These programs are designed for teams of 3 to 4 entrepreneurs who want to validate their business idea through refining their Business Model and its validation from potential customers. It relies on Fábrica de Startups' unique FastStart Methodology.

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Tourism Explorers

(Portuguese speaking only) Tourism Explorers is the biggest program in Portugal to create and accelerate your startup related with the tourism sector. 



An intensive four-week acceleration program in Lisbon for startups from across the word that will turn fresh ideas into successful tech-based tourism businesses.


EDP Open Innovation

EDP Open Innovation is an acceleration program for development of new business projects focused on technological innovation or business model innovation in the area of clean technologies in the energy sector.

In partnership with Expresso, this program results from the alliance between Energia de Portugal and the EDP Innovation Awards (both running in Portugal and Brazil).

Leveraging in this cross-border experience, this year it is time to open applications worldwide, with a selected jury from three EDP’s key geographies – Portugal, Spain and Brazil.