The ScaleUp Porto Manifesto was officially launched in a breakfast with scaleups and startups from the city of Porto that saw first hand the commitments this strategy brings to the table.
Besides the presence of companies that play an essential role in the technological innovation map of the city, like Veniam, AdClick or Farfetch, the event counted with the presence of Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, who had some special words about the city of Porto and the movement:
“What I saw here was very interesting, regarding smart city matters. These entrepreneurs that make the connection between the physical and the digital world are turning Porto in a better and more intelligent city."
Cities can have a unique role facilitating the growth of companies and the creation of a thriving innovation ecosystem, impacting economic development and job creation. Therefore, the ScaleUp Porto Manifesto came together aiming at fostering a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem where cities can work as true scaleup catalysts.
In a short speech at the launching event, the Commissioner also highlighted the potential of the European entrepreneurial ecosystem:
“The greatest asset of Europe is precisely this cultural diversity that exists and fosters creativity. "
Through this Manifesto, the city of Porto celebrates an important commitment to implement a scaleup program, which might be implemented across Europe.
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