Welcome to Lisbon Challenge Accelerator 2017-10-19T14:13:56+00:00

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Lisbon Challenge is a pre-seed accelerator based in Lisbon that funds 10K for 1.5% equity, to help startups build and launch their product in 10 weeks.


How it Works

Applications will be open from the 1st of March to the 15th of July. You can apply online and make sure you get a chance to visit us at Beta-i or catch up with us when we are on the road scouting.


Because we want to help you in ensuring that you do not waste your time nor that you create unrealistic expectations, we have tried to be as clear as possible in terms of what we are looking for and what we won’t consider. If you have any doubts, contact us first.

Perks & Funding

At the end of the acceleration phase, a selected number of start-ups will have the opportunity of receiving:

Acceleration Partners:


Our partners are your partners too, offering 200k € in services

F6S Partner
Microsoft BizSpark
CML Lisbon City Hall
IBM Bluemix

Global Yet Local

numbers from our last 7 editions

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

From our blog

Continuous analysis of competition should be in every startup’s DNA

Hosting early-stage startups in such demanding week brought to us several learnings. One of the things we noticed was that several of them didn’t yet have a clearly defined competitive advantage, which wasn’t challenging them enough to think about [...]

Lisbon Challenge 2017: Meet the Promising Startups That Will Join the Acceleration Stage

The Lisbon Challenge has just concluded the first stage of the program, the dreaded Bootcamp. After a careful selection process, we finally made the difficult decision of selecting 9 startups to join our accelerator and to receive initial [...]

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Meet the 14 Promising Startups That Will Join Lisbon Challenge 2017

Lisbon Challenge is about to start. But, for the first time in its history, it will invest in the selected startups and that’s part of a whole different plan. After a careful selection process, we [...]

From Philip Morris to Starting His Own Startup – Meet the New Program Manager of Lisbon Challenge

His story will literally knock your socks off and you’re about to know why. It’s time for you to meet Gualberto Pastor, the new Program Manager of Lisbon Challenge. One of the very few memories Gualberto [...]