The Portuguese Association of Startups (APSU) was born with the assignment of fostering entrepreneurship and to contribute to a sustainable and innovative economy. Its mission is to stimulate the development of entrepreneurship and job creation through the combination of specialized support infrastructures and services.

Through its aggregation strategy, APSU seeks to organize, promote and share good practices and resources, while simultaneously identifying sectoral and regional gaps in order to address them. It also focuses on finding new business opportunities, stimulating networking, implementing networking actions and advanced coaching sessions.

However, rather than just fostering entrepreneurship, APSU is designed to support those who are already entrepreneurs and to ensure the continuity of the entrepreneurial foundations. To this end, it seeks to provide businessmen and entrepreneurs with specific skills in the field of entrepreneurship believing that this will foster qualified entrepreneurship and the creation of high potential businesses.