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Startup Digest Portugal - Summer Break - Week #30

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Startup Digest Portugal

The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Portugal.

Hi Portugal,
With the upcoming Summer break, it’s that time of the year we have more time to read, it’s the perfect time to dive into a new book and begin learning a new skill or maybe just find some extra inspiration. Like I mentioned in the last Digest, this edition brings selected business and entrepreneurship books from our readers, check the ‘Summer reading’ section.
July is almost over and August is the month where most of the people are on holiday so very few things will happen in the start-up scene. Startup Digest Portugal will be back in the middle of August.
Check out the ‘Upcoming Events’ section to be prepared for the next events and application deadlines and start to plan your future steps.
Week highlights go to:
👉 A new version of is now online
👉 Demium is looking for new early-stage startups and startups founders. 2 different calls. Take a look @Local Applications section
Thank you for your contribution! and don’t forget to click the ’view entire message’ link.
All the best & enjoy your summer

Quote of the Day
There’s something peaceful and almost cathartic about drawing people reading. To me, reading is associated with summer holidays, which is when I can finally rest, get away from my studio, and take some time for myself
Malika Favre
Congrats ✌
Luminance, Hocelot, Aves Netsec, Wata and Eccocar won 2nd Prosegur ‘Come In’
10 suggestions from our readers
10 suggestions from our readers
📖 Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World by Fareed Zakaria. He speaks to past, present, and future, and, while urgent and timely, is sure to become an enduring reflection on life in the early twenty-first century.
📖 Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff Apply the tactics and strategies outlined in this book to engage and persuade your audience and you’ll have more funding and support than you ever thought possible.
📖 The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation by Carl Benedikt Frey. A must-read for those interested in the history of technology.
📖 Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson. If you think the best ideas are born from “eureka” moments, you’re wrong.
📖 Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity by Scott Galloway. The author argues, the pandemic has not been a change agent so much as an accelerant of trends already well underway.
📖 The Entrepreneur’s Nietzsche: A Book for Disruptors by Dave Jilk & Brad Feld Each chapter expands on a quote from Nietzsche to stimulate your thinking about a vital aspect of entrepreneurship, and stories from entrepreneurs help make the ideas concrete.
📖 Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant. The author examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life.
📖 The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg This book takes you into actual, practical steps that you can take to improve your habits so that you can ultimately enhance your destiny.
📖 The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur by Mike Michalowicz A book written in a conversational and humorous tone on how to get started with your business, even in hard times
📖 The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures by António Damásio “Damasio is the closest thing we have in the post-truth era to a great public intellectual”
Reads/Podcasts/Videos 📖 🎧 🎬
📖 Marty meets Martin: connecting the two triads of Product Management
📖 Here’s a collection of great product focused document templates including PRDs, product strategy, go to market, roadmaps, etc.
📖 On Workplace Productivity by Nicole Forsgren
📖 The European VC market is so hot it may skip its summer holiday and where investors think the next EU boom will land
📖 One of the main ways Robinhood generates revenue is through the controversial practice of “payment for order flow” (PFOF). Brett Harrison, a former tech lead at Citadel, shares a deeper level of understanding of what PFOF entails, how it works, and how dangerous it really is
📖 The big restart — what happens when we finally go back to the office?
🎧 “A viagem tem de ser uma experiência”, diz João Bettencourt (Selina). 
Local & International Applications Deadlines ⏳
Deadlines coming up soon:
🔜 INTonomous Acceleration Program & Mission to Usa. Open call for interest: Organisation of an Internationalisation Mission to the USA involving European SMEs from the Autonomous driving sector. Application deadline Jul 30
🔜  World Summit Awards in 8 categories: Government & Citizen Engagement; Health & Well Being; Learning & Education; Environment & Green Energy; Culture & Tourism; Smart Settlements & Urbanization; Business & Commerce; e-Inclusion & Empowerment Apply until Jul 30
🔜  Ironhack & Landing.Jobs Scholarships. Apply until Jul 31
🔜  National Tourism Awards by Turismo de Portugal. Apply until Jul 31
🔜  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
🔜  DEMIUM Open Call for Early-Stage Startups 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 are open for early-stage projects until Aug 11
🔜  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
🔜  Women Entrepreneurs@Católica-Lisbon by Catolica Business School is aimed at women entrepreneurs and their companies and looking to support female entrepreneurship. Apply until Aug 31
🔜  FAROL acceleration programme designed to unite and support projects in the fight against modern slavery, through collaborative innovation Applications open until Aug 31
📌 RESTART 2021 international startup and idea competition that brings ideas, projects, and solutions to make our future more livable and sustainable together on one platform. The competition’s theme is not limited to the difficulties caused by the epidemic ( e.g., health, education) because it’s clear that extensive changes are needed worldwide. It’s time to rethink our immediate environment, change our habits, and make it easier and more direct for innovators to collaborate. Apply until Sep 05
📌 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
📌 DEMIUM Open Call for Startups Founders We’re on the hunt for standout individuals to co-found startups (no team or idea needed). Applications are open until 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
📌 Winter Batch 2021 - 2022 | LUISS EnLabs Acceleration Program: up to €200K of investment for every digital startup that joins the program. They are looking for digital startups and these are the main - but not only - fields of application that they are more interested in. Application deadline Sep 27
📌 EIC Accelerator. Looking for high impact Startups. Apply until Oct 06
📌 The European Commission launched Women TechEU - a new EU scheme supporting deep-tech start-ups led by women and helping them grow into tomorrow’s deep tech champions. Application deadline Nov 10
📌 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 startups 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
📌 Solana launched a $5M creator fund to onboard the next wave of creators to web3. Creators can apply here.
Please submit your event as early as possible so that we can communicate timely about it
Plan your week 📅
🌙 Scaling Product Management: from zero to high growth
Innovation and Strategy - they both live or die in the execution
How to Manage and Model Finances for an Early-Stage Startup, w/ CEO of Finmark
Product Management Course Demo Day - Spring 2021
Data Ingestion vs Data Integration. What's the difference?
✈️ Managing a Technical Product (Connectivity) with Sr. PM from GetYourGuide
🏢 What is a Design Sprint? With the Head of Design at Property Finder
See CMX Summit 2021: Rise at CMX Connect, powered by Bevy CMX HQ
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