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Startup Digest Portugal - 'event season' is picking up again - Week #33

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Startup Digest Portugal

The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Portugal.

Hi and welcome to your digest,
The week is filled with a series of calls for startups, calls for ideas, calls for innovative projects from different organizations and about different topics and sectors. This means that ‘event season’ is picking up again and It is a very good sign that after the Summer break there is a desire to go back to organize events and to offer opportunities in this post-pandemic era where the economy and the business are starting again at full speed.
So be prepared for a Fall full of opportunities and keep following
Startup Digest Portugal.
Week highlights go to:
👉 Sep 15 is the deadline to share your views on a stronger European innovation ecosystem @survey from the European Commission
👉 New DEMIUM batch starts @Sep17  
Remember “Back to the Future”? The moment when Michael J Fox is in front of the theatre with a ‘Jaws 19’ 3D advertising? scroll down to see the same level of advertisement. Amazing 3D Advertising powered by #AI.
Don’t forget to give a look at the ‘Local & International Deadlines’ section to be sure to catch all the right opportunities for your start-up.
Enjoy the reading and the events for this week and beyond & go do great stuff! 

Quote of the Day
Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop
Jeffrey Zeldman
Congrats ✌
Taikai closed 2M investment round
sheerME @Facebook Accelerator: Business Solutions
Paycritical raises 0,4M
Bairro raises 1,3M raises 1,5M
UpHill closed 1,5M round
Reads/Podcasts/Videos 📖 🎧 🎬
📖 The future of work in all industries will involve some level of automation, and upskilling will be essential to staying relevant. Check out the 3 crucial alignments to succeeding in this AI-driven world
📖 The lessons for investors from the trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes
📖 The five most common mistakes founders make in trying to find Product Market Fit (PMF)
📖 Here is what product managers do, in a single easy to share image.
📖 Buy Now, Pay Later: The “New” Payments Trend Generating $100 Billion In Sales
📖 Founder´s Rules with Gonçalo Abreu, co-founder of Alfredo AI
📖 A detailed look on how Amazon AWS generates its revenue including breakdowns of specific sub-sectors of storage, platform, compute, infrastructure, etc. 
🎧 Samantha Duncan, CEO & Co-Founder of Net Purpose on ESG Measurement, Why it is so Hard and How She Came to Find Product-Market Fit 
🎬 The Independents by Ktich @Lupita
🎬 NFTs. O futebol produz obras de arte | RealFevr
Local & International Applications Deadlines ⏳
Deadlines coming up soon:
🔜  Emma — The Sleep Company is launching an accelerator program to help promising projects improving our sleep to achieve success. With the Sleep Innovation Accelerator, Emma is targeting entrepreneurial individuals with new ideas and ambitious growth goals. Until Sep 15
🔜  DIGITAL360 is looking for companies, startups and scaleups to provide smart solutions, technologies, and products in the Mediatech field. Open until Sep 15
🔜  StartUp Competition - WomenX Impact for female founders and entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and startups. Application deadline September 15th, 2021, event November 19-20, 2021
🔜  Awesome Lab. FashionTech Accelerator Program with Desigual. An initiative to face the challenges that are shaping the future of the fashion industry. Until Sep 15
🔜  FoundersBoost starts its operations in Italy. It’s a global pre-accelerator program to prepare founders for accelerators investment and revenue. Application deadline Sep 16
🔜  NYC Moonshot: Financial Inclusion Challenge are looking for bold, innovative solutions that address the multifaceted barriers unbanked and underbanked New Yorkers in the Bronx and across New York City face and facilitate building community wealth and sustainable economic opportunities. You can showcase your solution to potential partners and win up to $20k. The deadline to apply is Sep 20
🔜  Startup Your Point Universidade do Minho (AAUMinho) pre-acceleration programme. Apply until Sep 26
📌 Start-to-table applications are open for projects that fall into two categories: Restaurant Technology and Responsible Restaurants and F&B Products 
📌 1st Esade Alumni–Tez Tour Travel Tech and Hospitality Challenge is looking for projects that feature an innovative product or service or a well-described prototype proposal with a market feasibility plan. Application deadline Sep 30
📌 Small But Perfect. It is seeking SME-led transnational projects whose objective is to develop, replicate or scale a product or service in circular and sustainable fashion. Apply here until Oct 3.
📌 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
📌 Ford MakeItDriveable Virtual Challenge is a unique opportunity to engage directly with Ford and to potentially fast track your idea to market. Have a product that helps to improve the driver experience for commercial or passenger vehicles? Don’t miss your chance
📌 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 start-up 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
📌 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 📅
💗 Getting to know your Users through User Interviews - Femtasy Head of Product
Productized Podcast with Sebastien Prioris - Creating Meaningful Conversations Within Tech Teams
Coworking Thursdays - Well&Work
Capital Verde. Como será o financiamento na era sustentável?
Mission (not!) Impossible: From the Lab to the Market
Lean Business Opportunity: como identificar oportunidades de negócios | Meetup
🔠 Translating a product strategy into an actionable plan with Typeform
10xU Presentation Workshop - Zoom
Introduction to Startup Law
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