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Association of bioindustry companies wants more Portuguese startups to fight Covid-19

P-BIO is organizing, with the support of the Government, an initiative to encourage entrepreneurs in the bioindustry to join the fight against the pandemic. The project is presented this Wednesday in Lisbon and next week in Matosinhos.

Sonae MC seeks technological startups for the retail sector

The second edition of “Disrupt Retail - Call for Technology by Sonae MC” opens doors to national and international startups that want to test their solutions for retail in a real environment.

Beta-i changes its image after ten years: “For innovation to be effective, collaboration models must be created”

The consultant 'cleaned' several business areas and focused on the area of ​​collaborative innovation between companies and startups, having opened the first office outside Portugal. "There are several areas that are reinventing themselves with brutal speed, and whoever does not do so in this moment of crisis, in which there are new consumption habits and business models, will have difficulties", says the co-founder and CEO to Jornal Económico.

Portuguese Fintech hAPI provides credit grant documents in two minutes

Speaking to JE, Diogo Nesbitt, co-founder of hAPI, said that the Portuguese fintech has developed technology that increases efficiency in the credit granting process. “It is our contribution in the fight against Covid-19”, he stressed. Diogo Nesbitt also mentioned “it doesn't make sense for us to take two months to respond to a credit application” when technology and information already exist.

Startup Azul donates fuel to hospital units in Lisbon

"At a time like the one we are going through, we wanted to help and contribute the best we can and can," said Hugo Botelho, creator of this platform.

"More Help". The program finalists for startups and social impact IPSS are already chosen

There are 'agrotech' projects, initiatives to combat school failure and dropout or technology so that migrants and refugees can learn and teach a language / culture. The 12 finalists compete for a prize of 22.500 euros and mentoring by Beta-i.

Portugal Ventures with 18 million euros to help startups and entrepreneurs

Call INNOV-ID, Call FIT and Operation Follow-Ons were the three investment instruments detailed by the public venture capital company.

Startup Keep Warranty and Ageas 'insure' business vouchers affected by the pandemic

The mechanism that the two companies created allows to guarantee the refund to the final consumer of the values ​​of the 'vouchers' that cannot be used because the responsible company has closed its activity.

Iker Casillas invests in telemedicine startup

Idoven is a company that conducts cardiology consultations at a distance and has a tendency of analysis / exams for sportsmen.

Startup of Coimbra, in countercyclical, starts with a program of 20 paid internships

Despite some declines in revenue since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, The Loop Co., in the circular economy sector, employed four more workers during this period.

Technological creates platform to measure temperature and detect mask with a camera

For the commercialization of this system, the Portuguese company Quantico Solutions has the help of partner Beltrão Coelho.

Startup Xandar Kardian wins Prosegur contest

Founded in 2017, the company operates in the United States, Canada and South Korea with microvibration pattern recognition technology through the processing of radar signals.

Zwypit promises to replace physical menus with a digital menu on customers' smartphones

The company aims to be the ideal platform for creating digital menus for participating restaurants, which are resuming their activity.

Startups are more optimistic about the crisis but admit they only have capital for six months

A study concluded that 55,7% of startups with offices in Portugal chose to request specific aid for entrepreneurship, such as the “StartupRH Covid-19”, the “Startup Voucher”, the “Incubation Valley”, or the “Mezzanine funding” for Startups ”.

Trump delivers $ 812 million to six-month-old American startup

Phlow was founded in January 2020, which means it is about to complete six months. The allocation of such a large sum to a company considered “new” is causing a surprise in the United States.

WHO Director-General will be one of the speakers at Collision

The conference founded by Paddy Cosgrave, which this year due to the pandemic will take place online, receives Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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