The Startup Visa is a program for welcoming foreign entrepreneurs wishing to develop entrepreneurship and/or innovation project in Portugal, with a view to granting a residence visa or residence permit for entrepreneurial immigrants, which is governed by its own regulations. This program provides for a prior certification process for incubators so that they can be host and support organizations for entrepreneurial immigrants in the creation and installation of technology-based companies. Thus, a Startup Visa takes place in two phases: Entrepreneur applications and subsequent evaluation. The certification of incubators aims to ensure that these entities are able to accommodate third-country nationals, and IAPMEI is responsible for analyzing, selecting and certifying applications, as well as monitoring the implementation of the program.
How can my company become an incubator of the Portuguese startup visa program?
My company is an Angel investor for many local startups in Portugal. I recently learned about the startup visa program for foreign investors and I would like to know how my company can sign up as an incubator for startups under this program.