Tag: Startups

The Venture Builder Blog

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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Fighting the food crisis, one meat alternative at a time

Meat production and consumption is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Can we change the way we eat, with more meat alternatives in our diet, to help preserve the planet? The number of undernourished people around the globe continued to rise in 2020, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation. A population of…
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Podcast: Why we need to slow fast fashion – and how we do it

The fashion industry has now become an economy unto itself, emitting as much greenhouse gas each year as France, Germany and the UK combined. From the agricultural production of natural textile materials to the manufacturing processes required to create our garments to transport at each step of the supply chain, ‘fast’ fashion comes at a…
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6 high-profile investors joining us at Web Summit

Even in a market downturn, investment remains essential. Meet some of the VCs and investors set to make money moves at Web Summit 2022. In just a few short months, Web Summit 2022 will be welcoming some of the top investors and VCs in the world to speak on stage and share their wisdom and insights. Between…
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What does the future hold for Latin American tech investment?

Why did Latin America experience some of the sharpest increases in VC investment of any region in the last 10 years? And is the multi-country bloc prepared for an economic slump? Latin American companies have been a staple in any investment strategy – particularly in ecommerce and fintech – for a decade. Venture funding in…
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WebSummit Mission 2022 –  Open Innovation Webinars now  scheduled

One of the highlights of this year ́s WebSummit Mission 2022  will be our Open Innovation Programs matching great startups with European companies and investors.  Over the coming weeks, we will be running the  WebSummit Open Innovation Series Webinars  as pre-WebSummit preparations.  Book your agenda for the 15th Tourism Open Innovation. 16th the Health Open…
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Call Free Grants Portugal 2020

In these unprecedented times are still great opportunities out there. Just came out this call, under the old Portugal 2020 there are still available opportunities. Just check this one … we can help you to apply. Get in touch with us NOW !  BENEFICIARIES – Micro and Small Businesses; AREAS – Priorities Industry and Tourism…
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Portugal Softlanding in a post-pandemic world

Despite the “troubled” moments that everybody is facing right now, we think that we should start preparing for the post-pandemic world. Not sure what it will look like but for sure there is life after that. So, it is better to start preparing right now! In addition to all the Funds that have made Portugal…
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Startup Visa e Startup Voucher

Even before this Covid-19 crisis, Startup Portugal, the vehicle chosen by the Portuguese Government to promote Portugal as a startup hub, has been actively promoting programs that target entrepreneurs. Two of these programs are: Startup Visa and Startup Voucher. Startup Visa is a program focus on non-european entrepreneurs who intends to create any kind of…
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