Acredita Portugal launches incubator project in Vila Nova de Gaia
Acredita Portugal, a Portuguese non-profit organisation focused on the development and promotion of national entrepreneurship, will launch startup incubator project in the north of Portugal next week in Vila Nova de Gaia.
The incubator will provide support and facilities to entrepreneurs in the north of Portugal. The inauguration on 16 April will coincide with free workshops on the day linked to the theme of entrepreneurship followed by a debate with guest speakers Filipe Almeida, President of Social Innovation Portugal (Portugal Inovação Portugal), Karim Merali, CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation and Pedro Ricardo Gomes, Head of Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurship at Montepio Bank.
This new project from Acredita Portugal has been developed with the support of Vila nova de Gaia Council in two spaces which have been done up to cater for creative industries and technology entrepreneurship and the social economy.
The incubator can support a total of 75 entrepreneurial projects, 30 linked to creative industries and 45 to new technologies and social economy. Despite being a regional development, the incubator is designed to have a national reach, sustained by a wide network of contacts and partners and in a unique perspective of entrepreneurial support, the result of Acredita Portugal’s 10 years of experience in setting up other projects.
The project has arisen out of the need for Acredita Portugal to grow and fulfil its mission to foster the culture of the possible by unleashing the entrepreneurial potential of potential Portuguese entrepreneurs.