Category Archives: Portugal-Startups

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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Porto-based InovRetail secures funding to become a global data analytics reference for retailers

The Portuguese startup InovRetail just secured an investment from Sonae IM, Sonae’s corporate Venture Capital firm. The goal of the Porto-based company is to become a global data analytics reference for retailers. InovRetail was founded in 2010. Its core business is focused … 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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Meet the 15 startups that made it to the finals of our pitch competition

On Friday of this week we’ll host the EU-Startups Conference 2016 at the Microsoft Atrium in Berlin. Aside of fireside chats with inspiring founders, networking and a panel discussion on crowdfunding, we’ll have an exciting pitch competition with 15 promising … Continue reading

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Top 15: Europe’s biggest startup hubs in 2016

It’s time for our annual ranking of Europe’s biggest startup cities. Almost exactly 365 days have passed since we did our last research on this topic. Let’s see what has changed since then. In order to come up with the … 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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Luxury fashion marketplace Farfetch raises $110 million in a Series F funding round

Farfetch, the curated marketplace for luxury fashion, today announced the closing of its’ largest funding round, $110 million on top of the March ’15 $86 million. This round led by Singapore State backed fund Temasek and followed by Chinese fund IDG … Continue reading

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