Inês Santos Silva

Executive Leadership Program - Lisbon Class 01

Inês Santos Silva
My experience and deep interests:
I am based in: Porto


I am a young entrepreneur and community builder that has been recognized for my work as a startup accelerator and community builder on a national and international level. I am the co-founder of multiple startup initiatives, including StartupX, Trojan Horse was a Unicorn, Startup Pirates, Startup Tour and I am also an avid TEDx organizer, a Sandbox Portugal Ambassador and one of the youngest ever graduates of Singularity University.


I am on a mission to help entrepreneurs and startups grow beyond their wildest dream. In 2012 I co-founded StartupX, a non-profit organization, to multiply the market and social impact of entrepreneurs and startups around the world. As part of this program, I have launched 3 initiatives: Startup Pirates, Startup Tour and Startup Pirates is a one-week community driven acceleration program for entrepreneurs in the making, which in 3 years spread to over 20 countries on 4 continents with extensive recognition by the media. Startup Tour is a 3 day program designed to provide access to the best startup ecosystems. is an online portal focus on the Portuguese startup scene.


I am also involved in the TED community as a passionate TEDx organizer, in the One/Thousand Network as an Ambassador for Portugal and Global Shapers as a member for Lisbon. I am an alumni of the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program.