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Startup Digest Portugal - News, Events & More - Week #36

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Startup Digest Portugal

The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Portugal.

Olá and welcome to your digest,
Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 went to Sensei founders. Named João Vasconcelos Award, this award try to find the entrepreneur of the year and it is a very appropriate way to pay tribute to someone who was a key figure of the startup scene.
I think he would probably share a lot of concern about the way the Portuguese government intends to change tax law and the serious impact it may cause to businesses angels and founders. A group of founders pretend to submit a letter to the authorities in order to reverse that. I invite you all to read it. Portuguese government should be looking for initiatives and tax schemes to encourage more early-stage investments by the private sector and not the other way around. Most of the entrepreneurs started their businesses to create value, both in what they deliver to customers and what they build for themselves. They expect to make a financial profit from their endeavour but also the country will benefit from their investments and efforts.
The ‘Global Innovation Index 2021’ revealed the latest innovation performance of 132 economies. In addition, heads of state, ministers and business executives discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the global innovation landscape. 7 of the top 10 countries in this year’s Global Innovation Index are in Europe.
Portugal ranks 31st among 132 countries; ranks 30th among the 51 high-income group economies and ranks 20th among the 39 economies in Europe. Science, technology, and innovation are getting stronger. Portugal produces more innovation outputs relative to its level of innovation investments. It’s converting that into scalable businesses that have been an issue. You can read the report @📖 Reads section.
Before we go, such a crazy story. The rapid demise of Ozy Media is a story for posterity, a story of the dangers of the fundraising and growth treadmill, on the risks of an over-reliance on buying growth. This will produce long-lasting effects. Full story @📖 Reads section.
Week highlights go to:
👉 ‘From Start to Table’ Last call. 2 days left to apply!
👉 The biggest virtual week of 100% Portuguese entrepreneurship starts today
👉 Miguel Carvalho is the new Startup Portugal president
Don’t forget to give a look at the ‘Local & International Deadlines’ section to be sure to catch all the right opportunities for your startup.
Please let me know if you have events to suggest or a deadline to announce.
Enjoy the reading and the events for this week and beyond & go do great stuff!! 

Quote of the Day
Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations
Ralph Marston
Congrats ✌
Sensei founders; Joana Rafael, Vasco Portugal, Nuno Moutinho and Paulo Carreira won ‘João Vasconcelos Award’
The Newsroom is one of the ‘Social Innovation Tournament’ finalist. You can vote @Gran finale live streaming
Reads/Podcasts/Videos 📖 🎧 🎬
📖 Sahill Bloom share a crazy story about The rapid demise of Ozy Media
📖 Global Innovation Index 2021 - Tracking Innovation through the COVID-19 Crisis
📖 the act of observation can change the measured results. Observation in payments has become the second largest driver of margin
📖 Entrepreneurs know how important stock options are for hiring and retaining the best talent. But to create an effective option plan you need to know how much to award to each team member. Index Ventures OptionPlan
📖 A 29-year-old marketing expert used a weird resume to get 30,000 interviews in a week
📖 A huge market landscape covering the Machine Learning and Data ecosystems
🎧  The Pre-Launch Strategies of a Million-Dollar Brand. Shopify Masters chat with Nathan and Emily on product development and building their business through influencer marketing
🎬 Portuguese strategy for tourism by Turismo de Portugal
Local & International Applications Deadlines ⏳
Deadlines coming up soon:
🔜 DIGITAL360 is looking for companies, startups and scaleups that can provide smart solutions, technologies, and products in the Content and Marketing Technology fields. Apply until Oct 24
🔜 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 Oct 30
🔜 The Global Water Challenge - GoHub is looking for startups with disruptive deep tech solutions that can help them make decisions that anticipate the big problems. Up to 3M€ investment for top startups with solutions to water problems. Until Oct 31
🔜 2nd Talkdesk Merit Awards is recognizing and rewards the outstanding academic performance of Masters students, as well as the best Doctoral projects. Until Oct 31
and not so soon:
📌 RELANCA TE 3rd edition by Fundação AGEAS & Impacto Hub Lisbon is out. Apply until Nov 03
📌 Call Tourism 4th edition by Portugal Ventures. Applications open until Nov 15
📌 “Portugal de Startup em Startup” is an important contribution for the Portuguese ecosystem by promoting the connection between relevant technological companies, incubators and startups. Apply until Nov 24 and work with 5 top corporates.
📌 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
📌 +PLUS by Santa Casa. Impact Fund. Apply until Nov 30
📌 Sustainability accelerator - Startup Wise Guys is an impact-driven program for early-stage ForestTech, Land use, AgTech, and FoodTech startups. Application deadline Dec 8
📌 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.
📌 Intellectual Property Rights LeadershIP4SMEs 1st call for applications to select 15 start-ups 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
📌 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 📅
Banco Montepio / Acredita Portugal: Virtual Week - Oct 06..12
Masterclass: Bringing ideas to life - Getting started with Sketch Oct 05
Lean Startup: An Innovative Guide To Entrepreneurship
Tech Leader Panel: Accelerate your growth by reducing time to market
Le Wagon | Coworking Thursdays
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