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Startup Digest Portugal - 4 day weeks - Week #28

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Startup Digest Portugal

The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Portugal.

Hi and welcome to your weekly digest,
On our way to the summer holidays, events are ticking in. As mentioned last week, before the break we recommend some summer reading. Last days to email me back and share your favourite business and entrepreneurship titles.
World’s largest 4-day workweek trial in Iceland was called an ‘overwhelming success’ by researchers. This concept has been toyed with worldwide, and now we see positive outcomes from this Iceland trial. Maintaining the same productivity level with few hours is a hard act to balance. Similar trials will occur in New Zealand and Spain, and lessons will certainly be learned from these trials.
Since Portugal is one of the countries with the longest average workweeks in Europe, but it is not amongst the most productive, can we become more productive and economical adopting this concept? Is it a viable option for our startups?
We will continue to follow this topic and share it with our readers.
Week highlights go to:
👉 Catolica Lisbon School new Women Entrepreneurs@Católica-Lisbon initiative 
👉 Virgilio Bento, Sword Health founder - probably our next unicorn -, interview @Money, Money, Money
👉 Fintech House partnered up with INCM for a strategic partnership
MSCHF just released a set of collectable failed startup ideas. These “Dead Startup Toys” include some epic fails like Theranos Mini-Lab and Juicero. The failures range from the overly ambitious and misguided to the coolest products.
Look to the ‘Local & International Deadlines’ section to be sure to catch all the right opportunities for your start-up.
Keep strong, get vaccinated, wash your hands, use a mask and take care of each other.
Thank you for your contribution! All the best & enjoy your week,

Quote of the Day
Learn, question, analyse. Put into practice intelligently, but never complicate
Seungwook ‘wookie’ Lyeo
Congrats ✌
BiLD Analytics raise 0,5M
Casafari raises more 15M
KITCH expand operations in Spain
Reads/Podcasts/Videos 📖 🎧 🎬
📖 Y Combinator Kevin Hale — Startup Pricing 101
📖 What It Looks Like When a Startup Lab Kills a Product Idea
📖 Universal Basic Income Is Silicon Valley’s Latest Scam
📖 The Correct Way to Email - It’s still the best way to communicate professionally
📖 Human-centric Workforce Trends for Startups
📖 This is a complete guide to the AARRR framework. Learn how to improve your conversion funnel with this in-depth post.
📖 Meet the EUROPAS 2021 Winners and Finalists
📖 $1B+ Market Map: The World’s 728 Unicorn Companies In One Infographic
📖 Y Combinator Launches Co-Founder Matching Platform
🎧 “We’ve leaned into this time and innovated and invested because we know travel’s coming back.” Marriott’s President @Masters of Scale
🎧 Sword Health Founder, Virgílio Bento, interview (in Portuguese)
Local & International Applications Deadlines ⏳
Deadlines coming up soon:
🔜  Prémio Empreendedorismo e Inovação Crédito Agrícola. Apply until Jul 16
🔜 The Inclusive Fintech 50 seeks early-stage fintechs operating in emerging markets that offer credit, insurance, payments, savings, and personal financial management solutions. Applications are running until Jul 23
🔜 Everis eAwards Portugal for innovative technology-based projects that can positively transform people’s lives and/or contribute to a more sustainable society. Apply until Jul 25
🔜  VeniSia, sustainability innovation accelerator is the Venice based accelerator addressing the environmental SDGs and unlocking economic opportunities for start-ups. Deadline Jul 31
📌 Open Call for startups: RemTech Accelerator - Want to find and grow startups focused on better, faster and cheaper remittances, which are powered by innovative technology-based solutions and support international commitments to lower costs and improve the development-oriented use of Remittances Solutions and/or Cross-Border Money Transfer Apply before Aug 1
📌 The 3rd edition of the João Vasconcelos Award – Entrepreneur of the Year is out. If you think you can win this year’s gloves, apply until Aug 29
📌 Women Entrepreneurs@Católica-Lisbon by Catolica Business School aimed at women entrepreneurs and their companies and looking to support female entrepreneurship. Apply until Aug 31
📌 FAROL acceleration programme designed to unite and support projects in the fight against modern slavery, through collaborative innovation Applications open until Aug 31
📌 RESTART 2021 international startup and idea competition that brings ideas, projects, and solutions to make our future more livable and sustainable together on one platform. The competition’s theme is not limited to the difficulties caused by the epidemic ( e.g., health, education) because it’s clear that extensive changes are needed worldwide. It’s time to rethink our immediate environment, change our habits, and make it easier and more direct for innovators to collaborate. Apply until Sep 05
📌 CyberXcelerator is the new acceleration program in cybersecurity and AI of the CDP National Accelerators Network, promoted by CDP Venture Capital and Startup Wise Guys. Application deadline Sep 8
📌 DIGITAL360 is looking for companies, startups and scaleups to provide smart solutions, technologies, and products in the Mediatech field. Open until Sep 15
📌 EIC Accelerator. Looking for high impact Startups. Apply until Oct 06
📌 AccelerateHer is a female-focused career mentorship accelerator that aims to equip young aspiring executives with the necessary tools and experience to broaden their knowledge and reach in the industry and play a more active role in shaping the future of the financial landscape. Apply here
📌 Newchip Accelerator has helped over 1K startups build, scale, and succeed – collectively raising $150 million. Your biz could be next: Apply to join here
📌 Building a Community and need help to grow? The Product Folks got your back with everything you need, with mentorship, funding and everything else. Apply here.
📌 LeadershIP4SMEs 1st call for applications to select 15 startups and 15 SMEs looking for support to valorize their intellectual property rights allowing innovative SMEs and start-ups to efficiently leverage their IP assets to enhance access to funding and stimulate hyper-growth. Apply here
📌 Lisboa’s Growth Program by MadeOfLisboa. +500K in benefits for entrepreneurs! Apply here
📌 CTT 1520 Startup Program. Apply here
📌 Attention late seed and Series A founders! @playfaircapital is sponsoring up to 3 diversity applications to TheEuropas by covering your entry fee. Apply here
📌 EU to launch a new support scheme for women in deep tech and call for mentors to support women leading #DeepTech start-ups in Europe & help grow their companies into tomorrow’s deep tech champions. #WomenTechEU is funded under #HorizonEurope
Please submit your event as early as possible so that we can communicate timely about it
Plan your week 📅
Pitch for Progress Online Demo Day: Watch Promising Impact Startups Pitch
Cloud Risk and Threat Report 2021, Volume 1 Review
COTEC – Innovation Summit 2021
Coworking Thursdays - Fintech House
Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals Presented by TechCrunch - Jul 22
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