The Venture Builder is a non-profit association that began in 2005, a pioneer in Portugal to promote Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Our mission is to support entrepreneurs to make their dreams come true and promote the development of new businesses.

About Softlanding Virtual

Through our new service – SOFTLANDING VIRTUAL – you can create your company in Portugal, doing business in Europe and taking advantage of the high-income 500 millions consumers.

The Venture Builder Softlanding Virtual program is focused for startups from all over the world interested to use Portugal as a gateway to enter in the largest economy in the world: European Union. This program helps startups and companies in general to enter European Union with a very small investment. All of this, digital and virtual, without the need to come to Portugal.



The place is very well positioned within less than a 30 minut drive from Lisbon. It’s considered the “logistics center” for the Lisbon area (more than 3 million consumers live here). Besides you are going to have full access to European Funds whereas if you were based in Lisbon, it will not be the case.
It’s more than 10,000 square meters with Coworking, an Auditorium and several incubation rooms.

Virtual Softlanding Packs

Virtual Softlanding Pack

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Tourism Softlanding Pack

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Virtual Softlanding Pack

    – Creation of the Taxpayer
    – Business Registration
    – Appointment of Legal Representative and Insurances
      Registered Office, Tax and Official Receipt of correspondence
    – Administrative support
    – Opening of Bank Account
    – Appointment of Certified Accountant (first 3 months free)


Tourism Softlanding Pack

The Tourism Innovation Hub, powered by “The Venture Builder”, is aimed at Tourism startups who want to scale to Europe, using Portugal as a gateway.

     – Workshops (Market Validation, European Investor Value Proposition, European Market Action 
     – One-to-One Mentorship
     – European Market Validation
     – Customer Acquisition
     – Participation in Open Innovation Programs
     – Fundraising, Grants


Softlanding Premium Pack

    – Use of the meeting room (5 hours a week);
    – Use of a coworking space – whenever you need!!!
    – Consulting – Shared Services Centre
    – Innovation Hub (services customised to the startup needs with a monthly investment to be detailed after


Innovation Hub

The Portugal-North America Innovation Hub, powered by “The Venture Builder” aims to attract startups and companies from Brazil to:
– Access to the European market and to more than 500 million high-income consumers;
– Promotion of strategic alliances between companies from Portugal and North America that intend to develop Open Innovation projects;
– Joint promotion of Softlanding Programs between Portugal and North America
– Joint mentoring between Portugal and North America;
– Joint Investment Promotion between Portugal and North America


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Our Team

Carlos Cortes

Fernando Gaspar

Mariana Nogueira

José Matos


Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

“I did two conferences with The Venture Builder and I really liked it because the way of working is pragmatic and all information is clarified with objectivity. They have done all the due diligence paperwork and submit the application for different Portugal 2020 calls. Happy to know that we were approved for one of the calls. I recommend to any startup that wants to do business from Portugal to consult The Venture Builder.”

João Marcelo

CEO NovarumSky Brazil

“I have been working with The Venture Builder for little time, and regardless of the pandemic, the project has been moving forward. Carlos is always suggesting new opportunities for collaborations and available resources. I should also note their attention in progress and will to help and guide you on this adventure. The Venture Builder is a great option for your business looking to expand to new grounds, or your startup project, if you want to come to Europe by using Portugal as a gateway. ”

Bruno Magni


“Have attended Web Summit Startup Circuit organized by The Venture Builder. I had the chance to get to know the portuguese Startups ecosystem and meet amazing people during the 7 days of the event as well as the great content that was available for all. Now I know what it takes to create my own company in Portugal. I recommend it to everyone and hope to attend it again future events.”

Christian Forestieri

CEO ParqueSoft Colombia 

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