About Maria Almeida

Maria is the Almighty Duchess of Content at Beta-i. She's currently living in a world powered by the randomness of her own thoughts but she's never giving up on her personal plot to change the world by telling stories. Maria is also the proud captain of Startup Ship, where she writes about the Portuguese startup scene, with a saltwater edge.

Meet the 14 Promising Startups That Will Join Lisbon Challenge 2017

Lisbon Challenge is about to start. But, for the first time in its history, it will invest in the selected startups and that’s part of a whole different plan. After a careful selection process, we have come to the difficult decision of selecting 14 startups to join our Bootcamp. Meet the 14 selected startups! Wine [...]

By | 2017-08-30T16:01:43+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

From Philip Morris to Starting His Own Startup – Meet the New Program Manager of Lisbon Challenge

His story will literally knock your socks off and you’re about to know why. It’s time for you to meet Gualberto Pastor, the new Program Manager of Lisbon Challenge. One of the very few memories Gualberto has from his childhood is having a crib in his father’s office and walking around the factory that his grandmother [...]

By | 2017-09-19T11:11:28+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Lisbon Challenge|Tags: , |0 Comments

Lisbon Challenge: Meet These Top 4 Mentors

Lisbon Challenge is known for its wide network of experienced entrepreneurs, engineers, investors and corporates. We have accelerated more than 180 startups over the past few years and we have a strong alumni community with some of the most successful startups in Europe such as Uniplaces, Moneytis, Unbabel, Infraspeak, or Attentive. This network of key [...]

By | 2017-07-11T14:11:11+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Lisbon Challenge|0 Comments

7 Tips for Getting Into Lisbon Challenge (or any other accelerator)

Alright, we all know how difficult it is to get into a top accelerator. You apply with your startup, you wait for the reply and then when the time comes, it’s either the cheer look on your face or the disappointment settling in. And filling in the application plays a major role in this. So, [...]

By | 2017-07-11T10:07:35+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Categories: Lisbon Challenge|0 Comments

Infraspeak on How They Never, Ever, Lost a Customer

This interview was originally published on Re-think by Beta-i. Almost all the talented entrepreneurs we meet at Beta-i put their customers first and above all things. Felipe Ávila da Costa, the founder of Infraspeak, a startup from Porto that has been through Lisbon Challenge and at the Lisbon Investment Summit, is one of them. However, what Infraspeak has achieved [...]

By | 2017-07-07T13:50:25+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: Lisbon Challenge|0 Comments

This Portuguese Startup Will Prevent the Next Terrorist Attack. Here’s How.

This interview was originally published on Re-think by Beta-i.  When I was a kid I believed I had some sort of super power. I would tell myself that my brain had been genetically modified and as a result I could make things move with my mind. The TV was my favourite. I would stare at [...]

By | 2017-07-07T13:22:33+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: Lisbon Challenge|0 Comments

7 Tips for Getting Into Lisbon Challenge (or any other accelerator)

Alright, we all know how difficult it is to get into a top accelerator. You apply with your startup, you wait for the reply and then when the time comes, it’s either the cheer look on your face or the disappointment settling in. And filling in the application plays a major role in this. So, [...]

By | 2016-10-27T13:10:03+00:00 July 4th, 2016|Categories: Lisbon Challenge|Tags: , |0 Comments

Beta-i Nominated for Best European Accelerator by Techcrunch

Beta-i, together with 4 other Portuguese startups, was nominated for best European accelerator at The Europas, the European awards which highlight the best startups in Europe, in partnership with Techcrunch. Portuguese Startups & Accelerator We couldn’t have felt more proud for being part of this list, along with some amazing Portuguese born startups such as [...]

Applications for Lisbon Challenge Fall’16 are now open

Would you like to meet Elon Musk, Stewart Butterfield or Marc Andreessen in Lisbon this year? Yes? Well, this could really happen since the Web Summit will be in Lisbon this year... We know that building a startup takes focus, commitment and hard-work. But, it's also about talking to people and creating relationships. From customers [...]

9 Steps to Successfully Launch Your Product

If you’re busy getting everything ready to launch your own startup you probably haven’t had the time to think things through and set a marketing plan for your pre-launch. It can be quite daunting, we know, but even though it’s not rocket science, it should definitely be part of your to do list before launching [...]

By | 2016-10-27T13:10:03+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Categories: Lisbon Challenge, Marketing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments