16 03, 2016

Web Summit’s Ultimate Guide to Lisbon’s Startup Scene

By | March 16th, 2016|Categories: Lisbon Challenge|2 Comments

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 [...]

15 03, 2016

Lx Scala: the 1st International Scala Conference in Lisbon

By | March 15th, 2016|Categories: Lisbon Challenge|2 Comments

A couple of months ago we got an email from Sandra Wolf from Codacy about this international Scala meetup they wanted to organise. However, what started off as a meetup turned out to be a ‘slightly’ bigger event... Codacy, together with 47 Degrees, is now organising, instead, the first international Scala conference in Southern Europe [...]

15 03, 2016

Startup Simplex: Keeping it Simple and Fighting Bureaucracy

By | March 15th, 2016|Categories: Lisbon Challenge|2 Comments

Bureaucracy is just one of those words everyone hates, especially when it comes to the public sector... How many times have you actually taken the day to dive into bureaucratic paperwork and found yourself screaming in the waiting room because you can’t keep up with the complexity of things? Pretty much like Kendrick Lamar screaming [...]

8 03, 2016

How to successfully launch a crowdfunding campaign

By | March 8th, 2016|Categories: Lisbon Challenge|2 Comments

A couple of weeks ago we found out that Remidi, an Italian startup from Lisbon Challenge Fall 2015 who blew everyone away with a music playing and recording glove, had launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. That made total sense… If there was a startup with a product for crowdfunding it had to be Remidi. [...]

2 03, 2016

A Beginners Guide on How to do Customer Service for Early Stage Startups

By | March 2nd, 2016|Categories: Lisbon Challenge|2 Comments

Remember that essay from Y Combinator’s Paul Graham called “Do Things That Don’t Scale”? It is, without a doubt, one of the best essays for early stage startups, where Paul talks about several unscalable things that startups should focus on while trying to grow. And as it turns out, one of those things is actually [...]

1 03, 2016

How can big corporations and startups work together?

By | March 1st, 2016|Categories: Lisbon Challenge|2 Comments

For the past few years, we’ve seen some of the most disruptive startups shape entire industries with their innovative technologies and business models. You find companies like Uber and Airbnb, that took entire markets by storm to quickly implement their businesses and grow at an unsurmountable passe. This growth and disruptive mindset has definitely shaken [...]

29 02, 2016

Money 20/20 is having a fintech meetup in Lisbon

By | February 29th, 2016|Categories: Lisbon Challenge|2 Comments

For all those in fintech, Money 20/20 probably rings a bell. This is the world’s largest fintech conference, held in Las Vegas, every year. However, for 2016, they’ll organise a second conference in Europe, in Copenhagen, this April.   For this reason, Money 20/20 has been gathering key players in the fintech industry across many [...]

26 02, 2016

Portuguese Startup Manifesto – Join the Movement

By | February 26th, 2016|Categories: Lisbon Challenge|2 Comments

The national movement already started! Check how can you join and manifest yourself! The Portuguese Startup Manifesto movement was launched during the Startup Europe Week 2016 @LISBOA. If you didn't have the opportunity to join the event, here's an update of the ongoing project. Several parties from the entrepreneurship ecosystem came together, such as incubators, accelerators, [...]

18 02, 2016

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

By | February 18th, 2016|Categories: Lisbon Challenge|2 Comments

"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 [...]

10 02, 2016

The 6 Rules of PR for Startups

By | February 10th, 2016|Categories: Lisbon Challenge|2 Comments

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 [...]

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