Monday, February 17, 2020
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...
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...
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...
From left to right: Nicolas Klein (networking) and Lucas Roitman (Designer & Visionary) at Adia Robotics. Photo by: Via News Agency.
LISBON (ViaNews) - Right at the heart of the Web Summit, we met with Lucas Roitman and Nicolas Klein, Designer & Visionary and Networking leaders respectively, for Adia Robotics. Adia Robotics is a UK-based startup on its way to disrupt the drone industry. They are on a mission to make drones "smarter", using artificial intelligence, fly-over-the-Internet capabilities, autonomous flight abilities,...

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