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

The program aims to support the development of innovation projects in the field of Tourism that contribute to economic, social and environmental sustainability, adding disruptive 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 stages with :

⇒ 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

  • Online Applications
    15 FEB - 4 APR
  • Pre-acceleration
    5 APR - 21 APR
  • Finalists Selection
    28 APR - 29 APR
  • Acceleration Bootcamp
    3 MAY - 30 MAY
  • Evaluation
    12 JUN
  • Closing Gala
    19 JUN

Selection Criteria

BUSINESS MODEL

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

TEAM

​Multidisciplinary and ability of the team to develop projects

TRACTION

Proven initial traction of the concept

SCALABILITY

Potential for growth and profitability of projects.

INNOVATION

The degree of innovation of the proposed solutions

SUSTAINABILITY

Projects adaptability to the environment sustainability, social and economical goals

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Prizes

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.
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The Program

Feb 15 - 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 22 - Apr 27: Selection of finalist Startups
Startups that have completed the pre-acceleration process will be evaluated by a jury chosen by the organization
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Jun 12: 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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Apr 5 - Apr 21: Pre-Acceleration
All subscribers have access to the pre-acceleration phase, through a pedagogical business modeling platform
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May 3 - May 30: Acceleration bootcamp
The 20 finalist teams will have access to 4 weeks of intensive online training sessions
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Jun 18: Closing Gala
Presentation session of the pitch of the finalist projects and announcement of the three startups that won the monetary awards.
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The Mentors

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José
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Carla
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Pedro
Queiró
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Cristiano
Viegas
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Pedro
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Diogo
Bhovan
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Filipe
Cordeiro
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Miguel
Duarte
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Marisa
Ribeirinho

Our Partners