Projects & Services

          Recent Projects


Welcome to A Ponte! Our co-work space in Portugal has recently gone through some changes. Sit down for a moment with our European Director, Hendrik von Niessen, to learn about the new updates!


Congratulations to our very own Hendrik for his first place prize on his project concerning recycling coffee at the Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp at the IES Social Business School in Cascais, Portugal. Way to go!

 Espaço Vida Mais- A vibrant thrift shop and "gathering place" for many who are seeking high quality clothing and household items for the people in the lower class neighborhood.

The Loures Community Bazaar - The Bazaar provides critical clothing and small household items approximately 4-5 times per year through a collaboration with German churches and supporters who generously direct regular shipments of high quality used clothing to Loures.

Sete Casas Warehouse A 2,500 square foot warehouse just on the outskirts of Loures which serves many functions including storage, organization, and repair of clothing for the Massama and Loures projects; household appliance restoration and sales; and vintage furniture repair, restoration, customization, and sales.

The Leadership Training Series Seminars and conferences that bring a variety of business, economic, entrepreneurial and other leaders to Portugal to provide critical training, lectures, discussions, and advice to the Portuguese in an effort to share knowledge and build hope.

Business & Cultural Excursions Trips between the U.S. and Portugal designed for business professionals and graduate students to be immersed in the culture and business of both countries, by engaging with entrepreneurs and business leaders, touring companies and universities, and visiting historic landmarks and cities.

The Portuguese Bible Institute (PBI) A non-denominational Bible school conducting evening classes and programs designed to train students from different denominations to be relevant Christian leaders. Classes are taught by professors from Portugal and other countries. The PBI offers programs through extension centers in local churches, as well as the main campus near Lisbon.

Portugal Study Tours Tours offered for undergraduate and graduate level students highlighting the history, faith, culture, food, language, and people of Portugal. Utilizing PBI's spacious campus with accommodations for up to 20, groups can better understand the challenges and opportunities facing the people of Portugal.

A Ponte Based in Loures, approximately 10 min. from Lisbon, A Ponte is a modern co-working space and enterprise incubator, It features offices for rent on an hourly or monthly basis, meeting rooms, seminar areas, and connections to international business leaders and universities. 

Internships and Associates We offer internships in Portugal for short or mid-term lengths of time that cover all facets of business.