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Newsletter | 19.10.2015


How are you doing?

Have you got your ticket for Tourism Day hosted by Airbnb? No? Then, you better hurry because it’s next Tuesday and tickets are flying out of the window.

We’re also getting everything ready for our Fast Track Lisbon, the Lisbon Challenge and Beta-start Demo Day, on December 4th, among other things…

Check out what’s happening in Lisbon’s startup scene for the upcoming weeks and all the news from our startups.

From Beta-i…

Tourism Day hosted by Airbnb next Tuesday

Tourism Day hosted by Airbnb and organised by Beta-i is here.

Come and find out how companies like Airbnb and Zomato disrupted the tourism industry and which startups are following their footsteps, next Tuesday, November 24th.

We’ll be taking Pestana Palace in Lisbon for the day but space is limited. Make sure youget your ticket now, while there’s still a discount, and win a €20 voucher to use on Airbnb.

Paddy Cosgrave from Web Summit at Beta-i

Paddy Cosgrave, the man behind the Web Summit, was at Beta-i this week.

Paddy talked about next year’s edition of the Web Summit in Lisbon and got to know a few startups providing some valuable feedback.

If you want to know what to expect for Web Summit 2016 read our recent blogpost.

Fast Track Lisbon: meet the top startups

Fast Track Lisbon, the Lisbon Challenge and Beta-start Demo Day, is already in a couple of weeks…

On December 4th, we’re bringing to Mercado da Ribeira in Lisbon, top investors and successful entrepreneurs such as Marvin Liao, partner at 500 Startups, to come meet our startups.

Get your ticket today and join us for some cool startup pitches, discussion panels and talks. If you’re an entrepreneur make sure you register for the mentoring sessions we’ll have the speakers here.

Protechting and the future of healthcare

Protechting, the startup accelerator by Fidelidade and Fosun, had a networking session, last week, to talk about the future of healthcare.This session gathered the main players from this growing industry and talked about how Protechting aims to support startups who are working on helping and protecting others.

Find out more about it here and apply for Protechting until December.

Startup Next by Techstars: closing applications

Startup Next, Techstars pre-accelerator, is coming to Lisbon this Fall and they’re looking for the most promising startups in Lisbon.

Find out more about this startup program that Beta-i supports and how to apply here. Applications close on November 26th.

Investors Day at Lisbon Challenge tomorrow

As Lisbon Challenge gets close to the end, it’s time to talk about investment.

So, with this in mind, we’ll be having our Investors Day tomorrow where the startups will pitch to top investors in Portugal and get all the feedback.

Follow our Facebook and Twitter to keep yourself updated.

International Dinner with startups at Beta-i

Last Friday, for the first time in our new building, we had an international dinner with all the startups from our accelerators cooking their national dishes.

As it turns out, some of the entrepreneurs in the building are really good cooks.

From our startups…

Seeusoon featured on Techcrunch

Seeusoon, a startup from Lisbon Challenge that later this year joined Startup Bootcamp in Berlin, has recently been featured on Techcrunch.

Find out what happened since they left Lisbon Challenge in this blogpost.

Uniplaces raised 24 million in Series A

Uniplaces, the student accommodation platform and Lisbon Challenge alumni, has raised one of the biggest Series A in Europe.

This round was led by Atomico but it included previous investors such as Caixa Capital. Read all about it here.

Poshpacker gets into Techstars

Poshpacker, our alumni from Lisbon Challenge, have just been accepted into Techstars METRO.

They have built a platform that allows travellers to book creative hostels, hotels and apartments around the world. Check it out.

Knok launches crowdfunding campaign 

Knok, that is part of the current batch of Lisbon Challenge, wants to disrupt the healthcare industry by allowing their mobile app users to easily book a doctor’s appointment in the comfort of their home.

They have just launched a crowdfunding campaign for their marketing budget. Contribute here for the cause.

Standard Access is Startup of the Year  

Standard Access, that is currently on Deloitte Digital Disruptors, was considered the Tech Startup of the Year in Ireland.

Read all about it here and meet them at Tourism Day as they will be pitching.

From our partners…

Up Awards Gala: Caixa Capital is a finalist  

Lisbon Challenge and our partners from Caixa Capital are part of the finalists for the Up Awards, by Portugal Startups.

Register here for the Up Awards Gala on November 27th.

Exploring the Myth of the Idea – IE Master Class   

Our partners from IE will be be having a Master Class on November 24th in Lisbon to discuss if the business idea really matters.

Register here to attend.

Feira do Empreendedor: Experience the future 

The “Feira do Empreendedor” will take place in Porto until November 21st and it is one of the biggest showcases for startups and partners.

Check out all they have planned here.

Zomato Hackathon – All you can code buffet

Zomato is organising their first hackathon in Lisbon on November 22nd at Cowork Lisboa.

If you’re a developer make sure you register here.

Pioneers is looking for 500 promising startups 

Pioneers is looking for 500 promising ideas and early stage startups to help them on their road to success. All 500 projects will get 2 free tickets for Pioneers Festival.

Learn more about it here.

Events we recommend

Today: BREAK in Lisbon

Nov 19-21: Feira do Empreendedor in Porto

Nov 24: Tourism Day hosted by Airbnb

Nov 24: “Exploring the Myth of the Idea” – IE Master Class

Nov 27: Up Awards Gala in Lisbon

Dec 4: Fast Track Lisbon (Lisbon Challenge and Beta-start Demo Day)

Jan 27-28: SVOD Conference in Dublin


Turismo de Portugal: helping startups set the trends in tourism  

Our partners at Turismo de Portugal have been supporting our startups and helping them set the trends in the growing tourism industry. Thanks for your support and see you at Tourism Day next Tuesday.
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