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Startup Digest Portugal - in shape to face Autumn - Week #34

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Startup Digest Portugal

The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Portugal.

Hi and welcome to your digest,
Hope you are all in shape to face Autumn.
Event organizers have been busy and the autumn’s calendar is filling up with lots of good stuff. Read on!
Startups can begin anywhere, and it’s often the countries with the greatest needs that present the biggest opportunities. The economic impact of Covid-19 on the Portuguese economy has been significant. Portugal faces some economic problems as a result of Covid-19 which startups can take advantage of not just to make a profit, but also to make an impact.
The pandemic is no longer dominating the airwaves but we can’t get too comfortable as Gas and Electricity price surge and Evergrande debt problems threats the global economy.
According to Oxford’s University - Our World in Data (OWiD) - this week Portugal ranked #1 with the highest vaccination rate (people fully vaccinated).
We can do great things and even surpass our greatest expectations.
For last, a personal note. Sir Clive Sinclair, the creator of the landmark ZX Spectrum, passed away last week. This man had some impact on my life. Remember to skip school to blast Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy all the way to the Final Barrier! and also learn to code using ZX81 w/ 1k of RAM !! He was indeed ahead of his time. Thank you and RIP Sir Clive Sinclair
Week highlights go to:
👉 From Start-to-Table applications are open
👉 Tech Jobs Fair starts next Thursday
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!! 

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Quote of the Day
Innovation lies in pionniers’ passion and motivation transmitted to young generations
Sir Clive Sinclair,
Congrats ✌
IST & Beta-i selected to take part in the biggest European research & innovation programs with European airports, led by Royal Schiphol Group with 25M€ for the next 4 years
Pasithea Therapeutics co-founded by Tiago Marques listed @Nasdaq
✌ Maersk announces the acquisition of the Portuguese startup HUUB
Reads/Podcasts/Videos 📖 🎧 🎬
📖 How to Raise Money to Fund an Underserved Space
📖 Bootstrapping vs VC: choosing the best way to fund your startup
📖 The exponential increase in the number of UK unicorns is often headline news, but less so is the rise in underlying megadeals. UK Megadeals: Past, Present & Future
📖 An overview into the potentially new model of gaming called “play to earn
📖 Choose your unicorn: why angel investors are ploughing millions into art startups
📖 What 377 Y Combinator pitches will teach you about startups
🎧 Restructuring a company can happen on all scales. The Business of Restructuring and Transformation by The Seedcamp Podcast
🎬 interview with Taiki Maeda showing off the Solana ecosystem through a series of live demos of the various DeFi apps in the ecosystem
Local & International Applications Deadlines ⏳
Deadlines coming up soon:
🔜  Altice Innovation Awards Applications until Sep 23
🔜  Startup Your Point Universidade do Minho (AAUMinho) pre-acceleration programme. Apply until Sep 26
🔜  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
🔜  BIT - BEST IT hackathon Apply until Sep 30
🔜  Are you looking to win international visibility and many prizes including 10.000€, VC coaching, social media campaigns etc… ? OVHcloud Pitch Contest is ready to be blown away by your pitch. Apply until Sep 30
📌 From Start-to-table applications are open for projects that fall into two categories: Restaurant Technology and Responsible Restaurants and F&B Products. Apply until Oct 3
📌 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
📌 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
📌 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 📅
🎬Career Growth Gateway - E1: Soft Skills are more valuable than you think!
Masterclass: Analyzing the Gender Gap with data analytics
Coworking Thursdays - Work Alvalade
10xU Presentation Workshop - Zoom
Tech Jobs Fair In Lisbon | You Deserve A Better Job | Fair
Introduction to Startup Law
Inspiration Space | Entrepreneurship Decoded
Python and Pizza by Ironhack Lisbon
Build Your Brand Community: Find Your Frequency at CMX Connect
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