UTEN Portugal 

2015 Global Startup: Call for Applications is now Open!

Deadline: July 5, 2015
url:
http://utenportugal.org/global-startup-program/ 

UTEN Portugal logo  The 2015 Global Startup Program, an initiative carried out in the scope of the UTEN Portugal, has as a call open until July 5, 2015.  Since 2013, its purpose is to assist the success of Portuguese entrepreneurial endeavors in different phases of development:

1. Early stage startup ventures: typically based on a technology that is under development, no sales, and ambitions to move to the United States to obtain funding, development, and commercialization roadmaps.

2. More mature ventures, typically with sales in domestic markets, that desires to initiate the internationalization process in the United States and other international markets. In such cases, the IC² Institute team will work with company leaders to develop a commercialization plan and conduct business development activities with the goal of closing deals in the United States. 

This program builds on the experience from the past edition of US Connect in 2011 and 2013 that has produced excellent results for Portuguese startups such as Bioalvo, Feedzai, Technophage, Innovapotek, Tecla Colorida, Tuizzi, Omniflow, Auditmark, Abyssal, and Celfinet, both in terms of business development, incubation, and closure of deals.

Companies selected to “Go Global” will receive executive coaching, mentoring and direct business development, sales and marketing assistance from a dedicated team of seasoned veterans who also leverage the Institute’s network of experts committed to assist Portuguese entrepreneurs and innovators in their commercial expansion overseas.

For more information on the application details, Terms of Reference and Model Pitch please visit the 2015 call page and the Global Startup Program flyer.