applications will open mid February

As the flagship accelerator of Beta-I, we are committed to continuously improving Lisbon Challenge so that it is truly founder-centric, focused on product acceleration whilst ensuring startups are ready for investment on demo day. With our most recent startup, Impraise, raising $ 1.6M, our Alumni have now secured over $50M in investment (40% of the startups).

No Equity With All The Support

One team will be awarded a €75k convertible note by Caixa Capital and up to 5 teams will be eligible to receive investment for equity of €50K each from LC Ventures. Other prizes awarded include support from Ogilvy in design & branding…

Local yet Global

Some of the investors in LC Alumni

360 Capital Partners, 500 Startups, Atomico, Caixa Capital, Faber Ventures, Octopus, Portugal Ventures, LC Ventures, Right Side Capital,Rising Ventures, Management, Seedcamp, Shiling Capital Partners, Startup Bootcamp, Techstars &Y Combinator

Because it’s so important

3 recurring themes

In the heart of Lisboa

considered the most entrepreneurial European region for 2015

  • Airport is 15 minutes from the city centre
  • Beaches are 15 minutes from the city centre
  • Great weather all year round
  • Everyone speaks at least one other language – English
  • A pool of talentedPortuguese engineers
  • Modern infrastructure with 4G & fiber
  • Home of the Web Summit


The 3-month acceleration program is one of the most intensive international programs for startups with an MVP working hard to achieve product-market fit. Focus is key and we will drive you to create a well-defined plan, ambitious milestones and aggressive KPIs, supporting you through our network of global mentors, free office space and € 150k in perks, whilst taking no equity.

Our partners support you too.

in partnership with:

Caixa Capital