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João Tomásio

Startup Ourém will open its doors this year

The protocol between NERSANT – Business Association of the Region of Santarém and the Municipality of Ourém for the creation of Startup Ourém has already been signed between NERSANT – Business Association of the Region of Santarém and the Municipality of Ourém. This new structure will aim to attract and install new business projects in this […]

9th July 2018
João Tomásio

HUUB raises 2,5M€ early stage investment in an oversubscribed round

HUUB is the latest Portuguese startup announcing an investment. Categorized as an early stage round, the money raised, three times the average amount of seed stage investments in Europe according to 2017 European Venture Capital Report, helps the startup to get well positioned towards the next goal: Series A investment. The Portuguese Venture Capital “Pathena” […]

29th May 2018
João Tomásio

Startup Braga 5th Acceleration Program takes on its international dimension

The 5th Startup Braga Acceleration Program powered by NOS revealed the 13 startups that will participate in this initiative, which has a strategic partnership with the Portuguese communications and entertainment group NOS. This company will play a key role in helping these companies grow. The focus is always on startups of cutting-edge technology in medical […]

6th March 2018
João Tomásio

Bitcoin and Blockchain will “share the stage” at the first Blockspot conference in Lisbon

250 professionals from one hundred industries from all over the world, such as USA, Israel, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and Greece, will attend Blockspot Conference, the first Blockchain and Cryptoeconomics event of the Iberian Peninsula. It will take place in Lisbon on November 13. It’s a one day conference with a lot of content […]

7th November 2017
João Tomásio

"We want foreign companies to set up an office in Portugal", Simon Schaefer, Startup Portugal CEO

Startup Portugal, a state entity that acts upon the development of the Portuguese entrepreneurial ecosystem, has just completed one year. During the celebrations, the company’s CEO, Simon Schaefer, announced the investment of several million euros to bring Portuguese startups to attend some of the biggest technology events in the world. The first one will be […]

24th October 2017
João Tomásio

Portuguese startups are likely to operate in the B2B sector and have their eyes on the internationalization

While a B2C focus seems to be especially important in the United Kingdom, Switzerland or Spain, countries such as Finland, Belgium or Portugal are very focused on B2B users. In fact, according to the European Startup Monitor (ESM) 2016, more than half of Portuguese startups (66.1%) operate mainly in the B2B sector, above the European […]

12th October 2017
João Tomásio

Portugal is the fourth European country with companies in a startup stage

Just after Netherlands, Slovenia, and France, Portugal occupies the fourth position with companies in a Startup stage (with 56.6% of the overall startup companies in this stage), according to the European Startup Monitor (ESM) 2016. Together with Seed stage (18.6%), these companies reach more than 75% of the global Portuguese Startup market, above the European […]

29th September 2017
João Tomásio

The most common startup mistakes

Launching a startup is difficult and even when entrepreneurs have an incredible idea, complex problems arise. Most startups face failure, some don’t event launch at all. The reasons are usually quite similar, here’s a list of the most common mistakes: 1- Ignoring numbers and sticking to wishful thinking You need to be realistic about financial estimations, analyze […]

25th September 2017
João Tomásio

Avila Spaces opens a new Coworking space and Business Lounge in Lisbon

The new Coworking space and Business Lounge in Avila Spaces occupies an area with more than 300 square meters in Saldanha, a prime and popular zone from Lisbon, and it was designed with quality and excellence. This new space is divided into two exclusive environments: a coworking area with 35 work stations and a Business […]

20th September 2017
João Tomásio

One of the largest hubs in Europe will be born in Lisbon

Mercedes Digital Hub, UNICER, Web Summit, Startup Lisboa and Factory were the first five entities to reserve a space in the Hub Criativo of Lisbon, which will be located in Beato and opens its doors in 2018. More than other 20 entities have already formalized interest in installing an office there. In this entrepreneurial Portuguese […]

15th September 2017