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Lisbon Challenge is a 3 month acceleration program in Lisbon for early-stage tech startups, with a product or prototype, that want to boost their growth, from Lisbon to the world.

We have open applications for our Fall Edition that will run from September to December, right on time for the Web Summit 2016. Are you up for the challenge?

Lisbon Challenge is a nutshell:

- Alumni network of +200 startups
- Our startups have raised +50 million euros
- A network of +200 mentors you can reach out to
- Free office space in the centre of Lisbon
- 150k in perks
- Tailor-made workshops on the key challenges your startup is facing
- No equity taken

Here’s what some of our alumni and friends have to say about Lisbon Challenge:

“We were in the very first batch of Lisbon Challenge. At the time, we had just launched our student accommodation platform and it was the perfect time for us to get all the feedback from mentors and occasional speakers that Lisbon Challenge brought to us. Lisbon Chal...
Lisbon Challenge is a 3 month acceleration program in Lisbon for early-stage tech startups, with a product or prototype, that want to boost their growth, from Lisbon to the world.

We have open applications for our Fall Edition that will run from September to December, right on time for the Web Summit 2016. Are you up for the challenge?

Lisbon Challenge is a nutshell:

- Alumni network of +200 startups
- Our startups have raised +50 million euros
- A network of +200 mentors you can reach out to
- Free office space in the centre of Lisbon
- 150k in perks
- Tailor-made workshops on the key challenges your startup is facing
- No equity taken

Here’s what some of our alumni and friends have to say about Lisbon Challenge:

“We were in the very first batch of Lisbon Challenge. At the time, we had just launched our student accommodation platform and it was the perfect time for us to get all the feedback from mentors and occasional speakers that Lisbon Challenge brought to us. Lisbon Challenge and Beta-i really helped us kick-start our business.”
Miguel Amaro, Founder of Uniplaces

“Popcorn Metrics was born during the Lisbon Challenge. During the program we were able to get our whole team working together in a super focused environment which enabled us to quickly get the insights to make a massive “zoom in pivot” and focus on building our current product to enable marketers to set-up their Marketing Analytics Stack without depending on IT. We built a hugely valuable network of mentors, investors and other cofounders – a network that still gives great value today. As a bonus from Lisbon Challenge, we also springboarded from Lisbon Challenge into London based Seedcamp (the largest seed investment program in Europe).”
Paul Boyce, Founder of Popcorn Metrics

"Lisbon Challenge can be the European Y Combinator"
Michael Seibel, Part-time Partner at Y Combinator

"The greatest thing about Lisbon Challenge is that it creates a cluster of entrepreneurs that are all going through the same journey. This means you get fantastic scalability and they learn a lot with each other. It’s also good for investors to meet several companies in one place.”
Mike Butcher, Editor at TechCrunch

Apply by July 15th.
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Gualberto Pastor
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Gualberto Pastor Lisbon Challenge Program Manager - Beta-i
Mariana Santos
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Mariana Santos Startup analyst at Beta-i.
Pedro Rocha Vieira
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Pedro Rocha Vieira Pedro Rocha Vieira
Ricardo Marvao
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Ricardo Marvao Co-founder of Beta-i, Head of Education
Adi Azaria
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Adi Azaria Startups Builder, Innovator and Growth Hacker
Alexandre Santos
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Alexandre Santos Portfolio Development at Sonae IM
Carlos Silva
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David Bizer
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Diamantino Costa
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Diamantino Costa Entrepreneur. Founder of Critical Software. Founder of GanexaCapital. Part of YourGenomics team.
Leonardo Xavier
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Leonardo Xavier Founder at Frames @knowforafact, @quodis and @liberdade229. CTO @observadorpt, organizer @lxjs, carpenter @ http://leoxavier.net
Paul Ford
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Paul Ford Tech & Biz Strategist, Startup/VC Advisor, Serial Entrepreneur, Marketer, Product, Ecosystem Builder, Creator of Great Products & Services.
Pedro Falcão
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Pedro Falcão We do pre-seed and seed investments in ICT companies based in Europe and America.
Renato Braz
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Renato Braz Bullish about the transition towards a clean energy future
Roxanne Varza
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Roxanne Varza Currently running Microsoft Ventures & Bizspark in France. Cofounder of Girls in Tech Paris & London, Failcon France & Tech.eu.
Sandra Sick
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Sandra Sick Life-long marketing and business development professional with experience in many industries and working for and with early stage companies.
Teresa Fernandes
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Teresa Fernandes Experienced investor and passionate about growing a business
Uri Gonda
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Uri Gonda Startup Product Management

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Walter Palma
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Walter Palma Inquisitive mind, always willing to learn with founder and entrepreneurs Also: Attentive.us, Lisbon Challenge 18' Edition, Prodsmart

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Recommendations

Carmen Bermejo Secretary of the Board at European Startup Network (ESN)

We are very proud of Datary. Great entrepreneurs with a great idea. Also, you can always count on them to give a hand to other fellow entrepreneurs when needed.

Saul Fleischman CEO at RiteKit

Mariana is quick and detailed with answers, and the two gentlemen I pitched two were quite helpful with advice. Really digging their style.

Simone Pescia CMO at Monclass

Lisbon Challenge is an excellent opportunity for all to develop their ideas, their dreams and their hopes by putting into practice the knowledge and skills that otherwise would never be brought to light. Thank you for your wonderful initiative!

Alessandro Benedetti Co-Founder, CEO at Almadomus

Libson Challenge was a great opportunity for almadom.us. It helped us a lot to move from technical stuff to a more important business focus. Mentors and instructors were great, they gave us amazing advices. We went from an idea to a real prototype and we improved a lot our pitch presentation. Now we are ready to try find the investment we need to continue. Thanks LC.

José Vieira Marques Head of Partnerships at Infraspeak

Awesome acceleration program with top mentoring and networking!
Recommend to all startup entrepreneurs!

Vinicius Figueredo VP Sales at InEvent

Great program for great entrepreneurs! =D

Raphael Harmel CTO at The Yoga Summit

The Lisbon Challenge Accelerator program was extremely valuable for Speecheo.
Thanks to the the insane quantity and quality of mentors they have, in addition to the speakers and CEO that we could reach, we made impressive progresses.
Their network allowed us to get lots of feedback from the market and to recruit more beta tester.
We now have a clearer vision on how to get customers, and have much more understanding of our own business, which are essential components to succeed.

Pedro Góes CRO at InEvent

Great, equity free, amazing mentors & networking.

Clayton Guimaraes Co-Founder at Fleety

great

Ylldise Brahimaj Executive Director/Project Managment -Private Sector and SME Development Consultant at Vlora Regional Development Agency