Startup Europe Awards


Live Electric Tour is the portuguese winner for the tourism category

Country: Portugal

Category: Tourism

Project Aim: We’ve created Live Electric Tours because we love challenges. Creating a new company linked to electric mobility was without a doubt the greatest challenge of our lives. We believe that we will be able to change some mentalities and contribute to a greener future in the cities, giving space to more sustainable tourism.


What does Live Electic Tour do?

There has to be mobility and connectivity in the tourism sector:

Who are the new tourists and what are their needs? This was the question that brought us to our starting point. The new tourists are young, used to make city breaks, and willing to be always online to share on social networks their traveling experiences. When we looked for a mobility solution to solve all these requirements, we did not find an answer. With this challenge we created Live Electric Tours. A Self-Drive Experience, in a 100% electric vehicles, equipped with free wifi, GPS Audio guide, and a world wide innovation, a live camera that allows you to transmit the whole experience live with family and friends through social networks.

What is Live Electric Tour future?


Being able to present Live Electric Tours to Europe represents that we can demonstrate that in Portugal there are Startups with a similar level of innovation that in the other EU countries.

As CEO, winning this award represents a lot. It is an extra motivation, it represents recognition at a national level.

Being able to compete in Europe with our project is a huge pride, which reinforces an old maxim: sometimes dreams come true.




The best Portuguese, Kosovar and Hungarian startups already have their representatives for the StartUp Europe Awards 2017

Last December was a busy month for the StartUp Europe Awards, as several countries celebrated their finals, including Portugal, Kosovo and Hungary.

StartUp Europe Awards is promoted by the European Commission and supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassador and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with StartUp Europe.

Live Electric Tour is going to represent Portugal in the Eurovision for StartUps. The winner of Fábrica de StartUps is a Self Drive experience in 100% electric vehicles for tourists in the City of Lisbon.Our vehicles are the only ones in the world, because they are equipped with Free Wi-fi, GPS Audio Guide, and a Live camera that lets you share the whole experience with family and friends through social media.

Fábrica de Startups the Portuguese country manager´s mission is to help people become successful entrepreneurs. Using their methodology they help them identifying business ideas, creating teams, designing their business model, finding customers and in the launching of the company.

The victor of Innovation Centre Kosovo is Formon, they will represent Kosovo in the Creative category. Formon designs, develops and manufactures easy to use and affordable desktop 3D Printers.

The Innovation Centre Kosovo is a centre whose aim is to connect research and development component of scientific field with the business sector, focusing on creating new job opportunities oriented towards the future, based on knowledge and new technology. ICK was founded to support entrepreneurship, innovation and commercially based business development, with a focus on information and communication technology. The centre supports both start-ups and existing companies with the potential for growth.

Both the gastronomy category and the IoT category will be covered in Hungary. Neumann Non for profit winners are Maxwhere for IoT and for Gastronomy. The first one has developed a 3D operation system for those who want to step out of the barriers of the 2D environment while making their work environment more effective. Maxwhere is for radically transforming the daily human experience through richer, more entertaining and socially meaningful shared VR. A core vision behind MaxWhere is to present people with personal, social and public VR spaces mixed with real-word interplay. In second hand is a B2B Horeca Marketplace for trusted suppliers and buyers.  Through a one request multiple quotation method contacts relevant and approved suppliers that can meet the needs of the buyers.


Open call for Portuguese Tourism StartUps

Fábrica de Startups partnered with Finnova Foundation and represents Portugal’s country manager at the Startup Europe Awards. Applications are open for all Portuguese Startups in the Tourism sector!

Created in 2016, the Startup Europe Awards award the best European Startups in 18 different categories. This awards, promoted by

European Commission aresupported by the President of the Committe of Regions and several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors.  The contest starts at regional level, proceeds to national level and reaches its end with a European final, which will take place in Brussels early in 2018.

The Portuguese final event will take place on January 11 in Oeiras, where Fábrica de Startups will receive all startups who applied to judge their pitches. The event will run only in one of the categories: Tourism.

In only five minutes, participants will have to prove their value by pitching their business idea and showing they are the best candidate to represent Portugal in Brussels’ final event.

In Brussels, the winner of each category will receive a ticket for a mentorship program through the Startup Europe Accelerator, which will provide legal and communication support, help to the internationalization process and access to European funds like the SME Instrument.

If you are interest in participate, clic here.