Upside is a young, dynamic company, based in Portugal, founded by two Dutch guys with background in fashion, design and innovation. Upside (the name says it all) helps companies to create an economic advantage (or upside) if they move their production to Portugal. Upside helps design companies, fashion labels and innovative start-ups to relocate to Portugal or outsource their production to Portugal. The main focus is to attract Dutch clients in product design, fashion, consumer products, tourism.
Upside helps companies in two ways:
1: assisting them to get an investment subsidy and start their operations in Portugal. Upside will guide them to this process, starting with a quickscan, followed by a feasibility study and ultimately submitting a grant application.
2: assist them to source their production in Portugal, for example production of fashion, textiles, furniture and ceramics. Upside helps to select the right supplier, negotiate the terms and prices and quality control. Upside gets a commission on the order and makes sure the process works fluidly.