Beta-start is the leading pre-acceleration program in Portugal that helps first time entrepreneurs making their ideas happen.

Come learn the startup way during the four most intensive weeks of learning experiences you’ve ever had. For those who want to build a startup, be part of a game-changing community and stand out within the next generation of entrepreneurs, Beta-start is the place to be.

Wondering why is Beta-start the right place to start?

With the experience of the past 10 editions, we are now able to understand exactly what first-time entrepreneurs need to successfully launch.


60+ hours aligned


20+ mentors & coaches


lean prototyping


2000+ perks per team


Get out of the building


+100 active startups & alumni


Identify what you want to solve.


Figure out how to solve it.


Build your Business Model and make some money.


How to deliver a kick-ass pitch?


September 13th


September 1st to October 8th
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Beta-start is the reason Tradeizi currently exists, that I know for sure! This acceleration program helped us becoming more aware about the startup reality and it was during Beta-start that we got our idea structured. We were given the tools to transform our idea into a concrete product but what we valued the most was the fact that Beta-i inspired us to work as a team.
Rita Cabral, Tradeizi
I can safely say that I learnt more during Beta-start than I ever did in 4 years of University. It
teaches you how to validate your assumptions and understand if your business has what it takes to succeed. Long story short: If you’re hesitant about joining Beta-start, don’t be! It’s the best thing you can do for your project.
Gil Belford, Portugueser
Beta-start was a turning point for me: I came across the pre-accelerator when I decided that I wanted a project of my own – basically, I wanted to become an entrepreneur. Beta-start gave me the tools that I needed to make it real.
Diogo Ortega, PharmAssistant
O Beta-start permite construir, estruturar, testar e avaliar a nossa ideia de negócio. É impagável a possibilidade que nos é dada de tornar real uma ideia recebendo os feedbacks de mentores, investidores e empresários de renome, que seriam incansáveis sem a Beta-i.
Mário Santos, Gudgo


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What do startups such as SimpleTax, Getsocial or PharmAssistant have in common? They all got invested over €50K, they successfully expanded both nationally and internationally and well… they took their first steps at Beta-start first editions. Proudly presenting our alumni: