To Whom

High Jump is designed for scale up businesses in the healthcare and well-being sectors. This is for founders, entrepreneurs, startups who have a well-established product and want to take their startup to the next level. You already went through acceleration programs, and what you really need is to find the right investor or buyer for your product.

To be a high jumper, you need to:

Have a product or service that can expand to international markets, sales and a dedicated team.


Have a product ready to be licensed.

What we offer

We offer three main services: 1) Scaling Up businesses, 2) Licensing products or services and 3) Soft Landing in Portugal.

1) Scale Up

Scale up your business and expand your sales by getting new clients, new investors or reaching new markets.


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Additionally, through our close relation with Seedrs, the equity crowdfunding platform, we will organize individual sessions that will help you understand how to raise seed and angel investment.


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Media coverage includes:

  • one video interview with the company’s founder;
  • one press release prepared by our communication team and promoted by one of the biggest communication agencies in Portugal;
  • promotion of your company at our annual healthcare event.

2) Licensing

License your product or service to big companies.

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3) Soft landing

Bring your business to Portugal and use our beautiful country as a platform for the European market. Portugal is the perfect place and size for you to test your product/service before going global.

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  • Moving and living in Portugal – residency, real estate market, personal taxes.
  • Setting a company – legal issues, accounting, corporate taxes, recruiting, logistics.
  • Portuguese and European funding and incentive systems – P2020 and H2020 in general and how to get the best financial incentives and support to launch businesses in Portugal.
  • StartUP Visa – residence visa for non-EU-Schenghen startup founders. For more information please go here.

Our mission is to make sure our startups have everything they need to succeed internationally.

Selection day – what will happen

After the call for applications, the selected startups will join us in our office in Lisbon to our High Jump Selection Day.

This will be a 1-day event where you will get the chance to participate in info sessions about setting operations in Portugal; getting in contact with our industry partners; individual sessions with our healthcare experts; and pitch to be selected to be a High Jumper

At the end of the day, only the best startups will be selected to enter our High Jump program.

How to apply

To apply to be a high jumper all you need to do is submit your info on the form below, arrange an interview with us, either in person or via Skype, and be selected to pitch to our Founders on our High Jump Selection Day.


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Please make sure you read our Fees, Benefits and Conditions before applying.

We give no money and get no equity.

Our business model is much simpler and attractive.

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Call for Proposals end on May 20th