Beta-start is the leading pre-acceleration startup program that helps entrepreneurs build and develop their own startups.  

After 10 successful editions, we’re back with the often mentioned as the best MBA for entrepreneurs in Portugal.


Wondering why Beta-start is best than other accelerators?



July 31th

Selection Process

August 16th to October 1th

Relevant Dates

 August 20th – Announce the selected projects for 2nd phase

 September 24th to 20th – Announce the selected for last phase

• October 8th – Announce Beta-start 11th editon final startups

 lupa PROBLEM:

Identify what you want to solve.

solution SOLUTION:

Figure out how are you’re going to solve it.

viability VIABILITY:

Build your Business Model and make some money.

go-to-market GO-TO MARKET:

How to deliver a kick-ass pitch?

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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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Find out why – apply to Beta-start

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