Demo Day - Madeira Startup Retreat 6th Edition

7 February, 2024


Madeira Startup Retreat > Demo Day

February 21st > Museu da Casa da Luz, from 14h15 to 18h00

Startup Madeira, Turismo de Portugal and NOVA School of Business and Economics invites you to attend on February 21st, 2024, the closing session of the 6th edition of Madeira Startup Retreat, which will take place at the auditorium of Museu da Casa da Luz - Funchal.

This Demo Day is a moment of celebration, where the international startups will share their ideas with investors, partners, the hotel sector, travel agencies, tourist animation companies, etc.

During 6 weeks, this acceleration program gathers 10 startups of travel, tourism and leisure: AHOY! Serviços Expressos (Brasil), Do Your Order (Switzerland), eTOLLs EU (Cyprus), Girafa.Club (Portugal), Heavnn (Estonia), PayFor.Travel (Poland), Revisior (Poland), socialbnb (Germany), Spendbase (Ukraine) and Tourdata.AI (Portugal).

For this initiative, it's also confirmed the talks of Tomás Caeiro (Startup23), Nuno Fernandes (DIG-IN), Nuno Brito Jorge (GoParity) e Pedro Mello Breyner (Portugal Ventures) which will explore topics related to trends about entrepreneurship, innovation on the restaurants sector, and impact investments and a call for tourism.

This session, in english, will also welcome on stage Carlos Abade (Turismo de Portugal), André Gonçalves (NOVA SBE) and Carlos Soares Lopes (Startup Madeira).

From 17h45, all the participants are invited to the networking session, at the Three House Hotel. An opportunity to share ideas and contacts with the startups, entrepreneurs, mentores, speakers and attendees.



14h15 >
14:20 >
The 6th Edition [by Startup Madeira]: Overview
14:25 >
Oppening Remarks
Carlos Abade | Presidente do Conselho Diretivo do Turismo de Portugal
14:45 >
PITCH Sessions by startups
AHOY! Serviços Expressos (Brazil)
Do Your Order (Switzerland)
eTOLLs EU (Cyprus) (Portugal)
Heavnn (Estonia ) (Poland)
Revisior (Poland)
socialbnb (Germany)
Spendbase (Ukraine)
Tourdata.AI (Portugal)
16:00 >
16:20 >
Talk: From a racing driver to an entrepreneur
Tomás Caeiro | Founder & Head of Programs @startUP23
16:35 >
Talk: Delicious plans to expand & maximize the brand's value
Nuno Fernandes | CEO & Co-Founder at DIG-IN
16:50 >
Talk: Empowering People to use their Money for Good
Nuno Brito Jorge | Founder and CEO of Goparity
17:05 >
Investment Opportunity @ Tourism
Pedro Mello Breyner |  Executive Board Member at Portugal Ventures
17:20 >
Future Innovation Challenges
André Gonçalves |  Community Manager at NOVA SBE - Haddad Entrepreneurship Institute
17:30 >
Madeira Living HUB!
Carlos Soares Lopes | CEO at Startup Madeira
17:45 > 20:00 
Happy Hour & Networking Event
@Three House Hotel

Carlos Abade

Turismo de Portugal

Tomás Caeiro


Nuno Fernandes


Nuno Brito Jorge


Pedro Mello Breyner

Portugal Ventures

André Gonçalves


Carlos Soares Lopes

Startup Madeira


The participation on this event is free, but it's required a registration:

*Madeira Startup Retreat

For the sixt year, the acceleration program Madeira Startup Retreat gathers statups related to travel, tourism and leisure. Supported by Turismo de Portugal and developed by Startup Madeira, in partnership with NOVA SBE, this 6th is currently happening, between january 15th and february 23rd, in Madeira.
During 6 intensive weeks, the participating startups are having the opportunity to work, share knowledge and experiences, analyze their own business and set goals, accompanied by expert mentors.
One of the main goals of this program is to give the entrepreneurs the chance to take advantage of the Madeira ecossystem, as a living hub, to test and scale their products and services, and explore new niches of branding.
On this edition, 10 startups are partipating, based in 8 countries, and are represented 10 nationalities among the 28 participants.
Since 2018, this accelearion program already welcomed 60 international startups, from 27 countries, representing 38 nationalities, and over 50 mentors. More informatio about the agenda, mentors, and startups are avaiable:


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