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How are you doing?

For a long time now, we’ve been saying October was going to be huge… Well, here we are and guess what? We weren’t bluffing. October is probably going to be one of the busiest months of the year when it comes to the Lisbon startup scene.

Here are all the updates from our side, news on the Portuguese startup scene and events you should definitely attend.

From Beta-i…

We’re bringing TechCrunch to Lisbon

After closing all the details, we’re excited to have the first TechCrunch event in Lisbon, on October 19th, sponsored by Aptoide.

If you want to meet Mike Butcher, Editor-At-Large at TechCrunch, and pitch your startup, you better save your spot before we run out of tickets. We’ll have drinks with a beautiful view over Lisbon at Silk Club, talk about business, hear some amazing pitches and network.

Find out more about TechCrunch coming to Lisbon here and make sure you register for the event and, for those interested, apply to pitch.

Seedcamp is coming to Lisbon

To all startups in Lisbon, we’re bringing Seedcamp to Lisbon on October 21st, during ICT15.

This is a huge opportunity for those who want to know more about the investment fund and mentoring program, and increase their chances of being accepted in one of the world’s top accelerators.

Follow the steps of other Portuguese based startups like Codacy, Zercatto, Popcorn Metrics, CrowdProcess and Hole19. Register here for event and if you want to pitch and get live mentoring apply here until October 12th.

Deloitte Digital Disruptors is going UP

It’s official. Applications for Deloitte Digital Disruptors are now closed and we’re getting things ready for this 2 month acceleration program.

We’ve received hundreds of applications from all over the world. So, thank you for helping us spread the word on this. Soon it will begin…

Remember to join us for the Hackathon with Deloitte’s IT experts if you’re UP for the challenge.

Paul Ford and SendGrid at Lisbon Challenge
Last week we had Paul Ford in the house. Paul is the VP of Product and Marketing at SendGrid, the email giant, and he gave us a very interesting talk where he shared his experience on product development and cloud computing.

This was the first of many special talks we’re having in the next couple of months. It pays off to be a challenger, right?

Oh and on October 24th, we’ll be having our own Hackathon. If you want to see what it’s like to work in a startup just register here.

Bringing top entrepreneurs to Lisbon with ICE

ICE, the International Conclave of Entrepreneurs, is coming to Lisbon this weekend, to get to know the Lisbon Startup Scene and have a conference at the Beta-i HQ.

For those who don’t know, ICE brings together some of the world’s top entrepreneurs, such as Renaud Visage, co-founder of Eventbrite, Michael Breidenbruecker, co-founder of and David Rowan, editor at WIRED.

The world’s top accelerators in Lisbon

We’re bringing to Lisbon the best accelerators in the world for the European Accelerator Summit.

With accelerators such as Seedcamp, Startup Bootcamp and Numa, we’ll shape once again the future of acceleration. On October 19th in our HQ in Lisbon.

ICT15 in Lisbon by the European Commission

ICT15 (Innovate, Connect, Transform), organised by the European Commission, is one of the biggest events in Europe on technology and innovation, with more than 5000 attendees from all different backgrounds (startups, research, politics, investment, universities).

For ICT15, we’ve put together, with Startup Europe, several initiatives on startups and invited top speakers such as Mike Butcher, editor at TechCrunch, Nuno Sebastião, co-founder of Feedzai, Carlos Espinal, partner at Seedcamp, and Ragnar Sass, co-founder of PipeDrive.

Join us on October 20-22 in Lisbon, at Centro de Congressos. Register here (you’ll get to the waiting list as they sold all the tickets).

Oh and during ICT15 we’ll also have a special award for female founders. If you’re a female founder or have one in your team register here for this pitch competition, organised by the European Centre for Women and Technology.

Amorim Cork Ventures: open call

For all those who have a cork related business, or who are manufacturing cork based products, read this carefully.

Amorim Cork Ventures is looking for interesting projects for their program. By joining them, you’ll get to work at their incubator where you’ll get all the facilities required to manufacture your cork related products. Apply here and get all the info on the program.

From our alumni…

DoDOC lands investment from Caixa Capital

DoDOC, our alumni from Lisbon Challenge and that has been through Techstars in Boston, has raised 200k with Caixa Capital. Find out more about it here.

Up Awards: Check out the nominees

Our friends at Portugal Startups have just announced the nominees for their UP Awards. Guess who made it to the list? Congrats to Uniplaces, Followprice, DoDOC, MagniFinance and LineHealth.

Our partners from Caixa Capital are also nominated as best VC and Lisbon Challenge as best accelerator. Vote here for the best in the Portuguese startup scene.

South Summit brings our alumni together

The South Summit in Madrid is one of the best startup conferences in Europe and this year it has the presence of our own Beta-i team and some of our alumni.

Well done PakketMail, Fidiliti, Xceed and Clickly with your pitches.

PakketMail is hiring 

PakketMail is looking for an Inside Sales Representative to join their team in Lisbon. If you’re up for the challenge or know someone who is, here’s all you need to know.

From our partners…

CGD hosts Digital Tech Summit in Lisbon 

Our partners from Caixa Geral de Depósitos will be one of the hosts of the Digital Tech Summit in Lisbon, by Tech Tour and International Venture Club.

The Digital Tech Summit will be in Lisbon on October 20th and 21st.

Team Genesis featured on FT 

Team Genesis, created by our partners Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, was considered, by the Financial Times, one of the most innovative ideas in Legal Biz Dev. Congratulations!

Ativar Portugal from Microsoft

Microsoft is holding an event for 30 startups, called Ativar Portugal, on November 12th. In the morning you’ll have a session on growth hacking and the afternoon one-on-one mentoring sessions.

Check out all the info on this great initiative here.

Events we recommend

Oct 10: Access MBA Tour in Lisbon

Oct 12: Zomato Summit in Lisbon (click here to get a discount)

Oct 14: Failing Forward Conference in Brussels

Oct 20-22: ICT15 in Lisbon with the European Commission

Oct 20-21: Digital Tech Summit in Lisbon

Oct 23-24: OFF Porto, international festival of creativity

Oct 24-25: Hackathon Deloitte Digital Disruptors

Oct 24-25Hackathon Lisbon Challenge


PHC FX – helping startups succeed  

Our partners at PHC FX, have been working with us to help startups succeed. They’ve had mentoring sessions and interesting workshops on Lisbon Challenge, and provided their knowledge of business.Thank you for your support!
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