Labs & Hubs

Nova SBE Entrepreneurship Hub



We want to open our doors to a dynamic, entrepreneurial ecosystem and contribute with knowledge and experiences that add value and strengthen our community in three main areas: 

  • EdTech & Smart Cities
  • Tourism & Wellbeing
  • Fintech
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EdTech & Smart Cities

Jump Start is a competition for energy and mobility startups that aims to boost the development and implementation of pilots within PRIO’s (a fuel company that distributes and sells liquid fuels and produces biofuels) value chain. PRIO wanted to find long-term innovative partners that could positively disrupt their value chain and their working processes. Nova SBE Entrepreneurship Hub identified and contacted interesting startups, letting them know about the program and the way to apply to it.

Powered by Vodafone and Ericsson, Big Smart Cities was a startup competition to find the best teams and solutions to pilot with Vodafone, Ericsson, and the Municipality of Cascais to build the city and citizens of the future.

Tourism & Wellbeing

The Madeira Startup Retreat aims to bring together eight Tourism & Travel Startups. They take time out of the office to rethink their business, team dynamics, and future. The chosen startups spend eight weeks in Madeira taking advantage of a curated program of mentors and guests, and of the beauty and peace of the island.

Expand the concept of the Madeira Startup Retreat to other locations and different horizons with the objective of providing a different place for startups to rethink their businesses and take time out of the office.

Other Projects & Events

While promoting and developing an entrepreneurial spirit at Nova SBE, we invite different entrepreneurs to participate in an informal talk about their journey, challenges, motivations, and their experience in running a business.

A B2B Startup acceleration program that brought five startups from four different countries to the school. The three-month program included sessions on various topics, personalized mentoring, a space to work, and an investment of 40K for Batch’s top performers.