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WEB SUMMIT LISBON ABC 21st JANUARY 2016

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websummitWeb Summit | Lisbon tech community Lisboa – ABC – Airport Business Center – January 2016 – Meetup agenda for Jan 21st

Web Summit is moving to Lisbon this year. To kick things off our whole engineering team will be in Lisbon next week.
We’d like to introduce ourselves to the local tech community and would love to get to know some developers from Lisbon.
Meetup agenda for Jan 21st
• 19:00 – 20:00 Developers from Web Summit will present a few lightning talks on what we do in Web Summit and what technology we use.
• 20:00 – 21:00 Developers from local tech community present a few lightning talks on various technologies.
• 21:00 onwards will be get to know each other, talk about exciting technology in 2016.
Beer and Pizza will be provided 🙂
We’ll also have a casual coffee/beer session on Jan 19th, everyone is welcome. It will be starting around 19:00. Location is not confirmed yet for this, but we will keep everyone posted in this group.

See you soon…

Global Investment Challenge 2015/16

Quer aprender a negociar nos mercados financeiros mundiais?

Participe no Global Investment Challenge e negoceie como um profissional.
Aprenda e teste as estratégias de investimento, no ambiente de simulação da plataforma mais avançada a nível mundial.
Ao participar terá acesso gratuito a 1 mês do Expresso Digital.

O Expresso e a SDG – Simuladores e Modelos de Gestão lançam no dia 3 de fevereiro mais uma edição do Global Investment Challenge (GIC), uma competição online que visa promover junto do grande público, através de uma participação ativa, o conhecimento dos mercados, instrumentos financeiros, aplicações financeiras e gestão de carteiras.

De inscrição gratuita esta iniciativa conta na atual edição de 2015/16 com o patrocínio do Haitong Bank e o apoio da Euronext, entidade que tem acompanhado o GIC desde a sua primeira edição. A plataforma de negociação online que vai ser utilizada é a do Banco Best.

Os participantes vão ter dez semanas para testarem os seus conhecimentos. Até 12 de abril de 2016 os competidores terão à sua disposição 100 mil euros fictícios para aplicarem numa carteira de investimento. Vai ser possível aplicar o seu capital nos produtos disponíveis para negociação na plataforma, nomeadamente Ações, Exchange Traded-Funds (ETF’), CFD – Contratos Diferenciais sobre Índices e Ações e será facultado também o acesso à negociação de Forex. Esta diversidade vai tornar a competição mais interessante na medida em que simula a realidade dos mercados financeiros. No final vence quem apresentar maior valorização da sua carteira.

Existem duas categorias a concurso, uma geral e outra de estudantes. Em ambas e no final, para apurar o vencedor, será contabilizada a valorização global do portefólio de cada participante.

As inscrições estão abertas até 2 de fevereiro de 2016 para a classificação geral e de estudantes. A partir dessa data quem se inscrever fica apenas habilitado aos prémios semanais. Para efetuar a inscrição no GIC basta aceder ao site expresso.pt/gic onde estão todas as informações, bem como o regulamento da competição.

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Shift APPens Hackathon Coimbra -19 de Fevereiro de 2016 a 21 de Fevereiro de 2016

O Shift APPens é um Hackathon onde podes desenvolver a tua APP

O Shift APPens é um hackathon organizado por estudantes em Coimbra, no qual podes desenvolver um website, app ou jogo em três dias. Este evento destaca-se pelas actividades aleatórias e ambiente descontraído, destinado tanto a estudantes como não estudantes de todo o país.

Com a ajuda de mentores experientes na área, tu e a tua equipa têm 48 horas para desenvolver uma App usando a vossa linguagem de programação preferida.
No fim, o trabalho desenvolvido é apresentado a um juri e é escolhido um vencedor.

E já temos pronto o grande Hangover desta edição que podes consultar em: What an Hangover!


Porquê participar?

Tens uma ideia e não sabes como avançar. No Shift APPens vais conhecer outros participantes com conhecimentos complementares aos teus ou mesmo contar com a ajuda de programadores experientes que te podem dar o kickstart que precisas.

