Embracing innovation and entrepreneurship, 351 Startups began its journey in 2019 as a grassroots initiative and swiftly transformed into the heartbeat of Portugal’s startup ecosystem.
Today, as the Association of Portuguese Startups, we stand as a pillar for over 1600 startups, companies, and investors, ensuring a collaborative and inclusive environment where ideas prosper. Your journey, infused with our robust network and boundless opportunities, unfolds here—where weekly activities and potent national initiatives are crafted to fuel your entrepreneurial spirit, all steered by our passionate team of 70+ volunteers. Welcome to 351 Startups —where your startup story takes flight in a community that thrives together.
351 Portuguese Startup Association's vision is to enable Portugal's startup ecosystem to be a globally renowned hub of innovation, with rapid growth, vibrant collaboration, and sustainable founder success. To reach that vision, we work everyday supporting startup founders in every stage of their growth and connecting ecosystem players.
The 351 Portuguese Startup Community, was recognized as a successful initiative in Portugal to promote entrepreneurship and was invited by the OECD and the European Union to participate in YEPA, a project in which 150 global leaders from the 27 EU countries, among ministries representatives till institutions such as 351 Startups, will work together to help EU to create policy guidelines to encourage young entrepreneurship (up to 35 years old) in the region.
The “Portugal Tech Week” festival, one of the biggest innovation festivals in the country, & world, on its second edition promoted +200 events, from +150 organizers in 10 cities in Portugal and it was recognized as a “pledge” by the “Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition” from the EU Commission.
The work from 351 Portuguese Startup Association is guided by an experienced team that is advised by the most influential founders and key ecosystem players.