Category Archives: Portugal-Startups

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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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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Unbabel secures $5 million to bring artificial intelligence to the global translation market

The AI-powered language translation platform Unbabel has raised $5 million in a Series A round led by Notion Capital and Caixa Capital. Unbabel was founded in 2013 in Lisbon and is now headquartered in San Francisco. The young company graduated from Y Combinator in … Continue reading

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How We Start Lisbon inspired students and young entrepreneurs to turn their dreams into reality

On the 21st of October, I had the honor to be part of We Start Lisbon – an exciting and quite interactive event which set out to inspire and teach students regarding entrepreneurship. The event was held at Universidade Nova … Continue reading

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We start Lisbon: The European conference for students and young web entrepreneurs

After two successful editions of MY-WAY’s Student Enterprise Conference, the Startup Europe projects DIGISTART and MY-WAY joined efforts to create We Start Lisbon, the European conference for students and young web entrepreneurs. The one-day event is part of the Startup … 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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10 European pet startups to watch in 2016 and beyond

With many hundreds of million pet owners globally, it is clear that the “pet economy” can be seen as a very big and potentially lucrative market for young companies. Just think about how much time and money you or your … Continue reading

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