Nearly 3 months after we kicked off the 7th edition of the Lisbon Challenge, demo day has arrived. Less of an external celebration and fanfare, it is an important invite-only day for the 12 start-ups that have worked hard throughout the program. They pitched for 3 minutes in front of 25 investors and then followed [...]
No successful plan can exist without understanding the process of creating goals and seeing them through and because this is such a recurrent theme, we have to start at the beginning in order to understand the fundamentals.
Having gone through the selection phase for the Lisbon Challenge Fall '16 Edition, we are ready to announce and welcome the 12 start-ups that will be joining us on Monday for 3 months. Not only are we excited about this cohort, as the quality of founders increases with every edition, but we are also rolling out [...]
We are often asked why we don't accept solo founders into the Lisbon Challenge acceleration program. Well, we actually do but it is very rare and there is a reason for that. Ultimately, you shouldn't be rushing to get a co-founder just because someone tells you to. That's stupid. Co-founder relationships are amongst the most [...]
Many founders have asked us how we evaluate the start-ups, so we decided to introduce the people involved whilst shedding some light on the process.
It’s a process in constant evolution and not something you revisit yearly. It’s not a strategy, tool or marketing gimmick. It’s central to your existence.
There seems to be a general consensus that first you build it, then scale it and, once you have secured funding, you can then resolve the culture. Not so.
Presentation deck for the Lisbon Challenge Accelerator series on the importance of defining your startup's culture from day one.
Lisbon Challenge is a 10 week accelerator where founders will get to work hard, play hard and relax – the benefits of being in Lisboa.
If Portugal(’s fame) in the last decades was still deeply attached to a past generation of explorers and remarkable sailing ventures, the last few years put Portugal and Lisbon again under the spotlight due to a rising community of adventurers and creators who have built a strong startup scene. Crowned “European Capital of Entrepreneurship of [...]