Discoveries is an intensive five-week acceleration program that will turn fresh ideas into successful businesses, through a set of bootcamps where the entrepreneurs will define, validate and develop the model under the Lean Startup methodology.
We expect aspiring entrepreneurs with a tech startup related to the travel & tourism industries for the 6th edition of this successful acceleration program. The program will be held remotely, guaranteeing the dynamic environment, networking opportunities, and intensive work-flow.
What to Expect?
This is the 6th edition of Discoveries and we continue to push ourselves to meet your expectations in order to create successful businesses. Therefore, we have some extra perks for you:
ACCESS TO A NETWORK OF INVESTORS
Namely Portugal Ventures – the biggest venture capital in Portugal -, Finy Ventures and APBA – Business Angels Portuguese Association.
A ROSTER OF AMAZING MENTORS
You will find both national and international mentors ranging from executives and startup founders to investors who will give you support along the way.
WORKSHOPS & TALKS
Designed to help you and to support the different stages of your startup as well as promoting the exchange of experiences between teams and other startup founders.
TOURISM INNOVATION TOUR
The jury of the Final Pitch event will select up to 3 winners of the program that will win a Tourism Innovation Tour in Portugal in 2021!
BENEFITS TO HELP YOU ALONG THE PROCESS
The program comprises a set of benefits that will make your project a success. We set up partnerships with companies such as Amazon and Hubspot, among many others.
7th March 2021
12nd March 2021
30th March to 22nd April
We will tell you where to go and how to get there, just like a GPS, guiding you towards your product-market-fit. We want you to get a business rolling with paying customers!
Business Model Canvas | 30th March
Customer Segment | 1st April
Value Proposition | 6th April
Channels & Relationship with Clients | 8th April
Revenue Streams | 13rd April
Key Activities, Resources and Partners | 15th April
Cost Structure | 20th April
How to Pitch | 22nd April
Final Pitch | 29th April
The agenda may change at the last minute!
In addition to Bootcamps there will also be another important tasks such as:
Homework from the bootcamps;
Working hours dedicated to help and support all the teams;
Who Can Apply?
Discoveries invites all startups (in the idea, prototype or launch stages) related with one of the strategic areas of Tourism for 2021, to overcome the impact of COVID-19:
big data and metrics
software as a service
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
More mentors to be confirmed in the next few weeks!
We are calling all startups in the travel and tourism sector to join one of the fastest entrepreneurial ecosystem in Europe: Portugal. Besides being ranked as the World’s Leading Destination and Europe’s Leading Destination in 2019, Portugal has been recognized as the new European hub for startups from all over the world.
Who We Are
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 3000 entrepreneurs during our 8 years of activity.
Integrated in the Ministry of Economy, Turismo de Portugal is the National Tourism Authority responsible for the promotion, valuation and sustainability of tourism activity, adding in a single entity all the institutional competencies related to the promotion of tourism, from supply to demand. With a privileged relationship with other public entities and economic agents in Portugal and abroad, Turismo de Portugal is committed to fulfilling the goal of strengthening tourism as one of the pillars of the growth of the Portuguese economy.