NOVA has been a pioneer in encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship among its students, and as such it is proud to celebrate the 15th anniversary of its renowned Starters Academy programme. Since its inception, hundreds of students have benefited from this practical approach to entrepreneurship, and many have gone on to successfully launch their own start-ups.
A job well-done by the university which has been granted recognition in Portugal and internationally. NOVA is the university with more company founders among its alumni according to the University Ranking Report 2022 by Startup Portugal. Moreover, it was recognized as "Young Entrepreneurial University of the Year" in 2022, by the Accreditation for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU).
The Starters Academy programme is designed to stimulate the entrepreneurial spirit in students and provide them with the fundamental tools to create their own start-up. The programme is led by a panel of expert mentors and trainers who are recognized in the field and offer invaluable guidance to students.
To celebrate this milestone, on 31 May, NOVA will organise a special event at the Rectorate, Campolide campus, celebrating the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that characterises life at NOVA and which will include the final pitches session of this year's edition of Starters Academy.