Lisbon's Incubator

Startup Lisboa supports the creation of companies and their first years of activity. Founded in 2011 by the Lisbon Municipality, Montepio Bank and IAPMEI – Portuguese Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, it's a private non-profit association that provides entrepreneurs office space as well as a support structure - mentoring, strategic partners, access to investment/funding, networking activities and a community based on knowledge and sharing. 

 
 
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WHAT WE DO

We are facilitators.


We don´t invest in the startups, but we connect them with investors and potential clients. We are daily committed to facilitating access to investment, mentors, strategic partners and potential customers.

 
Much more than desks, chairs and 4 walls, Startup Lisboa promotes contacts with partners and potential customers. It is, undoubtedly, the epicenter of the new entrepreneurship ecosystem in Portugal. In addition, the dynamism, the people we know, the credibility and the projection that it gives our business makes Startup Lisboa a great place to consolidate an idea and make it a serious company with global ambitions.
— Gonçalo Fortes, Co-founder PRODSMART
 

We encourage the founders to look for what's best around the world to maximize their chances of growth and keeping their link with Portugal. Some members have teams abroad boosting their growth, and several participated in recognized accelerators like YCombinator, 500 Startups and TechStars, and we're proud of it.

 

 
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Startups

Our story is their story.

 
 
 

Since February 2012, we have already supported more than 250 startups. Currently, we are incubating more than 90, half of them in the virtual incubation model.

 
 
 
Where would you go,
For your startup to grow?
There’s no place like Startup Lisboa!
— Djelal Osman, Co-founder Sension
 

We are based in Lisbon downtown in three historic buildings with work & residence spaces to welcome startups from all over the world.

 
 
 

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Opened in February 2012, the Startup Lisboa's HQ is a renovated six-story building with 200-year-old, where over 40 startups are boosting the entrepreneurship scene. Space features private office for each startup, coworking room for smaller teams, flexible 60 square meters room (can be converted into three meeting rooms), video conference room, dining room, kitchen, and lounge. 
 

Rua da Prata, 81

In the summer of 2015, we opened a second building, right in front of the first one. Original from the 18th century, its first two floors were renovated to accommodate bigger teams.
The Silver Street (Rua da Prata) has become even more vibrant!

 

To become a member of Startup Lisboa, you must apply your project.

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For non-members of Startup Lisboa, we offer the possibility to rent our venue at the Lisbon's Airport for meetings, conferences and other kinds of business events.
In case you're an entrepreneur arriving in Lisbon to participate in an accelerator or incubator in the city ecosystem, you can apply to Casa Startup Lisboa, our residence. 

 
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AIRPORT BUSINESS CENTER

Business lounge located at the heart of Lisbon's Airport. Powered by Startup Lisboa, it's ideal for events and networking. Learn more here.

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CASA STARTUP LISBOA

When you arrive in Lisbon to start your business, we have a home for you to live. Check availability here.

We are family 

We are proud of our community and we're always looking for the best teams to start & grow their businesses with us. Applications from all over the world are accepted.

 

We are permanently open for online applications.
After a first screening of the forms, in regular periods, we invite some founders to pitch their idea to a jury session so we can meet the team, and better evaluate the business model and select the startups that will become members of our community. 

This is what you can call a home away from home.
— João Jesus, Co-founder Cuckuu
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The Team

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Miguel Fontes

CEO

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Marta Miraldes

CFO

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Ana Santiago

Head of Communications

 
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Maria Guimarães

COO & Events Manager

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Bruno Gomes

Community Manager

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Sara Madeira

Partnerships Manager

 
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Jorge Rodrigues

Facilities Manager

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Maria Moutinho

Executive Assistant

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José Mota Leal

Project Manager HCB

 
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Joana Rio

Airport Business Center Manager

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Joana Barros

Casa Startup Lisboa Housekeeper

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André Costa

Mentoring Program & Advisor

 
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Miguel Alpoim Ruas

Special Projects

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Lúcia Silva

Housekeeper

 

Close Friends

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Sofia Symkanych

Casa Startup Lisboa - Community Manager

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Filipe Lacerda

Techie Saviour

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Malik Piara

Upframe

 

Administration Board

Fernando Medina

Chairman
Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

José Vale

Board Member
IAPMEI

Paulo Magalhães

Board Member
Montepio

Rui Coelho

Board Member
Invest Lisboa