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Startup Digest Portugal - where the European Ecosystem is heading - Week #15

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Startup Digest Portugal
The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Portugal.
Welcome back to this week’s edition of Startup Digest Portugal!
Startup Heatmap Report is out with a lot of perspectives and interesting insights on where the European Ecosystem is heading. Lisbon is among a number of startup hubs increasing their annual investments raised but clear outperform the leadership group: London, Paris and Berlin with more than 50% of all investments in Europe among themselves. The key lever for cities to compete in this race is to support the build-up of world-class ecosystems comprised of entrepreneurial culture, talent availability and diversity, startup-friendly policies, international openness as well as the existence of vibrant communities. Capital is a result of this, not the source.
These dynamics spur the growth of ecosystems and that’s where our focus should be in.
If you would like to learn more read the report @ your Digest ‘Reads’ section.
Week highlights go to:
👉 Shilling VC has launched a new $35.6m fund
Few days for Collision 2021. If you are a PT based startup, Made of Lisboa still have free tickets to attend Made of Lisboa’s delegation @ Collision this year! More info here.
Several applications deadlines in the coming days. I point out Women Entrepreneurship Award by Católica Lisbon; Acredita Portugal and RELANÇA-TE - Escola de Impacto (extended until 25); take a look @Dealines Section.
Keep strong, wash your hands & use a mask, take care of each other, and go do great stuff!

Quote of the Day
“The more vested interests fight an idea, the more you may be on to something”
Ed Golding
Congrats ✌
Lisbon is 3rd @world cities that have the best markers for innovation, creativity, connectivity, education, wellbeing, and employment opportunities
Miguel e Morgado & Pedro Andrade (Hunter Board); Carlos Lei Santos (HypeLabs); Frederico Carpinteiro (Adapttech); all selected for 30 under 30 da Forbes
Ablute, BestHealth4U, Rubynanomed and We Can Charge, from StartUp Braga
Reads/Podcasts/Videos 📖 🎧 🎬
📖 5th annual Startup Heatmap Report is out with insights on where the European Ecosystem is heading
📖 A Proof of Concept (POC) with a large corporation can be a game-changer for a growing startup. But how do you land one — and once you do, how do you make sure it’s a success? 
📖 Social-Emotional Learning, Boosting Wellbeing and Cultivating Empathy
📖 3 Entrepreneurship Lessons From Bruce Lee: Martial arts and building a business have more in common than you may think
📖 Everyone brings certain strengths to a meeting—or weaknesses
📖 Here is a comprehensive survey about the open source ecosystem. It was conducted in 2017 but still has many insights applicable to this day
🎧  Reid Hoffman: “Speed is about seizing a window of opportunity to make an impact.”
Local & International Applications Deadlines ⏳
📌 Lisboa’s Growth Program by MadeOfLisboa. +500K in benefits for entrepreneurs! Apply here
📌 Women Entrepreneurship Award by Católica Lisbon will be awarding this year’s female Portuguese entrepreneur or with a Portuguese business. The winner will have the chance to win 3000€, besides having mentoring from CTIE partners and access to the Advanced Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. Applications are open until April 15
📌 𝐇𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐧 “𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 Tourism” by NEST! looking for technological solutions ready to test in the market within three areas: Sustainability, Safety, Health and Well-being. Unique opportunity to develop technological solutions for sustainable, healthy and safe tourism, and risk taking home Applications until April 15 (individual candidates) and until April 20 (teams 3 to 5 people)
📌 BECU FinTech Incubator Competition - CoMotion is interested in a wide array of fintech startups with solutions that would support their members’ financial health, improve BECU’s data capture and analysis, and make their back-office processes more efficient. These include mobile payments, digital wallets, robo-investing, budgeting apps and more. Any startup with a relevant solution is encouraged to apply. Complete the application form before Apr 16
📌 BI AWARD  Boehringer Ingelheim is interested in Health Innovation. Applications close on Apr 16
📌 ACREDITA Portugal 11º Edition Apply here before Apr 19
📌 Sente | Startup Investments | Innovation in Food and Ingredients Investing in international startups with new ingredients, R&D tech, manufacturing tech and new snack products. Apply here
📌  RELANÇA-TE - Escola de Impacto Online by Impact Hub & Fundação AGEAS starts in April; acceleration until September and incubation until December (3 months). Apply until Apr 25 (New Date!)
📌 EU Product Safety Award rewards businesses that go the extra mile to protect consumers. Safety matters to consumers. If it matters to your business, then this could be your chance to shine. Complete the application form before Apr 30
📌 Home of Open Innovation by EFACEC. 4 categories: (Logistics) Lego Warehouse – Setting up a Configurable Warehouse, (Automation) Smart Analytics Toolkit, (Transport) All-in-One Vehicle Location System and (Space) SPADA – Space Data Analytics. Deadline is Apr 30
📌 DEEP Startup Ecosystem Accelerator Hey community leader! If you are passionate about innovation, technology and entrepreneurship and have an ecosystem project to be developed, then we are looking for you to team up. Apply by Apr 30 to #DEEPSEA
📌 Are you a startup impacting the world for good? Then it’s time to showcase your work! The Impact Shakers Awards are inspired by the doughnut model to recognise and celebrate pioneering impact businesses in Europe. Applications are open until May 1st.
📌 The Running Remote Hottest Remote Work Startup Contest is BACK! After our last winner CoScreen success with $4.6M in fundraising. Applications close on May 10, Rules and all the details
📌 Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in Partnership with The Nature Conservancy to support entrepreneurs solving the biggest threats to our planet across food, water, and climate challenges. Deadline is May 12
📌 EIT Digital 2022 launches the construction of the ‘EIT Digital 2022’ activities and accepts submissions until May 12
📌 Re-Source Program Beta-i Innovation house and Sociedade Ponto Verde have launched a new digital program focused on #circulareconomy and digital disruption of #packaging #waste. They are calling for innovators worldwide until May 16 
📌 Immediate call is addressed to digital startups, future entrepreneurs and researchers that are ready to develop their innovative projects within the fields of media communications, entertainment and content gamification. Application deadline May 25
📌 Startup Wheel is a 6-month startup competition. It is now the largest and most prestigious annual startup competition in Vietnam for young generations who are passionate about startups, with a total prize of up to $150.000. Applications are now open until May 30
📌 Indico Capital are kicking off the next edition of the pre-seed program. 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 June 1
📌 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 June 20
📌 EUREKA Artificial intelligence clusters call for projects. Deadline Jun 29
📌 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 launch the first 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 📅
See Business of Belonging Book Tour Stop 4 & Launch of the CMX Connect Book Club at CMX Connect, powered by Bevy Madrid
ProductTank Copenhagen: Prioritization
Balsamiq's webinar: Tools for Product Managers
MED ClimAccelerator Info Webinar.
Ask Me Anything with Roman Pichler - Visualisation and Agile Product Management - Apr 20
Hands-on Agile #31: Drive Product Innovation with the Zones of Value Framework
See CMX Spark at CMX Connect, powered by Bevy Portugal
Indico 2021 Pre-Seed Program Presentation and Q&A by Cristina Fonseca - Apr 21
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