Startup Digest Portugal - Clubhouse is everywhere - Week #7





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Startup Digest Portugal

The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Portugal.

Welcome back to this week’s edition of Startup Digest Portugal!
Clubhouse is hot right now. The invite-only social audio app – which lets users conduct real-time conversations or eavesdrop on celebrities and investors – is suddenly everywhere. Reports say that Clubhouse was built in 1 week on Agora (makes tools for ‘real-time engagement’) which made its market value more than double, rising to $10B+, since the end of January. Check it below.
Week highlights goes to: Aceler@Tech in Portugal: Launch Session; Ark Invest released their annual Big Ideas Report and FabTalk: Future Opportunities & Trends in Tourism.
Asking our community of readers contribution on this one. Help IST-INESC scientists collect an extensive dataset with representative examples of speech and simulated coughs and snores from both COVID-19 positive and negative individuals. These data will be crucial for the COVID-19 detection from coughs and speech project.
This is so brilliant and perfect for these lockdown days that I want to share with you. Choose a city and you get to drive (virtually) around it listening to one of its local radio stations. Check it out here
Keep strong, wash your hands & use a recommended mask, take care of each other, and go do great stuff!

Quote of the Day
“If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room
Mikkel Christopher
Congrats ✌
Zenklub raises 7M in series A round
Trash4Goods won e-Waste Open Innovation
Reads/Podcasts/Videos 📖 🎧 🎬
📖 Agora, the tech behind Clubhouse. Agora charges on a per-usage basis, which means that the more often people use these services, the more cheddar $API makes (it projects $125-$130m for 2020). The hype around Clubhouse will stay as a chat between Musk and Kanye West (and maybe Vladimir Putin, too) is set.
📖 Here’s a roundup of some of our best lessons on how to make working from home work better
📖 Strategies and tips that will help your startup team avoid burnout — while staying at peak performance
📖 Is a crisis a good time to launch a startup? EU-Startups gives us five reasons why this just might be the right time
📖 Bitcoin uses more electricity annually than the whole of Argentina, analysis by Cambridge University suggests
📖 Ark Invest released their annual Big Ideas Report
🎧 Kair Käsper and Martin Kõiva, the Co-Founders of Klaus on The Importance of Community for Building Great Products Customers Actually Want; Brand Building and its Link to Culture; Customer Support and Key Trends
🎬 Four Essentials for Every Entrepreneur. Talk about the typical entrepreneur problems. Sometimes an entrepreneur solves known problems in a very systematic way, which is great or has great insights
Local & International Applications Deadlines ⏳
📌 The BMW Foundation RESPOND 2021 is focused on the future of work, sustainable urbanisation and responsible economics startups. Deadline is Feb 18
📌 Health&BioTech Accelerator is an international corporate scale-up program focused on scouting the most promising health and biotech startups/scaleups matching the corporate partners innovation needs. Application deadline Feb 21
📌 AWE - Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Portuguese Edition. Offers support, collaboration opportunities, award-winning training and more to empower female entrepreneurship. If you are a Portuguese woman with a business idea or an ongoing project, if you speak fluently Portuguese and have a good English understanding, apply now for this unique opportunity! Apply until Feb 21
📌 SPIN Accelerator - SHAPING THE FUTURE OF SPORTS TECH WITH OPEN INNOVATION - The most important business realities of sport-tech are looking for innovative solutions. Spin Accelerator launches a call for Open Innovation, which will unite startups and big brands to write the future of sport. Apply until Feb 21
📌 Berkley SkyDeck has opened applications for their upcoming acceleration program. Berkeley SkyDeck accepts startups from around the world and offers access to top-notch advisors and industry experts. Deadline to apply is Feb 22 
📌 500Startups is accepting applicants for the 3rd batch of its Global Launch Program in Singapore and San Francisco until Feb 26
📌 Startups working on solutions dedicated to cars, mobility & wider assistance can now apply for the FIA Region I startup challenge Applications close on Feb 28
📌 Hi Angola! Beta Shift LISPA edition is open. Apply until Feb 28
📌 Mais Ajuda on the other hand, is taking applications for social impact institutions and startups based in Portugal that will improve the life of the elderly. Social innovation on the making, now on its second edition. Application deadline Feb 28
📌 NORRSKEN IMPACT ACCELERATOR target early-stage startups that leverage technology to create and scale innovative solutions to new and old societal and environmental challenges. Application deadline Feb 28
📌 PUBLIC ONLINE GAME LEARNING MOONSHOT CHALLENGE How can Nestlé re-design the training experience applying online action learning on a PC or mobile phone? help Nestlé redesign its learning experiences for IT employees​. Until Feb 28
📌 ytili - The Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative Fellowship Program. Apply until Mar 1
📌 PoC (Proof of concept) Oriented Fintech Program of Microsoft - Fintech365 - is looking for startups that can answer five real challenges of six financial institutions (Banco CTT, BBVA, CGD, Fidelidade, Novo Banco and Unicre) and prepare a Proof of Concept in three months. Apply for this unique opportunity. Applications until Mar 5
📌 Launch in Lisbon - March Edition - is the programme that prepares entrepreneurs, investors and teams and provides them with everything necessary to set up their business in Lisbon. Move your business to Lisbon in 2021
📌 SOL Green Capital is the Green and Circular economy vertical of Smart Open Lisboa (SOL), the startup implementation program focused on the validation and integration of innovative solutions made to upgrade city life. Applications close on Mar 7
📌 The Journey has opened worldwide applications to innovate the tourism sector. The fourth edition of the program is looking for startups from all industries that will help solve the challenges in Hospitality, Parks & Monuments, Tours & Activities and Payments. Applications close on Mar 7
📌 Santa Casa Challenge is looking for innovative solutions based on technology and digital, which meet the Sustainable Development Goal 3 - Good health and well-being. Applications are open until Mar 21
📌 Free Electrons - Open Innovation energy program, connecting startups with the world’s leading energy utilities. Applications close on Mar 29
📌 TheEuropas 2021 is open for entries. Looking for the hottest late seed and seriesA #startups in Europe. Get your hard work recognised by the tech community. Apply until Mar 30 
📌 Bio-All Gear Box Accelerator, a programme funded by Erasmus+ to support early-stage startups in the BioHealth area. Applications close on Mar 31
📌 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
📌 ABN AMRO & Techstars Future of Finance Accelerator is now accepting applications from fintech startups for the inaugural program
📌 GoHub looking for the best Deep Tech Startups for their 2nd Acceleration Programme. 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
Plan your week 📅
Portal da Inovação - Sessão Pública de Apresentação
Agile Cults and Religions… Don’t Join One - Alistair Cockburn & Tony Christensen
QualityTalks Interviews with Mirela Blaschke
Free Project Management Fundamentals | February 19 | General Assembly
Axel W. Berle Apresenta: Livro - “Coaching Agile Teams” de Lyssa Adkins
UX writing: como melhorar a experiência do utilizador através das palavras | Meetup
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