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.

What happend during those days


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.



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.

Day 3


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!


Winners Global Meetup 2018

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