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StartUp Portimão promotes several initiatives and free training sessions

These initiatives are aimed to all entrepreneurs who wish to develop their ideas, projects or business, and those who are interested to go deeper and develop fundamental themes to put in practice in theirs company.

2nd Online Acceleration Bootcamp in Algarve by Startup Portimão

More info here.

The StartUp Portimão’s Podcast, aims to share content and disseminate knowledge.

Check here the available Podcast.

Workshop – Copyrights and the open access to knowledge

December 16th | 10am

Do you know that you can share knowledge and creativity?

Discover Creative Commons licenses and instruments of copyrights and related rights.

Come and find out with Rui Rosa:

  • StartUp Portimão Coordinator;
  • Project manager in Territórios Criativos;
  • Mentor of StartUp Portimão;


Networking Breakfast – Sustainability and the business values

3rd December | 10am

Do you want to add value to your business, defining or redefining the corporate mission and values?

With Camile Maia, CEO of Eco Soul Ericeira Guesthouse.

In this meeting we will talk about how Eco Soul Ericeira Guesthouse, a small Accomodation in Ericeira, achieved the international Greenkey distinction. This distinction was made possible by defining a mission and following the path of sustainability established in the business values.


Networking Breakfast – The Evolution of Tourism in the Algarve

November 19th | 10am


Sustainability, Innovation and Tourism

Tuesday, November 17th |⋅10am


European enterprise promotion awards 2020

26 October, 2020

Startup Portimão received the 2nd place in the Business Environmental Development category from the European Enterprise Promotion Awards.

This awards are an iniciative of the European Comission that aims to distinguish the best practices in promoting entrepreneurship and is coordinated by IAPMEI.

Learn more at https://www.iapmei.pt/NOTÍCIAS/Vencedores-EEPA-2020.aspx


Networking Breakfast – How to adapt to change

October 22th | 10 AM

Workshop – Investment Suppor

October 15th, 2020 | 10 AM


Workshop: How to approach an investor?

September 29th, 2020 | 11:30 AM


Portugal Smart Cities

22 – 24 september 2020 | 10 am – 7 pm

Lisbon Congress Center


Networking Breakfast – How to take advantage of your network?

September 16th | 10:00 AM

Online Information Session +CO3SO

September 4th, 10 AM


  • 4:30 pm Opening session:
    • the CEO of Territórios Criativos, Luís Matos Martins
    • the Director of Parkalgar, Paulo Pinheiro
    • the President of NERA, Vitor Neto
    • the Mayor of Portimão, Isilda Gomes
  • 5:00 pm Release of the Entrepreneurs Guide “Portimão é a Opção” and the Investors Guide “Um Mergulho em Portimão”, with the presence of the Secretary of State for Commerce, Services and Consumer Protection, João Torres
  • 5:15 pm Results presentation 2017-2020
  • 5:30 pm Talk by entrepreneur Leonardo Silva of Breakfast Away
  • 5:45 pm Visit to the incubator
  • 6 pm Commemoration of the 3 years of Startup Portimão

The 3rd anniversary celebrations will be broadcast live on Startup Portimão’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/startupportimao/

Demo Night Sul

July 29 – 19:00 pm

How to get a business idea out of paper.

The purpose of this event is to create and strengthen the entrepreneurship community in order to unite entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs, incubators and investors in this region.

Event format:

  • Panel of entrepreneurs “How to get a business idea out of paper”;
  • Coffebreak: Grab a beer and do some network;
  • Incubators Reverse pitch (4 min pitch & 4 min Q&A).

StartUp Portimão presented the reverse pitch.


Webinar – Mobility and Transport in Algarve

July 23 – 10:30 am


  1. Presentation of the theme
  2. Mobility and Transport in Algarve Region, results from the last 10 years, Alexandre Domingues, CCDR-Algarve
  3. Electric Mobility in Tourist Destinations – Results of the Garveland Project, co-financed by Interreg / POCTEP, Hugo Rodrigues, Areal
  4. Challenges for Research and Innovation in Mobility and Transport with the Algarve Region, Elisabete Arsénio, LNEC
  5. Questions and answers

Moderated by: Maria de Lurdes Carvalho, CCDR-Algarve


Webinar – Brand Identity and Branding: The creative process

July 20 – 10:00 am

Maria Loureiro de Lemos

A workshop on the concept of identity, how to discover a value proposition and use it to develop the brand.


Brands and Patents Workshop

June 24, 2020 – 10:30 am

Susana Gama and Luís Ribeiro – Gastão da Cunha Ferreira

Empower entrepreneurs to the specifications of registering a brand and patents


Workshop “E-commerce”

June 19, 2020 – 15h00

Tiago Nicho – Market Brand

Framework, legal issues, good practices


Workshop How to Be a Successful Leader

June 4, 2020 – 14:30

Raquel Oliveira – Territórios Criativos

Leadership and Team Management


Workshop – Personal Knowledge and Organizational Change

May 29, 2020 – 15h00

Beto Jaques – Life & Executive Master Coach

Trainer, NeuroCoaching, Mentoring & Consulting.


