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Startup Digest Portugal - Week #24

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Startup Digest Portugal

The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Portugal.

Hi Portugal!
If you’re returning from last week, thanks! If you’re new, it’s very nice to have you!
Let me share with you the “Coworking Thursdays” initiative. Most of us are in need of a place to run our meetings without the kids running around and tired of working from home. Also a perfect opportunity to network. Take a look @coworkingthursdays
Week highlights go to:
👉 ECOCLASS selected for Apps for Good 2021 Awards. Anna, aged 18, Maria, aged 14 and Victor, aged 15 from Escola Secundária de Vila Verde await your vote here
👉 FAROL new startup acceleration program to fight modern slavery
👉 BETA-i selected along with big corps like Nestle, Adecco and Randstad @OCDE Business For Youth: Global Campaign
Give a look to the ‘Local & International Deadlines’ section to be sure to catch all the right opportunities for your start-up.
Please use the “suggest an event” link at the top and bottom of this newsletter or email to share an event. Complaints, Congrats & questions about any of the above go to the same address.
Keep strong, get vaccinated, wash your hands & use a mask, take care of each other, and go do great stuff!

Quote of the Day
Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence
Jose Luis Borges
Congrats ✌
Daniela Braga appointed to Biden’s Artificial Intelligence Task Force
Altice Labs celebrate 5th anniversary
BladeInsight has secured a strategic investment by Swire Energy Services (SES)
Reads/Podcasts/Videos 📖 🎧 🎬
📖 The hidden work created by AI programs
📖 Portuguese Daniela Braga appointed to Biden’s Artificial Intelligence Task Force
📖 Portugal’s best under-the-radar startups, according to investors
📖 Ivo Ribeiro about digitalization, automation, and the impacts on the labor market
📖 Startups & Scaleups in the Porto cybersecurity scene. Divided per security industry category. By ScaleUp Porto
📖 The story of mRNA: How a once-dismissed idea became a leading technology in the Covid vaccine race
🎧 Dissecting TwilioQuest (product, tech & community), with Chiara Massironi and Kevin Whinnery
🎧 Building for the future of work with Moonfire’s Mattias Ljungman and Humaans’ Giovanni Luperti
Local & International Applications Deadlines ⏳
📌 Lisboa’s Growth Program by MadeOfLisboa. +500K in benefits for entrepreneurs! Apply here
📌 All Founders! Indico´s pre-seed program is now selecting and onboarding the 2021 batch. Have a look at what the program will offer on this review clip of 2020 and apply here
📌 Help keep Portuguese urban green spaces clean by using #EUSpace data & signals! Join the #CASSINIHackathons Portugal and make a difference! Apply until Jun 18
📌 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 
📌 Portugal Ventures just launched the second Call for Deep Tech, which seeks science or technology-based R&D projects! Apply until Jun 27
📌 EUREKA Artificial intelligence clusters call for projects. Deadline Jun 28
📌 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
📌 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 📅
Tourism Tech Summit | Jun 16..18
JNation 2021 Online Live Stream | Jun 16
Quais as skills necessárias e valorizadas para um emprego no espaço tech?
[Webinar]: Decrease Fraud by Over 80% with AI
Aftershock: Digital Marketing Growth Summit
Coworking Thursdays - Unicorn Workspaces Marquês | Jun 17
Tackling System Complexity with Domain-Driven Design w/Julie Lerman
Discover Facebook’s App Critique Framework with Julian Smida | Meetup
Founder Fika Friday with Niclas Mollin
TechShare by Euronext - Jun 21
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