Thursday, April 2, 2020
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,...
Goldman Sachs Tower in Jersey city. Photo by: Oriez.
Goldman Sachs was never in the running to set up a cryptocurrency trading desk. Over the past few months, reports have made headlines indicating that the investment company was considering opening a cryptocurrency trading desk that would allow people to buy and sell various virtual currencies. However, as it stands, that won’t be the case. The bank reportedly downgraded plans...
Securities and Exchange Commission. Photo by: Ethereum World News Archives.
Will cryptocurrency-bubble burst or bounce back? That is the single biggest question among many electric currency enthusiasts make in response to wild price swings experienced in recent months. After a dramatic rise to record highs of $20,000, Bitcoin (BTC) has come down tumbling amidst struggles to stabilize above the $7,000 mark. The cryptocurrency bubble has burst. What happens next? https://t.co/clyhZskFnC...
Reserve bank of India, Headquarters. Photo by: Soham Banerjee
NEW DELHI (India) - A pronunciation by the Reverse Bank of India barring all banks and financial institutions form dealing in virtual currencies has had an adverse effect on the overall cryptocurrency landscape. The sell-off that has come to be in recent months can be attributed to such actions as centralized authorities continue to crack the whip on decentralized...
Jeff Bezos at the Encore Awards. Photo by: Steve Jurvetson.
NEW DELHI (India) - The stage is set for one of the biggest tussle, pitying the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos (Amazon), and India’s business tycoon and billionaire Mukeshi Ambani (Reliance Retail). It promises to be one of the fiercest battles for the Amazon co-founder who is increasingly looking to entrench Amazon’s e-commerce ambitions in India. Amazon-Walmart India...
Serbian entrepreneur Pavle Krivokuca. Photo by: Pavle Krivokuca Official Youtube account.
BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Young entrepreneurs in Serbia, although full of ideas and enthusiasm face many of the challenges shared by other Europeans. Among those challenges are initial funding, risk aversion, high initial costs, market uncertainty, and today's fast-paced market changes. Coworking spaces are offices which share equipment, ideas, knowledge, and promise to deliver solutions to some of these...
Serbian coworking space. Photo by: Impact Hub - Belgrade
BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Over the last ten years, the technology development and the Serbian high unemployment rate helped create new professions and new working habits. Young people kept adopting alternative ways to work, and the Internet seems the perfect place for that. Hiring and working over the Internet is quickly expanding and being used by foreign and national businesses...

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