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Cíntia here 😄 Let's get it out of the way, shall we? Happy New Year, you lovely community member, and thank you for being part of our fantastic community!


Now let's get to business!


We've already shared some of our results from 2023 (quick recap below):

➡️ +1600 members on our Slack community

➡️ 76 volunteers in all our initiatives

➡️ 88 initiatives and events throughout the year

➡️ +23.100 people directly impacted by our projects


We are thrilled to share the full report, where we revise what we achieved and set the goals for the next year.


In our Impact Review, you can find all major initiatives and results that have arisen from the volunteer team’s hard work, passion and commitment to make the Portuguese startup ecosystem one of the most innovative and flourishing in the world. 🚀

351 Startups Impact Review


📢 DISCOVER ALL OUR STARTUP PERKS! joined this initiative and is offering an 80% discount for startups with 20 or fewer employees, on the first subscription / year!


On our first version of the perks program, you will be able to also claim perks from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Closum, Croissant, Freshworks, GitHub, Google, HubSpot, InvoiceXpress, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Miro, Notion, OpenAI, OVHcloud, Pipedrive, Wise and Zendesk. 🚀


➡️ Learn more and apply here!



We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (CML) through Lisboa Unicorn Capital in launching our first community fund for the innovation ecosystem development in this city!

Our goal is to support over 30 small but regular events related to technology, innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity so they can happen in Lisbon until the end of 2024.


➡️ Apply your community project here!



Did you know that the cloud has a higher carbon footprint than the aviation industry? And are you aware that, as of today, 90% of the European cloud services market is an oligopoly?


At 351 Portuguese Startup Association we're promoting a fairer, greener and more competitive cloud ecosystem in Iberia.


Join the movement, and sign the manifesto now!




Startup Portugal is promoting the 2024 edition of its Business Abroad Program, which intends to support startups to be at international events in countries such as Spain, Brazil, France, and Canada.


Startups with its headquarters in Portugal (and a Portuguese VAT number), with a product in the market and a website, can apply here and have the chance to get access to the conference, as well as communication covered by Startup Portugal and AICEP resources.


➡️ Learn more here.



NOS Portugal is promoting a call for their Open Innovation Program, focused on VR and AR projects and startups.


The goal is to provide essential resources for developing, testing and experimenting with their new groundbreaking products and services while using the cutting-edge connectivity infrastructure of the NOS 5G Hub.


Applications close on January 29th.


➡️ Learn more here.



Nova SBE is building a vibrant hub of Crypto, Blockchain, and Web3, fostering support for entrepreneurs, innovators, developers, investors, and startups seeking acceleration in the Web3 sphere.


You can gain access to a pool of shared knowledge, mentoring, investment, business opportunities, and services by joining the program Nova SBE Web3 Creators Collective, a place to grow your project, network, get extra support, meet your investors, and access the best pool of talent in business & economics.


➡️ Learn more here.



👋 A warm welcome to Francisco Moreira, Luís Preto, Narciso Antunes, Miguel Delgado and Felipe Castro, who have joined 351 Community since our last update. We just keep on growing non-stop with our new community members!


If you haven't already, say hello to all of them on the #-intros channel, on slack.



📌 January 12th – Welcome Winter by Startup Lisboa and Remote

This Friday, Remote and Startup Lisboa are partnering up to host the Welcome Winter gathering, at Carmo Rooftop. Don't miss out on the startups, scaleups, VCs, ecosystem, networking, and fun, welcoming the Winter Batch of 2024 of Startup Lisboa, from 6 PM on. Grab your spot here.


📌 January 17th – Unicorn Capital Tours - Sports Tech

On January 17th, at 4:30 PM, Lisboa Unicorn Capital presents the first tour of the year, which will take place at SITIO - Alto de São João. This session will be dedicated to innovation in Sports Tech and will include an open conversation about the impact and opportunities that sports tech solutions can bring to Lisboa's innovation ecosystem. Explore the agenda and sign up here.


📌 January 19th – Climate Trips to...NÃM Mushroom Farm

Discover NÃM Mushroom Farm, in Cascais, on the morning of January 19th at 11 AM. This is an example of circularity right in an urban setting, and all participants will have the opportunity to overview the mushroom production. The trip has a cost of 10€ and includes a mushroom growing kit. Learn more and enroll here.


📌 Every Thursday – Coworking Thursdays

Coworking Thursdays are back! Every Thursday, we invite you to join us in our dynamic coworking space, in Lisbon and Porto. Whether you’re a freelancer, entrepreneur, or just someone with a passion for innovation, Coworking Thursdays is the perfect place for you. Get your seat here.


Does your startup or organisation have any news to share with the community? Let us know by replying to this email or in Slack @Cíntia Costa and we’ll include it in the next update.

We are aiming to create a stronger community inside and outside of slack, so we are trying to be more active on social media. Come give us a boost by following us on the networks linked in the banner below.



Thanks for being part of this awesome and ever-growing community! 😃


Cíntia Costa

351 Portuguese Startup Association Team


351 Portuguese Startup Association was born in 2019 as a grassroots gathering of founders and ecosystem players. Today we are the largest and most active startup community in Portugal.

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