IN.AVE Empreende is a Support Program for Technology-Based Entrepreneurship that aims to foster the creation and consolidation of innovative business initiatives. It aims to boost the entrepreneurial spirit and support the implementation of new business projects, contributing to the territorial development of the Ave Region.

The beneficiaries are entrepreneurs of the territory of CIM Ave, or who wish to establish a company in this region, and whose business ideas are associated with the areas of "Culture, Creation and Fashion"; "Agro-environmental Systems and Food" and "Symbolic Capital, Technologies and Tourism Services". 

The selected Entrepreneurs benefit from eleven workshops to accelerate business ideas, from individualized mentoring sessions to the development of the business plan and individualized support sessions for the technical development of a prototype or proof of concept. There is also the opportunity for individualized support at the level of "Negotiation and definition of Equity interest models" and "Support for the formation of new companies". 

The program culminates with a presentation, to some potential investors, of the ten best business projects in an Elevator Pitch session.

The Advanced Program for Accelerating Ideas is co-financed by the Program NORTE 2020 under the IN.AVE 2020 project.