Beta-i Chief Bot
Based in Lisbon, Beta–i is one of the main entrepreneurship and innovation organizations in Europe. We help new and established businesses grow the startup way, having the mission of improving entrepreneurship through 3 main acting principles: create and boost a network of entrepreneurship; accelerate startups with global ambition and facilitate their access to investment; and create space, services and products focused on startups and their methodologies.
We run acceleration programs (such as our flagship Lisbon Challenge and several corporate accelerators), organize events around startups, innovation and investment (Lisbon Investment Summit); and foster Innovation by helping corporations like Nestlé and Airbus work as and with startups. We also constantly work on empowering the entrepreneurial community and creating the best work spaces for it to grow in our hub.
Recognized as one of the world most active startup accelerators and by Wired magazine as “the top incubator in town”, since 2010 we have received 4000+ startup applications to our programs and accelerated over 600 startups, that have raised +60M, having also +12.000 people attending our events.
Our institutional partners include Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, the Presidency of the Portuguese Republic, the Government of Portugal and the European Commission. Corporate partners include Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Turismo de Portugal, KIC InnoEnergy, EDP and Microsoft, among many others.