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Bootcamp 2020

1st Online Acceleration Bootcamp in the Algarve to stimulate the entrepreneurial spirit in a time of pandemic

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Talk “SDG – Sustainable Development Goals”

Conference registration link: http://bit.ly/conf_smartcities_sp

The opening session of the conference is May 5 at 3:30 pm, with the participation of André de Aragão Azevedo, Secretary of State for Digital Transition, Isilda Gomes, Mayor of Portimão and Teresa Preta, CEO of Territórios Criativos.

The talk “The future of Smart Cities”, which will be attended by specialists Cláudia Leitão, former Secretary of State for Creative Economy of Brazil, Pedro Neves, António Bob Santos, from the National Innovation Agency and José Maia, founder of GMT Hospitality.

Talk “SDG – Sustainable Development Goals”

Pedro Neves, consultant at UNECE – United Nations Economic Commission for Europe will give the talk.

Conference registration link: http://bit.ly/conf_smartcities_sp

Introduction of the projects from entrepreneurs

On May 5 at 5:45 pm is the presentation of the 12 entrepreneurship projects selected for this Bootcamp, moving the startups chosen in activities such as creating immersive tourist experiences, web platforms and mobile applications related to accommodation, parking and cargo management vehicles, tour guide and pet services. Business areas are also covered, such as a cloud of educational documents, branding and digital communication consultancy for luxury brands, a physical training center in the scope of information technologies and an education, health and well-being project that explores the traditions and properties of the arbutus tree.

Jury

The projects will be evaluated by an international jury, composed by Ana Barjasic (CEO of Connectology), Buke Cuhadar (vice president of Global Entrepreneurship Network), Daniel Neagoe-Bacanu (president of Forever for Europe Association), Francesco Berrettini (CEO of Algarve STP), Isabel Neves (president of the Business Angels Club de Lisboa), Miguel Barbosa (director of investment in Tourism at Portugal Ventures), Paulo Pinheiro (administrator of Parkalgar and CEO of Autódromo Internacional do Algarve) and Roberto Antunes (executive director of NEST – Tourism Innovation Center Portugal).

Investment Program “+Plus”

On May 4, at 9:30 am, there will be a session open to the public on “Impact Investment as a response to the local economy”, in which the Casa do Impacto project, from Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, and the program will be presented “+ Plus” investment program, which annually distributes 500 thousand euros to support ideas with potential for social and environmental impact. In this session, which will include the participation of Inês Sequeira, director of this project, and Nelson Horta, coordinator of Casulo, incubator for Social Innovation Loulé / Algarve, the importance of startups in the development of projects with potential for social and environmental impact will be discussed in the context of the SDGs, as solutions to respond to the reality generated by Covid-19. The moderation of the session will be in charge of Teresa Preta, CEO of Territorios Criativos, which can be viewed through the link https://bit.ly/sp-4maio

Speed Mentoring

Bootcamp participants finalize their presentations through speed mentoring sessions and pitch stations, during which entrepreneurs will receive feedback from a set of mentors.

Speed mentoring mentors:

Bárbara Leão de Carvalho (Conscious Marketing Strategy), from Biovilla and partner of Territórios Criativos; Carlos Cano Vieira, from ISMAT at the level of Business Strategy and Leadership; Carolina Travassos, from IPAMEI in the area of Financing and Incentives; Décio Correia, of Martínez-Echevarría & Ferreira Advogados, in the area of Corporate Governance; Erik Brits, in Investment and Business, from RDE Investments; Frederico Lucas, in Rural Investment and Social Entrepreneurship, from Novos Povoadores; Hernâni Sousa, of Yellow Fish Travel for the Marketing and Sales; José Maia, from GMT Hospitality for the Tourism and Hospitality area; José Roberto, from MRG – Society of Statutory Auditors, in Accounting, Auditing and Investment Projects; Maria Loureiro de Lemos, Eat.Drink.Discover for the Branding, Marketing and Communication Strategy area; Pedro de Sousa Santos, from Splendid Time Consultores and Mybizzconsulting, specialist in City Marketing; Raquel Melo, from Inboundware, at the level of Digital Marketing and Attraction Marketing; Ricardo Oliveira (Strategic Management and Investment), Ph.D in Engineering and Management (Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon), director of the Degree in Tourism Management at ISMAT and coordinator of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, at the School of Hotel and Tourism in Portimão; Rudelee Merks, from Greenpoint Coworking, in Business Management; Sofia Anselmo de Carvalho, independent consultant in Human Resources and Startups; Susana da Gama Nunes and Luís Sommer Ribeiro, both from Gastão Cunha Ferreira, in the Brands and Patents.

