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The creation of a business incubator in Lisbon was one of the measures adopted in the Participatory Budget 2010 of Lisbon’s City Council.

Opened in 2012, Startup Lisboa mission is to foster the development of entrepreneurship and job creation, by combining infrastructures and specialized support services, promoting innovative projects with potential for internationalization.

Startup Lisboa currently have three business incubation spaces.

Startup Lisboa Tech, is an incubator for tech companies. Startup Lisboa Commerce, a business incubator specialized in hosting projects in trade, services and tourism. In 2015 the municipality opened a thir d incubation and acceleration space also located in the downtown of the city.

In July 2015, in a former student’s residence, opened the Startup Lisboa House, a residence for young entrepreneurs that come to Lisbon to develop or present their projects, attend training, find investments, etc. The “House” is directed to entrepreneurs who are not resident in Lisbon and need to stay temporarily in the capital to develop projects and contacts.

Startup Lisboa also manages the fund Startup Lisboa Loans, with funding up to 45,000€, which is intended to companies existing with 3 or more complete financial years (financing up 100% o f the investment) or to new companies or existing businesses with fewer than 3 full financial years (financing up to 85% o f the investment). There are already 3 projects funded: VILLAGE UNDERGROUND, LISBON RIDERS and DOIS CORVOS.

Partners: CML | Invest Lisboa | Montepio | IAPMEI |


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