Join our acceleration program designed to help you scale your Tourism startup. Connect with our Investor Network and learn from the best in the industry.
We are looking for startups with technological solutions that address these strategic challenges:
Digital Solutions for SMEs
Empower small businesses with Digital Solutions for SMEs.
Foster sustainable and responsible travel through Sustainable Tourism.
Valorization of Local Heritage
Enhance and promote Local Heritage for cultural preservation.
Drive strategic decisions with effective Data Management.
Improve Tourist Experience
Elevate tourist satisfaction by improving the Tourist Experience.
Seasonality and Territorial Dispersion
Confront Seasonal & Regional Variations for balanced growth
If your startup aligns with these challenges
Discoveries is a 4 week international acceleration program based in Portugal, crafted to empower high-potential Startups while promoting innovative tourism ventures on a global scale. Through bootcamps, workshops and mentorship we drive market integration and investment attraction.
Why should you join?
Investor Network Access
Engage with Investors, participate on the Investors Day and gain visibility within the investor community.
Receive financial support for expenses during your time in Portugal
Experience one-on-one guidance from specialized professionals, including national and international mentors.
Elevate your startup's skills in growth, marketing, and sales.
Participate in community events and foster synergies among participants.
Access a range of benefits that support business validation and growth.
Guided Work Hours
The FabStart team is on hand to clarify and review topics as needed.
Expert Advisory Board
Receive feedback from industry experts from leading entities.
Learn from inspirational speakers, case studies, and best practices. Focused on supporting your startup's diverse stages and fostering experience-sharing among teams and founders.
Join us in exploring the extraordinary journey we've designed, where the synergy of technology and sustainability reshapes the tourism landscape.
Applications extended 20 Oct
07 Nov - 30 Nov
Who are we looking for...
We're seeking enthusiastic teams with a prototype or in the launch stage, who share our commitment to sustainable values.
Discoveries invites all startups (prototype or launch stages) related with one of the strategic areas.
Fulltime team, with at least one of the co-founders working full time.
Committed to participate in all remote and in-person moments of the program at least 2 (two) team members.
Specialist Mentors in our acceleration program are experts in their respective fields, providing tailored guidance and support to help entrepreneurs and startups succeed. With diverse expertise, they accelerate your journey to success.
Fábrica de Startups helps companies to develop new ideas and innovative solutions and identify new investment opportunities, so that they can grow and increase their competitiveness. How we do that? Through programs designed to support the process of creation, validation and internationalization of startups. These programs follow an innovative methodology, which ensures the identification of business ideas and the translation of the idea into a business model. This methodology facilitates the validation of all the components of the model and reduces the risks associated with launching a new business. We are trusted by more than 50 companies and 4000 entrepreneurs during our 12 years of activity.
Operating under the auspices of the Ministry of the Economy and Maritime Affairs, Turismo de Portugal is Portugal’s National Tourism Authority. Responsible for the promotion, enhancement and sustainability of the tourism business, it brings together all of the institutional competences involved in making tourism more dynamic, from supply to demand.