GROWTH is an internationalization program for the insertion of Latin American startups in Europe through one of the most promising innovation ecosystems in the world: Portugal.
Entrepreneurs with a desire for internationalization will participate in an immersion, where they will know the advantages and facilities of the country, develop an internationalization plan, have access to a series of workshops, business roundtables, visits to accelerators, incubators and local companies and mentoring with specialists .
Synthesis of Workshops by themes
The participant will have access to training materials and approximately 60 hours of lectures and workshops with experienced professionals to learn more about any aspect of their business. Here are some of the areas that will be covered:
The objective of this module is to provide participants the capability to formulate their internationalization projects. The Internationalization module is subdivided by several stages, starting from:
– How to identify the degree of preparation for business internationalization by the participants;
– Support in the preparation of internationalization projects;
– Development of internationalization projects;
– Mentoring for the development of those projects until the completion of the Workshop.
Elaboration of Applications for Visas and Incentives Portugal 2020
This module focuses on explaining the incentives available to companies through the Portugal2020 program, namely to support the Internationalization of businesses, supporting the preparation of applications. In this theme you can expect:
– Identify the most appropriate incentives for your particular situation;
– Information on the requirements for applying to incentives;
– How to prepare an application;
– Support in the preparation of your application.
Networking and Sales Pitches
We dedicate several hours throughout this Workshop to:
– Establish new contacts;
– Expand your knowledge network in Portugal;
– Present your internationalization project to a multidisciplinary panel.
Through this module you will:
– Analyze the European market and its trends with the help of experts;
– Identify competitive advantages;
– Identify opportunities for value creation;
– Adapt your Marketing Mix to the new market needs.
Business Management and Administration
This module will support you in establishing methodologies for analysis through the right KPIs so that you can create your own method for assessing the economic viability of your Internationalization project. In addition, you will be given information on how to manage the implementation of your project, so you can ensure that your goals are being met and what to do when the unexpected happens.
Human Resources Management in an International context
An expansion of the geographical presence of your company also implies a “division” of your team. Implementing methodologies for proper leadership at the international level is important to ensure uniformity of procedures, and also to ensure that the whole team is tuned in terms of the concrete objectives that the company intends to achieve.
Operations and Logistics
Tailor your operations and logistics to your new business needs. It is important to adapt your business operations to suit your new size and geographic presence.
These are some of the already confirmed instruments of Growth. Soon we will spread the rest, stay tuned to our social networks.
Founder of Gaya Immersions
Senior Partner at Dias Ferreira & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, R.L.
Director of Núcleo Inicial
President of CINT – Center for International Studies
Executive Director Invest Lisboa + Member of the Board (Startup Lisboa + Ireland Portugal Business Network)
Casa da América Latina
The program is aimed at already established Latin American startups who intend to internationalize or that entrepreneurs who want to start their business already with the international mindset.SCALE-UP NOW!
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:
The Startup Circuit of Rede Dinamica XXI was a watershed for my decision to bring my company to Lisbon and the European market. I had the chance to meet the Startups Ecosystem of Lisbon and meet incredible people and companies during the days that have passed in the course. The staff was always very helpful and attentive, helped me network and gave many tips on events and what is happening in the city.
João Paulo Amorim
To all friends of the Startup Circuit mission. I would like to thank all of you for the warmth, receptivity and learning that you have provided during these days when we were together. To Carlos Cortes for all commitment in the creation of this group and conduction of the works. Surely that was the seed for future talks and encounters that will enable everyone to grow, allowing us to make the world a little more just and perfect.
Technological innovation consultant and researcher LabCHIS – Laboratory of more Human, Intelligent and Sustainable Cities of UFSC.
Just attended last week Web Summit and Lisbon Startup Circuit organized by Rede Dinamica XXI. I had the chance to get to know the portuguese Startups ecosystem and meet amazing people during the 10 days of the event as well as the great content that was available for all. Now I know what it takes to create my own company in Portugal. I recommend it to everyone and hope to attend it again future events.