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ScaleUp Porto And UPTEC Promote Online Meetings Between Large Companies And Startups

For the fifth consecutive year, ScaleUp Porto promotes the Doing Business activity, which in this edition takes place in partnership with UPTEC – Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto. Given the current context, the initiative moves to the digital world and has more than 30 organizations available to learn about the innovative products and services developed by startups, city and region.

The business world is currently facing a period of high uncertainty and great challenges, testing the true adaptability of entrepreneurs. More than ever, the importance of innovation and technology in responding to challenges is reinforced, which now take on an unprecedented dimension and require, more than ever, work together and in collaboration.

In recent years, in the context of ScaleUp Porto’s Doing Business activity, the Municipality of Porto has been promoting business meetings between more established organizations and startups, in order to boost the development of partnerships and the achievement of a greater number of businesses. This edition is developed in collaboration with UPTEC, aiming to increase and diversify the group of companies involved. In this edition, a digital format is assumed, a change that was very well received by the more than 30 confirmed organizations.

“It is part of our mission to facilitate the creation of opportunities for companies and entrepreneurs. Just as companies are adapting, we are also doing it so that we can continue to deliver value to the ecosystem, and this activity is an example of that”, says Filipe Araújo, vice-president of the Municipality of Porto and councilor for the Innovation Department and Environment.

The organizations, which come from areas such as Health, Mobility, Banking, Communications, Retail, Energy, among others, give a positive signal to startups here about their interest in continuing to explore their innovations and technologies for their companies, in a a time when these collaborations are decisive for the continuity of the entrepreneurship ecosystem.

To have access to the meetings, startups must apply until April 20, on the ScaleUp Porto website, where they can learn about the areas of interest and challenges proposed by these organizations, which will select the new technological companies with whom they are most relevant to get together.

Startups will also have access to a set of online conferences – Road to Doing Business – where they can explore tips and tools for optimizing and increasing the likelihood of success for these meetings, covering topics such as negotiation, pricing or strategy.

In previous editions, Doing Business promoted a total of 327 meetings between 40 organizations and 55 startups.