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Newsletter | 28.01.2016

Hey << Test First Name >>,

How is it going? Keeping up with everything that’s happening in the Portuguese startup scene?

Just so you know, we’ve been working on a couple of events for next week that you should definitely check out, not to mention that applications for Lisbon Challenge andBeta-start are still open (you now have 10 days to apply).

From Tech.eu’s Robin Wauters Flash Talk at Beta-i, to Web Summit’s Startup Go Global Conference, it’s getting quite a busy week… And we like it better this way.

Tag along and check out our main highlights for the next couple of weeks.

Cheers,
Maria and the Beta-i team

Main highlights

NEW DEADLINE: APPLY TO LISBON CHALLENGE & BETA-START

Surprise, surprise. We’ve decided to extend the deadline for applications.

You can now apply to Lisbon Challenge, our accelerator for promising startups with a product/prototype, and Beta-start, our exciting pre-accelerator for idea-stage startups and 1st time entrepreneurs, until February the 7th.  Find out more about it here.

LAUNCHING THE PORTUGUESE STARTUP MANIFESTO

We’re officially kicking off the Portuguese Startup Manifesto, in collaboration with Lisbon’s Municipality and with the support of the European Commission, during Startup Europe Week.

Curious about this movement that will bring the Portuguese startup scene forward? Find out all about it here and join our event in partnership with Lisbon’s Municipality next Friday.

MEET THE 20 STARTUPS SELECTED FOR PROTECHTING

Protechting by Fidelidade & Fosun, the accelerator that wants to help bold entrepreneurs who want to change the world by protecting others, is almost getting started.

Meet the 20 selected startups for the Bootcamp.

Events

FEB-2 FLASH TALK WITH TECH.EU’S EDITOR AT BETA-I

Next Tuesday at Beta-i, we’ll have a Flash Talk with Robin Wauters, Editor and Founder of Tech.eu, on “How to get journalists to write about your startup”.

Join us at our HQ, in the auditorium, at 6pm. Register here.

FEB-3 CAIXA EMPREENDER AWARD

Meet the main players from the Portuguese startup scene at Caixa Empreender Award by Caixa Capital at Culturgest in Lisbon. Register here for free.

FEB-4 WEB SUMMIT’S STARTUP GO GLOBAL

Web Summit, Aicep and the Lisbon Municipality are organising a conference to discuss the importance of creating global startups, with a few examples from the Lisbon Community.

Register here and join us for a whole day with insightful talks and networking.

FEB-5 LISBON ENTREPRENEURSHIP ECOSYSTEM 2.0

Beta-i and the Lisbon Municipality are bringing the whole startup community together, in one event, to discuss the future challenges of our growing startup scene and lay down the next steps, and to kick off the Portuguese Startup Manifesto.

Find out all about it here and joins us at “Lisbon Entrepreneurship Ecosystem – Kicks Off the Portuguese Startup Manifesto”.

FEB-11 PRODUCT TANK LISBON – 2ND EDITION

The 2nd edition of Product Tank Lisbon will focus on Product Management and Methodology. This edition’s guest is Arne Kittler, Director Mobile Product Management at Xing.

Just register for this meetup here.

MAR 2-6 BTL 2016 – INTERNATIONAL TOURISM EXHIBITION

BTL 2016, the biggest tourism exhibition in Portugal, is here and they’re looking for tourism related startups to showcase their businesses and attend the exhibition.

Apply here by February 18th and show your business to the world.

JUN 7-8 SAVE THE DATE – LISBON INVESTMENT SUMMIT

Yes, it’s true, we’re already getting ready for the Lisbon Investment Summit 2016. Make sure you save the date on your agenda (7-8 of June) and join us for the main startup event from the Lisbon startup community.

The first 100 tickets get a special discount. Find out all about it here.

From our blogs

NEW BOOK ON THE PORTUGUESE STARTUP SCENE THAT ALL ENTREPRENEURS SHOULD READ

Nuno Machado Lopes, the Head of Marketing and Communication at Beta-i, has just launched his book, called “Tudo Mudou – Novamente”, to question the current startup hype, excessive investments and other relevant issues.

Read more about it here.

CELEBRATING STARTUPS AT CAIXA EMPREENDER AWARD

The Caixa Empreender Award, organised by our partners at Caixa Capital, is almost here. Find out what’s happening in one of the main events of the Portuguese startup scene.

VENTURE FUNDING DONE RIGHT

A few lessons learned and tips on fundraising that all entrepreneurs should read. Check out our blogpost right here.
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