Author: Carlos Cortes

The Venture Builder Blog

Portugal is becoming the prime destination as a TEST-BED market for Health and Pharma companies

Portugal has forged a name for itself in terms of early adoption of new technology and ideas; making the country a prime destination for clinical trials as well as a market in which multinational pharma companies can trial innovative new treatments before rolling them out across the continent.  This creative and out-of-the-box thinking nature manifests…
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How can a Checklist help you with Validation in the European Market?

We have noticed that some of the startups fail to enter the European Markets because either they have not planned it correctly (do not have a strategic plan in place) nor they have not studied the market well. What can you do to prevent this from happening to your Startup or Company? Let´s go back…
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Are you thinking about becoming an Entrepreneur in Portugal?

Are you thinking about becoming an Entrepreneur in Portugal? With economic growth rates above the European average, and facing an unprecedented demographic crisis, Portugal needs to attract talent.  With the implementation of the Mobility Agreement between member states of the CPLP (Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries), Portugal has made it more flexible to obtain visas for…
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PRR Internationalization via E-Commerce – applications still open!

Under the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR), on August 24, it was published the opening of the call for non-refundable grants for projects that fall under the “Internationalization via e-commerce” measure. This measure aims to boost online exports of products and services, granting support to individual SME projects.  With a total allocation of 23 million…
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Web Summit 2022: time for a recap.

Web Summit 2022 took place last week, November 1-4 in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. The technology and entrepreneurship summit brought together more than 71,000 attendees from 160 countries, of which 42% were women. Between the number of startups and exhibiting companies attending (2,630) and the number of investors (1,050), Paddy Cosgrave highlights the increase in…
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Startups Vouchers – The first call for the Startup Vouchers is just released! 

They will be used to support startups that have or want to develop business models, products, or services that contribute positively to the climate transition. Creating new energy solutions with the goal of fostering the circular economy through the use of Open Data or Artificial Intelligence is the main driver for this call.  As part of…
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Survivel Guide: Web Summit 2022 Side Events

Web Summit Lisbon 2022 returns for the seventh year to the Portuguese capital. The largest technology conference takes place annually in November for four days and brings together founders, CEO of technology companies, startups, public figures, politicians, and heads of state to answer one question.  However, did you know that besides Web Summit more side…
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Economic Meetings Portugal-France 2022

Your company is specialized in : renewable energies sustainable housing health blue economy? As part of the France-Portugal 2022 Season, the French Institute, in partnership with AICEP,Business France and the Patrons’ Committee of the France-Portugal 2022 Season areorganizing a series of Economic Meetings from October 21 to November 18, 2022.Join us in Lille with Université…
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The Lisbon edition of land2land Connect was attended by The Venture Builder!

The event organized by Anprotec took place on October 17th under the pretext of connecting innovative Brazilian startups with Portuguese innovation environments. land2land Connect had the purpose of bringing internationalization opportunities for Brazilian startups in Lisbon’s innovation ecosystem. It counted the presence of 5 guests who had a mission to present their internationalization opportunities with…
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What has inspired the 2022 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner?

Meet Diébédo Francis Kéré, 2022 Laureate of the most celebrated accolade in the building profession: the Pritzker Architecture Prize. There’s no award more esteemed for architects than the Pritzker Architecture Prize. It’s their Nobel Prize, celebrating structures that inspire humanity. This March, Diébédo Francis Kéré — architect, founder of Kéré Architecture and past Web Summit…
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