Among them is Startup Braga, an incubator and accelerator with a focus on medtech and nanotech startups, which was launched in 2014 by Carlos Oliveira, the former Secretary of State for Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness and Innovation who played a very active role in the development of the Portuguese Startup Scene while in government.
Among other things, Startup Portugal wants to create a Free Tech Zone for cutting edge industries, launch a 400 million fund to co-invest with national and international VC s and leverage the Portuguese Startup Scene presence at the WebSummit.
Entrepreneurs like Miguel Amaro, Cristina Fonseca, Nuno Sebastião, João Barros, Vasco Pedro and Carlos Silva are showing how it s done and are inspiring a new breed of entrepreneurs to build companies with an international mindset.
And today, international VC firms, like Index Ventures, Balderton or Accel Partners are looking at Portugal as a place where great startups can be found.
Make sure you keep an eye on the following 5 startups, which are among the most promising ones:
Attentive.us – Connects to your CRM to give you timely alerts about your prospects, so that you ll know when they re ready to buy!
Loqr – Simple to use Authentication Solution, using state-of-the-art cryptographic technology and supported in smartphones.