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What I Did Expect When I Moved BACK to Los Angeles in 2015

Just under a year ago, while wrapping up a 4 year ‘life’ in Lisbon, Portugal, I posted a blog entitled ‘What I Didn’t Expect When I Moved to Portugal in 2011’. It went viral. And it continues to get large … Continue reading

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Portuguese Startups – The Age of ‘Rediscovery’

Spending 4 years living and working in Portugal, I was fortunate to be very involved with a lot of the early startup activity all over the country. This was even more profound as I was working for startups in California … Continue reading

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On the Eve of Thanksgiving, I am…

…thinking about all that I am thankful for in a year that has had a lot of change and movement. Tomorrow I will spend the Thanksgiving holiday with my ‘US west coast family’ and this will be the first time in … Continue reading

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Help Change the Ratio of Female Entrepreneurs Attending Web Summits Around the Globe

Wanted: 10,000 Female Entrepreneurs! The team behind WebSummit is extending free tickets to 10,000 female entrepreneurs at their conferences around the globe in 2016. This also includes the conference in Lisbon next year so don’t wait to get your FREE ticket. … Continue reading

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Discovering and Rediscovering (Startups) from Lisbon, Portugal to Los Angeles, CA

‘You are a Portuguese by now, so Lisbon is your home to whenever you want to return.’ – -Pedro Janela Continue reading

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The Final Week of The Lisbon Challenge Spring 2015 (4th Edition)

It’s upon us, the final week of The Lisbon Challenge Spring 2015 edition and the 3-month accelerator program has progressed rapidly. From my vantage point as a coach and a mentor, I’d say that this edition went even faster than … Continue reading

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Sure Signs of a Growing Startup Environment

“…our goal is to say no in 60 seconds.” Continue reading

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The Portuguese Startup Scene is Really Growing – FAST!

Do you agree that the Portuguese startup scene is growing fast? Share your thoughts and comments on this post. Thanks! Continue reading

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A Photo Review of Startup Events in Portugal During 2014

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 … Continue reading

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What Happens Inside a Startup Accelerator Program – A Coaches Viewpoint.

Startup accelerator programs, of which there are now more than 1,000 such programs in Europe alone, offer entrepreneurs a fixed-term, cohort-based program that includes coaching, mentoring, educational components, network building and culminates in a public pitch or demo day. These … Continue reading

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