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Startup Digest Portugal - big wave of events coming up 🌊 - Week #38

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Startup Digest Portugal

The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Portugal.

Olá and welcome to your digest,
Tried to put together a rich and diverse digest, full of news, events, and content to boost your creativity and startup mood. Hope you like it.
A big wave of events coming up turns out to be a busy week in Lisboa for all who follow #blockchain #crypto #ETH with plenty of events around FinTech.
New research by Plaid shows how much fintech adoption accelerated in the US. The percentage of U.S. consumers using fintech swelled to 88% in 2021, compared with only 58% in 2020. Economic lockdowns, social distancing and remote work have all contributed to a rapid migration to digital technologies and accelerated 5y the adoption of digital solutions. Fintech companies that passed the test presented by the pandemic have seen their valuations soar. Recently Binance announce new $1B growth fund; that will for certain create a new wave of fintech acquisitions.
In Europe, Sweden is something of a fintech Mecca. Why is Sweden so good at creating fintechs? According to Atomico, the secret sauce includes technology and its intersection across a broad range of industries. The dynamics make the Swedes quick to test new services and products and are also evolving as early tech founders and backers allocate some of their vast wealth to the latest crop of startups; “It’s like there’s an ecosystem of funding and expertise”.
And us? At a national level, Portugal has disclosed plans to establish technological free zones (ZLTs) as part of Digital Action Plan looking to facilitate FinTech innovations and services in Portugal. This initiative may lay the foundations for regulatory sandboxes and provisional regulatory frameworks more suited to beta testing services and early-stage companies. Is crucial to implement a legal framework for experimentation in a cross-sector manner, in order to take advantage of all the opportunities brought in by new technologies. Feedzai is the leading beacon for the Portuguese Fintech ecosystem, the proof that Portuguese startups can make a difference in the Fintech Industry.
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Week highlights go to:
👉 Lisbon Blockchain Week
👉 final of the eAwards Portugal take place Wednesday
👉 From Start to Table programme starts on Oct 24th
Let’s take the best of this summer weather with a look at the ‘Local & International Deadlines’ and ‘Plan your Week’ sections to be sure to catch all the right opportunities for your startup.
Enjoy the reading and the events for this week and beyond & go do great stuff!! 

Quote of the Day
The key to success is making a habit of doing things you fear
Derek Colfer, Visa
Congrats ✌
Daniela Braga listed @100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2021 by Goldman Sachs & DefinedCrowd @KPMG Private Enterprise Global Tech Innovator Final
✌ AI-based DocDigitizer Raises 0.8M Pre-Series A
Replai raises 4M
AceCann raises 13M Seed Round
Techtale, JobCoach, We can Charge, PWTech, ROOTure e Mum’s Cooking won Acredita Portugal awards
Casa do Impacto 3rd anniversary
Reads/Podcasts/Videos 📖 🎧 🎬
📖 Fintech Is Used by Nearly 90% Of Americans—With Boomers the Fastest-Growing Demo. More Americans now use fintech than they do video-streaming subscriptions and social media, according to a new report by fintech startup Plaid
📖 Fintech’s Explosive Growth - Fueled by venture capital and changes brought by the pandemic, software is coming for your wallet like never before
📖 Which Country is the Cheapest for Starting a Business?
📖 EIF Venture Capital Survey 2021: Market sentiment
📖 Building high-converting landing pages is hard. in this thread share 25 insights on to improve Landing Page Conversions  
📖 The global supply chain shortages, failures, and increasing costs are expanding to all types of goods in the market.
🎧  Setting-up product and tech teams by The Seedcamp Podcast
🎬 Leading remote teams; podcasting; connection and disconnection in remote teams with Pilar Orti
Local & International Applications Deadlines ⏳
Deadlines coming up soon:
🔜 ETHLISBON by The Fintech House
🔜 Aiabi Call for Papers encourages the submission of original contributions, investigating novel methodologies or presenting business cases of AI systems and algorithms for industries. Application deadline Oct 25
🔜 If you are in Lisbon during WebSummit you have the opportunity to pitch your startup to Tim Draper. Season 5 of Meet the Drapers will come to Lisbon to find the best startups. To apply you just need to send your pitch deck to until Oct 27
🔜 Global Water Challenge is looking for startups with disruptive deep tech solutions that can help us make decisions to more efficient use of water resources and to contribute anticipate the big problems. Apply until Oct 31
🔜 RELANCA TE 3rd edition by Fundação AGEAS & Impacto Hub Lisbon is out. Apply until Nov 03
and not so soon:
📌 Call Tourism 4th edition by Portugal Ventures. Applications open until Nov 15
📌 “Portugal de Startup em Startup” is an important contribution to the Portuguese ecosystem by promoting the connection between relevant technological companies, incubators and startups. Apply until Nov 24 and work with 5 top corporates.
📌 Do you have a project that tackles the greatest challenges in health research? The CaixaResearch Health Call for proposals supports the most promising initiatives with the greatest scientific excellence and impact on society. Apply until Nov 25
📌 Call Açores by Portugal Ventures for pre-seed and seed startups on the following verticals: Tourism (Touristic Activities, Travel & Leisure Tech); Life Sciences (Therapeutics, Med Tech, Diagnostics); Tech (Software, Cloud & IT, Enterprise and SaaS, Mobile, E-marketplaces); Others (i.e. Aeroespacial, Energy, AgroIndustrial). Apply until Nov 29
📌 +PLUS by Santa Casa. Impact Fund. Apply until Nov 30
📌 Red Club x Cartier: Open to young entrepreneurs across the globe aged 20 – 35 years old, from any nationality, the award aims at recognizing two charismatic young leaders. Application deadline Nov 30
📌 Sustainability accelerator - Startup Wise Guys is an impact-driven program for early-stage ForestTech, Land use, AgTech, and FoodTech startups. Application deadline Dec 8
📌 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.
📌 Intellectual Property Rights LeadershIP4SMEs 1st call for applications to select 15 start-ups 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
📌 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
📌 Pearson College London, part of Pearson, an FTSE 100 and global education company, is inviting early-stage startups and entrepreneurs to apply for their annual incubator programme.
Please submit your event as early as possible so that we can communicate timely
Plan your week 📅
IdeaUp - Glintt Inov - Oct 19
The DAOisthe era Conference - DAOs has started globally.
Sommelier Wine & Beer VIP Boat Party
Inscreva-se na Semana Growth Force
Podcast w/ Rob Rastovich - The Benefits of IoT and What It Means For The Future
Coworking Thursdays - Idea Spaces Saldanha
🛍️ AMA on Product Growth with former GM at Shopify
ETHLisbon Hack
Conquering UI Design // UX Book Passion Talk - Oct 25
TechTree Dev Talks with Tech Nation Upscale and Future Fifty - Oct 28
Startup Weekend Global - Nov 12
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