Golden Visas draw people to Portugal.
Portugal’s Golden Visa program is drawing people to the country and Lisbon continues its rise as a tech hub.
Portugal’s capital is consolidating its rapid rise as a tech hub – and, according to Faber Ventures partner Pedro Carmo Costa, seeding ecosystems in Porto, Coimbra and Braga.
The Portuguese government’s Golden Visa program, aimed at attracting startups from across Europe, follows moves by Mercedes and Volkswagen to create an innovation and incubation centre in the capital – and the talent is showing up.
“Young Portuguese graduates are choosing to stay here, and highly qualified workers are coming in from abroad,” says Clara Armand-Delille, who moved from London to found PR agency ThirdEyeMedia.
“Today, Portugal is a startup nation,” Costa says.
Lisbon has a lot more to offer start-up’ers than Golden Visas
If you don’t have the 500,000 € it takes to get a Golden Visa – don’t panic. There are lots of other reasons to bring your projects to Lisbon. Like the Low Tax program, Lisbon’s many Start-Up Initiatives and the most important – we have the best quality of life with Europe’s best weather, super food, 30 minutes to the best beaches in the world and fantastic people.
Get info and inspirations on our Start-Up blog posts here.