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Head of Programs at Remarkable Tech





Filipa is a designer of initiatives that foster entrepreneurship and business creation. She is deeply committed to supporting underrepresented impact founders.

Filipa is an experienced director of entrepreneurship acceleration programs and startup ecosystem builder. With her keen focus on propelling entrepreneurs tackling pressing challenges, she has supported those often bypassed by conventional support systems. From Africa and Europe to Oceania and Southeast Asia, Filipa has dedicated her efforts to fostering the sustainable growth of both startups and MSMEs.

Equipped with rich experience in startup acceleration and entrepreneurship ecosystem cultivation, Filipa’s passion is evident in her work with Remarkable where she helms both global pre-accelerator and accelerator programs. These initiatives are dedicated to championing companies pioneering technology to uplift the lives of those with disabilities.

Filipa has a profound background in innovation strategy intertwined with international development. A staunch advocate for underrepresented founders, she notably served as the Director of the SheStarts accelerator. Moreover, she ran the first country-wide startup competition in Guinea Bissau, funded by the World Bank, training over 500 young entrepreneurs.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a double Master's degree in International Business and Social Entrepreneurship from CEMS and Nova School of Business and Economics.