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Startups Incubation Program

We are looking for startups and scale-ups that are established in the market, to foster business partnerships and accelerate their growth. Given that, what connects all Vodafone Power Lab startups is innovation and the technological base, our goal is to find those who, with some support and in a space of a year, can:

Become a Supplier
By providing a distinguishing product or service that adds value to Vodafone.

Integrate the Portfolio
By providing a solution that will integrate Vodafone’s portfolio and reach a much wider universe of customers.

Become a Client
Boost your product by accessing the best national telecommunications network.

Become a Partner for Brand Activation
Impacting society through significant actions in events.

Get to know the benefits associated with the program

  1. Free co-work space
  2. Rooms for meetings or training purposes in Lisbon and Porto
  3. Free incubation services
  4. Free internet access, fixed phone and mobile communication plans with exclusive benefits
  5. Specialized mentoring and training
  6. Access to an investors network
  7. Pool of tablets and smartphones for product development and testing
  8. Legal and Intellectual Property consultancy services
  9. €10 000 in Amazon cloud services
  10. From $12 000 to $120 000 USD in IBM cloud services
  11. Access to “Hubspot for Startups Partner” exclusive features

The participation in this program does not require any kind of financial counterparts or shareholder participation in the supported projects.

Vodafone Mentorship
Mentors are Vodafone employees trained by Vodafone Power Lab to guide each startup in our program. The mentorship program starts with an 8 week Go to market plan development. The mentors goals are to assist the startup in overcoming obstacles and to create successful partnerships. The mentors, are experienced advisors, and are the able to connect the projects to Vodafone’s relevant areas and opportunities

Besides the pre-established mentoring network, whenever appropriate, we promote the linkage of startups to, investors or other partners whom, through their experience or connections, can help with the project’s development.

Training sessions
During the summer , we promote a five-day training with pitch review, speed mentoring sessions and networking moments. To encourage new synergies and ensure that the teams have the opportunity to access the full potential of this network.
In autumn, we promote a two-day bootcamp where the startups receive coaching on how to present their products and find the right investment opportunities.

Conheça a nossa equipa

Esta é a equipa que vai acompanhar regularmente o seu projeto.

fotografia de Fátima Cardoso

Fátima Cardoso
Head of Vodafone Power Lab

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Beatriz Riscado
Community Manager

Our results

+ 1802

Evaluated ideas

+ 178

Accelerated startups

+ 9.6M

in investment

+ 168

Jobs created

+ 51

Startups supported

+ 10429

People engaged


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.


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Apply, if you want to be part of the Power Lab

Have an idea with potential? Want to be our partner?