Empowered Startups partners with Politécnico da Guarda to facilitate HQA Visa R&D Activities

Vancouver, British Columbia, July 20, 2022 — International business incubator, Empowered Startups is pleased to announce the launch…

Vancouver, British Columbia, July 20, 2022 — International business incubator, Empowered Startups is pleased to announce the launch of a partnership with Portuguese University, Politécnico da Guarda.

This strategic partnership will allow Empowered Startups to bring international entrepreneurs and early stage funding to researchers at Politécnico da Guarda and the Municipality of Seia. Politécnico da Guarda has research specializations in many areas that align with the highly qualified activities of Empowered’s entrepreneurs and domain experts, including electronics and energy, prototyping and digital manufacturing, material innovation, information systems, and robotics.

“We are quite excited to expand our activities in Portugal to the Serra de Estrela region and bring highly qualified people to Seia and Politécnico da Guarda to build and develop exciting new projects. There seems to be real enthusiasm in the region to develop innovation and entrepreneurial activity and we look forward to further stimulating that desire through our HQA program and the international talent we can bring to the region,” said Chris Lennon, President & General Counsel at Empowered Startups

Politécnico da Guarda is headquartered in Guarda, an area known for the beauty of its surroundings, mildness of its climate, an enormous local stone castle, and the nearby Serra de Estrela mountain range. Politécnico da Guarda also has a secondary campus in the Municipality of Seia, which is the home of incredible views and Portugal’s only natural ski resort.

About Empowered Startups

Empowered Startups is an Innovative Startup Incubator and foundry headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. With offices in Canada, Portugal, the United States, and France we train/mentor/and network entrepreneurs to successfully launch new businesses in diverse international markets. As a foundry we also conceive, build and launch our own products and solutions. Our training tools and mentorship are used and recognized by leading university labs, Startup incubators, and innovation hubs worldwide.

Empowered Startups is recognized by the Canadian Government as a designated start-up business incubator, a key contributor to Portugal’s HQA Visa Program, and provider of incubation support for the USA EB2 National Interest Waiver Program.

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