What is Call Açores

  • Call Açores aims to promote access to venture capital financing for innovative projects with activity in the Autonomous Region of the Azores.
  • Portugal Ventures is willing to invest up to €200,000 per company/project.
  • Submissions are closed.

This Call is promoted in partnership with:

Conditions for Eligibility

  1. Companies in the following stages are eligible: Pre-seed and Seed.
  2. Incorporated or be incorporated companies with activity in the Azores with a maximum of three years of economic activity, until the moment of the investment.
  3. In the following verticals:
    • Tourism (Tourist Activities, Travel & Leisure, Tech);
    • Life Sciences (Therapeutics, Med Tech, Diagnostics);
    • Tech (Software: Cloud & IT, Enterprise and SaaS, Mobile, E-marketplaces);
    • Other (namely Spatial, Energy, Agri-industrial, forestry industry and ocean industry).

Characteristics of the Projects

Projects most likely to be invested in will have the following characteristics:

  • An original idea of and led by the founders;
  • Be promoted by multidisciplinary teams;
  • Focus on tradable goods or services that are part of international value chains;
  • A clear strategy to protect and enhance intellectual property, if applicable;
  • Significant global market potential;
  • Implementable with available resources;
  • Covered by the incentive schemes for the Autonomous Region of the Azores (A.R.A.), if applicable;
  • Promote the export capacity of the A.R.A.;
  • Promote the image of the A.R.A. as a nature and environmentally sustainable destination;
  • Foster entrepreneurship in the A.R.A.

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