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THE BEST START-UP FRIENDLY CITY OF EUROPE

Winner

City of Porto
Portugal

CITY OF PORTO

Porto is a melting pot where people, tradition, history, and the amenities of a modern metropolis come together in one of Western Europe’s most vibrant cities. As Portugal’s second-largest city, it is not just a prime tourist destination, but also a home to a burgeoning tech start-up scene and a myriad of innovative ventures. In fact, it is one of the only municipalities in Europe that has a start-up programme to encourage and stimulate entrepreneurship.

RUI MOREIRA

Rui Moreira began as a political commentator on television, before he was elected President of the Commercial Association of Porto – a position he held for 12 years. In parallel Rui also held advisory positions in the areas of trade, culture and higher education at the University of Porto, and at the Catholic University. Rui Moreira led an independent bid for the Porto City Council in 2013, where he took his position as the residing Mayor of Porto.

THE BEST START-UP FRIENDLY CITY OF EUROPE