2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Emergence of Portuguese Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Monday, March 16
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon H
500 E 4th St

Investments by the Portuguese government has lead to dramatic increase in Science and Technology (S&T) output as measured by PhD's, publications and patents. The downturn in the European financial crisis and associated austerity measures have stimulated competent technology incubators and acceleration programs, as well as young Portuguese to identify promising innovations emerging from the government’s S&T investments and form promising new ventures.

The rapid emergence of the Portuguese entrepreneur is the unseen story of the past three years as promising young companies are competing internationally for venture funding, successfully launching international products and seeing exciting exits repositioning the Portuguese economy from a manufacturing to innovation-based economy.


#sxsw #startup


João Vasconcelos

Exec Dir

Startup Lisboa

João is the CEO of Startup Lisboa, an incubator in Lisbon founded in 2011 that supports the creation of companies and track their first years of activity, providing entrepreneurs and companies – fr...

Show the rest

João Pereira

Technology Investment Dir

Portugal Ventures

Marco Bravo


IC2 Institute

Marco Bravo is an expert on entrepreneurial wealth creation, international innovation, and global technology commercialization. He is an Engineer with diverse international experience and education...

Show the rest

Pedro Rocha Vieira

Pres & CEO


Pedro is co-founder, President and CEO of Beta-i - an organization dedicated at helping startups succeed and boosting entrepreneurial ecosystems based in Lisbon. He is a fellow of Kauffman Global P...

Show the rest


Interactive Badge, Gold Badge, Platinum Badge
Solo / Dual / Panel
Startup Village and Business

Thanks to our sponsors

Miller Lite Esurance AT&T IFC Mazda USA Monster Energy McDonalds logo CapitalOne logo PepsiCo logo Austin Chronicle

Music sponsor

Sonic Bids

Interactive sponsor

Phillips logo