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.

Design Thinking Workshop in Lisbon with Apple’s Designer (from Stanford University)

"Design may have its greatest impact when it's taken out of the hands of designers and put in the hands of everyone." Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘design’? We bet it has something to do with aesthetics and fashion trends [...]

By | 2016-07-14T17:34:38+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Categories: Lisbon Challenge, News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The 6 Rules of PR for Startups

All startups struggle with PR. When you build your own business, you just want to get it out there in the press, but PR is not as simple as it seems. You usually start with the general press release because, apparently, that’s all it takes. You then, forward it to the hundreds of press contacts [...]

By | 2016-10-27T13:10:05+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Categories: Lisbon Challenge, Marketing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Startups in tourism wanted to showcase at the International Tourism Exhibition

If you have a startup in tourism you know how meeting the right people and closing significant partnerships is important. You need to be in the right place, at the right time, and that’s just what BTL, the International Tourism Exhibition in Lisbon, will do for you. All the main players in tourism will be [...]

By | 2016-10-27T13:10:05+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Categories: Lisbon Challenge|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How Can European Startups Become the Best? Find Out.

Yes, Brussels does talk “startup”! If you follow my Facebook account you’ve seen that since starting my role at Beta-i, I’m more often than not in Brussels. And you’re probably wondering what is that all about: Brussels and startups?! Well, there is an awful lot happening in Brussels regarding startups and a considerable number of [...]

By | 2016-10-27T13:10:05+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Lisbon Challenge|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

6 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 | 2016-10-27T13:10:05+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Categories: Lisbon Challenge, News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments