Meet our mentors

In the end, it’s all about people

Our Mentors Network includes some of our Top Managers and Experts, who are ready and willing to challenge and support startups in their journey

They can help you across different stages of your startup, connecting you to the right person or simply offering friendly and independent advice


  • Being a Grow Mentor allowed me to participate in the development of extraordinary companies. It has been great to be challenged and to be close to their evolution throughout the time

    André de Albuquerque
    André de Albuquerque Bondalti
  • The experience of mentoring is an opportunity to give back, but also to be engaged in a thriving ecosystem that challenges our own perceptions as managers

    Frederico Lobato de Melo
    Frederico Lobato de Melo Brisa
  • My experience has proven me that mentorship is a win-win situation: it has been a great opportunity to meet great business ideas and extraordinary people with great minds

    Miguel Pacheco
    Miguel Pacheco José de Mello Capital
  • My favourite part of being mentor has been seeing new companies to grow day by day and be conscious about the impact these new solutions will have on society soon

    Zaida Dias
    Zaida Dias CUF

The mentors

  • André de Albuquerque
    André de Albuquerque Executive Director at Bondalti
  • Bruno Tavares
    Bruno Tavares M&A & Startup Program Manager at Brisa
  • Diogo Almeida Santos
    Diogo Almeida Santos Senior Consultant at Bondalti
  • Diogo Mendes
    Diogo Mendes Deputy Head of Technical Area at Bondalti
  • Eduardo Ramos
    Eduardo Ramos Executive Director at Brisa
  • Filipe Coelho
    Filipe Coelho Mobility Program Manager at Via Verde
  • Francisco Gonçalves Pereira
    Francisco Gonçalves Pereira General Manager at José de Mello Capital
  • Francisco Gorjão
    Francisco Gorjão Executive Director at CUF Sintra, CUF Almada & CUF Miraflores
  • Frederico Lobato de Melo
    Frederico Lobato de Melo Deputy Head of Business Development at Brisa
  • Guilherme Magalhães
    Guilherme Magalhães Executive Director at CUF
  • Inácio Almeida e Brito
    Inácio Almeida e Brito Executive Director at CUF
  • João Azevedo Coutinho
    João Azevedo Coutinho Executive Board Member at José de Mello Capital
  • João Leal
    João Leal Clinical Information & Business Intelligence Manager at CUF
  • Jorge Maia Gomes
    Jorge Maia Gomes Board Member at CUF (Cluster Norte)
  • José Maria Lima
    José Maria Lima General Manager at BAS
  • Lara Moura
    Lara Moura Research and Innovation Manager at A-to-Be
  • Manuel Melo Ramos
    Manuel Melo Ramos Managing Director at BCR
  • Micaela Pires Cabral
    Micaela Pires Cabral Head of Strategy, Control, Innovation & Sustainability at Bondalti
  • Miguel Grade
    Miguel Grade Marketing Intelligence Manager at CUF
  • Miguel Pacheco
    Miguel Pacheco Head of Finance at José de Mello Capital
  • Nuno Martins
    Nuno Martins Strategic Marketing Manager at Brisa
  • Paulo Ferreira
    Paulo Ferreira IT Services Manager at Brisa
  • Pedro Botelheiro
    Pedro Botelheiro Product Management Director at Via Verde
  • Pedro Pais
    Pedro Pais Deputy Head of Strategy and Business Development at Bondalti
  • Pedro Rocha e Melo
    Pedro Rocha e Melo Deputy CEO at Brisa
  • Ricardo Tavares
    Ricardo Tavares Compensation and HR Business Intelligence Manager at CUF
  • Rui Diniz
    Rui Diniz Deputy CEO at CUF
  • Vasco Luís de Mello
    Vasco Luís de Mello Executive Director at CUF
  • Zaida Dias
    Zaida Dias Digital Customer Experience Manager at CUF

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