Since 2017, Grow has partnered with 18 startups, from different sectors and at different development stages

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Agentifai helps contact centers to become autonomous and improves the experience of customers, by using the power of AI to autonomously interact with customers through natural language


Intelligent control system that uses drones to capture detailed infrastructures information, transforming captured images into data


Event Management solution with ID technology, that allows the digital identification of all participants through physical identifiers


Biomode develops and commercializes rapid diagnostic kits for the detection of foodborne and clinical pathogens, allowing faster, more accurate and economic testing for both food industry and healthcare


DefinedCrowd is a Smart Data platform that enables data scientists to collect, refine, and structure training data for AI and ML applications


GFoundry is a SaaS B2B product, offering a gamification multiplatform to engage and motivate and involve employees and customers


A spin-off company from University of Porto who focuses on cybersecurity, security technologies, security auditing, performance consulting and data protection laws


Incision gives people access to shared experiences, skills and expertise by providing tools to get a quicker and more thorough preparation for the OR


Mapidea allows companies to leverage their location data with a Location Intelligence software and transform business intelligence reports into real business outcomes


MobiQueue wants to optimize people’s time by allowing users to access the queue of a service, without being physically on the store


Nutrium developed a software that allows dietitians and patients to work closely together, by simplifying the tasks of professionals and motivating patients to achieve their goals

Oaken Innovations

Oaken is a blockchain technology company focused on secure IoT applications. Oaken’s ACORNs are created to grow the foundation for smart cities and applications of the future


PeekMed provides 3D orthopedic surgical planning tools, that help orthopedic surgeons to intuitively and freely manipulate the 3D model created through the imaging study of the patient


ProGrow allows organizations to improve production processes in sustainable and continuous ways, by using a platform built around the continuous improvement principles of DADA LOOP


Stratio’s Artificial Intelligence algorithms enable real-time data collection from vehicles, to predict breakdowns, reduce downtime and repair costs using Predictive Intelligence

Sword Health

Sword Health offers the first AI-powered digital therapist ever with which is building the standard of care for the rehabilitation industry for the next 50 years

Trigger Systems

A platform that allows the remote control of several systems such as irrigation by using exclusive calculation models based on weather forecasts that can achieve more than 40% in water savings


Digital platform for clinical training & analysis to support and empower healthcare teams to provide the best quality care


  • The collaboration with José de Mello and Grow was very positive, having opened doors to new business verticals. The success of this collaboration was in large part due to the professionalism shown by both parties. The knowledge sharing and synergies created allowed an overcome of the state of art and raise of the service quality

  • The Grow initiative is a very fast and dynamic way of getting access to the resources of one of the largest Hospital groups' in Portugal, which turns to be a huge help for startups!

  • An excellent opportunity to validate proGrow's value in the chemical industry. Our thank you to the amazing Grow team

  • The Grow team is focused on achieving goals and therefore has been the engine for the projects that we developed with José de Mello. What we have achieved would not be possible without their contribution in making the drive of innovation

    Sword Health
    Sword Health


Do I have to offer a solution that fits all the companies of José de Mello Group?

No, your solution may just fit one of the companies. However, if your solution is applicable to more than one company, you can present it to all

Do I have to offer a technology based solution?

No, we are available to support all types of solutions, as long as they are related to one of our sectors

Does it have to be a developed product or can it still be a prototype?

We are open to work with products/services at any stage, from an idea to a market-ready product

Is there a timeline for the application?

No, we are always open to receiving new applications

What does Grow gain from mentoring and testing solutions with startups?

Grow enables José de Mello Group companies to improve customers’ experience and continue to build sustainable businesses

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