Located in the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira, a Portuguese Island,is best known for its rich tradition, delicious food, breath-taking landscapes and great temperatures.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira has about 270,000 inhabitants and Funchal, the capital city, is home to 45% of the population (130,000 inhabitants).

In 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Madeira won the "Europe’s Leading Island Destination" prize, by the World Travel Awards.


Currently, tourism is the main activity and the biggest source of revenue of Madeira’s economy. Each year, it’s estimated that one million tourists visit Madeira and more than half a million passengers arrive on cruise ships, in Funchal.

In Funchal you can find a large offer of Tourist Animations companies, most of the hotels and plenty of events and cultural offers. There is no doubt that Madeira is the perfect place for your Startup to learn about new markets and, who knows, perhaps apply and develop your product with new people and expand your client and/or active users.

Madeira has been hosting large events and welcoming several modern companies.
Another important source of revenue for the regional economy is agriculture, which includes the banana production for regional and national consumption, flowers, the famous Madeira wine and embroidery.


During your stay in Madeira, at the Madeira Startup Retreat, you will be able to work on the future of your business and still have time for adventures and to experience unique activities like hiking, Levada walking, and cultural visits. We won't even mention the delicious dishes, wine tasting, and regional drinks that you must try!
As for the accommodation, the Madeira Startup Retreat's organization will help you through the booking process. During your booking process, we will help you choose your local home and we will make sure you have (almost) nothing to worry about.

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