1st Online Acceleration Bootcamp

April 21-22, May 4-5, 2020

This 1st Online Acceleration Bootcamp in the Algarve was undoubtedly a positive sign in pandemic time and demonstrated that good ideas and entrepreneurial spirit can make all the difference!

There were 4 full days, with 36 hours of work, 12 projects, 18 speed mentoring mentors, 8 speakers in 3 sessions open to the public and 8 judges, who appreciated the final pitches of the entrepreneurs.

  • More information here


Webinar – IFD Dissemination session of The Financial Instruments of Development

April 28, 2020 – 15h00


Webinar – The Value of SDGs to Business (Opportunities, Scope and Impact)

April 15, 2020 – 14h00

Julius Maria Muhorro

Masterclass – How to Write Better for the Web

April 3, 2020 – 15h00

Analita Alves dos Santos


Webinar – Your network of contacts determines your income

March 11, 2020 – 11:00 AM

Julius Maria Muhorro


Conference: “StartUp Portimão – Accelerate your Business!”

March 6, 2020 – 12:00 PM

Present the objectives and highlight the ability to boost future projects. The central theme – Entrepreneurship as an attitude and way of being in life, communicating the added value of this ecosystem, as well as the importance of an entrepreneurial attitude.


V Start Work

March 5-7, 2020

Portimão Arena


Workshop – Tools to Optimize SME Management

February 27, 2020 – 10:00 AM

Ivandro Alves


Lagoa Employment and Entrepreneurship Fair

February 7-8, 2020

Arade Congress Center


Finance session for entrepreneurs

January 22, 2020

Pedro Baião


Lecture – Communicate: you are the brand

January 15, 2020 – 10:00 AM

Ana Rosa – Nova Vita


Kings Lunch

January 7, 2020

Algarve International Kartódromo

Lunch conviviality between the promoters of StartUp Portimão, entrepreneurs and guests.


2nd anniversary and open day of StartUp Portimão

August 12th 2019, 4 pm

StartUp Portimão is pleased to invite the entrepreneurial community to the celebrations of its 2nd Anniversary, on August 12th, at 4 pm, at the Algarve International Autodrome.

The incubator of the municipality of Portimão opens the doors of its facilities to all interested parties, where they can also get in touch with the people who accelerate their ideas and project their future.

Let’s get the community of entrepreneurs, partners and friends together to celebrate the date, take stock of the activity with the county’s incubator’s top drivers and of course blow out the cake candles!

16h00 – Opening

Isilda Gomes, Mayor of Portimão
Paulo Pinheiro, Administrator of Parkalgar
Luís Matos Martins, CEO of Creative Territories
Jorge Batista, Route Technologies
Rodrigo Borges and John Santos, Insidebike
5:15 pm – Birthday Cake

17h30 – Guided Tour of the Facilities

Digital Connection: Global Needs, Regional Solutions

12 July 2019

StartUp Portimão and the companies Hyperstage.ai (Sara Rijo), Inboundware (Ana Raquel Melo) Route Technologies (Jorge Batista) Tecnologias Imaginadas (Luis Silva) and Thinkerdots (Tiago Fernandes) participated in the Digital Technologies Exhibition during the session. “Digital Connection: Global Needs, Regional Solutions” organized by Iapmei – Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation at NERA in Loulé, where about 150 professionals attended. The Secretary of State for Economy, João Correia Neves, was in charge of the closing session, paid a visit to the Digital Technologies Exhibition spaces and got to know StartUp Portimão and the companies installed.

Sara Rijo of Hyperstage.ai gave a presentation with the theme “Artificial Intelligence – The future today”, in front of a crowded room. Hyperstage is a startup dedicated to helping companies implement artificial intelligence and their digital transformation.

How to Improve Your Marketing Using Hubspot Free Resources

23 July 2019, from 18h00 to 20h30

Learn how to use the free versions of Hubspot CRM and Marketing Hub to improve your Marketing by creating a Strategy that unites Marketing, Technology, and Sales. Content Strategy is a key part that must precede the choice of marketing tools and tactics.

Hubspot is the pioneering Digital Marketing tool in Inbound Marketing and offers several versions of tools. This mini-workshop will focus on CRM and Marketing tools. We will integrate a blog, landing page and email marketing strategy into one platform.
The Workshop is organized by trainer Raquel Melo, CEO of Inboundware, in partnership with StartUp Portimão.

Recurring Initiatives

Every Thursday 6 pm-9pm

Don’t miss FreeCodeCamp Portimão on Thursdays at StartUp Portimão! This is a meeting point for those who want to experiment and learn programming, by integrating the network of cities that in Portugal and, in other countries, stimulates a study group.

Two Startup Portimão entrepreneurs, Tiago Fernandes and Jorge Batista set up a “Free Code Camp” study group open to the participation of all interested parties.

FreeCodeCamp Portimão Facebook page!