About Ativar Portugal

Three years ago, together with our main customers and partners, we set out on a mission to use technology and innovation as an economic growth engine for Portugal.

To pursue that mission we created Ativar Portugal Startups, a program designed with the “it takes a village” mindset, to support entrepreneurs and the startup ecosystem in the country by developing a strong community of innovators, government, venture capitalists and accelerators.

In it’s third edition, this years’ Ativar Portugal event is all about taking the ecosystem to the next level - focused on deep tech.

In a full day of sessions and workshops, we will bring together the main players in the Portuguese entrepreneurial landscape as well as great international speakers to talk about the role of deep tech in creating differentiation and competitive advantage by using advances in Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Machine Learning and Bots.

We will also highlight 35 of the top up and coming startups in Portugal and promote 250 curated match-making meetings between startups, corporate customers, venture capitalists and business angels.


The main conference will take place from 9h00 to 13h00 and is invite-only. You will be able to watch the livestream on this page so come back here on May 24th from 9h30 am GMT.


A full afternoon of workshops, hacking and experience sharing. You can register here and enjoy your favourite topic!

Speed Dating
Speed Dating

A full day of speed dating sessions for startups. Reach out to us if you want to join in!

See the Full Schedule

from startups, government, VCs, accelerators, top companies and media

speed-dating meetings

sessions to boost your networking in the Startup ecosytem


speakers from Portugal and beyond

workshop tracks

of workshops and sessions to inspire you! Plus showcase and networking space

Be a part of the event!

Watch the morning conference live stream

Just come back to this page from 9h30 am to 1h00pm GMT on May 24th and we promise you won’t miss a thing!

Register for the afternoon workshops and sessions

Come and hear top speakers talk about design thinking, augmented reality, IoT and much more! Plus you can watch a reverse pitch session from top Portuguese investors as well as learn from the mistakes of top entrepreneurs with a special edition of Fu*k up Night. Get your spot here


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Check out previous editons of Ativar Startups

Microsoft Lisbon Experience

Ativar Portugal sessions will take place at

Azure A and B on the ground floor and Windows A and B on the 3rd floor

Located directly in the city center


Accelerators and Incubators
Venture Capitalists