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Startup Digest Portugal - Week #26

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Startup Digest Portugal

The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Portugal.

Hi Portugal,
Welcome to your digest about all things startup in Portugal! If you’re returning from the last digest, thanks! If you’re new, it’s very nice to have you! 
Week highlights go to:
👉 Lisbon ranked 7th @Monocle’s List of Best Cities for Quality of Life
👉 Portugal ranked 27th @Global Startup Ecosystem Index Report 2021 by StartupBlink, according to their startup ecosystem strength
👉 MAZE publish their ‘TIS - Titulos de Impacto Social’ Report. Get you copy
👉 BGI Ultimate Demo Day, July 2nd
The voting phase of the PWIT Awards 2021 ended and you can check who made it to the top 3.
Give a look to the ‘Local & International Deadlines’ section to be sure to catch all the right opportunities for your start-up. Notice that we placed a small icon 🔜 next to application deadlines ending in the next 7 days.
Before I go take a quick look on this epic website on worst practices in UX design - the experience is hilarious
Keep strong, wash your hands & use a mask, take care of each other, and go do great stuff!

Quote of the Day
Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start
Simon Sinek
Congrats ✌
Joana Paiva (iLof) & Sónia Ferreira (BestHealth4U) won Women Entrepreneurship Award by Catolica Business School
Nuno Bragança (PowerToYEUth) made it to the finals of the EUdatathon 2021
Reads/Podcasts/Videos 📖 🎧 🎬
📖 NFTs, explained
📖 On Funding — The Denominator Effect
📖 Global Startup Ecosystem Index Report 2021 by StartupBlink
📖 A Simple Framework to Increase Product Sales. Persuasive writing examples to improve landing page conversion rates
📖 Here are some tactical tips for selling to large enterprises, very valuable for any b2b focused founders
📖 Customer Problem Stack Ranking: How Stripe Validate New Product Ideas
🎧 Attracting the Best People Faster than your Competition with True’s Duncan Finlayson
🎧 The innovation powers of Amazon with Robin Gaster of Incumetrics
Local & International Applications Deadlines ⏳
Deadlines coming up soon:
🔜  Open Innovation - Algar Telecom are looking for business partners to develop solutions together in Brazil for the Smart Spaces segment and tehy have an Open Innovation Challenge through the platform. Apply until July 2
🔜 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
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Plan your week 📅
ProductTank Copenhagen: Approaches to roadmapping (theory easy, practice hard) | Jun 30
Build Your Own Chatbot With a Smart AI Assistant
CXXVI Encontro da Comunidade SQLPort with Scott Klein
Coworking Thursdays - NKOOWOORK (espaço L)
Final Nacional — ClimateLaunchpad
Brunch and Data Analytics | Intro to Python 🥐 📉 HEDEN
DemoNightLx53 - #tribe members
🚀 Transitioning from Sales to Data Analytics with Vincent Laduc from Google
Building products in a Vaccination task force with Doctolib
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