Monday, April 6, 2020
Cyril-Mickaël Callejon, CEO and producer at Directive Première, a France-based audiovisual production and post-production company. (Photo by Via News)
Motion design can play a key role in advancing the communication and marketing campaigns of companies, especially small businesses, says an industry expert. "Motion design is the future of communication," Cyril-Mickaël Callejon, CEO and producer at Directive Première, a France-based audiovisual production and post-production company, told Via News in an interview.
One of Startup Lisboa's buildings in Lisbon's historic downtown. (Photo credit: Startup Lisboa)
Lisbon is a standout hub for startups in terms of "cohesive appeal", says the founder of ripatrip, who has experienced for himself that the low cost of living in the Portuguese capital provides entrepreneurs with a longer runway. Brennan Basnicki had worked for a decade in quantitative trading in Toronto, New York City, and Illinois before...
Brennan Basnicki, founder of ripatrip, snowkiting in Norway (Photo credit: ripatrip)
They say planning is half the fun of travel. But we all know that it's not always the case as making preparations sometimes gets so complicated and stressful that it takes the joy out of travel. It is especially true if you are looking to spice up your trip by doing some kiteboarding, skiing,...
The surge in shared office space in Lisbon is a genuine trend rather than a passing phase, says the CEO of LACS coworking initiative, who believes that an increase in supply would lead to higher demand. "I think the boom in the coworking sector is not a fad. It's a trend as we've...
Miguel Fontes, CEO of Startup Lisboa (Photo by Via News)
The valuations of private companies are fairly realistic in Portugal compared to other markets so it can look to the future with more confidence, says the CEO of Startup Lisboa, who believes that the focus is turning away from unicorns to sustainable businesses. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ0Ovkw1kDw "Regarding Portuguese companies, you cannot...
In 2018, Lisbon was awarded the title of European Green Capital 2020. (Photo credit: Twitter account of @GreenLisboa2020)
Startup Lisboa is taking practical steps toward promoting entrepreneurship among women through various initiatives, particularly in the field of sustainability, which is the centerpiece of Lisbon's green agenda for 2020, says the CEO of the leading incubator in the Portuguese capital. In an exclusive interview with Via News, Miguel Fontes said female entrepreneurship is...
Hub Criativo do Beato will be shared by startups, freelancers, scale-ups, large companies, and the surrounding community for work, leisure, and cultural activities. (Photo credit: Startup Lisboa)
The rich talent pool and the high quality of life in Lisbon are attracting more foreign companies to the Portuguese capital, says the CEO of Startup Lisboa, a leading startup incubator that is determined to walk the path of "relevance". "Talent in our days is the most valuable asset for any kind of company....
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...
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...
David Nicol Williams, chairman and CEO at NomadX (Photo credit: Via News)
Investors can be a "big distraction" for startups that are in the early stages of their entrepreneurial journey, says the CEO of NomadX, who believes that founders should beware of investment baiting. "We were thinking about actually raising some money at the end of , but we realized we weren't quite ready for it yet. If...
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...

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