A stepping stone to success:
The Call For Entrepreneurship is the entry point to the Ignition Programme, a new initiative led by Portugal Ventures to promote investment for market-oriented scientific and technological projects in the Seed Capital phase.
Reinforce the portuguese entrepreneurship ecosystem by improving the link between entrepreneurs, R&D centres, incubators, industry experts and Venture Capital;
Economic valorisation of scientific and technological knowledge and use of its potential to change the structure of the Portuguese economy and to increase its competitiveness;
Attract and retain talent;
Provide access to global investors and strategic partners.
Portugal Ventures expects to invest up to 20 million Euros per year in its Ignition Programme:
Candidates may benefit from contact with our Ignition Partners Network - preparation of application to be investment ready, coaching and incubation;
Assignment of a significant majority of the startup share capital to its founders;
Expert mentoring of the projects funded by Portugal Ventures, by both national and international experts;
Selected projects will have the opportunity to be accelerated or incubated in international hubs of innovation;
Periodic Calls/Cycles of investment (read the calendar).
Read more detailed information on the IGNITION PROGRAMME.
The Ignition Programme is an initiative included in the Programa+e+i.
The Venture Capital funds managed by Portugal Ventures are backed by the European Union through FINOVA, COMPETE and POR LISBOA.