High Jump


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;

Have sales;

Have a dedicated team.

What we offer

Our mission is to make sure our startups have everything they need to succeed internationally. To do so, we will organize a mix of events, meetings, info sessions, investor sessions, mentoring sessions and gather all the resources you need to scale up.

This include, among others:

Introducing you to the right business partners:

  • Healthcare City Founders and Academia (possibility of establishing a pilot test contract with potential investment).
  • Renowned international technology consulting company looking for new solutions to offer to their global clients.
  • Seedrs, an equity crowdfunding platform, that can help you raise seed and angel investment.
  • Amazon Web Services

Giving you all the tools for you to live and establish your business in Portugal and other markets:

  • Legal and communication services free office hours.
  • Direct access to the Portuguese market, the perfect place and size for you to test your product/service before going global.
  • Direct access to international partners that will help you scale your business.
  • Info session about Portuguese and European incentive system:
    • P2020 and H2020;
    • Setting your production operations in Portugal – How to get the best financial incentives and support.
  • Info session about living and establishing your business in Portugal:
    • Moving to Portugal (residency, real estate market, personal taxes);
    • Setting a company (legal issues, accounting, corporate taxes, recruiting).
    • StartUP Visa
  • Available office space since 75€/month.

And introducing you to our network and Portuguese ecosystem:

  • Introduction to our network of Investors and Business Angels.
  • Individual sessions with our mentors.
  • Introduction to the Portuguese ecosystem.
  • Media coverage (PR, interviews, participation in conferences and events, etc).

Selection day – what will happen

After the call for applications, the best startups will be selected to join us here 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 mentors; individual sessions with investors; and finally, pitching to our Screening Committee.

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.

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