Country represented by 25 startups at Rio de Janeiro Web Summit

  • Lusa
  • 21 April 2023

Of the total, 14 of these companies are taking part in the conference under Startup Portugal's 'Business Abroad' programme.

Portugal will be represented by 25 startups, linked to areas such as software, education and artificial intelligence, at Web Summit Rio de Janeiro, which runs between 1 and 4 May, it was announced on Friday.

“The 25 Portuguese startups that will represent Portugal at Web Summit Rio are already known. The sister event of the Lisbon Web Summit, which has its first edition in Rio de Janeiro, from 1 to 4 May, will be attended by the Portuguese delegation, accompanied by Startup Portugal, as part of the ‘Business Abroad’ initiative, which hosts 14 of these ‘startups’ that are participating in the conference,” the Startup Portugal organisation indicated in a statement.

The Portuguese delegation will include BlockBee, Blue Insight Technologies,, Dizconto, Enline, Frontfiles, Go Beesiness, Hoopers, IDE Social Hub, Infinite Foundry, ITERCARE, Knok Healthcare, LEADZAI, Mentorise, Modatta and Move.

Also part of this group are My Data Manager, MyCareforce, ndBIM, Neroes, Sensei, SheerME, Swood, Vawlt Technologies and Wallstreeters.

These companies work in areas such as artificial intelligence, education, sports, lifestyle, software and fintech (technology applied to financial services).

Of the total, 14 of these companies are taking part in the conference under Startup Portugal’s ‘Business Abroad’ programme, which has supported more than 200 startups, while the others are present under the partnership with the Lisbon city council/unicorn factory or are registered independently.

On 1 May, the first day of the event, the Portuguese delegation will meet with local stakeholders, with several sessions scheduled on legal and fiscal processes and business opportunities.

According to the same note, this session will be attended by the secretary of state for Internationalisation, Bernardo Ivo Cruz, the Portuguese ambassador in Brazil, Luís Faro Ramos, the Portuguese consul-general in Rio de Janeiro, Gabriela Soares, the secretary of Economic Development and Innovation of Rio de Janeiro, Francisco Bulhões the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Pais, the president of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Rio de Janeiro, António Fiúza, the executive director of Startup Portugal, António Dias Martins, and the municipal director of the Municipal Department of Economy and Innovation of the Lisbon Municipality, Margarida Figueiredo.

In January, Startup Portugal signed a memorandum of understanding with the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Rio de Janeiro for the expansion of Portuguese startups in the Brazilian market.

Startup Portugal aims to develop activities of public interest to promote entrepreneurship, relying on private and public funds, such as those from IAPMEI – Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation or the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR).