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Startup Digest Portugal - News, Events & More - Week #37

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Startup Digest Portugal

The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Portugal.

Olá and welcome to your digest,
Just a few weeks from the long waited, !! in person!!, WebSummit. This year expecting 40,000 people, over 1,000 speakers and 1,250 startups from around the world to attend Europe’s biggest technology conference. Lisbon is in the Top 10 most attractive startup cities in the world offering more than 100 coworking spaces in the city and having raised €42.6 million for investments only in 2020. This is the place to be next November 1st.
Once again Made of Lisboa offered entries to startups for this year’s edition. Well done everyone and make the most of this great opportunity.
Last week, commenting on the impact of the proposed tax law, I made reference that government should encourage more early-stage investments by the private sector.
Investors Portugal could be, and I’m confident that they will be, a great contributor for more early-stage investments and the growth of the ecosystem. “Investors Portugal”, an association that results from the merger of the “National Federation of Business Angels” and the “Portuguese Association of Business Angels” represents around 425 Business Angels and 23 Venture Capital Funds, whose mission is to raise investment, support Startups in early-stage.
Excellent contribution and keen to see the results of this merge. 👏 
Week highlights go to:
👉 Made of Lisboa will take 25 Startups @Web Summit!
👉 EUREKA Network have 100 FREE places for SMEs and startups to attend the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH)! Register before 15 October - it’s a huge event
👉 Future Works Tech Conference starts next Friday
👉 Federação Nacional de Business Angels (FNABA) & Associação Portuguesa de Business Angels (APBA) are now APIES, Associação Portuguesa de Investidores Early Stage – Investors Portugal
👉 Inlife, iLOF, Invisible Collector,, Heaboo, X-Plora, Tonic App, Infinite Foundry, Glartek and Trigger. Systems presented their products @South Summit
👉 Microsoft, Startup Portugal and Beta-i create “Portugal from Startup to Startup” to promote the decentralization of innovation
BGI - Building Global Innovators need your help to continue to create a comprehensive analysis of the startups scenario in Portugal. Help BGI filling this 5-minute survey: For investors; For startups.
October used to be a transition month from summer to fall/winter conditions, but it looks that sunny days will stay for a while. Let’s take the best of this sun with a look at the ‘Local & International Deadlines’ and ‘Plan your Week’ sections 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
it always seems impossible until it is done
Nelson Mandela
Congrats ✌
Ydata raises a €2.33M Seed round
Infraspeak awarded @Tech5 Competition and amongst the best European Proptech Companies 2021 by PwC and BUILTWORLD
Albedo & Amnis Pura won 1st and 3rd prize @Cleantech Camp 2021
✌ Mum’s Cooking; ROOTure; PW Tech; We Can Charge; Job Coach; Techtale won Acredita Portugal awards
✌ Federação Nacional de Business Angels (FNABA) & Associação Portuguesa de Business Angels (APBA) are now APIES, Associação Portuguesa de Investidores Early Stage – Investors Portugal
✌ All the startups selected by Made of Lisboa to Web Summit: Voy; Veond app; Peggada; PYNKIWI; Skoach; KIT-AR; Hunter Boards; Tripr; Networkme; Builtrix; OSCAR; Skizo; Sideline; Cyango; Glooma; Moonbow; YData; 360hyper; Preflet; Adhoc School; Hoopers; Equite;; Sowé; RM Analytics
Reads/Podcasts/Videos 📖 🎧 🎬
📖 great technical description by Celso Martinho on how and why Facebook went down for so long
📖 Fintech Solutions has launched its first piece of knowledge fully dedicated startup corporate collaboration. Tthe fintech guide for successful PoCs.
📖 Europe’s startup ecosystem is well-suited to lead in and help drive major decarbonisation in industry: Here’s how
📖 Long Waves: The History of Innovation Cycles
📖 The importance of co-innovation in business
🎧  Sofie Allert, Co-founder and CEO of Swedish Algae Factory on Picking the Right First Application for a New Technology 
🎬 How is psychology related to UX and business? Behavior Analysis with Martina Mitz 
Local & International Applications Deadlines ⏳
Deadlines coming up soon:
🔜 Accelerating Blue Innovation in Europe. Open call for starups. Startups can still get the chance to join the program and develop new blue businesses and a sustainable ocean economy. Don’t miss it! Until Oct 15
🔜  EUREKA Network have 100 FREE places for SMEs and startups to attend the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH)! Register before 15 October
🔜 If you are in Lisbon during WebSummit you have the opportunity to pitch your startup to Tim Draper. Season 5 of Meet the Drapers will come to Lisbon to find the best startups. To apply you just need to send your pitch deck to until Oct 27
🔜 Global Water Challenge is looking for startups with disruptive deep tech solutions that can help us make decisions to more efficient use of water resources and to contribute anticipate the big problems. Apply 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 to 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
📌 Red Club x Cartier: Open to young entrepreneurs across the globe aged 20 – 35 years old, from any nationality, the award aims at recognizing two charismatic young leaders. Application deadline 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 📅
Product Discovery for New Market Launches with VP of Product at Taxfix
When to adopt You Build It You Run It in enterprise organisations | Meetup
Global Open House
Radical Product Thinking, The New Mindset for Innovating Smarter Oct 14
Business Agility: Process Optimization and Improvement with Kanban (2 of 3)
#24 Dataviz – Jer Thorp
Online Meetup with Eamonn Boyle & Garth Gilmour
Future.Works Tech Conference - Oct 15
IdeaUp - Glintt Inov - Oct 19
Podcast w/ Rob Rastovich - The Benefits of IoT and What It Means For The Future
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