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Startup Digest Portugal - summer has started ☀️ - Week #25

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Startup Digest Portugal

The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Portugal.

Hi and welcome to your weekly digest,
I hope you’re having a good start to Summer! Not many events will take place, most of them online obviously, but there’s also real, live, in-person events. Signs that life will return to normal.
Week highlights go to:
👉 New edition Apps for Good Portugal
👉 Azores Accel 1st Bootcamp coming up
👉 Portugal one of the top 10 countries to invest according to EY
‘Bottlegate’ was one of last week trends. One big takeaway is that you must recognize trends and move with the times, even if you have an iconic brand. The other is that, in today’s influencer-driven world, no one should expect stars/celebs or anyone else to push a product they don’t believe in.
Let’s take the best of this sun with interesting application deadlines and events.
Give a look to the ‘Local & International Deadlines’ section to be sure to catch all the right opportunities for your start-up. We placed a small icon 🔜 next to application deadlines ending in the next 7 days. I would like to thank you all for the suggestions and positive feedback you have given. It was really special.
Keep strong, wash your hands & use a mask, take care of each other, and go do great stuff!

Quote of the Day
We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten
Bill Gates
Congrats ✌
GoParity grabs 200m investment from Critical & Maze
Loqr. closed 8M Series A round
Reads/Podcasts/Videos 📖 🎧 🎬
📖 Lenny Rachitsky article ‘Choosing Your North Star Metric’ for all PMs and Startup Founders
📖 DeFi (Decentralized Finance) Infrastructure 101 — Overview & Market Landscape
📖 2021 has (already!) been a record year for European fintech investment
📖 Planning Doesn’t Have to Be the Enemy of Agile
📖 Biden Administration Launches the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force (with Cristina Fonseca)
📖 Coke’s Soccer Sponsorship Backfires Spectacularly in ‘Bottlegate’ as Star Players Shove Bottles Aside
🎧 The Best Product Advice We’ve Ever Received….
Local & International Applications Deadlines ⏳
Deadlines coming up soon:
🔜 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 
🔜 Portugal Ventures just launched the second Call for Deep Tech, which seeks science or technology-based R&D projects! Apply until Jun 27
🔜 Entrepreneurship World Cup 2021 - DACH Edition. Creating a successful company is a challenging, long-term endeavor. Thinking big is only one part of being a successful entrepreneur, the #EntrepreneurshipWorldCup can put you and your company on the right track! Apply until Jun 27
🔜 EUREKA Artificial intelligence clusters call for projects. Deadline Jun 28
📌 B4i 4th Startup Call Application - Bocconi for Innovation selects the most innovative ideas and the startups with the greatest potential to help them grow. Application deadline Jul 4
📌 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
📌 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
📌 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
📌 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
Please submit your event as early as possible so that we can communicate timely about it
Plan your week 📅
H2O Live: Democratizing AI with AI App Stores
Innovation Scene Online events: Live Podcast with Chris Hull - How to achieve Student Performance?
Mariana Barbosa | CreativeMornings/Lisbon - Jun 25
Role Play - Reading Group: An Image is Worth 16x16 Words #3
O papel da linguagem clara na experiência de utilização
💳 PM at a high growth company from 100 to 5k people with Product Lead at Stripe
Bottleneck Rules, from bestselling author Clarke Ching
ProductTank Copenhagen: Approaches to roadmapping (theory easy, practice hard) | Jun 30
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