Sunday, July 12, 2020
Sergio Gonçalves interview - Lisbon Business Angels Club
The Lisbon Business Angels' Club hosted another edition where startups where able to pitch and showcase their projects to investors. According to Sergio Miguel Gonçalves, the former project manager for the Lisbon Business Angels' Club, "about 30% of the event attendees were investors and the event outcome was, once again, extremely positive". Miguel Salvado: We're here at the 3rd anniversary...
Uruguay Central Bank.
Montevideo, Uruguay (ViaNews) – Uruguay, a small country located in South America with a population of 3.4 million, is born a pioneer by nature, but the pathways to innovation are also followed closely by controversy, its faithful companion. It´s not often one hears about the country in the international media news, and when one does, it is mostly soccer-related or...
James Cooper Web Summit 2016
LISBON (ViaNews) - James Cooper, Adweek Editorial Director, gave Via News an interview at Web Summit where he shared his thoughts about the Web Summit, Adweek, the media business, and entrepreneurship. "Advertising and technology marketing is full with incredibly vibrant and interesting topics for companies and also individuals." James Cooper Miguel Salvado: How are you finding the Web Summit so far? James Cooper:...
Great Hall of the People. Photo by: Thomas Fanghaenel.
For years, China has had a famously tight grasp on the value of its currency. In 1994, the Chinese government pegged the yuan to an $8.28 exchange with the US dollar and have since allowed this fixed exchange rate to appreciate by 2.1% each year. In doing this, China eliminates a variable when conducting its monetary policy and also...
Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. Photo by: Morio
LISBON, Portugal (ViaNews) - We met with Philipp von Hagen in November 2017 for an interview at the Lisbon's Web Summit to understand more about Porsche's goals. Mr. Philipp von Hagen has been a Member of the Executive Board at the holding company, Porsche SE, since 2012, where he's responsible for investment management. Mr. von Hagen is also a Director...
Kenya election riots.
This year's elections have been peaceful, but there are claims and counter claims regarding the results. From the day leading up to elections, companies reduced operations or shut down temporarily to allow staff to go to their rural homes to vote. The concerns about safety played a large part in convincing companies to reduce operations. Some companies went as far...
MoneyConf moves to Dublin in 2018
Web Summit CEO, Paddy Cosgrave, is bringing MoneyConf to Dublin. According to a company statement, "Brexit is transforming Dublin as a financial centre" so they're moving the fintech conference, MoneyConf, back to "hometown Dublin." "Brexit is transforming Dublin as a financial centre. Major banks, credit card companies and fintech startups have all signed leases in recent months. JP Morgan is...
Independence square in Kiev, Ukraine.
KYIV, Ukraine (ViaNews) - For the last decade, the IT industry in Ukraine reached its heyday. Currently, 100 000 IT specialists are employed in Ukraine, and 13 national IT companies were included in the list of TOP-100 best outsourcing companies worldwide. Meanwhile, export of IT services amounted to 3% of country’s GDP. Today's Kyiv is considered the new IT...
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...
Women in the workforce.
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - In the wake of campaigns such as the #NoMakeup movement and the social media shattering #MeToo, women’s voices on beauty, harassment, discrimination and double standards are becoming more powerful in the political and social arenas. But what role does a women’s femininity (or lack thereof) play in her experience in the business world? Professor Martha Rampton, Ph.D....
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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