FastStart - accelerate ideas

The acceleration programs of Fábrica de Startups are targeted to teams who want to test and validate the business model of their idea.

Through the FastStart methodology, entrepreneurs follow the 9 components of the business model canvas, validating the critical hypothesis and reducing the risk associated to the launch of a new business.





Blue Bio Value is the first accelerator that scales up marine biobased solutions to global market applications in different industries, resorting to science-based and biotech innovations, while helping to tackle important societal challenges.


Discoveries | 2015 - 2018

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.

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Tourism Explorers | 2018

Tourism Explorers is back for its second edition. This is biggest program in Portugal dedicated to create and accelerate your business ideas related with the tourism sector. 

(For portuguese speaking only)


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.