BECOME PART OF

START Lisbon

Join us now!

Dive into a world of innovation and connect with fellow aspiring entrepreneurs. Join us for an enriching experience of learning, growth, and networking.

Apply now and be part of the change!

Application Deadline: 11st February 24

JOIN US IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS

Our Application Process:

Our application process is a streamlined, three-step journey involving an initial application, a comprehensive interview with a case study, and a fair, transparent final decision

Application

Submit your application online. Include your personal details, academic background, and a brief statement about your interest in entrepreneurship.

Interview

Selected candidates are invited for an interview. Participate in a case study exercise to demonstrate your problem-solving and innovative thinking skills.

Final Decision

After the interviews, the selection committee will review all applications and case study performances. Decisions are made, and successful candidates are notified about their acceptance into START Lisbon.

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US

Benefits

Join START Lisbon to immerse yourself in a thriving community where you can enhance your entrepreneurial skills, network with industry leaders, and turn innovative ideas into reality.

Opportunities to Learn

Gain hands-on experience in organizing flagship events and expanding a dynamic organization.

Networking Opportunities

Build valuable relationships with VCs, accelerators, and startups across Portugal and internationally

Exclusive Community

Fun times within an exclusive student/alumni network (once a Startie, always a Startie­čĺÖ)

MEET THE TEAM

Our Departments

Event

We collaborate with key players in the startup ecosystem to organise engaging events that foster networking and knowledge exchange.

Growth & Network

We aim to grow START Lisbons presence in the ecosystem through strategic collaborations while strengthening our European network and enabling our Starties with knowledge management and exclusive benefits.

Finance, Legal & Ops

We streamline legal, financial, and administrative operations, ensuring seamless functioning for all our ventures.

People

Our team coordinates internal events within the START Community, manages recruitment and onboarding processes, ensuring an ambitious and connected community

Partnerships

We are responsible for securing both financial and non-monetary support from external partners to fuel our initiatives.

Marketing

Become the voice of START Lisbon. Our task is to cultivate a robust brand identity by curating compelling content and showcasing the essence of START Lisbon. We bring our vision to life.

What you can expect:

  • A community of ambitious and smart members
  • Direct encounters into the most successful startups and venture capital firms in Lisbon
  • Contacts to investors, mentors, startups, speakers and industry experts
  • Access to our international START┬áNetwork with partner chapters such as START St. Gallen, START Barcelona or START Berlin
  • An extensive network of partners and alumni to provide you with the right contact for any entrepreunial topic

Admission criteria:

  • You are currently enrolled in a university in Lisbon
  • You have a passion for entrepreneurship and technology
  • You commit to being an active member of one of our departments for at least one semester (preferrable two semesters)

Does all of this interest you? Do you think you can commit to being an active member of our community? If the answer is “yes”, then click on the button APPLY┬áNOW to be part of our new winter semester batch.

Application phase for the spring term is from:
01.02. – 11.02.

CONTACT US

Reach out to our campus representatives!

Ana Capuder

Co-Lead People & Community

Elena Brandt

Co-Lead People & Community

You have questions?

FAQ

At START Lisbon, we operate through various dynamic departments that cater to the diverse interests of STARTies:


Partnerships Department:
Secure both financial and non-monetary support from external partners to fuel our initiatives.


Events Department:
Collaborate with key players in the startup ecosystem to orchestrate engaging events that foster networking and knowledge exchange.


People Department:
Coordinate internal events within the START Community, manage recruitment and onboarding processes, ensuring an ambitious and connected community.


Operations & Growth Department:
Streamline legal, financial, and administrative operations, ensuring seamless functioning for all our ventures.


Marketing Department:
Cultivate a robust brand identity by curating compelling content and showcasing the essence of START Lisbon.

Getting on board with START Lisbon is a breeze.

Our recruitment process is a three-step journey:

1. Step one involves a written application phase, where candidates complete a set of questions via a provided Google form.

2. After the initial screening, shortlisted candidates proceed to a virtual interview with existing START members.

3. Finally, successful candidates from the interviews get the golden ticket to join our dynamic community.

Your applications are eagerly awaited!

Indeed, the strength of START Lisbon lies in active participation.

We thrive as a community when every member contributes. It's a collective win-win situation where each individual's engagement adds value. While exceptions exist, such as if you're in the midst of launching your own startup, active involvement is encouraged.

Any field of study from a Lisbon university is the perfect fit for joining START Lisbon! We celebrate diversity and welcome students from all disciplines.

Flexibility is key.

We value meaningful contributions over fixed time commitments. Our strength as a community thrives on the dedication of our members.

Generally, the more involved you become, the greater the rewards within the community!