The Call For Entrepreneurship is a dynamic and ongoing initiative carried out periodically.
All applications are made through an online platform. Make sure that your project meets the Call requirements. For assistance in this matter, as well as in the filling-out of the submission form, it is advisable that you contact one of the Ignition Partners. You can submit your project in two ways: i) By contacting one of the Ignition Partners Network entities, in this way benefitting from the support and collaboration from the chosen Partner in the preparation of your application and a quicker initial screening of your project. ii) By sending your application directly.
After submission, a systematic assessment process begins. The first step is a pre-screenning assessment carried out by Portugal Ventures.
The projects selected will be evaluated by multi-disciplinary panels of experts. The evaluation is based on the information given on the application form, as well as in a pitch and Q&A session. Portugal Ventures may invite other investors to take part in the project assessment process, allowing them access to information about the project.
Portugal Ventures will then review the assessment panels' recommendations. Selected projects will be invited to make a second pitch so that Portugal Ventures complements the assessment of the business opportunity and reaches an investment decision.
Contracts will be negotiated and drawn up for the selected projects, and possible co-investors. Afterwards, the project is ready to receive the investment and to start growing towards global success.
For more information, see the RULES AND REGULATIONS.