The Venture Builder is the only Portuguese Venture Builder to specialize in Softlanding. A pioneer in Europe in promoting Softlanding, our mission is to support entrepreneurs, startups, and investors to enter the European Markets.

Through our own innovative methodologies, we have developed Softlanding programs that promote the use of Portugal as a Gateway to more than 500 million high-income consumers.


Our Workshops have been carefully designed to help you improve your knowledge on specific topics, necessary for you to achieve your goals.

Business Opportunities in Portugal and Europe

Before embarking on the trip, we will reveal, in this Workshop, the main opportunities that Portugal can offer for your startup to capture public (non-refundable) and/or private investment, how to prepare to apply for these resources, as well as outline its internationalization strategy. 


Best Practices PITCH

Not sure what European investors expect from a Pitch? Many entrepreneurs may think that every pitch is always the same, but some points are crucial and make all the difference to attract investors. The Venture Builder will get you ready to put on a show!


How to Get the Most Out of 

Despite the pavilions being organized by themes, as well as the Pitches and the startup counters, we always have that feeling of missing something. To minimize this feeling,The Venture Builder will curate with you on the topics of greatest interest. So you can make the most of the contents and organize your schedule in advance.


Packs Softlanding

In a controlled and gradual way. This is how interested startups will use Portugal as a Gateway. With our program, Softlanding, they will have access to 500 million European high-income consumers. In this program, we help startups and companies with a small investment to enter the European Union.

We provide support to structure access to finance and build the appropriate processes according to the specific capital, skills, and processes needed of startups and companies, helping them scale sustainably.

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Softlanding Packs

Pack Startup Low-cost

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Pack Scaling-Up

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Premium Softlanding Pack

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Pack Startup Low-cost

Your startup can operate throughout the European Union, the world’s largest market (550 million high-income consumers).
Create your startup in just 2-3 days and start doing business across Europe (digital).
This Pack includes:

– Creation of 1 NIF
– Business Registration
– Appointment of Fiscal Headquarters
– Opening a Bank Account
– Appointment of Legal Representative
– Certified Accountant Appointment


Pack Scaling-Up

When scaling, companies have specific requirements for capital, management, skills, and processes. With this Program, we provide support to structure access to funding and build the right processes, helping startups to scale sustainably in the European market.
This Pack includes:

– Evaluation
– 3 Workshops
– Mentorship 1:1
– Access to Funding.


Pack Softlanding Premium

Your startup can operate throughout the European Union, the world’s largest market (550 million high-income consumers).
In addition to the Basic Softlanding Pack, it includes:

– RoadMap and Action Plan 6-12 months with monthly monitoring of KPIs
– Innovation Hub (Open Innovation, Validation, Customers, Investors)
– Shared Services Center (according to budget)
– Mentorship: 12 hours per year


Startup Vouchers

These Vouchers will be used to support startups that have or intend to develop digital business models with a strong emphasis on the circular economy, encouraging the transition to a greener economy.
Vouchers can also be used to purchase incubation, acceleration, or consulting services. Startups will have access to 30,000 euros in Innovation Vouchers.



The ATIVAR program developed by IEFP is aimed at professional training, professional internships, and enhanced support for hiring and entrepreneurship. This program helps with the hiring of local talent by covering 95% of the salary costs. Including qualified professionals with bachelor’s, master or doctorate degrees.


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Our Team

Carlos Cortes

Pedro Jordão

Bruno Travassos

Rui Rego

Our Partners

Associations with our same objectives that enable us to offer our clients the best possible solutions for their businesses.Associations with our same objectives that enable us to offer our clients the best possible solutions for their businesses.


Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

“I did two conferences with The Venture Builder and I really liked it because the way of working is pragmatic and all information is clarified with objectivity. They have done all the due diligence paperwork and submit the application for different Portugal 2020 calls. Happy to know that we were approved for one of the calls. I recommend to any startup that wants to do business from Portugal to consult The Venture Builder.”

João Marcelo

CEO NovarumSky Brazil

“I have been working with The Venture Builder for little time, and regardless of the pandemic, the project has been moving forward. Carlos is always suggesting new opportunities for collaborations and available resources. I should also note their attention in progress and will to help and guide you on this adventure. The Venture Builder is a great option for your business looking to expand to new grounds, or your startup project, if you want to come to Europe by using Portugal as a gateway. ”

Bruno Magni


“Have attended Web Summit Startup Circuit organized by The Venture Builder. I had the chance to get to know the portuguese Startups ecosystem and meet amazing people during the 7 days of the event as well as the great content that was available for all. Now I know what it takes to create my own company in Portugal. I recommend it to everyone and hope to attend it again future events.”

Christian Forestieri

CEO ParqueSoft Colombia 

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“The Portuguese people are essentially cosmopolitan. A true Portuguese was never Portuguese: it was always everything.” – Fernando Pessoa