Submissions to the Fifth Call For Entrepreneurship ran until 14th November 2013. With the active support of our partners from the Ignition Partners Network, a critical goal was achieved: the reinforcement of the Portuguese entrepreneurial ecosystem and improvement of the linkage between Entrepreneurs, Incubators and Global Investors and Strategic Partners.
The numbers on record are the best testimony to the enthusiastic response that the Call received: nearly 150 registrations on our web-based platform, 73 submitted projects with a total potential investment of approximately 40 Million euros.
Submission of projects for the Tourism Sector was the highlight of the Fifth Call; a great surprise considering the number of applications received. Because of this, we expect the number of projects for the Sector to increase in future Calls.
|ICT, Electronics & WEB|
26,1 M Funding for Seed Phase
|Endogenous Resources, Nanotechnologies and Materials|
3,4 M Funding for Seed Phase
Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure
The evaluation process began with the Portugal Ventures Seed Innovation Capital team working hard with entrepreneurs and experts to qualify and select the most promising investment opportunities. At the beginning of December, entrepreneurs of the almost 40 selected projects were invited to prepare and present a live pitch presentation and Q&A session with an expert assessment panel.
The projects' assessment involved 13 panels with a total of more than 60 experts, in 10 different countries (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Portugal, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the USA). We are grateful for having alongside us experts who have generously offered their experience, knowledge, time and effort to ensure the soundness and quality of our investment decisions. Meet some of these experts here.
Get ready! Project submissions to the 6th Call start on 27th January 14'!