BIP Final Session on the 28th of July

The Final Session of the Business Ignition Programme will be held on 28 July, together with the faststart PORTO 2017 program.

Fifteen business ideas developed within these two acceleration programs will be presented at Porto Business School (EDP Auditorium) from 15:00 to 18:30.

Following the pitch sessions there will be the opportunity for networking during the coffee break and sunset drinks.


15:00 |  Welcome session

15:10  |  Pitch session – faststart PORTO 2017

16:10  |  Coffee-Break

16:30  |  Pitch session – BIP

17:30  |  Invited Speaker | Cláudio Fernandes – CEO Adclick – BIP mentor

18:00 |  Award Ceremony

18:15  |  Closing Remarks

18:30 |  Sunset Party

Registration for the session is free but mandatory.

BIP kick-off on the 10th of May

Ten technology-based projects will participate in another edition of the BIP, organized by U.Porto Inovação, CIIMAR and INESC TEC.

For 12 weeks the teams, composed of researchers and business elements, will work on a value proposition for their projects. During this time they will have access to mentors, methodologies and resources to help them transform innovative technologies into profitable business models.

The inaugural session will take place at Porto Business School on May 10 at 12 noon. In addition to the presentation of the ideas to the public, there will also be a round table discussion with the project managers and the presentation of the methodology adopted at the BIP, presented by Fábrica de Startups.


12:00 – 12:30 | Mesa redonda com Patrícia Teixeira Lopes (Porto Business School), Carlos Brito (U.Porto), Vítor Vasconcelos (CIIMAR), Luís Carneiro (INESCTEC) Marlos Silva (SONAE – parceira industrial do BIP) e Maria João Cardoso (Fundação Amadeu Dias)

12:30 | The BIP (Maria Oliveira, U.Porto Inovação)

12:40 | Flash Pitch of participating projects

13:00 | The Lean StartUp Methodology of Fábrica de StartUps (João Meneses, Fábrica de StartUps)

13:30 | Closing

* to be confirmed

Registration for the session is free but mandatory.