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Startup Digest Portugal - planning your rentrée - Week #32

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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! Hoping you are well-rested, returning refreshed and revitalised after a well-deserved vacation and ready to go!
Portugal’s startup scene continues to BUZZ with activity as September brings many challenges but covid-19, directly or indirectly and regardless of sector, remains one of the dominant concerns on this rentrée.
Who will be your city’s startup of the year? Startup Digest subscribers are invited to participate. Vote today on HackerNoon to recognize those who not only survived but thrived through the pandemic. Vote for Startups in Lisbon, Porto, Braga, Aveiro & Faro
Week highlights go to:
👉 New Demium batch starts @Sep17
👉 Made of Lisboa is looking to take 25 startups to Web Summit with Alpha and Beta Tickets
👉 Lisbon (3º), Oporto (27º) and Faro (58º) listed by Holidu @world’s top 10 spots for ‘workations’
👉 Last call for Fintechs to be featured on the Portugal Fintech Report 2021
👉 Last day to share your views on a stronger European innovation ecosystem
Give a look to the ‘Local & International Deadlines’ section to be sure to catch all the right opportunities for your start-up.
Get vaccinated, wash your hands, use a mask & go do great stuff! 

Quote of the Day
History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, but It Often Rhymes
Mark Twain
Congrats ✌
Builtrix selected for a large scale pilot project with Roma Capitale to uncover energy-saving opportunities & reduce carbon footprint in municipality buildings
Exclusible raises 2,2M investment been acquired by Zendesk
Musiversal raises 1,3M
BI4ALL open new HQ
Coverflex, ABtrace, Barkyn, Ktich, iLof, Apres, YData, Emotai, Didimo and Kencko listed @Wired hottest startups in Lisbon
Reads/Podcasts/Videos 📖 🎧 🎬
📖 Why algorithms are struggling to disrupt the world of fashion
📖 Forbes’ Definitive Ranking Of The Best, Brightest, Most Valuable Private Companies In The Cloud
📖 Europe’s hottest startups in 2021. These are the companies everyone needs to know about according to WIRED
📖 The future of work is hybrid, so tb.lx created a practical guide to help you move toward it.
📖 Thinking about a working getaway? Here are the world’s top 10 spots for ‘workations’
📖 What are the advantages of US versus European VCs?
📖 It’s 2021 and the startup landscape looks vastly different than before. Now what?
📖 Stephan Morais, Indico Co-founder, interview @onstartups
🎧 More disruption, less speculation | Diogo Mónica, Co-Founder & President of Anchorage
🎬 Bitalk: arriscar aos 40
Local & International Applications Deadlines ⏳
Deadlines coming up soon:
🔜 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.
🔜  Made of Lisboa is looking to take 25 startups to Web Summit with Alpha and Beta Tickets. Application deadline Sep 10
🔜  Portuguese fintech, apply here until September 10th to have the opportunity of being one of the startups featured in the Portugal Fintech Report 2021
🔜  NYU Tandon Data Future Labs | Catalyst NYC is a 6-month equity-free accelerator for pre-seed to seed startups run by NYU Tandon Future Labs. Participants benefit from NYU resources incl. access to leading researchers, data sets & talent pipeline of top students, free desk space, and START-UP NY tax-free status. Apply by Sep 12
📌 Start-to-table applications are open for projects that fall into two categories: Restaurant Technology and Responsible Restaurants and F&B Products
📌 Emma — The Sleep Company is launching an accelerator program to help promising projects improving our sleep to achieve success. With the Sleep Innovation Accelerator, Emma is targeting entrepreneurial individuals with new ideas and ambitious growth goals. Until Sep 15
📌 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
📌 Small But Perfect. It is seeking SME-led transnational projects whose objective is to develop, replicate or scale a product or service in circular and sustainable fashion. Apply here until Oct 3.
📌 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
📌 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
📌 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
Please submit your event as early as possible so that we can communicate timely
Plan your week 📅
Future Founders, 7 de set 18:00
👗 Internal vs Customer Facing Product Development with Sr. PM at Zalando Lounge
Accelerators- What You Need to Know to Maximize Success! | Meetup
The psychology and practicalities of writing content and copy
DEMO DAY - DEEP Ecosystem Accelerator, Sep 9
Women Data Day | Data Analytics & Web Scraping | Meetup
User journey: keys into an effective mapping
💗 Getting to know your Users through User Interviews - Femtasy Head of Product
Introduction to Startup Law
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