With the aim of fostering entrepreneurship among young people aged 18-29, the ELEVA youth entrepreneurship program returns to Porto on April 16.

The ELEVA training and mentoring program looks to promote innovation for a generation of new ideas, the creation of new businesses, and employment.

Registration is open until April 10, and the training begins on April 16 at the Fundação da Juventude, which is located at the Palácio das Artes, Largo de S. Domingos, in Porto.

The ELEVA youth entrepreneurship program is a joint collaboration through the Emprende Porto program by the Fundação da Juventude that brings together the government of Porto and the Instituto do Emprego e Formação Profissional.

“This generation of young entrepreneurs knows that its success and potential success must be based on its capacity for innovation and creativity, yet it is important to know how to guide and manage this innovation. This is how the ELEVA program seeks to empower young entrepreneurs,” said Francisco Maria Balsemão, President of the Board of Directors at the Fundação da Juventude.

Aimed at unemployed youth or 18-29 year olds looking for their first job, the youth entrepreneurship training combines practical and theoretical components.

In addition to earning a certificate of qualification, the training program also provides training grants, food allowances, and subsistence allowances for transportation expenses for those in need.

The program for young entrepreneurs is a training and education strategy for entrepreneurship, from which the Fundação da Juventude and the Porto City Council come together to develop a set of continuous initiatives aimed at promoting an entrepreneurial culture among young people, affirming Porto as a reference city in Young Entrepreneurship.

Aimed at young people, residents, and students in Porto, the ELEVA program is designed for those who want to improve their entrepreneurial skills or stimulate a business idea in the city of Porto.

Porto is no stranger to innovation. The Porto Tech Hub Conference will return to the city May 18 for its fourth installment with the mission of stimulating the technological potential of the city, not only in human resources, but also in attracting and welcoming companies and talents in this sector.

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