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Startup Digest Portugal - Resilience - Week #19

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Startup Digest Portugal

The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Portugal.

Welcome back!
Resilience, the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.
Recently I saw two interviews with two brilliant Portuguese entrepreneurs; Luis Portela (Bial - Pharmaceutical) and Antonio Camara (YDreams - Tech). I could mention many attributes and positive things about them but for this Digest I point out their ability to deal with and bounce back from the difficulties of entrepreneur life. It can mean the difference between handling pressure and losing your cool. Resilient people tend to maintain a more positive outlook and cope with stress more effectively. As with almost any other skill, while some people seem to come by resilience naturally, these behaviours can also be learned.
I tend to believe that Startup Success’ Biggest Indicator is Resilience. Every startup had its own ups and downs until it found success. The scale of the company isn’t important, it is the resilience of the founders that lead startups to succeed, as Luis Portela and Antonio Camara are good examples. Obviously, there are other factors, but keep in mind that Resilient startups are much more likely to succeed.
Week highlights go to:
👉 Portuguese Women in Tech Awards is out! Nominate the best professional in each category!
👉 Demium is looking for amazing startups all over Portugal. Applications are open for early-stage projects: They are after talented, brave and committed early-stage entrepreneurs in Porto from a range of backgrounds, or industry experts, with an epic determination to make things happen for our next batch.
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
“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
Margaret Thatcher
Congrats ✌
Porto listed @Top budget-friendly European cities for digital nomad founders. Compared to the majority of Western Europe, Porto offers a much more affordable cost of living
Kitch gets 3,25M investment
Reads/Podcasts/Videos 📖 🎧 🎬
📖 Antonio Camara @Thenextbigideia
📖 How to Build a More Resilient Brain
📖 Zynstra is an Exit Story that’s one of Resilience and boldness 
📖 How is Lisbon becoming a dream unicorn hub?
📖 2021Remote Work Report by GitLab
📖 The Ideal Number of Days to Work From Home. The best job perk? Self-determination.
📖 A common mistake is thinking your product needs to do everything - but often there are just 1 or 2 things your users come back for. Plarium’s (acq. for $500M) CoFounder explains how to find that product core, +7 habits for ultrafast iterations
📖 Crowdcube unveils Cubex: Secondary marketplace for all high-growth European startups
📖 Paul Graham covers the paradox that if an idea sounds too crazy to work, these are the most likeliest ideas to have the biggest impact
🎧 Antonio Camara @MoneyMoneyMoey
🎬 Luis Portela @PrimeiraPessoa
Local & International Applications Deadlines ⏳
📌 Lisboa’s Growth Program by MadeOfLisboa. +500K in benefits for entrepreneurs! Apply here
📌 Re-Source Program Beta-i Innovation house and Sociedade Ponto Verde have launched a new digital program focused on #circulareconomy and digital disruption of #packaging #waste. They are calling for innovators worldwide until May 16 
📌 Call for Entreprise DEEP TECH pretende investir em soluções de Deep Technology, adquiridas por clientes empresariais, nos seguintes verticais: Digital Identity; Security; Software Development; Data; Infrastructure & DevOps. Apply until May 16
📌 Motor Valley Accelerator Program. Startups will be evaluated by Plug and Play Italy and its international mobility-focused offices (Silicon Valley, Detroit, Stuttgart), CRIT Research, CDP Venture Capital Sgr and a panel of industry experts. Application deadline May 16
📌 Reply Creative Challenge is a 48-hours team-based competition open to students and creatives from all over the world. Participants have 48 hours to develop a creative concept for one of nine categories proposed. Apply until May 20
📌 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)
📌 Immediate call is addressed to digital startups, future entrepreneurs and researchers that are ready to develop their innovative projects within the fields of media communications, entertainment and content gamification. Application deadline May 25
📌 Startup Wheel is a 6-month startup competition. It is now the largest and most prestigious annual startup competition in Vietnam for young generations who are passionate about startups, with a total prize of up to $150.000. Applications are now open until May 30
📌 Jump Start is a PRIO programme looking for startups with solutions in sustainability, energy transition, and digital transformation - the 3 winners get a minimum grant of 10,000€ to develop a pilot together with PRIO! Apply until May 31
📌 Indico Pre-Seed Program powered by @GoogleforStartups, the 6-month acceleration program supports the best tech founders to transform their MVP into a solid business model, grow their team and gain their first customers. Apply now to take your startup to the next level with expert support and investor advice, and get access to the thriving community of Indico Portfolio to expand your network. The deadline is Jun 1
📌 ESA Space Solutions Portugal has launched the SPARK 4 Business open call to support business ideas based on innovative utilization of space services and technologies in non-space markets, such as transport, energy, health, agriculture, environment and safety. To submit your proposal apply until Jun 2
📌 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 29
📌 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
📌 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 📅
De Zero a 100: Introdução à Virtualização de Dados - May 12
Adding researchers to your design team // UX Passion Talk
Customer Journey Mapping | Intro to UX Design
Proposal Writing for Research & Innovation Projects - May 13
Dataviz – Giovanni Petri
Bio€quity Europe - May 17
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