Upgrade the Portuguese Startup Industry

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

We are launching the Portuguese Startup Manifesto movement in 2016, when all eyes are set in Portugal. Now a mature ecossystem, with several international players moving in, the time is right for the Portuguese entrepreneurs, startups, investors and other key stakeholders to voice their ideas and contribute in defining the necessary actions to upgrade the Portuguese Startup Ecossystem.

In June 2016, we will publish the Portuguese Startup Manifesto, in Portugal and at a European level at the STARTUP EUROPE SUMMIT IN BERLIN . Until then, we are asking all the community to join the movement and contribute in the meetups to take place across the country, as well as to join the discussion using #PTstartupManifesto

Portuguese Startups

This is your moment.

Participate and join The Manifesto

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 Landing.jobs
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 Productized.co
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