Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Halim Derres, co-founder and co-CEO of Click & Tac (Photo by Via News)
Click & Tac, a platform where users can find the closest French-speaking service provider in their area, plans to expand its operations to the coastal city of Porto this year, according to the Portuguese company's co-founder. "Right now, we are active in Greater Lisbon and Margem Sul because many companies there have registered on...
David Nicol Williams, a U.S. pioneer in digital marketing and advertising, says influencer marketing could have great benefits for companies. (Photo by Maddi Bazzocco on Unsplash)
Influencer marketing could have great benefits for companies, says a U.S. pioneer in the digital marketing, advertising, and ad tech industries, who believes that brands should choose the medium that is most relevant to their customers. "On social media, you're seeing a lot going on with the influencer campaigns… I think a lot of the younger...
Shivam Dhawan is the founder of Getboarded, an Artificial Intelligence and Big Data recruiting service platform in which bots are trained to help university applicants better match their soft skills with open vacancies. Photo credit: Via News.
As the crowds were rushing away from Web Summit 2019 to Lisbon Airport, we used the calmer surroundings to talk at Startup Portugal's double-decker with Shivam Dhawan, founder at Getboarded. Getboarded is an artificial intelligence and big data recruiting service platform, in which bots are trained to help university applicants better match their...
Lisbon is an "attractive" destination for French companies for a variety of reasons, including fiscal advantages and the nature of its startup ecosystem, says the co-founder and co-CEO of Lisads Agency and Click & Tac. "Lisbon is a good place for startups. I think it will become the best place in Western Europe for business in the coming...
David Nicol Williams, chairman and CEO at NomadX (Photo credit: Via News)
NomadX, a platform where digital nomads can find quality affordable housing, wants to revive the role of "hosts" as it believes in the importance of local community engagement, the company's co-founder says.   "We want to bring the host back into the equation. The host is an important part of our platform," David Nicol...
Workshop at Coachmi
There are moments when the road of life forks into countless futures and we stand there, at the crossroads, wondering which path to take. At such decisive moments, some of us decide to stumble around in the dark while others reach out for help. Coachmi, a Portuguese startup based in Lisbon, wants to make...
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Team leaders should become "active listeners" if they want to bring the best out of their people, say co-founders of a Portuguese coaching startup, who also believe that a positive attitude to failure can ensure success. "Through our workshop experience with managers and leaders, we realized how important it is for entrepreneurs, leaders, and...
Web Summit's promotional item in Praça do Comércio, Lisbon, Portugal. Photo credit: Rick Morais
Lisbon has the potential to become a "top-tier" business market but comparing it to Silicon Valley only "discredits" it, says Amir Bozorgzadeh, the CEO and co-founder of Virtuleap. Virtuleap is a health and education VR startup based in Lisbon, which aims to elevate the cognitive assessment and training industry with the help of emerging...
Amir Bozorgzadeh is the co-founder and CEO at Virtuleap. Photo supplied by Virtuleap
It's not always easy to take a leap of faith into the unknown. But it's that jump that sets us off on an endless journey toward exploring new opportunities, pushing back the boundaries of where the mind can go, and setting a trend that could outlive us.  Virtuleap is a VR startup that...
Catarina Santos Nunes is the founder of Espaço 3D Cowork. Photo by: Via News
Catarina Santos Nunes is the founder of Espaço 3D Cowork, a coworking space in downtown Lisbon. They call themselves "an eclectic community of inspired entrepreneurs who created a fun, laid back and creative worksplace in the heart of Lisbon." They have 18 private offices, 20 open spaces, and host 36 events annually. In this...
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...

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