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Portuguese incubator seeks Korean start-ups

May 30,2018
The Portuguese Embassy in Seoul is inviting Korean start-ups to apply to the country’s incubator program.

“Building Global Innovators is a world-class tech startups accelerator, based jointly in Lisbon, with operations in Cambridge, Massachusetts,” the embassy said in a statement jointly released with Aicep Portugal Global, a government agency tasked with attracting foreign investment to Portugal, on Tuesday.

The program, now in its ninth year, is looking for start-ups working in IT, medical devices, smart cities, blockchain, artificial intelligence and water resources.

Successful applicants will receive a “personal weekly mentorship program for six months with industry experts” and “access to global network of investors.”

Start-ups with less than five years of experience in “need of considerable human and financial resources to achieve full commercialization” are welcome to apply through June 15.

For more information, visit bgi.pt/bgiacceleration.

BY ESTHER CHUNG [chung.juhee@joongang.co.kr]