Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


The Business & Pitch Challenge allows startups to present their products, services or solutions to a panel of investors specialised in the Blue Economy. The session is included in the II Fórum de Investimento em Economia Azul Sustentável agenda. It will take place in Estoril, Portugal, on 4 October 2023.

The Business & Pitch Challenge is powered by Startup Portugal in collaboration with the Fórum Oceano, Portugal Ventures, aicep Portugal Global and DGPM - Directorate-General for Maritime Policy. The program is targeting startups with solutions that are focused on five strategic areas:

  • Ocean renewable energies and Green Shipping; 
  • Blue Bioeconomy; 
  • Maritime Digitalization; 
  • Blue Communities
  • Marine Protected Areas.

Startups can leverage this opportunity to connect with specialised entrepreneurial capital stakeholders, potentially raising capital for growth or exploring opportunities within Portugal's Blue Economy sector.

Find more information on the Business & Pitch Challenge and apply until 24 September here.