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Startup Digest Portugal - summer holidays are coming closer - Week #29

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Startup Digest Portugal

The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Portugal.

Hi and welcome to your weekly digest,
Fewer events due to the summer holidays approaching.
Last days to email me back and share your favourite business and entrepreneurship titles. Cutoff next Saturday.
Look to the ‘Local & International Deadlines’ section to be sure to catch all the right opportunities for your start-up because they can become real opportunities. Watch out for August deadlines as there will be only one Digest during that month.
Week highlights go to:
👉 Nominate an entrepreneur to win the João Vasconcelos Award - Entrepreneur of the Year 2021, until 30 July!
👉 Demium is looking for new early-stage startups. Take a look @Local Applications section
👉 Feedzai 4 days week trial starts in August
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
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one
Marcus Aurelius
Congrats ✌
REMOTE become Portugal’s fifth unicorn after 150M Series B round
✌ All Portuguese Women in Tech Awards winners
Cristina Fonseca and Sara Barreto listed @100+ active female angels in Europe
Nelson Monteiro Valispace named Europe’s Hottest SpaceTech Startup by Europas
Ironhack and Landing.Jobs offers more than 200,000 Euros in Scholarships
Reads/Podcasts/Videos 📖 🎧 🎬
📖 The Math Challenge with Convertible Notes & SAFE’s
📖 A good story attracts customers, talent, and capital. Here’s how to write one that works.
📖 Github recently released Copilot which gives suggestions for code directly inside your editor, and the reception has been controversial, to say the least 
📖 Techstars Industries of the Future: Investment Thesis 2022
📖 Helping founders to make a difference: Interview with Sam Keisner
📖 ‘We can technically already “taste” the Internet’ by Pedro Ferreira
📖 Remote raises $150m and becomes Portugal’s fifth unicorn
📖 Bad MVPs aren’t accidents, and they can be avoided
📖 LUGGit CEO, Ricardo Figueiredo, write about what the future of digital relationships holds us (in Portuguese)
🎧 Dan Garrett, Co-founder and CEO of Farewill, on using Technology to Re-imagine the Death Industry
🎬 The Evolution Of The Design Critique At Pipedrive with Ines Louro
Local & International Applications Deadlines ⏳
Deadlines coming up soon:
🔜 The Inclusive Fintech 50 seeks early-stage fintech 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
🔜 INTonomous Acceleration Program & Mission to Usa. Open call for interest: Organisation of an Internationalisation Mission to 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
🔜  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
📌 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
Please submit your event as early as possible so that we can communicate timely about it
Plan your week 📅
Cine Hub Lisboa: The Human Scale  21 jul 2021 at 7:00
Online meetup: Ecosystem Data Update
Concept-based Explainability: Challenges & Applications to Fraud Detection #21
Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals Presented by TechCrunch - Jul 22
Intelligent Data Trends 2021
🌙 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
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