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Vodafone Power Lab

We bring the future forward, by bringing outside in.

Vodafone Power Lab is an innovation catalyst.
Our mission is to strengthen the innovation ecosystem by connecting technology-based startups to the different business areas of Vodafone Portugal and its partners.

Why Join?
Since 2009 we have been present in the ecosystem, supporting technology startups, creating business opportunities, and establishing partnerships and collaborations.
As a startup joining us today, you can expect:

  • Full support from our Community Manager, who will guide you through our initiatives and make sure you use those opportunities at their full potential
  • An engaging relationship with Vodafone Portugal which could result in a pilot project or collaboration
  • Free access to programs and activities that support your startup’s growth
  • Access to a wide network of contacts, including investors and Vodafone partners
  • Free co-working space in Lisbon
  • Mentorship from Vodafone Portugal Team
  • Mobile communication plans with exclusive benefits
  • Legal and intellectual property consulting services

Meet our team!

Always ready to support your company.

fotografia de Filipa Pontes

Filipa Pontes
Head of Vodafone Power Lab
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Martyna Dudkiewicz
Community Manager
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Our results

+ 1859

Evaluated ideas

+ 189

Supported startups

+ 10472

People engaged

Initiatives

Vodafone Mentoring Program

Vodafone Mentoring Program is a three-month program that helps startups to overcome obstacles on their growth path and take their businesses to the next level. Startups have the chance to work with dedicated Vodafone Mentors on solutions to their most pressing challenges, getting valuable, hands-on expertise and support.

This edition consists of two cohorts - Fall and Spring. Each cohort will match 10 Startups with 10 Vodafone Mentors who will work closely over 12 weeks.

Additionally, Startups will have access to extra mentoring sessions with Program Advisors, who support them with additional help when needed.

The program is for technology startups experiencing organizational, business, or technology-related challenges and that are looking for guidance and know-how to solve them.

We're open to startups from all business areas, especially ones developing solutions in line with Vodafone's business focus.

Startups applying to the program should specify their challenges in the following mentoring areas:

IT / Tech Leadership Team Management Business Strategy SEO Social media Organisational Growth Growth Marketing Idea validation Product-market fit Sales PR Design / UX Product Development Marketign automation Data Science Go-to-market Strategy IoT Cloud Solutions Others
  • Leverage external expertise from Vodafone Mentors to solve your pressing challenge
  • Get access to extra knowledge through special sessions with Program Advisors
  • Build a network with the right people from Vodafone and explore potential collaboration
  • Gain visibility by joining the Vodafone Power Lab ecosystem
  • Explore training and development opportunities
  • Enjoy community perks such as co-working space or attractive discounts for digital tools

SPRING COHORT

APPLICATIONS December 4th 2023 – January 31st 2024 
It all starts with your online application. We will assess your fit with the program according to specific criteria.

SELECTION & MATCHING February 2024 
15 best startups will be invited to a pitch session with Program Mentors to select the TOP 10 for the cohort. 

KICK-OFF March 6th 2024
An online event to introduce Startups to their Mentors, and kick off the mentoring phase.

MENTORING PHASE March 2024 - May 2024
12 weeks of regular mentoring sessions between Startups and Mentors with optional extra sessions with Advisors and special moments of training and inspiration.

STARTUP SHOWCASE June 2024, tbc.
The TOP 20 Startups, 10 from each cohort, will have the opportunity to pitch in front of a broader audience during the Startup Showcase, which will also close the Mentoring Program. The event will focus on gathering a broader Vodafone Power Lab ecosystem and fostering networking between participants.

The application process for the Spring Cohort is now open, click below to access the form.

Terms and conditions available here.

Vodafone Mentors

Meet the team of Vodafone mentors who support the startups throughout their journey and promote the link between the projects and the relevant areas in Vodafone.

Vodafone Power Lab Startups

Our Partners

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Contact

Do you have any questions?
Feel free to contact us!
vodafonepowerlab@vodafone.com