Have you heard about Farfetch, Feedzai, Unbabel, Uniplaces, Talkdesk, Orankl, Portugal Ventures, Caixa Capital?

They’re all Portuguese. It’s time for you to meet the local startup scene at:

Palácio Marquês de Pombal

Rua de O Século nº 79, Lisbon

Here are some of the innovators at #LIS15:

Lisbon Investment Summit is the main seed & early stage startup investment event in Portugal. It’s a startup & innovation event that connects the best international startups with Europe’s top investors & innovators.

But it’s so much more. From live deals on stage to quality networking time with the speakers – including some of the best innovation directors on the planet – it’s definitely going to be a different startup event.

You can count with the Lisbon Challenge Demo Day, where you’ll meet Europe’s up & coming top startups, IE Venture Day and panels powered by Startup Europe and EYIF, among many, many other initiatives.

Plus, on the same week, we’re going to have in town the Volvo Ocean Race and UXLX – one of the biggest user experience conferences in Europe. And, of course, Festas Populares de Lisboa with tasty local food, great weather and amazing surf. Oh, did we mention that Lisbon was considered Europe’s most innovative region this year?

If you want to get know the Lisbon startup scene, meet amazing startups and have a great time – this is it.

Some of the investors who will be there have invested in groupon, Dropbox, Facebook, etsy, Spotify, OutSystems, Prezi, bittorrent, FollowPrice, Codacy, and many more.


Cristina Fonseca
Cristina FonsecaCo-Founder, TalkDesk
James Laird
James LairdAssociate Director, LifeHacker UK
Miguel Poiares Maduro
Miguel Poiares MaduroMinister in the Cabinet of the PM and for Regional Development at Portuguese Government
João Cotrim Figueiredo
João Cotrim FigueiredoPresident at Turismo de Portugal
João Ramos
João RamosExpresso
Alex Barrera
Alex BarreraFounder at Press42
Sia Houchangnia
Sia HouchangniaEarly Stage Investor at Seedcamp
Rebecca Hunt
Rebecca HuntPrincipal at Octopus Ventures
Jonathan Becker
Jonathan BeckerVice-President at e.Ventures
Vasco Pedro
Vasco PedroCo-Founder at Unbabel
meet all the speakers


Go to many events? So do we.
And because of that, we’re really fed up with the same old structure and presentation formats. Guess you’re too.

We’re working on a different kind of format, to make #LIS15 a completely different experience for you. Check out below for a sneak peek.

In the meantime, we have an open call for live mentoring. If you have a startup and would like to get real mentoring on stage during #LIS15, you can apply here.


We all learn a bunch of stuff during events by listening to talks and panels but we rarely get the chance to put it into practice. So, for this edition, we’re embracing the learn by doing motto. Thus, if you want to:

Know more about the entrepreneurial opportunities in Europe;

Learn with experts;

Participate in Hands-on Events.

Register for extra talks and workshops below sponsored, supported or event being organised by some of our most prestigious partners including Atalanta, EYIF, Digistart, European Project LIFE.

The workshops are part of #LIS15, you need to get your ticket first. Find further information on the workshops here.

Only a few tickets are available for these exclusive sessions taking place in an intimate room of an old palace. You might not get twice this opportunity to meet top-notch speakers in such an environment. Secure your seats!



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Palácio Marquês de Pombal

Rua O Século, no 79 Lisbon

(near Bairro Alto)