Lisbon is home to an emerging startup ecosystem that has steadily been rising in popularity, with media support and growing scene, ensuring its place in international headlines after becoming the first European Capital of Entrepreneurship in 2015 and then securing the largest entrepreneurship event in Europe, Web Summit, since 2016.
Portugal has going for itself a world-class pool of universities and talent (engineers, designers, managers), fluent in languages and with a very low cost of living. While its economy faltered, a Portuguese diaspora reaffirmed itself abroad, being part of successes such as Feedzai, Talkdesk, Veniam, Unbabel and Musikki.
Qualified introductions to get you in front of local investors
Packed agenda so you become familiar with the key players in the ecosystem
Connecting with the startup and corporate environment
Tim Brown from FastTrack will be your Scaling Manager
Our network & Scaling Managers remain at your disposal
Travel costs support
Reimbursement of up to 500€ of travel expenses
Home to public initiatives such as Startup Lisboa and Portugal Ventures
Full of top ecosystem builders such as Beta-i, Faber Ventures, Second Home, Busy Angels, Caixa Capital
€200M fund to co-invest alongside VCs in local startups and foreign companies that relocate to Portugal
Investment numbers reached $18.5M in nine deals in 2016, an increase of over 400% from 2015
Sunny city offering a high quality of life at a cheaper cost
Competitive engineers, exceptional talent and fluency in English
Tim Brown www.fasttrack.vc
FastTrack intends to be the leading European equity crowdfunding platform for Qualified Investors. Managed by a team of seasoned investment and startup’s professionals, FastTrack vets and selects opportunities and brings companies to it’s network of qualified global investors. FastTrack provides post-investment support to its portfolio companies, assigns industry experts as mentors and takes board seats.