigners in setting up their life, business and network in Lisbon.
The first edition of the three-day program will take place on the eve of the Web Summit from November 2nd to 4th. Registration is open until October 25th through the incubator's website: www.startuplisboa.com/launch-in-lisbon
The cost of the program is € 375 per participant (travel, accommodation and some meals are the responsibility of the participant).
Launch in Lisbon offers training sessions with specialists in diverse areas fundamental for the creation and development of businesses, from tax and labor legislation, to company formation, to information about visas and the real estate market. Networking events and contact with the city’s several entrepreneurial players is also included.
To carry out this program, Startup Lisboa has partnered with specialist entities in the various matters: PLMJ Law Firm, Moss & Cooper Consulting, Hays Recruitment Company, Deloitte and HomeLovers (a real estate company that is part of the incubator's alumni community).
The idea of creating this program came as a result from the numerous inquiries from foreign entrepreneurs who regularly find Startup Lisboa via e-mail or in person, in order to ask questions like: "How do I create my business in Lisbon?", or "I live in the country x and I would like to know what type of visa I need", "I want to hire in Portugal, where can I recruit talent and how do the labor laws work?", among many other issues.
About Startup Lisboa:
Startup Lisboa is a incubator based in downtown with 3 historical buildings with work & residence spaces to welcome startups from all over the world.Founded in 2012, it's a private non-profitable association that provides both physical and virtual incubation. In both models, Startup Lisboa helps startups to attract customers, investment and growth. Its support structure offers mentoring, link to strategic partners, access to investment/funding, networking activities, communication and a community based on knowledge and sharing.