Author Archives: Reinaldo Ferreira

About Reinaldo Ferreira

Reinaldo Ferreira is the CEO of TakeaCity.com - a global project in the travel space. He lives in Porto and is going to write about Portuguese startups and related topics.

Web Summit Aftermath: Family, Friends and Fools

For those who haven’t made it to Lisbon this year, here is my view and a few tips from the 2016 edition of the Web Summit. Going through a huge event like this can be messy. It’s an event from … Continue reading

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Kubo wins Web Summit pitch competition and a €100k investment from Portugal Ventures

Kubo robot won yesterday’s pitch competition with the kindergarten robotic kit proposal. Is it going to change the world? I don’t think so. Is it globally important? Definitely. Kubo robot will be sold in a kit containing the actual cubic … Continue reading

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Porto-based knok raises £300k in seed funding to expand with its Uber-style private healthcare platform

The Porto-based startup knok healthcare completed a £300k seed round with London’s Mustard Seed, to expand services in Portugal and other countries. The ‘Uber-style’ private healthcare platform enables patients to access on demand and in person medical support at their place … Continue reading

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Web Summit kick off: Welcome to the Paddy Park

What do you get when you gather tens of thousands of over excited people, sell them passes and promise them action? A theme park! Paddy Cosgrave just kicked off another Web Summit - and there are so many attractions in the … Continue reading

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Web Summit: Portugal is the tech centre of Europe (this week…)

Oh happy day! How extraordinary it is to finally be here, in Lisbon, for the 2016 Web Summit! What a relief to leave behind the waterfall of silliness the last weeks have been. You may haven’t noticed that all over … Continue reading

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Innovation and history go hand to hand in Coimbra, Portugal – Interview with Jorge Pimenta (IPN)

Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) is located in Coimbra, in the centre of Portugal, best known for one of the oldest universities in Europe, an UNESCO World Heritage Site: until the end of the 13th century it was part of a … Continue reading

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Beta-i: At the heart of Lisbon’s startup scene – an interview with Ricardo Marvão

Beta-i is a non-profit association created in 2010, with the goal to improve the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Lisbon. Today, the Portuguese startup accelerator is one of the biggest startup & entrepreneurship promoters in Europe. In the recent ranking with “Europe’s hottest startups … Continue reading

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Travel & co-working: Make your way to the Lisbon Web Summit

There’s a 41% chance you are coming to Lisbon this November. Well, that’s a rough estimate, but you get the point: EU-Startups readers are indeed very likely to drop by Portugal’s new hype event, the adopted Lisbon Web Summit. We’ll … Continue reading

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G(r)o(w)ing from Startup to Scaleup

You may have bumped into the Scaleup term sometime. There’s one phase in many startups’ life where the need to grow brings new challenges. This may happen early or later and thus time is not the best reference for the … Continue reading

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Knok is the “most investable” startup according to the Global Investment Forum

Maybe it happened to you before: Someone’s sick at home, neither serious enough to go to the closer Hospital Emergency Room nor negligible to treat as a common flu. But where are you going to find a doctor that can … Continue reading

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