Lisbon has used the global economic crisis to kickstart its startup scene [caption id="attachment_37171" align="aligncenter" width="1502"] Credit: Pip Pell[/caption]
Boosted by the arrival of the annual Web Summit conference (previously held in Dublin), Lisbon’s startup community is thriving – with healthy support from the Portuguese government. In June 2016, it created a national network of tech hubs and the StartUP Voucher initiative that gives more than 400 entrepreneurs a one-year fellowship to pursue their ventures. “The economic crisis served as a catalyst to entrepreneurship,” says Pedro Costa, venture partner at Faber Ventures. “The scarcity of capital made projects more resilient.” Check out Lisbon’s hottest start-ups in Wired
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