SCHOOLOF STARTUPS

Created in 2013, the School of Startups is a business ideas acceleration programme, promoted by UPTEC – Science and Technology Park of University of Porto.

 

The School of Startups is designed to prepare entrepreneurs to the challenges of creating and developing a new business project.

 

During three months, the participants have the opportunity to interact with new tools and concepts and work with structures and people that can help them validate the idea in the market.

Target

Graduate entrepreneurs who have business ideas on arts, sciences or technologies and wish to start up their own company.

Why you should join

Benefits

Work at UPTEC spaces

Mentoring

Pitch Training Sessions

Networking with partners, investors and entrepreneurs

Connection with industry, startups and academia

Numbers

9

Editions

+68

New companies

169

Supported Projects

404

Participants

Testimonials

Addvolt

Bruno Azevedo

Our path on the School of Startups was an important moment for our growth as entrepreneurs and anticipated the implementation of our mission as a team and company. Before that, we developed technology and during the programme we got resources to develop value propositions for society, clients and partners.
Wisecrop

Tiago Sá

The School of Startups was extremely important for our journey, since it has given us fundamental skills for the creation of a solid and robust company. The mentoring since the beginning of the programme was – and still is – absolutely essential for Wisecrop’s success.
School of Startups
Researchers

Assuming that the majority of the Master and PhD students are unfamiliar with the entrepreneurship universe, UPTEC develop the School of Startups for Researchers. Designed and based on the School of Startups for Entrepreneurs structure, this programme is shorter, more intensive and specially aimed for researchers.

School of Startups
Corporate

The School of Startups Corporate aims to provide participants with valid skills for understanding, generating and implementing businesses. Created by UPTEC together with IDEIA.M, it is designed to prepare professionals with previous experience in organizations that want to embrace a new challenge and start a new entrepreneurial project.

PARTNERS

Corporate

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Institutional

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