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Startup Digest Portugal - New Decacorn alert: @Talkdesk - Week #31

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Startup Digest Portugal

The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Portugal.

Hi and welcome to your digest,
For all of you settling back from your summer travels, welcome back!
Here is a quick break on our summer holidays with a brief newsletter as there are many interesting application deadlines coming up soon. Give a look at the incoming opportunities and stay tuned for the next issues. 
Share your views on a stronger European innovation ecosystem This survey is part of a broad consultation by the European Commission aimed at gathering the views from stakeholders. Startup Digest subscribers are invited to participate in an online survey to share your views on a stronger European innovation ecosystem and the ways to boost innovation cohesion in Europe. The deadline for submissions is Sep 7.
Week highlights go to:
👉 Talkdesk raises $230 million in Series D funding and is now valued at over $10 billion and enters the “decacorn” club
👉  Websummit will return next November “We couldn’t be more excited to return in person. Seeing people safely connecting in-person again, and re-experiencing the magic of face-to-face interactions, will be incredible.” @paddycosgrave
Startup Digest Portugal will be back in September. So have a great Summer holiday time and check out the Upcoming Events section to be prepared for September events and application deadlines.
Wear sunscreen, get vaccinated, wash your hands, use a mask & go do great stuff and don’t forget to see the Boston Dynamics tweet at the end of your Digest! 

Quote of the Day
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one
Marcus Aurelius
Congrats ✌
Talkdesk raises 230M in series D funding
MyLADS lands 7.6M in seed investment
Hub Criativo do Beato open until the end of the year
Talkdesk & OutSystems @Forbes TOP100 Cloud Companies
Reads/Podcasts/Videos 📖 🎧 🎬
📖 Portuguese most valued startups
📖 The Era of the SaaS Decacorn is Here
📖 Really a great content for the ones building startups!
📖 Talkdesk e OutSystems @The Cloud 100 Forbes’ Definitive Ranking Of The Best, Brightest, Most Valuable Private Companies In The Cloud
📖 Great article about Netflix’s growth
📖 Founding a startup: “social media makes it look so easy” with Yvonne from Now in Rio Swim
📖 Techstars Industries of the Future: Investment Thesis 2022
🎧 Rodney Urquhart – How a 16-year-old High School Dropout became a Senior Software Engineer at Slack
🎧 How to deploy “ruthless empathy” in tech by combining big ambitions and cutting-edge ideas with a deep respect for other people by Techstars
🎬 Forest hermit to Professor, it’s never too late to change
Local & International Applications Deadlines ⏳
Deadlines coming up soon:
🔜 Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka is an equity-free innovation program for high growth Smart City companies to expand globally, increase their revenues, and access leading funding opportunities in Japan, the world’s 3rd largest economy. Application deadline Aug 26
🔜 The 3rd edition of the João Vasconcelos Award – Entrepreneur of the Year is out. If you think you can win this year’s gloves, apply until Aug 29
🔜 FAROL acceleration programme designed to unite and support projects in the fight against modern slavery, through collaborative innovation Applications open until Aug 31
🔜 AINanoTEC powered by Fraunhofer Portugal, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) and INOVA-RIA until Sep 3
🔜 Road 2 Web Summit (R2WS) is back! Application deadline Sep 6
🔜  CyberXcelerator is the new acceleration program in cybersecurity and AI of the CDP National Accelerators Network, promoted by CDP Venture Capital and Startup Wise Guys. Application deadline Sep 8
🔜  Portuguese fintech, apply here until September 10th to have the opportunity of being one of the startups featured in the Portugal Fintech Report 2021
📌 DIGITAL360 is looking for companies, startups and scaleups to provide smart solutions, technologies, and products in the Mediatech field. Open until Sep 15
📌 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
📌 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
📌 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.
📌 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
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AI Literacy for Careers in AI
Introduction to Startup Law
Series A Academy: Termsheets & Negotiations
🌊 Systems Thinking & Product Innovation with the CPO of LIQID
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