Startup Next by Techstars is a pre-acceleration program for a small group of high quality, early stage startups.
The participants of Startup Next Lisbon will have the opportunity to present their companies at the Caixa Empreender Award. The presenting startups will include: Wine With a View, BonMignon, Dropbyke, Cuckuu, TeamOutLoud, Knok, and Facestore.
The Caixa Empreender Award will bring together numerous national and international investors, startups, incubators, research centers, and universities to reward the most promising startup of 2015. 600 investors and entrepreneurs attended last year, you don´t want to miss it!
Caixa Capital — www.caixacapital.pt
Caixa Capital is the Private Equity and Venture Capital fund management company of Portugal´s largest banking group Caixa Geral de Depósitos, present in over 20 countries and with assets above 120 billion Euros. Caixa Capital invests in growth equity and venture capital opportunities and funds, and is the leading operator in the Portuguese market. The Venture Capital team partners with incubators, accelerators and business angels for seed and startup investments and with major international venture funds for opportunities above 1 million Euros. The team aims to support global expansion of Portugal related teams and companies and has dedicated team members to ICT, digital, health tech, engineering and cleantech investments.
Startup Next by Techstars — www.startupnext.co
Startup Next by Techstars is a pre-acceleration program for a small group of high quality, early stage startups. By pairing startup founders with mentors, the program provides valuable connections to get teams prepared to join a top accelerator, raise a seed round or just continue their entrepreneurial journey. Startup Next is a non-resident program where startups come in once a week for three hour sessions broken down into — workshop, pitch practice and mentor breakout sessions. In the end of the 6 sessions startups present their companies in a local Demo Day event. Each season, the top teams by city are invited to a global Demo Day usually held in NYC or SF. Startup Next is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs; the program is free of charge and no equity is taken.
Techstars — www.techstars.com
Techstars is empowering the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing them with a global ecosystem of founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners wherever they choose to build their business. With startup programs (Startup Week, Weekend and Next) added to the accelerators and venture capital funds, Techstars is now covering most of startup lifecycle and helping entrepreneurs from inspiration to IPO. As a pre-accelerator inside a global startup ecosystem such as Techstars, Startup Next is now even better positioned to deliver an even more meaningful experience during the program plus giving lifelong access to a large network of founders, mentors, investors and partners.