A program that brings young people closer to opportunities in the impact ecosystem, understanding the entrepreneurial process, promoting innovation, and developing solutions linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Impact Journey is an initiative designed by Casa do Impacto, developed in co-creation with the Amélia de Mello Foundation, with the involvement of the José de Mello Group and Sovena Group companies. The program will focus on solutions that create and adapt products and services in four areas: Agroindustry, Water, Education, and Prevention & Lifestyles. This program is for projects in the ideation and testing phase, or startups (launched over a maximum period of two years), composed of teams of 2 to 3 university students or young adults aged between 18 and 30, Portuguese or foreigners who wish to implement the project in Portuguese territory.
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>> Each of the three winning projects will receive a monetary prize of €5,000.00 (five thousand Euros) – 15.000€ in prizes
>> 1 year of free incubation at Casa do Impacto
>> Alpha Pack for the 2023 edition of Web Summit in Lisbon
>> Inspiring Journey in London, United Kingdom, in partnership with the London School of Economics (LSE)
>> Access to mentoring and support from professionals from different areas
>> Direct contact with the universe of Grupo José de Mello and Grupo Sovena
>> Opportunities for exposure to investors and potential clients
>> Integration into an impactful community with a tremendous sense of mission
>> Networking and personal development opportunities
>> Application Phase – from June 14, 2023, to September 24, 2023
>> Acceleration Phase – from October 9 to 20, 2023
>> Incubation Phase – from November 1, 2023, to November 1, 2024 [For winners only]
Yes, we accept projects already under development or work teams that want to develop product innovation for an existing project. However, the organization must have a maximum of 2 years since incorporation.
We are looking for entrepreneurs who are entirely committed to the project. During ten days (2 weeks), we will work hard to develop the projects that entered the cohort. The work sessions will be primarily face-to-face during the acceleration weeks and will occur in October 2023.
Each of the three winning projects will receive a monetary prize of €5,000.00 (five thousand Euros) – (total of €15,000 in prizes) + 1 year of Incubation at Casa do Impacto + Alpha Pack for the Web Summit (November 2023) + Inspiring Journey, in London in partnership with LSE Generate from the London School of Economics (December 2023). Consult the conditions of participation here.