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THE PERFECT ECOSYSTEM TO DEVELOP YOUR STARTUP

MEET GROW

Grow connects startups with José de Mello Group companies in win-win partnerships

Startups will develop their solutions faster and boost its launch by gaining access to real life market feedback

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Grow Industry provides startups access to Bondalti, the largest Portuguese operator in the chemical industry with proprietary technology and a strong commitment to sustainability

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Grow Health provides startups access to CUF, leader in the provision of private health care in Portugal with more than 70 years of experience

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Grow Mobility provides startups access to Brisa, an international reference in the management and operation of motorways with a strong focus on technological innovation in the mobility area

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We are looking for startups with disruptive business ideas to establish new partnerships and explore new areas of knowledge

WHAT MOVES US

  • Challenging our companies’ business models
  • Implementing innovative solutions to our clients
  • Promoting a vibrant innovation culture to our employees
  • Contributing to the economic development
  • Building sustainable businesses

OUR PROMISE TO STARTUPS

We provide the expertise that startups need to succeed and grow in the real world

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CONNECT

Get access to key people in our internal and external networks

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VALIDATE

Get feedback on the readiness of the solution for real world implementation

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PILOT

Run field-tests in real life situations

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BOOST

Accelerate growth with the benefit of additional credibility, relationships and mentoring

OUR INVESTMENT POLICY

We consider investment as a means to further support the development of startups that participate in Grow

We have a flexible approach to investment, both on timing (Pre-Seed to Series A) and on co-investments with funds or individual investors

MEET OUR TEAM

  • Bernardo Alvares Barros
    Bernardo Alvares Barros Grow Mobility
  • Bernardo Gross
    Bernardo Gross Grow Senior Care
  • Bruno Tavares
    Bruno Tavares Grow Mobility
  • Caetana Gomes Leal
    Caetana Gomes Leal Grow Health
  • Eduardo Ramos
    Eduardo Ramos Grow Mobility
  • Guilherme Magalhães
    Guilherme Magalhães Grow Health
  • Inês Ribeiro
    Inês Ribeiro Grow Chemicals
  • João de Mello
    João de Mello Grow Chemicals
  • João Mil-Homens
    João Mil-Homens Grow
  • Marta Bento
    Marta Bento Grow Health
  • Micaela Pires Cabral
    Micaela Pires Cabral Grow Chemicals
  • Nuno Cadima
    Nuno Cadima Grow Health
  • Pedro Rocha e Melo
    Pedro Rocha e Melo Grow
  • Teresa Sousa
    Teresa Sousa Grow

MEET OUR ADVISORY BOARD

A group of external experts with broad knowledge on the startups’ ecosystem, that actively contributes to Grow

  • Cristina Fonseca
    Cristina Fonseca
  • Luís Roquette Geraldes
    Luís Roquette Geraldes
  • Pedro Santos Vieira
    Pedro Santos Vieira
  • Rui Coutinho
    Rui Coutinho

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