StartUp Portugal is taking six Portuguese startups to the TNW conference in Amsterdam as part of its greater agenda for missions abroad.
Through managing Portugal’s national entrepreneurship strategy, StartUp Portugal is expanding its influence internationally.
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The internationalization mission will last three days and includes meetings with investors and visits to incubators and companies based in the Dutch capital.
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Taking startups to Amsterdam is just one step on StartUp Portugal’s missions abroad.
A few weeks ago, StartUp Portugal undertook a mission to Toronto, Canada, taking advantage of the fact that the Portuguese government was gauging the potential of the Canadian market after the signing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Commission and Canada.
At the time, Maria Miguel Ferreira, Director at StartUp Portugal, told Dinheiro Vivo, “StartUp Portugal has initiatives that support from the idea stage to the internationalization phase. This [mission abroad] is one of the initiatives that supports startups in their approach to foreign markets.”
The full list of Missions Abroad is on the StartUp Portugal website, and they include:
- Toronto – Canada – May 2-5
- TNW – Amsterdam – May 24-25
- USA – Several cities – June 2018
- Germany – September 2018
- Brazil – September 2018
- UK – September 2018
- TechCrunch – San Francisco – September 5-7
- SLUSH – Helsinki – December 4-5
- TechCrunch – Berlin – December 2018
- TNW – New York – December 2018
- CES – Las Vegas – January 2019
As part of these missions abroad, in addition to organizing various visits and meetings – including with investors – StartUp Portugal explained that it also supports companies in terms of logistics – helping them find accommodation, and sharing part of the cost.
In 2016 the Ministry of Economy launched a National Strategy for Entrepreneurship, called StartUp Portugal, whose vision is to widen the country and all sectors of activity of the entrepreneurial dynamic underlying the realization that Portugal has today one of the most vibrant ecosystems of entrepreneurship, resulting from the investments made over the last decade in qualifying human resources, infrastructure and technology, which provide enormous opportunities for those who intend to launch or invest in new businesses.
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The objectives pursued by StartUp Portugal include:
- Creating an entrepreneurship ecosystem at the national level;
- Attracting domestic and foreign investors to invest in start ups;
- Co-financing startups, especially at the idea stage;
- Promoting and accelerating the growth of startups in foreign markets;
- Implementing government measures to support entrepreneurship.