About Us

We are a Talent Accelerator Platform to “Turn On” Talents for International Experiences.

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The Tonnie Concept

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We’ve been in the business of tech and tech recruitment for a really long time.

Over the years, we noticed that IT employers and tech talent would voice the same concerns time and again.

On the one hand, companies were having a hard time hiring and retaining qualified candidates. Due to the ever-increasing demand for tech workers and the growing talent deficit in Europe, local recruitment had become a costly and time-consuming endeavor.

On the other hand, international specialists who’d otherwise make a perfect fit were getting turned down by potential employers — not because they didn’t have the tech expertise but simply due to a lack of soft skills or because their English was a little rusty.

We figured it would be great if someone could provide high-skilled candidates with the extra bit of support and training they needed to make them international-ready — and then help them connect with the right employers. 

That’s how the Tonnie concept was born back in 2019.

Since then, we’ve helped 1,000+ talents from all over the world to hone their skills, get hired by global companies, and succeed in the international job market.

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Our team

Team Member Jose Bouca

José Alberto Amicci Bouça


I have a bachelor’s in Computer Science and over 20 years of experience in Information Technology and Business Operations. I actively worked to promote innovations, founded and led the Genova accelerator inside Spread, made several trips abroad (USA, Israel, China, Portugal, Japan) looking for ways to build new businesses and innovations.

Team Member Rogerio Meireles

Rogerio Meireles


Establishing relationships is my strength. During my professional journey, I have built connections based on honesty and trust. From my experience in business development and partnerships combined with inbound marketing strategies, data analysis, and a digital approach, I have helped companies in their expansion process.

David Carvalhão

Associated Partner & Advisor

Graduated in Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Aveiro, he is an obsessive serial entrepreneur, has more than 21 startups and patents in his history. Trainer and mentor of some of the best known acceleration programs in Portugal and Spain, such as the Lisbon Challenge, Startup Open Lisboa or EDP Energy Accelerator.

Are You Ready to Take the Next Step?

Whether you’re looking to fill your tech vacancies or build an international career, we can help.