The 7 winning projects of this edition of the Acredita Portugal entrepreneurship contest were selected from more than 13 thousand applications received. The projects were submitted to several phases of evaluation and mentoring, and will now receive specialized support for their entry into the market.
Lisbon, June 25, 2015 - Today, the 7 winning projects of the 6th edition of the Acredita Portugal Entrepreneurship contest were announced, selected from more than 13.000 registered business ideas. The winners in each of the initiative's categories were known at the Acredita Portugal Gala, which took place in Lisbon.
7 winning projects came out of this event, selected in the various categories of the contest:
- Slash Creative Hair Studio (Realize Your Dream Trade, Services and Industry);
- Naughty (Realize Your Dream New Ideas);
- Indigo Social Network (Realize Your Dream Social Entrepreneurship);
- NewMedTech (InovPortugal High Technology),
- NeuroPsyCAD (InovPortugal New Ideas - B2B)
- Trading Tac Ticket (InovPortugal New Ideas - Web & Mobile);
- Black Box for Road Vehicles (Breeze Mobility).
These projects will be made available to partnerships with entities of a different nature. The objective is that these can be the essential support tools in the development phase. go to market, in addition to an investment prize in the amount of € 50.000 - granted to the project NewMedTech - by REDangels, a partner of the association.
For Pedro Queiró, CEO of Acredita Portugal, “The Acredita Portugal Contest makes visible the Portuguese entrepreneurs' appetite for innovation and finding solutions that respond to the needs identified in the market. From services for the final consumer to high technological projects, passing through the very important aspect of the social economy, this initiative confirmed its design as a stage to give visibility to Portuguese entrepreneurs. We hope that the contribution made possible by the partnerships established by Associação Acredita Portugal is now the determining factor for these winning ideas to become effective business projects and manage to impact the national economy ”.
The ideas registered in the initiative were submitted to the pedagogical tool DreamShaper, through which they learned to develop their business plan. The finalist projects also went through a pre-acceleration period, receiving individual monitoring by the Acredita Portugal team and by specialists who will ensure that the projects are as prepared as possible to raise investment and prepare for their entry into the market. This process culminated on June 17 with the moment of pitch to the jury and investors.