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National Competition for Young Entrepreneurs – 2017

The application period for the
st Edition of the National Competition for Young Entrepreneurs
is now open from the 20
th of March to the 10
th of May.  
Around €17,000 will be awarded in prizes

Submitted projects should be from one of the following areas of intervention:
Creative Entrepreneurship, which includes cultural and creative activities, and;
Social Entrepreneurship, where projects with innovative responses will be distinguished from the traditional responses to solving social problems by their potential impact and sustainability.


Those who may participate in the 1
st National Competition of Young Entrepreneurs are
young people in Secondary Education, either in public or private schools, vocational training centres, or other training entities that offers dual certification, or
University students, either at public or private universities, or polytechnics, who are aged between 18 and 25.


50 papers will be selected (25 for Secondary Education and 25 for University Education) for the 1st National Convention of Young Entrepreneurs, and this listing will be published on the website of the competition during the month of May, 2017, after evaluation by the jury.


The 1
st National Convention of Young Entrepreneurs will take place on the
th, 6
th, and 7
th of June
, 2017, at the ‘Alfândega’ Congress Centre in Porto. 


Sponsored and supported by the Youth Foundation (Fundação da Juventude) and StartUP Youth (StartUP Juventude), with the support of IAPMEI, IEFP, IPDJ and the Porto Municipal Council, and counting with Santander Totta, Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa and Brisa as patrons of this initiative, the Competition intends to encourage an entrepreneurial spirit among young people through the implementation of innovative projects. Applications should be submitted from the 20
th of March to the 10
th of May on the site:

The Youth Foundation (Fundação da Juventude) is available to clarify any doubts. 


Manager: Paula Cardoso 


Telef.: +351 22 339 35 30