Sunday, July 12, 2020
João Félix, founder and CEO of Mobiag (Photo by Via News)
There are tons of tips out there on creating and sustaining a business. But not all those pieces of advice come from people who have been intimately involved in interlacing the warp and weft of the fabric of a startup. João Félix is definitely not one of those armchair experts who would give random suggestions about how...
Luis de Guindos, vice president of the European Central Bank, says Europe is expected to slip into a recession of a transitory nature. (Photo by Arturo Rey on Unsplash)
Long before the coronavirus unleashed a massive wave of shock across the world, economists had envisioned several scenarios for a possible recession in Europe. However, few would have thought that some of the largest economies in the world would find themselves at war with a novel virus. The coronavirus has brought economic activities almost to...
João Mendes Borga, director of Startup Portugal, says most startup enterprises in Europe are undervalued. (Photo by Mauro Sbicego on Unsplash)
Most startup enterprises in Europe are "undervalued", says the director of Startup Portugal, who believes that the local nature of funding in the European entrepreneurial ecosystem makes an investment bubble scenario unlikely. "I think this is more a US problem than a European problem," João Mendes Borga told Via News in an exclusive interview when asked...
João Mendes Borga, director at Startup Portugal (Photo by Via News)
The impact of a potential recession on startups is different than its effect on large companies because of their different structures, says the director of Startup Portugal, who believes that entrepreneurs thrive on challenges. Startups are different than large corporations in nature and act differently when it comes to industry recession or real...
Pedro Oliveira, co-founder of Landing.jobs (Photo by Via News)
It is wrong to assume that remote work should be incorporated into company strategy only in crises, says an entrepreneur, who believes that a work-from-home policy should become an integral part of businesses regardless of the situation. In comments to Via News, Pedro Oliveira, co-founder of Landing.jobs, said the fact that the coronavirus outbreak...
Among all the measures adopted to slow the spread of coronavirus, the concept of remote work took the center stage. (Photo by Kaitlyn Baker on Unsplash)
With the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, the world woke up to a new reality that looked like a scene out of an apocalyptic movie. Millions of lives have been altered by the public health crisis, which began in the Hubei province of China late last year and has since engulfed a large number of...
Miguel Fontes, CEO of Startup Lisboa (Photo by Via News)
In a not-too-distant past, the will of the citizens of Lisbon gave birth to an initiative that promised to transform the city's entrepreneurial ecosystem and help startups take their ideas from imagination to reality. Eight years, 4,500 applications, and 400 startups later, Startup Lisboa—one of the most voted ideas in the 2009/2010 Participatory Budget of the City Council—has...
QnA Summit panel discussion. Photo by: QnA Summit.
Starting one’s own business is a dream held by many but successfully attained by few. It is certainly enticing for those feeling stuck in a job that is, to say the least, unpleasant and unrewarding, financially and otherwise. However, dreaming about it and actually taking the bold and risky steps necessary to achieve the dream are worlds...
Lecture by Carlos Ghosn (X 1974), Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance at the Ecole Polytechnique
The world woke up today to the news that chairman and chief executive officer of the alliance between Renault SA, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Nissan Motor Co., Carlos Ghosn, has been arrested at Tokyo, Japan, over “significant acts of misconduct,”. The scandal involving the high-profile executive, echoed across the world, making Renault's stock in Paris to fell more than 10%,...
Eurico Brilhante Dias interview about investing in Portugal at the Web Summit. Photo by: ViaNews.
LISBON (ViaNews) - We met with Portugal's Secretary of State for Internationalization, Eurico Brilhante Dias, for an interview at Web Summit, the largest technology event in Europe. Eurico Brilhante Dias holds a Ph.D. in Business Management and was Assistant Professor at ISCTE Business School. His management experience includes being Board Member of AICEP Portugal as well as serving as an...
Storyteller, Ewan Spence interview. Photo by: ViaNews.
LISBON (ViaNews) - Ewan Spence describes himself as a storyteller but he's been doing a lot more than just telling stories. Besides writing for Forbes, he was a BAFTA nominated broadcaster and has been working for prominent organizations such as the BBC. He's been conducting shows in various national and local stations. He was Scotland's first podcaster in 2005...
From left to right: Rafael Campillo and Ramón from the Mobbeel team. Photo by: ViaNews.
LISBON (VIANews) - Right at the heart of the Web Summit, we met with Mobbeel, a company who develops cutting-edge multibiometric authentication, digital onboarding, and biometric signature solutions for digital environments. "The Cybersecurity industry is becoming crucial, taking into account that new sectors are emerging every day increasingly demanding technological solutions" Mobbeel's CEO & Co-Founder, José Luis Huertas Mobbeel's CEO & Co-Founder,...

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