Month: December 2020

The Venture Builder Blog

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 

It has been an unprecedented and challenging year but, hopefully,  2021 looks like the starting of the end of the epidemic and the beginning of the economic recovery. Portugal will be assuming, for the fourth time, the Presidency of the European Union on 1st of January. A lot of opportunities will be available for entrepreneurs…
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WebSummit – Who is going to be the next Unicorn?

Portugal had the highest number of startups represented at this year´s WebSummit.  As we have said in previous post,  besides gathering the right ingredients, the availability of funding and Portugal´s very high entrepreneurial quality, those are the key drivers to master the next unicorns.  In fact, Portugal has managed to become in the past years…
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Call to Scale Up a Tourism Startup in Europe

Portugal Ventures is focused on increasing the competitiveness of the country’s tourism offer and improving the tourist experience in Portugal, which is why it is  launching  the Tourism Call! The ticket is between 200,000 to 1 million euros for technological and non-technological projects as well.  All you need is a MVP and a project that…
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WebSummit 2020 in Numbers

This year, Web Summit had 104,328 people, from 168 countries, who have participated in talks, exchange ideas at roundtables and masterclasses, set up meetings and network with those in their industries and beyond. There was an immense diversity of industries – there isn’t any industry left that nowadays hasn’t been impacted or reshaped by tech.…
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Web Summit – Portugal has the highest number of startups represented this year!

Web Summit has just kicked off, which due to the pandemic, is totally online this year.  More than 100,000 attendees from 160+ countries are now connected. Among those are 2,500 startups and 1,145 investors, ready to start making business!  If numbers show the vitality of the ecosystem, Portugal has the highest number of startups represented,…
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