Creating a world-class ecosystem in Lisbon, supporting founders to start, scale and become global

Unicorn Factory Lisboa is a platform of programs and hubs, inspired by international best practices, which supports startups and scaleups in creating sound products and business models, developing efficient processes, and achieving sustained accelerated growth from Lisbon.

The 4 pillars

1º Pillar

Supporting startups in their first years of activity, something that Startup Lisboa has been doing for more than 10 years

2º Pillar

Supporting scaleups in the growth phase, with the new Scaling Up program starting in early 2023

3º Pillar

Attracting international scaleups and unicorns to Lisbon with the Soft Landing program, which also starts at the beginning of the year

4º Pillar

Developing a collaborative network of hubs and programs, centers of excellence focused on innovation in areas of strong growth, which includes the Hub Criativo do Beato

The programs and who they are for

  • Rocket Program:

    A 12-week program to support new projects incubated at Startup Lisboa, which aims to accelerate their development, improve networking and attract investment.
  • Launch in Lisbon Program:

    A three-day exploration program that provides the information, guidance and networking needed to start a business in Lisbon
  • Scaling Up Program:

    An 8-month growth support program that provides scaleups with the skills, mentorship and networking needed to unlock their growth potential
  • Soft Landing Program:

    A tailor-made program to help international companies establish and expand their business from Lisbon, guaranteeing a supported process of change, without constraints.