There are sessions open to the general public that can be watched online.

April 21st:
The opening session and the “How do build a million dollar business?” Talk with Paulo Pinheiro, administrator of Parkalgar and CEO of Autódromo Internacional do Algarve.

April 22:
“Startup scaling up and risk mitigation” and “How to approach an investor” with Paulo Andrez, president of Toys R US Iberia Holdings and EBAN – European Business Association Network; The entrepreneurial track “with André Abreu, CEO of Sensaway, startup incubated at Startup Portimão; “Finances 4 Startups” with João Pereira, Professor at IPAM and Porto Business School and director at Portugal Ventures and “Marketing 4 Startups”, with Maria Loureiro de Lemos, CEO and Co-Founder of Eat.Drink.Discover.

Access links:
April 21st: http://bit.ly/BootcampSTP_April21
April 22: http://bit.ly/BootcampSTP_April22

Smart Cities and ODS – Sustainable Development Goals set the topic for discussion

In times of pandemic, Startup Portimão launches, in partnership with GEN Portugal, the 1st Online Acceleration Bootcamp in the Algarve totally virtual, which will take place on April 21st and 22nd and May 4th and 5th, following the good international practices of incubators and entrepreneurship centers throughout the world, who are not suspending initiatives, but are reinventing themselves and stimulating the entrepreneurial spirit.

By launching this bootcamp, a pioneer at the regional level, StartUp Portimão aims to reinvent the Algarve entrepreneurial ecosystem and minimize the negative effects of the pandemic in the medium term, offering alternative solutions that make the scheduled activities feasible.

FREE PARTICIPATION

This bootcamp is intended for entrepreneurs, Portuguese or foreign, with startups or projects undergoing acceleration, preferably in the areas of Smart Cities. Entrepreneurs from any region of Portugal can apply, favoring those who have their activity in Portimão.

Applications are free and must be made until 12 am on April 17th, through the link: http://bit.ly/3bootcamp_sp_candidatar. On that date, at 10 pm, the 12 projects selected for participation will be announced.

One of the objectives of Startup Portimão is to approach schools and universities, which are considered fundamental players in the creation of an entrepreneurial ecosystem. In this sense, the bootcamp will count on the participation of students from ISMAT – Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes and from the School of Hotel and Tourism of Portimão, partners of the program.

ABOUT THIS BOOTCAMP

The Smart Cities and the SDGs – Sustainable Development Goals will be the two themes transversal to all the moments of this bootcamp, whose sessions will be in English. On the one hand, it will seek to identify startups and projects linked to the areas of the incubator – the Smart Cities, which in some way improve the lives of those who live, work or visit the cities; on the other hand, it is intended that entrepreneurs develop sustainable and “future” businesses – which contribute to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The 21st and 22nd of April and the 4th of May will be par excellence moments of virtual networking and talks on current and useful topics for the development and acceleration of business, namely in terms of finance, marketing, approach to investors, risk mitigation, pitch training , and Covid-19 challenges, among others, and the Startup Academy Plan, a visual and intuitive tool designed by Territorios Criativos for developing the business plan, is also addressed.

The speakers will be entrepreneurs, investors and business consultants with extensive experience, and the talks on April 22 will be open to the general public who will be able to follow the following presentations online: “Startup scaling up and risk mitigation” and “How to approach an investor” with Paulo Andrez, president of Toys R US Iberia Holdings and EBAN – European Business Association Network; The entrepreneurial track” with André Abreu, CEO of Sensaway, startup incubated at Startup Portimão; “Finances 4 Startups” with João Pereira, professor at IPAM and Porto Business School and director at Portugal Ventures; and “Marketing 4 Startups”, with Maria Loureiro de Lemos, CEO and co-founder of Eat.Drink.Discover.

On May 5, there will be a conference open to the public, under the theme “The future of Smart Cities”, which will be attended by the following specialists: Cláudia Leitão, former Secretary of State for Creative Economy of Brazil; Pedro Neves, consultant at UNECE – United Nations Economic Commission for Europe; António Bob Santos, from the National Innovation Agency; and José Maia, founder of GMT Hospitality.

At the end of the conference, broadcast in live streaming, the projects selected for the 1st Online Acceleration Bootcamp in the Algarve will be presented by StartUp Portimão.