The fifth edition of the four-month Startup Braga Accelerator program starts February 8, and Bright Pixel will join as part of the jury, with an active role in the process of selecting the best projects, both at during the early stages of the program and at the end where they evaluate the startups.
“With the establishment of this partnership, Startup Braga reinforces its network of partners and mentors — a network that is critical to supporting startups and a precious contribution to [help] make the acceleration program a true driver of talent and knowledge,” said Carlos Oliveira, President at Startup Braga.
Bright Pixel will provide mentorship to the startup teams, including monitoring the evolution and development of each of the projects.
With this partnership, Bright Pixel – which has several means at its disposal for investing in startups – will work with Startup Braga to promote the investment and support of technological entrepreneurship at the national level, and in particular the talent born from Braga, to be brought to the global stage.
“We have as philosophy to network and in partner with entities that share the same philosophy and approach that we have in support of the launch of new technological projects in the market,” said Alexandre Santos, Co-Founder and CIO at Bright Pixel.
“This is why, starting now, I am particularly proud to be able to work with Startup Braga – a referential entity that in recent years has shown the ability to accelerate and incubate Braga’s high-value projects to the world. We are convinced that together we can better support the projects that will be born from this new edition of the program.”
Bright Pixel will also announce the winners on Startup Braga’s Acceleration Program Demo Day, which carries a minimum prize of 50,000 euros of investment in one or more startups that stand out during the program, with the aim of enhancing their participation and boosting their growth.
The fifth edition of the Startup Braga Acceleration Program will begin on February 8, 2018, with a kick-off event. It is based on the motivation to generate opportunities and provide conditions for talented entrepreneurs to create technological startups in the areas Digital, MedTech and Nanotechnology.
The ambition is aimed at continuing and strengthening the Portuguese entrepreneurial ecosystem, as well as providing its connection to the international business community.
Just this week, a new multilingual, orientation app to help foreigners find what they need was launched in Braga by BSB – Smart & Bright Ideas.
The app was praised by Braga City Council Vice-President Firmino Marques as being “an extraordinary tool for those who come to Braga in search of better living conditions and fulfill their dreams.”