Tens uma ideia mas não tens tempo para a implementar. No Shift APPens vais ter 48h inteirinhas para começar a programar a tua app. Mais, com a ajuda de outros participantes e dos mentores vais ver que 2 dias dão para muita coisa!

Tens uma ideia mas és zero em design. Já mencionámos que o Shift APPens também é para designers? Pois é, vais ver que a melhor maneira para resolveres os problemas estéticos da tua app é deixares entrar um designer a bordo! Acredita que eles sabem exatamente como deixar a tua app bonitinha!

http://www.shiftappens.com/

 

 

Nine 9 finalists compete for the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2016 – EU Prize for Women Innovators

 

EU Prize for Women Innovators

Nine outstanding women entrepreneurs who have brought their breakthrough ideas to the market are entering the final stage of the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2016.
The finalists were selected by a high-level jury consisting of independent experts from business, venture capital, entrepreneurship and academia. 64 applications were submitted for the 2016 edition of the Prize. The companies created by the contestants showcase innovations in a wide range of sectors, with life science and ICT being the most dominant ones.
The three winners, who will receive cash prizes of €100,000, €50,000 and €30,000, will be announced in March 2016.
Nine finalists compete for the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2016

About the contest

With the EU Prize for Women Innovators, the European Commission wants to give public recognition to outstanding women entrepreneurs who brought their innovative ideas to the market. The aim is to inspire other women to follow in their footsteps.
After two successful editions in 2011 and 2014, the European Commission has launched the third edition of the prize.
Three prizes will be awarded in Spring 2016:

  • 1st prize: €100 000
  • 2nd prize: €50 000
  • 3rd prize: €30 000

EU launches the third edition of the Women Innovators Prize – News Alert

Who could participate in the contest?

The contest is open to all women who have founded or co-founded their company and who have at some point of their careers benefitted from the EU’s research framework programmes, the EURATOM Framework Programme, the Competitiveness and Innovation framework programme (CIP) or actions relating to research and innovation under the European Structural and Investment Funds (known as the Structural Funds prior to 2014).
The contestant must reside in an EU Member State or a country associated to Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme.
The company must have been registered before 1 January 2013 and have had an annual turnover of at least EUR 100 000 in 2013 or 2014.
Read the Contest Rules  PDF icon

Source: http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/index_en.cfm?section=women-innovators

“Empresas portuguesas têm de combater aversão ao risco e reencontrar visão dos Descobrimentos” – SCRUMDAY PT

Empresas portuguesas têm de combater aversão ao risco e reencontrar visão dos descobrimentos

A visão é de Mário Moreira, especialista em Agile, que foi um dos oradores do primeiro SCRUMDay realizado em Portugal. A iniciativa dá a conhecer as abordagens Agile e Lean, onde se promove uma filosofia de adaptação continua para acelerar a capacidade das organizações para reagir à mudança. Como fizeram os portugueses no tempo das descobertas.

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Autor de um livro sobre a adoção de metodologias ágeis (Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile), de um blog e com um largo currículo neste domínio, o especialista defende que as empresas portuguesas têm de alterar a sua cultura de aversão ao risco e melhorar estratégias de adaptação às constantes transformações do mercado, para maximizarem as oportunidades de sucesso num cenário de concorrência global. E isso é ser a Ágil, um conceito que integra um conjunto de metodologias de desenvolvimento de software, que Mário Moreira hoje veio a Lisboa ajudar a divulgar e a demonstrar, num evento que durante a manhã teve apresentações e à tarde juntou os participantes num think thank.

“A determinada altura da história os portugueses foram os maiores exploradores do mundo e isso aconteceu porque estávamos orientados para isso. Não fomos apenas para a Índia como todos os outros”, sublinha. “Decidimos correr alguns riscos, tentar algo novo com a consciência de que nos podia trazer grandes benefícios. Precisamos de recuperar esse mindset”, acrescenta Mário Moreira.

Para lá chegar é precisar contornar a cultura de aversão ao risco que carateriza os portugueses, até porque “o mercado é cada vez mais competitivo e os clientes estão a exigir mudanças todos os dias”, destaca o responsável, considerando que as empresas – em Portugal e no mundo – têm cada vez mais de estar preparadas para enfrentar essas mudanças, tentando antecipá-las, e isso faz-se sendo ágil.

