We brought together 150 selected startups from around the world with a special invite only group of innovation professionals, government officials, and investors. The goal was simply to unlock business opportunities together. Oh and of course to enjoy life and have a lot of fun.

Winners Global Meetup 2018

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What happend during those days

DAY 1

Opening day

The first day was all about preparation! We had sessions running in the Oitavos Hotel on innovation drivers, the how to on angel investing from the Business Angel Academy and a Network Partner meetup. For the startups, we provided sessions on internalisation and growth, pitching and funding, branding and marketing, building high performance teams and corporate-startup collaborations.

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DAY 2

CO-CREATION DAY

After preparation in the first day, day two was more about execution. In the Cidadela de Cascais, the startups delivered their pitches to judges that are experts in their field. Simultaneously, we had motivational conversational-style talks from the Sun, Chill and Speaker sessions. The SkelEx participants showed off their exoskeleton-focussed wearable technology and software, followed by the opportunity to get in the ring and have your pitch critiqued by one of our founders. That evening, the competitors for the Finale were announced at the Messe de Cascais.

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Day 3

CONNECT AND COMPETE

The third day brought together over 700 matchups between investors, startups, corporates and government representatives. After a day of relaxation in the sun, networking, and enjoying a buffet lunch, we headed over to the Casino Estoril for the Global Meetup Finale. There, we saw our selected competitors battle it out in the ring in front of a champion jury, with the light, middle and heavyweight winners being: LiquidGold, MindRocketsInc and Convious!

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We want to thank all of our partners

DNA CASCAIS

VenturesOne

Fundie Ventures

42Angelitos

Ernst & Young

Busy Angels

GROW Mobility

Mindbox

CUF Quimicos

Randstad Portugal

Celsa Group

IMEC iStart

Jose de Mello Saude

Altran

De Toekomst Begint Nu

EDP Starter

Flanders Investment Agency

Fortify

HighTech XL

De Investeerders Club

Altice labs

Coopeservidores

Red Angels

Shilling Capital Partners

EdD Innovation Ventures

Startup Asia Women

Global Entrepreneurship Network Portugal

MagicShot

Logoplaste

Makro Portugal

MegaGroup Trade Holding

Portugal Ventures

RTL Ventures

Skriptor Zigila

Sonae MC

EY Finance Navigator

Portugal Ventures

Symbid

Vestas

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