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Startup Digest Portugal - Week #21

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Startup Digest Portugal

The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Portugal.

Welcome to the 21st issue of the year!
Lisbon Entrepreneurship Week started this Monday and runs until Sunday. It’s been 10 years of celebrating and thinking about startups, entrepreneurs and the organizations that make up our ecosystem. The week’s programme is fulfilled with great events, check the agenda.
Week highlights go to:
👉 Lisbon Entrepreneurship Week until May 30
👉 Demium is looking for individuals and existing startups from an idea to funding and beyond. #Allstartup takes place next June 11
👉 PWIT Awards 2021: Nominations
Salmon With Attitude”. Austrian startup Revo Foods (formerly known as Legendary Vish) has developed a way to 3D print salmon using 11 plant-based ingredients. It can come in different varieties, resembles the texture & appearance of traditional salmon & contains a similar level of vitamins & healthy omega 3 fatty acids. Really amazing stuff. Check it out at ‘Reads’ section.
Give a look to the ‘Local & International Deadlines’ section to be sure to catch all the right opportunities for your start-up. 
A recent change in our software cut our “suggest an event” link. If you want to share an event, please send us an email at
Complaints and questions about any of the above go to the same address.
Keep strong, wash your hands & use a mask, take care of each other, and go do great stuff!

Quote of the Day
“As a startup entrepreneur, be clear about what you stand for
Robin Kiera
Congrats ✌
StudentFinance raises 4.5M seed
Cristina Fonseca @100+ female VC partners in Europe by Sifted
Reads/Podcasts/Videos 📖 🎧 🎬
📖 Dinner is served and is a 3D Printed Smoked Salmon, a ‘World’s First’. A video with 3D printed food and How they approach the EU market.
📖 Financing for students: Fintech startup StudentFinance
📖 Engineer by Day, Venture Capitalist by Night
📖 Pitch your way up by Tania Costa
📖 Working Hard vs. Addicted to Work
📖 Innovation Ranks More Important Than Ever in Banking
📖 A missing billionaire wife and complex and advanced knowledge of cryptocurrencies in the planning of the disappearance. Now Norwegian police ask for help.
📖 A profile of Shein, a startup you probably never heard of doing $10B in revenue last year. They are pioneers in the category of “real-time fashion” going one step further than fast fashion or any of the traditional e-commerce concepts we are accustomed to.
🎧 Why we need to put people before tech
🎬 S. Wolfram, the founder of Wolfram Alpha, explains how smart contracts will work
Local & International Applications Deadlines ⏳
📌 Lisboa’s Growth Program by MadeOfLisboa. +500K in benefits for entrepreneurs! Apply here
📌 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)
📌 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
📌 OVHcloud Startup Pitch Contest 2021 is now open! OVHcloud launched a Pitch Contest, it’s international, with a 10K€ prize money and 1on1 meeting with our CEO! Application deadline Jun 6
📌 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 📅
Future Shapers - May 24..28
Cascais Conecta - FatorC - May 26&27
Principles, practice and pitfalls of creating Data Pipelines
Efficient Transformers - a Talk by Lukasz Kaiser from Google Brain
Productized Masterclasses | May 27
Coworking Thursdays - LACS Anjos
Quality Talks Meetup + Interview
Green Impact Week | Green Impact Week - Starts May 31
DemoNightLx52 - EdTech - Jun 1
Knowledge for Product Success
Entrepreneurs Toastmaster Club - Growing Your Communication Skills in a fun way. Jun 10
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