O método dá flexibilidade às organizações para se irem adaptando a novos inputs no decurso dos projetos e promove o envolvimento de vários atores, como o cliente. O Scrum cabe nesse universo, como framework para organização e gestão de processos complexos. É uma alternativa aos modelos tradicionais, que se guiam por um orçamento, um deadline e uma cadeia de decisão rígida, a par de um conjunto de premissas iniciais que se mantêm ao longo do projeto.

Mário Moreira defende que num mercado dominado por pequenas e médias empresas, como o português, a filosofia Agile faz ainda mais sentido, porque são as empresas mais pequenas quem sente maior pressão para responder na hora certa às exigências do mercado e dos seus clientes. Têm menos margem para falhar, em termos de recursos, e muita concorrência.

Source: Tek Sapo

Do you think that you Know Portugal?

Portugal is known for football (Cristiano Ronaldo), food, the sun and of course, the economic crisis, beautiful beaches and very good wine.

This article from PortugalStartups can simply make you shine in a general knowledge contest or might help you look at Portugal’s dimension and relevance with different eyes.

Bandeira da República Portuguesa Our proud flag

Portugal – ID Card

Official designation:  Portuguese Republic
Birth:  1143
Area:  92.212 Km2
Population:  10.394.000 more or less
Capital:  Lisbon
Official Language:  Portuguese
Currency:  Euro
PIB (2013):  171.211 Million EUR
EU member:  Since 1986

Geography and territory

Portugal is geographically situated on the west coast of Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. It is bordered from north and east by Spain, west and south by the Atlantic Ocean, reaching a geo-strategic position between Europe, America and Africa. The territory includes also Azores and Madeira, two archipelagos situated in the Atlantic Ocean.

The stability of the boarders has been practically unchanged since the thirteenth century, which reflects the strong identity and internal unity.

Portugal has a land area of about 92.212 Km2, which corresponds to the 110th place in the ranking of countries in terms of size. However, according to the Portuguese navy, it has jurisdiction over an extensive maritime area of around 1.720.560 Km2. This ocean area is approximately 18.7 times the land area, so, almost 95% of the country is ocean.

The Portuguese coast has 1230 Km in the mainland, 667 Km in Azores and 250 Km in Madeira.

Population in the country and around the world

Portugal has approximately 10.4 million inhabitants, of which approximately 51% is considered active population. The distribution of the population across the continental area shows a higher concentration along the coast and the highest density is centered in Lisbon and Porto.

Portugal was, in 2010, the 22nd country in the world with more emigrants. It is estimated that there are around 2.3 million Portuguese people born in Portugal living abroad for more than one year.

In 2010, more than 2/3 of the Portuguese emigrants were living in Europe and almost 1/3 in North and South America. In the rest of the world lived only about 3% of Portuguese emigrants.

There are few countries that provide data on the descendants of immigrants born in the destination and with the nationality of the country of emigration. Analysing the available data, considering as a starting point the emigrants born in Portugal, it’s likely that, in 2013, the Portuguese descendants living abroad were between 5 million and 5,5 million individuals.

Language

The official language in the country is Portuguese.

Over 250 million people scattered across Europe, Africa, America and Asia speak Portuguese.

Nine countries have Portuguese as official language: Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe.

Portuguese is also one of the official languages ​​of the Chinese special administrative region of Macau and of several international organizations, such as Mercosul, the Organization of Ibero-American States, the Union of South American Nations, the Organization of American States, the African Union and the European Union.

Infrastructures

  • Road infrastructure: Portugal currently holds one of the most developed networks in Europe. In 2012, the national road network reached 14,284 Km in the Continent; 2988 Km were Highway.
  • Rail network: 2541 Km that ensure the north-south connection.
  • Airports: the main international airports are in Lisbon, Porto, Beja and Faro.
  • Maritime connections: 9 main ports from North to South, mainly for goods transportation.

