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We invest in entrepreneurs and startups with new businesses or products with cork.

Priority is given to calls, as it allows us to define deadlines for evaluation and decision making. In addition, they are followed by an acceleration program that will benefit both entrepreneurs and projects.

However, we are always open to welcome entrepreneurs who want to share their ideas or projects with us. Hence, applications may be submitted at any time.

Regarding the period following each call, after a screening phase, the selected entrepreneurs are offered the opportunity to participate in an acceleration program – made in partnership with Beta-I - designed to help them enhance their project and finally present a business proposition to Amorim Cork Ventures.

Possible outcomes are:

  • an invitation to run an incubation period, where some aspects of the project/business are developed (e.g. prototyping), or
  • a decision to create a new company/startup with the entrepreneurs.

Amorim Cork Ventures’ support includes:

  • Financing for startups (or for the incubation period)
  • Technical knowledge as well as management skills and support from other business areas (e.g. communication, legal, logistics, etc.)
  • Networking of a multinational corporation
  • Managerial and industrial infrastructures (in Portugal)
  • Access to a set of technologies and production techniques in a world leader company

Target and breadth of scope

go / no go
PITCH
Entrepreneurial Skills
Business Model
Pitch
start
SEED
Mentoring
Facilities
Prototyping
go / no go
STARTUP
Facilities
Network
Capital
yes / no

The target of Amorim Cork Ventures are entrepreneurs with:

  • a good concept or business idea with cork
  • a new cork product, with a business model/plan to propose
  • existing small businesses with growth potential

The target of Amorim Cork Ventures are entrepreneurs with:

  • a good concept or business idea with cork
  • a new cork product, with a business model/plan to propose
  • existing small businesses with growth potential

Application Submission Procedure

By submitting an application form and sending it to corkventures@amorim.com, you acknowledge and agree that the sole purpose of your application is to become a potential candidate for the ACV's Business Incubation Programme and that you will not receive any compensation or payment whatsoever for submitting your application form.