We believe ideas can change the world.

And that anyone can produce an impact.

Upframe aims to become a global reference and authority in pre-acceleration, shaping the next generation of entrepreneurs by building an immersive experience, focused on young aspiring startup builders.

We want to empower a generation of entrepreneurs with a critical mindset and tools to follow their dreams, connecting them to the people and institutions who will smooth their journey.

It's not our expectation that everyone who comes through our doors will already have a startup, but it is our expectation that by the time they finish with us, they know that a startup dream is possible and plausible.

Growth Mindset

We are consistently learning, analysing and understanding what went well and what could have gone better. We are a 'work in progress', always growing through the result of previous smaller steps.


We embrace our true personality, being authentic in the way we communicate. We are not afraid to go after our dreams, solving the problems we set ourselves to work on, no matter how hard or crazy the solutions might be.


Knowledge must be shared. If we work together, we can built build a stronger future for our community and the following generations, shaping experiences with the objective of promoting a more open and united society.

To make this dream possible we have to thank Startup Lisboa and our mentors.

Being the Pre-Acceleration Programme powered by Startup Lisboa sets a high bar for quality, dedication and professionalism that the most influential Portuguese incubator has been constantly pushing up throughout their existence.

In addition to their expertise we are supported by a group of wonderful and experienced mentors who passed through companies like Tesla, Twitter and Spotify, and many more.

With Startup Lisboa support, guidance and supervision, but still keeping our creative and organisational freedom, as well as with the help of our dedicated mentors, we designed an immersive and mentorship-driven, 6-week journey focused in solving problems worth solving. — A pre-acceleration programme unlike any other in the world.

This mentorship-driven process will guide first-time entrepreneurs to get their idea to an early stage of development.


These are the doers facilitating your dream

Filipa Fernandes

Head of Marketing & Communication

Daniela Miranda

Honorary Alumni

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