As we near the end of 2014, here’s a quick look at some of the startup/tech events I attended in the course of the year, further validating that the startup momentum in Portugal is growing. Have a wonderful holiday season and to all a great and productive 2015. Let’s continue to support (mentor, advise, consult with, assist, connect and fund) the growing list of startups in Portugal and connect all the more in 2015 with other startup communities around the world.
Startup Pirates Lisboa 4th Edition – February 2014
Shark Tank session during Startup Pirates 4th Edition.
If you know a Pirate, you know this game. Look who is leading the charge!
Lisbon Challenge Spring ’14 Investment Summit – July 2014
Mike Butcher from TechCrunch presenting at The Lisbon Challenge Investment Summit.
One of the many solid pitches during #LIS – Pharm Assistant.
33 Entrepreneurs Comes To Lisbon – July 2014
Andre Ribeirinho presenting at 33 Entrepreneurs. #Adegga
Startup Weekend Coimbra (Special Guest surfer Garrett McNamara)
A great weekend mentoring a diverse group of startups in Coimbra!
Dinner with the Startup Weekend Coimbra team.
The Lisbon Challenge Fall ’14 – September thru December 2014
The calm before the storm – getting ready to welcome The Lisbon Challenge Fall ’14 team!
The team of Lisbon Challenge Coaches during a Q&A session.
Bia from Planedia pitching for the 1st time at The Lisbon Challenge.
YCombinator comes to The Lisbon Challenge and a great Q&A session.
My final mentoring session of The Lisbon Challenge with James Muscat from Moviinn.
Moderating a startup panel on ‘Celebrating Success & Failure’ with Limetree, Uniplaces and MyChild.
Startup Lisboa Takeoff – November 2014
Startup Lisboa Takeoff – such a GREAT event. Great pitches, networking and crowd.
Startup Lisboa Holiday Party – December 2014
It’s award time at the holiday party hosted by Startup Lisboa with João Vasconcelos and Graça Fonseca getting the final certificates. And yes, I did understand most of the final words (in Portuguese).
The hardworking team from Startup Lisboa! Thanks for all you do.
Two of the Top 10 Lisbon Challenge teams at Bar 104 (where else) in Bairro Alto!
Celebrating with Challengers!
And that’s a wrap of a year with a lot of great work, networking, mentoring and coaching!
Yup, that was a good year of startup activity!
Hope you enjoyed this little walk down startup memory lane and have a very joyful new year!
All the best,
– Photo credit for the Startup Weekend Coimbra group photo goes to their photographer and the #LIS14 panel photo goes to Beta-i. All other images belong to Sandra Sick.