WHAT IS IT?
Scaleup Portugal was born in 2017, after BGI was asked who were the best Portuguese startups by international investors who attended the Web Summit. Since then, BGI has been publishing (in November) on a yearly basis the Scaleup Portugal report. This report identifies the 25 most promising Portuguese scaleups (TOP 25) within a 5 year period, and they are selected based on the following:
Tech-based or Tech-enabled companies with less than 5 years (A.K.A startups)
Number of employees
Time to market
Capital to revenue ratio
In addition to publishing an objective report, BGI organised a networking event (in November) to celebrate the achievements of these scaleups, share insights from the report, and bring the ecosystem closer. In 2020, this event has now evolved into the Scaleup Portugal Gala, an event designed not only to recognise the TOP 25, but to recognise other promising Scaleups doing amazing things in Portugal and abroad. This gala has also brought together, some of the most relevant corporates in Portugal, who want to recognise and highlight the best innovations they have worked with, in 2020.
You can see below all the award categories, partners and the agenda. Make sure you do not miss the gala of the year.
OTHER AWARDS PROVIDED ON THE GALA
Date: 26th November 2020, 11 AM GMT
11h00 Portugal and Innovation Websummit, Paddy Cosgrave
11h07 Portugal and Europe EIT Digital, Fabio Pianesi
11h15 AIIA Altice Labs, Alcino Lavrador
11h18 EIT Digital Open Innovation CUF | EDP | Lusíadas | Sogrape | Via Verde | VPS
11h35 ScaleUp Portugal 2020 BGI, Sofia Fernandes & Otito Dosumu
Best Startup Award Categories
11h50 ICT Microsoft, Andrew Macadam
11h55 Medical and Health IT The Square, Sara Proença
12h00 Consumer and Web Youtuber, Bernardo Almeida
12h05 CleanTech and Industry 4.0 Actress and Activist, Joana Seixas
12h10 People’s Choice IAPMEI, Nuno Gonçalves
12h15 Honorable Mention ANI, António Bob Santos
12h20 Trailer Scale-Up Portugal
12h25 Best Startup of the Year Informa D&B, Rodrigo Faria
12h30 Closing & Acknowledgments All partners
We are thankful to our partners who share in the vision of bringing the ecosystem together to recognise and celebrate the best of the Portuguese entrepreneurial and Innovation ecosystem
EIT Digital Open Innovation CoLLABORATORS
The EIT Digital Open Innovation program was designed to match corporates and startups to address specific industry challenges. Via the Open Innovation program, the following corporates have selected the startups that have best addressed the challenges they proposed.
People's Choice Award
For the first time, BGI has released the Top 25 Portuguese startups before the launch of the Scaleup Report, This is so you can VOTE for your favourite. This is a new category. You will still be able to find out who is the best in quantitative terms. The nominees (Top 25) are selected based on when they were founded (between 2015 - 2020), Capital raised, Revenues generated, time to market, capital to revenue ratio and number of employees. The startups are organised in alphabetic order. Voting closed on the 19th, November, 2020 - 23:59 PM GMT
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