STARTING-UP IN LISBOA“It must be said that Lisboa probably isn’t on the radaras a preferred location for startups; or that it is ahotbed of entrepreneurial action. But it could be; it canbe; it should be. We are, after all, the West Coast ofEurope. The business environment has been gettingfriendlier due to streamlined bureaucracy and there aresome local startups that should warrant a closer look.” Mário Valente, Seed Capital
San Francisco LisboaMost blog posts aboutLisbon and start ups, makereferences about thesimilarities between SanFrancisco and Lisboa.
Lisboa is all About Style, Hipness and Quality of Life. …according to Paul Graham’s wisdom.US PORTUGAL PORTUGAL
Lisboa is well connected. Boston (5h)/ Madrid (1h) Silicon Valley (9h) Train: Zurich (2h30) Porto (2h30h)/ Israel (4h) India (6h) Airport Shangai (9h) ISEL IPAM Train NOVA IST Engineering Universities IADE ETIC Belas Artes 6 River NOVA - ENGINEERING TEJO
“Closer to what matters.”More than 50Km ofgolden beaches...Surfing, Kite, Golf,you name it!
“Just the Right Place”Lisbon is one of Europe’s mildest capital cities,with a lot of sunshine (over 3300 hours per year).
“High Quality Health Services”Free National Health SystemAffordable Premium Private Insurance
“Arrival to Lisboa”“Getting from our office in downtown Lisbon at rushhour to the Airport can be done in under 20 minutes.”James and Sabrina, Founders of Webnographer
“Lisbon is competitive.”Thousands of grad-students.English speaking workforce.Competitive engineers anddesigners.
“Low cost” Lots of business spaces in Lisboa to help you get started witht the most important: building your product. * Data compiled by James and Sabrina, Founders of Webnographer 512K500K 420K USD 500K 3x less400K 400K expensive300K 300K 156K200K 200K 125K USD100K 100K 30K 30K 32K 6K 6K 19K Rent Rent 5p team IT and Rent Rent 5p team IT and Total Total office house Salaries Legal office house Salaries admin Silicon Valley Lisbon
Feel better with the Planet.Knowing that more than 70% ofyour electricity that powersLisbon from renewable CO2neutral sources, like wind power.
Lots of Local Talent Available. There are over 100.000 university students in and around Lisbon. Now prefer to join a startup.TOP Tech&Design Schools:• Instituto Superior Técnico• Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa• Universidade Nova de Lisboa• Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa• ESAD
Great food and wine! We have startups on wine! Adegga created a social network around wine that puts winemakers closer to winetasters.
Local Research Centers, and multi-national eco-system operating in LisbonMajor US, European and Japanesecompanies operate development and R&Dfacilities to take advantage of the high caliberworkforce.
Tax breaks for IT start-ups. The Portuguese Government and the European Union is a major supporter of Portuguese technology through a host of financial programs that encourage investment.
All the Speed you Need.Fiber-to-the-home symmetrical 1Gbpsconnections are widely available, and 4G isexpected to be deployed along 2012.