The island of Madeira is at the top of a massive shield volcano that rises about 6 km (20,000 ft) from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.

Madeira Island is best known for its rich tradition, the gastronomy, the breath-taking landscapes, the great weather and the welcoming people. It has about 254 thousand inhabitants. 

Since 2013, Madeira has won 8 times the “Europe’s Leading Island Destination” prize, by the World Travel Awards. Since 2015, it has consecutively won the “Worlds Leading Island Destination” (8 times).


During your stay in Madeira Island, you will definitely have the best of both worlds: boosting your knowledge and expanding your network while still having the time to experience great adventures in the Island: from cannoying, hiking, cultural visits, surfing and gastronomic experiences. And the cheery on top of the cake? You will never want to leave. 

As for accomodation, the Gaming Startup Retreat organization will help you through the process and guide you, from the moment you are selected to take part in the program until the moment you leave (or even if you decide to come back). 

For more information about MADEIRA ISLANDS please visit the oficial site:

The 6 week acceleration program for startups in the gaming & creative industries.

Startup Madeira