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Startup Digest Portugal - Open Startup Movement - Week #22

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Startup Digest Portugal

The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Portugal.

Welcome back!
One of our readers send me an email about ForwardEmail, an open-source, free, and privacy-first email forwarding service.
They embrace being an “Open Startup” and completely transparent business. Anyone can view their live metrics, monthly revenue, and other metrics.
The Open Startup trend is a transparency and openness movement seemingly initiated a few years ago and could be defined as a startup which operates in the open and shares their statistics publicly. The benefits of being an Open Startup are usual associated with being transparent about how they make their money and one being appreciated by customers. By other hand, It has been suggested by many that Open Startup pages are purely a marketing strategy and nothing more. I let our readers decide. Some Open Startup pages: Andrey Azimov, Coin Shilling, Game Quitters, Nomad List and many more.
Week highlights go to:
👉 HCBeato Living Lab 
👉 Fintech Solutions Launch
👉 EUREKA clusters AI Call is open
👉 Get in The Ring Urban Mobility 2021 will happen on the 9th
Vilnius has put up a statue that offers a “portal” to the Polish city of Lublin, allowing people to see each other in real-time. If you’re a Trekkie, as I am, you’ll argue that this has quite a Star Trek ‘City on the Edge of Forever’ episode vibe. Learn more @Reads section.
Give a look to the ‘Local & International Deadlines’ section to be sure to catch all the right opportunities for your start-up. 
Keep strong, wash your hands & use a mask, take care of each other, and go do great stuff!

Quote of the Day
“Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.” 
Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO
Congrats ✌ raises 1M
✌ ContinenteLabs, a new cashless shop powered by Sensei
iPlexMed won Empreender@Braga
Fraudio close 3M Seed round
Reads/Podcasts/Videos 📖 🎧 🎬
📖 Sonae Follows Amazon’s Lead With Cashierless Store in Lisbon
📖 Vilnius, Lithuania built a ‘portal’ to another city to help keep people connected. The project is meant to prompt people to “rethink the idea of unity"
📖 Is The Fate of Your Startup in the Hands of Your Cloud Provider? Cloud expenses and outages can easily kill your startup. Learn how to ensure that doesn’t happen
📖 spotlight do IAN - Digitalization Challenges in Portugal
📖 Como preparar a minha startup para a ronda inicial de investimento com Pedro Cerdeira (in Portuguese)
🎧 Building for the future of work with Moonfire’s Mattias Ljungman and Humaans’ Giovanni Luperti by The Seedcamp Podcast
🎧 Joe Haslam about Scaling Up vs Growth
🎬 How to Build a Brand like Google. Lorraine Twohill shared her experience crafting the evolving story of Google’s brand, and the importance of having diverse perspectives in the marketing room
🎬 World Product Day - Fireside chat with Ken Norton
Local & International Applications Deadlines ⏳
📌 Lisboa’s Growth Program by MadeOfLisboa. +500K in benefits for entrepreneurs! Apply here
📌 All Founders! Indico´s pre-seed program is now selecting and onboarding the 2021 batch. Have a look at what the program will offer on this review clip of 2020 and apply here
📌 OVHcloud Startup Pitch Contest 2021 is now open! OVHcloud launched a Pitch Contest, it’s international, with a 10K€ prize money and 1on1 meeting with our CEO! Application deadline Jun 6
📌 DEMIUM’s Call Porto & Lisbon Demium is looking for amazing startups all over Portugal. Apply if: Your project idea is scalable; Your project has at least 2 co-founders; Co-founders are full time on the project or are transitioning to full time; At least one of the co-founders lives in Portugal. Applications until May 24 (Porto) & Jun 8 (Lisbon - International Programme)
📌 Corporate Startup Stars Awards For the second year running, Mind the Bridge and ICC will work together to identify the world’s top 50 Corporate Startup Stars, including the most active corporates in open innovation. Application deadline Jun 20
📌 Applications for the 2nd pitch day of the Portugal FinLab 3rd edition. This initiative aims to bring innovators in the financial sector – start-ups or incumbent institutions – and the Portuguese regulatory authorities together. Visit Portugal FinLab and apply until Jun 25
📌 Zinc VC - Venture Builder Are you passionate about children & young people’s mental and emotional health? Would you like to be supported in building a business that transforms people’s lives? Apply until Jun 25 for the Zinc.VC next pre-team, pre-idea Venture Builder Programme 
📌 EUREKA Artificial intelligence clusters call for projects. Deadline Jun 28
📌 GLOBAL RURAL TOURISM STARTUP COMPETITION Accelerating Rural Development through tourism to achieve the SDGs Creating opportunities in Rural Destinations through innovation and digital transformation in tourism. Apply before Jul1
📌 Open Call for startups: RemTech Accelerator - Want to find and grow startups focused on better, faster and cheaper remittances, which are powered by innovative technology-based solutions and support international commitments to lower costs and improve the development-oriented use of Remittances Solutions and/or Cross-Border Money Transfer Apply before Aug 1
📌 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
📌 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.
Plan your week 📅
Green Impact Week |
Role Play - Reading Group #1
Six Lenses of Systemic Team Coaching - with Laura Re Turner
Meetup Porto.Vue
Unlock the full potential of your contact center with a digital front door - Webinars | Talkdesk
Dataviz – Miriam Quick & Duncan Geere
BREW YOUR OWN: UNIQUE PRODUCT - Copenhagen Science City - Jun 03
A journey from Localization into Content Design - Jun 08
Cracking the Complexities of Cloud Compliance
Entrepreneurs Toastmaster Club - Growing Your Communication Skills in a fun way. Jun 10
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