Economics

The Portuguese economic activity experienced a more moderate decline in 2013 (-1.4%) compared to the previous year (-3.3%). In the 1st half of 2014, the National Statistics Institute estimates for a 0,9% growth of the GDP, compared to the same period of the previous year. It happened mostly because of the significant positive contribution of internal demand, reflecting the evolution of investment and private consumption, while the net external demand made ​​a negative contribution due to the acceleration of imports of goods and services and the slowdown in exports.

Politics

The Portuguese Republic is a democratic state based on the respect and guarantee of the fundamental rights and freedom and the separation and interdependence of powers.

We have a Constitution,a President of the Republic, the Parliament, the Government and the Courts.

The Republic President is the Head of State. The legislative power is the responsibility of the Parliament, consisting of 230 members, and the executive power lies with the Government: the Prime Minister, the Ministers and the Secretaries of State. The Portuguese judicial system consists of several categories or orders of courts, independent of each other, with its own structure and rules.

Credits and source from PortugalStartups: http://portugalstartups.com/2014/10/portugal-facts-numbers-bigger-country-think/

A special thanks to PortugalStartups.com for allowing the use of the great articles with valuable information!

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What do you need to know if want to work, live and want to create your business in Portugal

The portuguese sailors and explorers Vasco da Gama, Bartolomeu Dias, Pedro Álvares Cabral discovered much of the world hundreds of years ago.

But it is about the time for the world to discover Portugal PortugalStartups.com might be the one to give you a little hint here.They want all readers not only to consider bringing their businesses to this land, but to be aware of all the traps & threats before doing so.

To enter a new market, one must know the local ecosystem with all its aspects. Follow up with the Facts and numbers about Portugal in order to jump right on to the next level – required entry formalities. The question for non-Portuguese people is not whether or not to start a company here. Portugal is ranked 10th in the world where it is easier to start a new business by The World Bank Group. The question is – What is there to be done before moving, living & working in Portugal?

Entry formalities for Portugal

Entry formalities

Passports

If coming from one border-free Schengen country, EU nationals are not required to show a national ID card or a passport. One should be carrying a passport or ID card, though, to prove identity if necessary.

(*) One of those is always required from people traveling from Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romaniaand the UK, since they are not part of the Schengen area. EU nationals are not required to possess a return ticket or show sufficient funds. In addition to the identity card, minors must present authorisation from their parents to travel.

For a shorter, less than 90 days stay, a passport must be valid for at least three months after the stay for the citizens of the following countries:

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, USA, Uruguay, Venezuela, Special Administrative Regions of the People´s Republic of China in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan territorial Authority.

Visas

Citizens from the countries mentioned above do need a Visa to enter Portugal, which may be requested at the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate of their country for the visits up to 90 days or downloaded directly online. Visas for Portugal are not required by all nationals referred to in the chart above. Nationals of Australia, Canada and the USA can stay for up to 90 days without a Visa. EU nationals can stay for an unlimited period, but must register with the local authorities after three months.

Under the terms of the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement, flights between Schengen states are considered to be internal flights and passengers do not need to obtain another Visa.

Additional information:

  1. Costs – Schengen visa: €60; temporary stay visa: €75 (usually issued for study, medical or work purposes).
  2. Validity – Schengen visa: 90 days within a six-month period; temporary stay Visa: multiple entries within a four-month period.
  3. How to apply for Visa – Visit the consular section of the nearest Portuguese Embassy in person and check out the  Schengen visa info – some embassies (London f.i.) also accept online applications; seewww.secomunidades.pt/vistos for further information.
  4. Working days – Allow up to 15 days for Visa processing. Applications from some nationalities may take up to two months however.
  5. Sufficient funds – Visitors requiring a Schengen visa must prove sufficient funds to cover their stay.
  6. Extension of stay – Schengen visa holders can only extend their stay in exceptional circumstances such as force majeure or for humanitarian reasons.

Sounds like a terrifying to do list, but after all the “pain” comes a relief. And by that, we do not only mean chilling on the beach of Algarve. Once you enter Portugal and create a business here, you may never want to leave.

External links worth to explore in this field:

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http://portugalstartups.com/2015/01/get-passports-visas-get-portugal/

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