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Nova SBE Entrepreneurship Hub

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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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Students
Alumni
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Alumni
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Startups
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Happening Now

The Nova SBE Entrepreneurship Hub’s Virtual Incubation program aims to establish a closer connection with startup companies and closely help them head in the right direction. In exchange, they get to benefit from the vast and robust network of students, faculty, investors, corporate partners, specialists, and mentors that Nova SBE has.

Collaborating with Nova SBE will get them access to its entrepreneurial ecosystem and also to many other benefits that can help startup companies from day one.

Madeira Startup Retreat is a unique combination of an acceleration program and a relaxing retreat for Tourism & Travel startups.
This program takes place in Funchal, Madeira, and it is a result of the partnership between Startup Madeira and Turismo de Portugal.

Nova SBE is in charge of curating the content of the program, and this time around invited more than 16 mentors to guarantee a valuable learning experience for all the startups.

This edition has the following 12 startups participating:

 

Previous Projects

A great scouting and co-creation project that finds the best startups capable of solving specific challenges for three companies: Auchan, Ceetrus, and Oney. After an intense scouting and selection process, 20 companies are invited for an on-site bootcamp to understand their challenges a little better and meet the teams they aim to work with. Only five to ten startups are then invited to attend the three months of co-creation and implementation alongside the internal teams from Auchan, Ceetrus, and Oney.

The startups attending the first edition, in 2019, were:

 

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

Scouting projects were held to connect big corporations with specific challenges and/or areas of interest that needed solving to interesting startups that could take the challenge and actually solve them.

The Nova SBE Entrepreneurship Hub, with the help of Nova SBE students and student clubs, conducted several types of research and contacted hundreds of startups to guarantee that there was the best fit between the corporation and the startup.

The Nova SBE Entrepreneurship Hub has been developing projects for companies such as Auchan, Ceetrus, Oney, Bayer Animal Health, and PRIO.

This B2B Startup acceleration program brought five startups from four different countries to Nova SBE. Its five-month program included sessions on various topics, personalized mentoring, a space to work, and an investment of 40K for Batch’s top performers.

The startups that attended were:

Madeira Startup Retreat is a unique combination of an acceleration program and a relaxing retreat for Tourism & Travel startups.
This program takes place in Funchal, Madeira, and it is a result of the partnership between Startup Madeira and Turismo de Portugal.

Nova SBE is in charge of curating the content of the program, and this time around invited more than 16 mentors to guarantee a valuable learning experience for all the startups.

The first two editions had 18 startups and more than 30 guests, and it had a relevant impact on the startups and also on the local community (businesses and citizens alike) due to the interaction with these groups of international people from different parts of the world.