The Portuguese Startup Manifesto is finally here.
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part in the next steps to put it into action.


Upgrade the Portuguese Startup Industry

Our goal is for Portugal to become a competitive hub for the Startup Industry worldwide.

The Portuguese Startup Manifesto voices the needs and wishes of the Portuguese entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The document, based on the collected inputs, from workshops to interviews, and reviewed by a series of collaborators, is structured in five working areas: Education, Access to Talent, Access to Capital, Tax and Regulatory Environment and Portuguese Entrepreneurship Ecosystem.

After the first presentation of the project in #LIS, Lisbon Investment Summit 2016, the Portuguese Startup Manifesto was also presented at the STARTUP EUROPE SUMMIT IN BERLIN.

This is our Manifesto and it is our chance to transform it in a full-fledge platform for action.

Read through, sign, share and reach out to take part in the next steps to put it into action.

Portuguese Startups

This is your moment.

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Help motivate policy makers to improve the European startup ecosystem.


This is a work in progress. Contribute and voice your ideas with this hashtag.

The growing list of supporters

Pedro Trinité
Pedro TrinitéCo-founder at TTR - Transactional Track Record
Pedro Vilarinho
Pedro VilarinhoDirector of the Technology Commercialization Accelerator at COTEC.
José Rui Soares
José Rui SoaresFounder at BTEN
Sérgio Lorga
Sérgio LorgaCo-founder & CEO at BTEN
Cristina Fonseca
Cristina FonsecaTech Entrepreneur, Co-Founder at Talkdesk
Diogo Teles
Diogo TelesHead of Product na Faber Ventures
António Grilo
António GriloUniversidade Nova de Lisboa
Inês Santos Silva
Inês Santos SilvaTOPDOX.
Maria Almeida
Maria AlmeidaBeta-i
Miguel Muñoz Duarte
Miguel Muñoz DuarteiMatch
Nuno Machado Lopes
Nuno Machado LopesBeta-i
Pedro Rocha Vieira
Pedro Rocha VieiraBeta-i
Ricardo Marvão
Ricardo MarvãoBeta-i
Alexandre Barbosa
Alexandre BarbosaManaging Partner at Faber Ventures
Carlos Oliveira
Carlos OliveiraPresident at InvestBraga
Carlos Cerqueira
Carlos CerqueiraInnovation Director at IPN
Fernando Mendes
Fernando MendesCoworklisboa Founder
Luís Martins
Luís MartinsCEO and Co-Founder at Zaask
Luís Calado
Luís CaladoArchitect Evangelist at Microsoft
Marco Fernandes
Marco FernandesPresident and CEO at Portugal Ventures
Miguel Amaro
Miguel AmaroCo-founder at Uniplaces
Pedro Oliveira
Pedro OliveiraCo-founder at
Stephan Morais
Stephan MoraisExecutive Board Member at Caixa Capital
Tiago Sequeira Gomes
Tiago Sequeira GomesDirector at Startup Braga
Pedro Ortigão Correia
Pedro Ortigão CorreiaExecutive Board Member at AICEP
João Trigo da Roza
João Trigo da RozaFounder and Partner at Toplever, President of Apba
António Lucena de Faria
António Lucena de FariaFundador e CEO da Fábrica de Startups
André Marquet
André MarquetCo-Founder & CEO at
Karina Martins
Karina MartinsGlobal Director Startup Next at Techstars
Celso Martinho
Celso MartinhoCEO and Founder at Bright Pixel
Luis Caldas de Oliveira
Luis Caldas de OliveiraVice President for Entrepreneurship, Corporate Relations and Technology Transfer at Instituto Superior Técnico
Gonçalo Agra Amorim
Gonçalo Agra AmorimExecutive Director at BGI S.A.
Erica Nascimento
Erica NascimentoCEO at Junior Achievement Portugal
Francisco Fonseca
Francisco FonsecaCEO at AnubisNetworks
Daniela Couto
Daniela CoutoSenior Associate at Biogeneration Ventures
Paulo Andreas
Paulo AndreasAdministrator at DNA Cascais
Anthony Douglas
Anthony DouglasFounder & CEO at Hole19
Carla Pimenta
Carla PimentaHead of Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation at EDP
António Murta
António MurtaManaging Partner at Pathena SGPS S.A.
Rui Paiva
Rui PaivaCEO at WeDo Technologies
Fred Oliveira
Fred OliveiraProduct, Engineering at 1776
Pedro Janela
Pedro JanelaCEO at WYgroup
Carlos Silva
Carlos SilvaPresident & Co-Founder Head of Seedrs Europe
João Cabral
João CabralDirector at Startup Sintra
Nuno Sebastião
Nuno SebastiãoChairman & CEO - Hiring!!
João Koehler
João KoehlerPresident at ANJE
Carlos Lei Santos
Carlos Lei SantosCo-Founder & CEO at Hype Labs
Bruno Farinha
Bruno FarinhaFounder & CEO at Petable
João Leitão
João LeitãoFounder & CEO at Followprice
Pedro Santos
Pedro SantosFounder of DarwinLabs
Beatriz Rodrigues
Beatriz RodriguesCMO & Co-Founder at Planedia
André Luz
André LuzDirector at VLEngineering
Pedro Almeida
Pedro AlmeidaAssociate at McKinsey & Company
Rita Lucena
Rita LucenaOperations Manager na Fábrica de Startups S.A.
Luis Correia
Luis CorreiaFounder at PopcornMetrics
Kim Hansen
Kim HansenKwame Corp
Paulo Gomes
Paulo GomesFounder and CEO of Wizdee
Miguel Ribeiro
Miguel RibeiroHead of Growth Europe at Zomato
Miguel Fontes
Miguel FontesCEO at Startup Lisboa
Mark Bastiaanssen
Mark BastiaanssenCo-Founder & CEO at PakketMail
Domingos Guimarães
Domingos GuimarãesFounder at Academia de Código
Ricardo Santos
Ricardo SantosFounder at MoonShapers
Paulo Rosado
Paulo RosadoCEO at OutSystems
Paulo Ferreira
Paulo FerreiraPartner at True Stories
Guilherme Salgueiro
Guilherme SalgueiroVice President at HouseTrip
João Jesus
João JesusCEO at Cuckuu
João Oliveira
João OliveiraCEO of Lapa Studio
Lázaro Raposo
Lázaro RaposoGame Designer at Cereal Games
Tiago Martins
Tiago MartinsCEO at Codeplace
Roberto Ugo
Roberto UgoCTO at Movvo
Ricardo Costa
Ricardo CostaCEO at Loqr
Nelson Pereira
Nelson PereiraCo-founder at TOPDOX
André Ribeiro
André RibeiroCEO at Performetric
André Azevedo
André AzevedoCo-Founder at HealthyRoad
Afonso Barbosa
Afonso BarbosaCEO at SeatWish
Tiago Sá
Tiago SáCEO at WiseCrop
Miguel Martin
Miguel MartinCEO at Atiiv
Jaime Parodi
Jaime ParodiCEO at Viable
Ana Rodrigues
Ana RodriguesEye2Map