Article d’Adele Benard
Discoveries is the new startup acceleration program of Fabrica de Startups, a portuguese incubator/accelerator based in Lisbon. It will be launched this summer 2015 and applications are open until the 10th of July for tech startups of the tourism industry.
Fábrica de Startups promotes entrepreneurship in Portugal by organizing initiatives to help develop and launch startups, particularly in the early stage. Our activity consists mainly in 3 areas : acceleration, incubation and learning. In short, our mission is to help people become successful entrepreneurs.
Discoveries is a four week, lean startup acceleration program organized by Fábrica de Startups, with the main sponsorship from Turismo de Portugal and support from NOS and other partners. In this first edition, we are inviting tech startups with business in the tourism industry.
We will be targeting both Portuguese and European startups in the idea, prototype or launch stages to come to Lisbon to test and validate their business model through our systematized and proven methodology. Startups will also gain access to world-class mentors, investors and founders who have already graduated from our programs.
Startups that graduate from Discoveries will have completed extensive customer validation activities and leave with a tested business model they can confidently launch into the real market and pitch to potential investors.
The program will be held in Lisbon during the months of August to mid September 2015 with space for 15 of the top Portuguese and European tourism startups. The four-week program is free with no equity being taken from the participating teams.
For the startups accepted in the program, there will be a 500€ grant for the selected Portuguese startups (not based in Lisbon) and 1000€ grant for the selected European startups.
To apply to Discoveries, it is as simple as a click on Application Discoveries before the 10th of july 2015.