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Startup Digest Portugal - Philosophy and Entrepreneurship - Week #27

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Startup Digest Portugal

The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Portugal.

Hi and welcome to your weekly digest,
Why Philosophy and Entrepreneurship?
Last week, a friend of mine called me into a new book by Brad Feld, which we met a few years ago. He established some parallels with Nietzche doctrine and his 1st startup. On the surface, philosophers and entrepreneurs do not have much in common. But if we think more about it we see that philosophers question everything; they engage in discussions and communicate their radical ideas through their books and rhetoric; they are not afraid of taking risks, and they take a firm stance on their ideas on the most incomprehensible topics. 
Successful entrepreneurs do the same. An entrepreneur behaves the same way that a philosopher does, reimagines the world with their ideas, and innovates with their own products and solutions.
Fascinating, how seemingly unrelated areas are so intertwined.
An impressive new supersized 3D screen has gone up in Shinjuku. This giant kitty will be featured in between broadcasts.
As usual, by the last Digest before the break, we recommend some books. This has been very interesting for me as generate many interactions with Digest subscribers. So, once again, I ask you to email me back and share your favorite business and entrepreneurship titles.
Look to the ‘Local & International Deadlines’ section to be sure to catch all the right opportunities for your start-up.
Keep strong, get vaccinated, wash your hands, use a mask and take care of each other.
Thank you for your contribution! All the best & enjoy your week,

Quote of the Day
the future influences the present as much as the past
Congrats ✌
Lispolis celebrate 30th anniversary
KIT-AR wins Acelerador 5G
Sword Health raises 85M - Series C round -
Zumub raises 2M
BiLD Analytics raises 0,5M
Reads/Podcasts/Videos 📖 🎧 🎬
📖 A Simple Framework to Increase Product Sales. Persuasive writing examples to improve landing page conversion rates (now w/ link)
📖 Here are some tactical tips for selling to large enterprises, very valuable for any b2b focused founders (now w/ link)
📖 Do Chance Meetings at the Office Boost Innovation? There’s No Evidence of It.
📖 When Does Your Startup Need To Be Profitable
📖 Global Micro-mobility Market to Thrive with Bike-sharing Set to Dominate by 2025
🎧 Business Bookshelf podcast - Helen Yu - Author of “Ascend Your Start-Up: Conquer the 5 Disconnects to Accelerate Growth”
Local & International Applications Deadlines ⏳
Deadlines coming up soon:
🔜 SoftBank Vision Fund Emerge program promotes diversity in tech and entrepreneurship by partnering underrepresented founders with the capital, tools, and network they need to scale their business. Apply until Jul 7
🔜 Algar Telecom is looking for startups with innovative solutions for Smart Space!  Apply until Jul 9
🔜  Prémio Empreendedorismo e Inovação Crédito Agrícola. Apply until Jul 16
🔜 The Inclusive Fintech 50 seeks early-stage fintechs operating in emerging markets that offer credit, insurance, payments, savings, and personal financial management solutions. Applications are running until Jul 23
🔜 Everis eAwards Portugal for innovative technology-based projects that can positively transform people’s lives and/or contribute to a more sustainable society. Apply until Jul 25
📌  VeniSia, sustainability innovation accelerator is the Venice based accelerator addressing the environmental SDGs and unlocking economic opportunities for start-ups. Deadline Jul 31
📌 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
📌 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
📌 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
📌 DIGITAL360 is looking for companies, startups and scaleups to provide smart solutions, technologies, and products in the Mediatech field. Open until Sep 15
📌 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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