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Beta Start – Tourism is a 3-month pre-acceleration program designed to support entrepreneurs in better structuring their business.

Whether you have your project thought through, you built a prototype or you actually have a startup in the tourism industry, this program will help you validate your hypotheses through prototypes and initial product versions – proposing, testing, and structuring your revenue models and cost structures, not to mention the construction of its presentations to clients and investors.

In the end, on Demo Day, you have the opportunity to show your potential as a business and receive feedback from potential customers and investors.

who we are looking for:

Call out for startups looking for the first investment rounds – pre-seed stage or seed stage, located in Portugal or planning to enter the country with a solution to improve the sustainability of the tourism sector:

Dematerialization of processes and services

Recycling, reuse and reduction of waste

 Integration of clean energies

Energy efficiency

Water efficiency

Intelligent Mobility

Customer Experience



Improve your solution

Design a bolder, client-oriented business model with a product-led growth.

Get feedback & mentorship

Access to feedback from mentors and investors matched to your maturity stage.

Learn by doing

Let’s work for real. Go beyond workshops, learn by doing and grow by testing. 


Create a killer pitch

Turn all this leveraging experience and feedback into a killer pitch and presentation.

Ecosystem & Networking

Meet investors, ecosystem partners and stakeholders that can help you grow.  

Funding opportunities

Connect with investors for the chance of getting up to 100k€ in pre-seed investment.

Time for your business

This program sets the agenda from Tuesday to Thursday, you will still have time to keep the pace of your business.

September 29th – October 27th


Ready to take the first step? Submit your application through the F6S platform and seize the opportunity.
November 13th - November 17th

Selection Phase

Time to review and select the most promising startups to take their business to the next level.
November 21st - March 1st

Acceleration Phase

Hands on! Learn about validation, product and business development with the support of the best mentors.
March 20th

Pitch Day

It’s showtime! Share the results of your work with possible investors and clients!

What you will learn

During the acceleration phase you will take a deep dive into:


Put aside your beliefs and validate your assumptions and business visions, learn what investors are looking for, new validation techniques, how to map stakeholders and talk to users, and last but not least, define customer journeys.
(Workshops – Theory + Practice, Sprints and hands-on time, Mentoring sessions)



Insights to Product: Entrepreneurs will transform their validated assumptions into prototypes and products while using tools that will allow them to learn through customer interactions. The startups will launch their MVPs and set their product metrics.
(Workshops – Theory + Practice, Sprints and hands-on time, Mentoring sessions)

Business case

Take a deep dive into business strategy, build a structured business case with a marketing and sales strategy and financial projections. Develop your pitch and practice the presentation.

rules of participation

  • Participation to Beta Start – Tourism is entirely free. This program is supported by Turismo de Portugal and produced by Beta-i.

  • By registering to Beta Start – Tourism you are confirming your participation in team-activities and workshops during three months. The program will be held remotely.

  • We will accept only applications coming through F6S platform.

  • No equity stake involved.

  • Any doubt? Contact us.




Institutional Partners

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