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New edition of the Empreendedor XXI Awards with applications from 171 Portuguese startups

The fourth edition of the contest promoted in Portugal by BPI will award a prize in the North and Center and another in Lisbon, South and Islands and each winner will receive 5 euros.

PremiumCryptocurrency startup created by Portuguese about to become bank in the USA

Entrepreneur Diogo Mónica expects to more than double the engineering team in the Porto office and raise funding of at least another 90 million euros next year.

Lusitan Furniture: Furniture startup changes target audience to survive pandemic

At the time when the company was preparing to start the activity, the pandemic arrived. Covid-19 caused a significant drop in the hotel and tourism sector, a drop that led Lusitan Furniture to look to the private consumer as a rescue anchor.

Space entrepreneurs receive 645 thousand euros

The Astropreneurs acceleration program, coordinated by the Pedro Nunes Institute, hosted 27 Portuguese startups. Running since 2018, this month culminated with online sessions between companies and investors.

Beta-i earns 2,5 million euros this year

The Portuguese collaborative innovation consultant announced this Monday that the international operation represents almost half of the business (46%).

Forall Phones sold to Portuguese private investor with links to China

Company leveraged the refurbished business in Portugal in less than five years. Startup stimulated the entry of companies like Worten and Fnac in the market for semi-new devices. In 2019, turnover amounted to eight million. To resist competition, Forall Phones needed more investment. Founder, only 24 years old, now sold company to private investor.

Portugal Ventures made investments of 17,7 million euros in 2020

The venture capital company plans to host 59 more startups in its portfolio. There are still 47 projects that are in the investment process, but will only be released after the contracts are formalized.

Technology startups applied to mental health record investment records in 2020

One of the harmful effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the degradation of the mental health of the populations, has led to record investments in the area of ​​technology focused on this area, a sector that is expected to continue to grow strongly even after the crisis caused by the new coronavirus has been overcome. .

Portugal will have innovation hubs and finance digitization expenses 

"What we are doing is providing conditions for companies to start the digital transformation, which then has many components, who have access to specific skills that help them make this process of change", says the Assistant Secretary of State and Economy.

PremiumLegalVision Portuguese to support more lawyers in Spain

The 'legaltech' with Portuguese DNA is preparing to expand its business in Europe, after having received financing in the amount of three million euros from Portugal Ventures and a French fund.

PremiumVolup: New service brings 'premium' meals home

Volup is a new delivery company that has identified a market opportunity in the niche of premium restaurants in the city of Lisbon in a phase of full Covid-19 pandemic that has been causing the sector a lot.

Avila Spaces nominated for best coworking in the world at the Global Startup Awards

The Portuguese company Avila Spaces is nominated for the best coworking in the World

Too Good To Go has already 'saved' more than 350 thousand meals from waste in Portugal

This number of reused meals is equivalent to almost 900 tons of CO2 (carbon dioxide) that were not released into the atmosphere, in case those meals were wasted.

Brussels attracts 300 million euros of investment to boost innovation in the space sector

The fund is one of the first technology transfer funds only focused on space technologies in Europe and the first in Italy.

'More Help' program will give 333 thousand euros more to social innovation and support for the elderly

It is the second edition of the program. Applications have already opened and will run until February 28.

World's largest technology fair starts today and, for the first time, it's 100% digital

CES 2021. This time, companies, entrepreneurs, customers, opinion leaders and world journalists will be able to connect through a platform similar to the one used by participants at the Web Summit. The event runs until January 14.
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