Approximate study time: 3 Minutes

>Release date: 15 October 2020

Net Me Up 2020

Net Me UP is a networking program with the mission of supporting and leveraging entrepreneurs and startups linked to Tourism, preferably based in Baixo Alentejo and the Algarve, although open to participants from other areas of the country, to access investors, partners, mentors and potential customers on board a vessel.


This year Turismo de Portugal, Creative Territories, AlgarExperience and GEN Portugal joined again for another networking trip.


On board will be 35 startups, in a total of 50 entrepreneurs, and about 3 dozen investors, partners and potential customers, who will have a moment of networking and access to inspiring talks. Subsequently, and already on the ground, the 6 finalists determined a priori will dispute the prize of 2,000 € and 6 months of incubation at Creative Territories. The 6 finalists will make their pitches for 3 minutes, followed by 3 minutes for questions by the judges.



NET ME UP | 10/14/2020 | 2 pm - 7 pm | @Marina de Albufeira (AlgarExperience):

1. Boarding & Welcome Drink;
2. Networking & Pitches on board;
3. Inspiring Talks;
4. Be the best Networker in the world;
5. 5:30 pm: Intervention by the Secretary of State for Tourism, on land;
6. Disclosure of Finalist Projects, on land;
7. Selection of the 3 winners.


TARGET: Technological and non-technological projects, which fall - preferably - in the following types:

  1. Mobility and sustainable consumption, by companies and tourists
  2. Seamless experience throughout the tourist travel cycle
  3. Segmentation and customization of digital strategies of companies and destinations
  4. Optimization of companies' business operations in terms of management and marketing
  5. Valuation of the strategic assets of the Tourism Strategy 2027


Get on board, bring your Pitch ready and disembark with € 2,000 in hand, 6 months of incubation at Creative Territories and access to a network of partners, investors and potential customers!


Access the application form HERE !


For more information, consult the Program Regulation .

Do you want to help us spread the word? Access our Communication Kit (constantly updated)!



  • Cristina Salsinha, Turismo de Portugal
  • Isabel Neves, BA Lisbon
  • João Borga, National Incubator Network
  • Pedro de Mello Breyner, Portugal Ventures
  • Roberto Antunes, NEST - Tourism Innovation Center



  • Ana Caldeira, Turismo de Portugal
  • João Paiva Mendes, BOOST Portugal - “The Future of Tourism in Portugal”
  • Pedro Bacalhau, AlgarExperience - “The Challenges of Entrepreneurship in Tourism”
  • Rita Marques, Secretary of State for Tourism



  • Ana Marques, National Incubator Network
  • Ana Rufino, Level Up Tavira
  • André Leitão, Blue Fleet
  • Aquiles Marreiros, CCDR - Algarve
  • Carlos Lopez-Cano Vieira, ISMAT
  • Carolina Travassos, IAPMEI
  • Fernando Horta, Level Up Tavira
  • Francesco Berrettini, Algarve STP
  • Hernani Sousa, Marketing Specialist
  • Hortênsio Fernandes, Yellow Fish Transfers
  • Hugo Barros, UAlg
  • Hugo Batalha, Trivalor
  • João Pedro Fernandes, Turismo do Algarve
  • José Maia, GMT Hospitality
  • Luís Sommer Ribeiro, Gastão da Cunha Ferreira
  • Maria Loureiro de Lemos, Eat.Drink.Discover
  • Pedro Valadas Monteiro, DRAP Algarve
  • Ricardo Afonso, Barraqueiro Transportes
  • Ricardo Oliveira, ISMAT
  • Sara Silva, Algarve Wine Commission
  • Susana da Gama Nunes, Gastão da Cunha Ferreira



Turismo de Portugal, AlgarExperience, GEN Portugal, Open Media Group