Tag Archives: Portugal

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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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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What I Didn’t Expect When I Moved to Portugal in 2011

Just about 4 years ago I moved to Portugal with my partner who had secured a teaching position at the French school (Lycée Francais) in Lisbon. We had vacationed in Lisbon in 2008 and we both really connected with the … 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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Top Teams from Lisbon Challenge Fall 2014 Head to the US

The 3rd edition of The Lisbon Challenge 3-month acceleration program wrapped up last month and co-founders from many of the top 10 startups are packing their bags and heading to the US. The group departs for San Francisco Sunday for an intensive … 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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Q4 (already) and my 4 C’s!

Just the other day, as in last Friday, it certainly seemed like the perfect summer day in Lisbon, Portugal and now I find myself shutting the windows and thinking about wearing warmer clothing. It is October so I should not … Continue reading

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