For International and Portuguese startups

Applications are open until April 4th 2021


For the next step?

ACELER@TECH in PORTUGAL is an international acceleration program, organized by Acredita Portugal and supported by Turismo de Portugal, aimed at creating and developing new businesses based on innovative and challenging ideas in the tourism sector.

The program aims to support the development of innovation projects in the areas of Tourism and travel that contribute to economic, social and environmental sustainability, adding new technologies and methods that help companies in the sector to move from traditional operating models to advanced technologies and processes more efficient

We are looking for startups in pre-seed or seed stagewith :

  • Digital solutions for the tourism industry corporates and SMEs
  • Sustainable tourism solutions
  •  Solutions to promote and develop local products and resources from the countryside and rural areas
  • Innovative solutions for the tourism recovery

Who you will meet

During the program participants will have access to Speed Meetings with tourism SMEs, startups with a solution or product developed in Portugal, investors, and mor



Piloting Partners

Portuguese Startups

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First prize will receive
15,000 eur
Second prize will receive 3.000 eur and third prize 2.000 eur. All the other participants will receive personalized perks from our partners. All teams will receive the acceleration box from Acredita Portugal.

Selection criteria


Degree of development and innovation of the business model and its sustainability


Multidisciplinary and ability of the team to develop projects


Proven initial traction of the concept


Potential for growth and profitability of projects.


The degree of innovation of the proposed solutions


Projects adaptability to the environment sustainability, social and economical goals


Feb 17 - Apr 4: Online applications
Online disclosure of the program rules: objectives; recipients; scheduling; selection and evaluation criteria; awards and incentives.
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Apr 5 - Apr 21: 1st phase Acceleration
All subscribers have access to the acceleration phase, through a pedagogical business modeling platform
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Apr 22 - Apr 27: Selection of finalist Startups
Startups that have completed the 1st phase acceleration process will be evaluated by a jury
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May 3 - May 30: Bootcamp Acceleration
The 20 finalist teams will have access to 4 weeks of intensive online training sessions
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Jun 14: Evaluation
At the end of the acceleration program, the 20 finalist startups will be evaluated by a jury appointed by the organization
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Jun 18: Closing Gala
The pitch presentation of the finalist projects and announcement of the three startups, that won the monetary awards.
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