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Startup Digest Portugal - Freezing - Week #2

Hi Portugal !! After a year of unprecedented challenges, 2021 is not looking any less turbulent than
Issue #28  •  January 13  •  View online  •  Suggest a link
Startup Digest Portugal
Startup Digest Portugal
The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Portugal.
Hi Portugal !!
After a year of unprecedented challenges, 2021 is not looking any less turbulent than 2020, but let’s hope we can return back to some normalcy this year. 
Freezing cold weather is currently sweeping Portugal with most of us back to work, fully ready to accelerate our projects, meet our 2021 goals and make this the year of the relaunch as I mentioned in the last Digest. But we were struck by the pandemic evolution and looks like we all go to confinement. Our startup community is known for his resilience and we will overcome this setback.
Portugal is becoming a magnet for digital nomads with talent and Mike Butcher tells us why. Read the article below.
Please, note that the new cutoff date for announcements and events suggestions is Tuesday 14:00h.
Keep strong, wash your hands & use a mask, take care of each other, and go do great stuff!

Calling Startups in Supply Chain Innovation

Techstars Sustainability ChallengeThe Techstars Sustainability Challenge is an equity-free challenge that brings together founders with industry leaders in sustainability. Top Supply Chain solutions in the areas of Data & Automation and Materials & End-of-life Impact will have access to potential commercial opportunities with our corporate partners. We are looking for proven technologies that are able to be pilotable in 2021.
Applications are now open and close March 1, 2021.

Quote of the Day
An opening in a rock without an exit is a cave — but if you can see an exit, it’s a tunnel
Unknown author
* iLoF listed @TechCrunch Disrupt
* Building a Startup in an Uncertain Market. How do you prepare when the rules are still being written?
* Lisbon’s startup scene rises as Portugal gears up to be a European tech tiger
* Trends that will define 2021 and beyond via @McKinsey
* Dan Hockenmaier (former director of growth at Thumbtack) lays out the future of marketplaces including the various categories marketplaces fall into and important variables that comprise each type
* VC’s hear thousands of pitches but only say yes a few dozen times. Here are 10 tips for getting investors’ attention during the first pitch meeting
Local & International Applications Deadlines
* Damm, Mediapro & Familia Torres, have joined forces to help bars and restaurants, which have severely suffered the consequences of COVID19. We are calling on startups to find solutions to their problems. Apply to Horeca Challenge.
* Check In – Tourism Innovation on Campus. Nova SBE aims to find the best solutions around digitalization and contactless, health and hygiene and sustainability. Apply until Jan 22
* Startup Exchange Fellowship program. If you want to take part in a program that will jumpstart your startup idea, apply by completing the form by Jan 24
* Demium has currently opened the applications for entrepreneurs and early-stage projects to join the new incubation batch. Apply until Jan 25
* Can you spot fake news? The European Food Safety Authority @EFSA_EU & @EITalumni recently launched a #Hackathon contest to Design an Artificial Intelligence solution to detect fake news! #AI Deadline: Jan 28
* Portugal FinLab Applications for the first pitch day are now open! Apply here until Jan 29
* ”Circular 4 RecoveryApplication deadline Jan 31
* The Family Program. Twice a year, The Family, a fellowship of founders, selects 50 startups from around the world. In exchange for 5% equity, they provide everything you need to build a scalable business: advice, mindset, network & a world-class investor demo day — Here is the link and apply until Jan 31
* If you have a startup innovating the energy or mobility sector and are looking to grow internationally, the SET Award 2021 can worth a closer look. Cash prize, pitch coaching, access to exclusive events are among the perks included in the program. You can apply by Jan 31
* Fashion Tech Accelerator provides value with the access to a specialized network of mentors coming from fashion and tech Here is the link and apply until Jan 31
* JUMP – European Music Market Accelerator for European professionals linked to the music industry with innovative ideas for the sector. If you are developing a creative idea or project and need the knowledge, tools, or contacts to improve this project, apply until February 1!
* Labs by ARM 3.0. FinTech Accelerator Program designed to support the best post-MVP companies solving the hardest problems for the financial enterprise software industries. Application deadline Feb 13.
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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
* Free Electrons - Open Innovation energy program, connecting startups with the world’s leading energy utilities. Applications close on Mar 29
* 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
* 1st edition of Blue Bio Value’s Ideation Sprints. Apply here
* 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
Plan your week 📅

qui, 14 de jan 18:30: Melissa Benua is Director of Engineering at mParticle and a DevSecOps enthusiast. She will present her talks about DevSecOps.So let’s discuss together how to set up a DevSecOps   •   Share

qui, 14 de jan de 2021 18:30: >> SAVE YOUR SPOT THROUGH THIS LINK: you intrigued by the study of Data Science   •   Share

This natural experiment that is COVID-19 has challenged how we are able to express our sociality – our “human-ness”. Prior to the pandemic leaders were expected to be “in charge”, manage their teams, drive performance and creative thinking. These accountabilities have not changed – but the landscape, the context in which such leadership endures has.   •   Share

To form great startup ideas, it is absolutely critical to share your ideas and get feedback from people in your target market.   •   Share

Eventbrite - Canopy Community presents HOWTO Series - Friday, January 15, 2021 -

Ever wondered what those hieroglyphs you copy from StackOverflow mean? No matter if you’re an ancient Egyptian or not, everyone is very welcome to learn regular expressions with us. This workshop was prepared for both beginners and professional developers who want to try out their own regular expressions - or at least understand them. We will cover the regex symbols and how to use them. No particular language will be used, so anyone is very welcome to join us.

Eventbrite - Startup Exchange presents SX Fellowship’s Ideation Session - Monday, January 18, 2021 - Find event and ticket information.

seg, 18 de jan de 2021 17:00: ✨We are bringing something BIG to start the year with energy! ✨From the 18th to the 22nd of January we are going to celebrate a full week of events focused in Cybersecurity   •   Share

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: DEPO Startup Pitch. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email

Made of Lisboa apresenta Apply for Lisboa: Internacionalizando para a Europa - Quarta-feira, 20 de janeiro de 2021

Wild Code Day - 2nd February

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Building A Sustainable Supply Chain Ask Me Anything Series

Sustainable Supply Chain AMAJoin Techstars on January 28 at 11am ET as we chat with sustainability startups Ixon Food Technology and Big Wheelbarrow, along with industry leaders Cargill and EcoLab to learn how they’re applying startup technology to help reduce food waste throughout the food supply chain. This event will provide you with actionable insights you can apply to your own sustainable supply chain initiatives. Register now!
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