Sunday, July 12, 2020
Pedro Oliveira, co-founder of Landing.jobs (Photo by Via News)
The COVID-19 experience, which forced teams worldwide to work from home, proved that having distributed teams involving high-skilled workers is totally feasible, says an entrepreneur. In an interview with Via News, Pedro Oliveira, co-founder of Landing.jobs, also said the parties concerned, including governments, have to invest more in reskilling and upskilling low-skilled workers to help protect...
Rob Kramer, co-founder and CEO at eParkio, says mentors can help startup founders survive the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash)
Startup founders have differing views about enlisting the help of mentors. While some entrepreneurs regard mentoring as a vital protective business tool, another group of them pride themselves on not needing external advice and encouragement. Rob Kramer, co-founder and CEO at eParkio, is one of those individuals that believe consulting experts who provide technical and non-technical...
Rob Kramer, co-founder at eParkio, says the COVID-19 crisis will lead to the death of zombie companies. (Photo credit: eParkio)
For years, experts have been warning that the increasing number of companies relying on debt to stay afloat poses a serious threat to the global economy.  Most economists agree that the proliferation of these "zombie" firms, which are basically on life support, makes it more difficult for profitable companies to grow as they drain capital...
Ricardo Marvão, co-founder and board member of Beta-I (Photo by Via News)
Corporations used to look at the startup community the same way people visit a zoo, says an entrepreneurial expert, who believes that larger companies are getting more engaged with startups. "I remember years ago startups were looked at like when you go to a zoo or an aquarium and say, 'What a nice giraffe' or 'What a nice...
Amir Bozorgzadeh, Virtuleap's co-founder and CEO (Photo source: Amir Bozorgzadeh's LinkedIn page)
As the world is reeling from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, many startups are taking a not-so-pleasant or even painful walk down memory lane to see what went wrong. The bitter truth is that the unprecedented health crisis has shattered the dreams of countless founders into a thousand pieces, especially those who had pinned their...
João Félix, founder and CEO of Mobiag (Photo by Via News)
There are tons of tips out there on creating and sustaining a business. But not all those pieces of advice come from people who have been intimately involved in interlacing the warp and weft of the fabric of a startup. João Félix is definitely not one of those armchair experts who would give random suggestions about how...
Praça do Comércio, Lisbon, Portugal (Photo by 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz - @purzlbaum on Unsplash)
The fact that Lisbon offers people of all nationalities an opportunity to integrate easily into the Portuguese society adds to its charm as a desired startup destination, says the director of Startup Portugal. "I don't think there's one thing that makes Lisbon so attractive. I think there's a huge number of things," João Mendes Borga...
João Mendes Borga, director of Startup Portugal, says most startup enterprises in Europe are undervalued. (Photo by Mauro Sbicego on Unsplash)
Most startup enterprises in Europe are "undervalued", says the director of Startup Portugal, who believes that the local nature of funding in the European entrepreneurial ecosystem makes an investment bubble scenario unlikely. "I think this is more a US problem than a European problem," João Mendes Borga told Via News in an exclusive interview when asked...
João Mendes Borga, director at Startup Portugal (Photo by Via News)
The impact of a potential recession on startups is different than its effect on large companies because of their different structures, says the director of Startup Portugal, who believes that entrepreneurs thrive on challenges. Startups are different than large corporations in nature and act differently when it comes to industry recession or real...
Startup Portugal acts as a medium between government, entrepreneurs, incubators, and accelerators. (Photo credit: Startup Portugal)
Startup Portugal is taking steps toward attracting more foreign entrepreneurs and facilitating the collaboration between international and local investors, says a senior official at the public-private think tank. "We have to be able to attract entrepreneurs to Portugal faster and more easily," João Mendes Borga, director at Startup Portugal, told Via News in a recent...
Teamy is an all-in-one platform for organizing team-building activities. (Photo credit: Teamy)
When Filipa Manita is not painting her imagination on canvas, she is busy tweaking her business model canvas. "It is funny that there are some similarities between art and business," says Filipa, who believes that starting a business is a lot like painting. "You don't go into much detail in a painting until...
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.

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