There was a time in my life when I convinced myself that my
dream was to write a book.
I’ve always loved writing (more than I love the Beatles, and I’m a
fan) so, it felt natural to me to picture myself as female version
of Jack Kerouac,
hitting the road and writing a book about it (apologies if it sounds
However, I figured, later on, that I was more of a short
story-teller than a novelist, and I ended up writing stories, articles,
interviews and newsletters, instead.
But, I’ve always been curious about this book thing and when
I started working with startups I kept on wondering: what if we had a book on the Lisbon startup scene?
A book to tell the stories of our entrepreneurs? From Lisbon to the
Well, I guess I wasn’t alone and that this thought was more
than just wishful thinking…
Just the other day, Ricardo Marvão, Head of Global Resources
and founder of Beta-i,
stormed into the office to tell everyone that we were about to do
something ‘AMAZING’ (he says this a lot but, he’s most often right).
Thanks to Startup Guide, together with Beta-i, and with the
support of Lisbon’s
City Hall, Microsoft
Lisbon will have its first handbook for entrepreneurs, with tips and
advice, so that they can also start their own companies in Lisbon.
For now, we’re getting everything ready to get this book
written, and you’ll
be part of it too. You can now nominate who you
think should be covered in this book, from startups to entrepreneurs.
Click here to nominate until July 11.
As for me, I’m still a short story-teller and I won’t be
full-filling an old existential dream of writing a book or novel. I guess
you’ll still have to put up with my newsletters and not so funny jokes 😀
But, I’m excited to be part of this as I am excited of being
part of everything else we’re doing at Beta-i, and what some of our
friends and partners are introducing.
Feel free to check out what else is happening below.