We are bringing together 150 selected startups from around the world with a special invite only group of innovation professionals, government officials, and investors. The goal is simply to unlock business opportunities together. Oh and of course to enjoy life and have a lot of fun. Feel you should be invited as well?

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Aftermovie Global Meetup '17

Focused on ‘live good, good life’ to unlock business opportunities and enjoy social activities

From all corners of the world

Innovation professionals and investors

For startups, governments, corporates and investors

“You inspired, energized, helped and rocked 150+ startup companies, corporates and many others from all over the world. It was fantastic to be part of the conference, and I am very grateful that you gave me the chance to support Get in the Ring.”

Patrick Nelissen - Founder 2Sherpa

Why you should be interested?

150 startups
Pre-selected startups from around the world

Through our challenges and competition events we selected 150 startups from all around the world.

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Meet your future business partners

Leading investors, government officials and corporates are joining the Meetup and are ready to explore business opportunities.

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Get ready
Mentors and trainers are ready to share their expertise

The Get Ready sessions: A combination of training sessions and roundabout discussions around a variety of topics for startups, corporates, investors, government and support organizations.

Get ready to see Cascais and Lisbon

We believe events in 1 hotel are boring! We will make sure that you get to see awesome places in and around Cascais. From the Oitavos Golf house to the Estoril Casino, Iconic Messe de Cascais to the castle in the centre of Cascais; The ‘Cidadela’

3 Days focussed on: 'Live Good, Good Life'

The Meetup will have a special attention for activities focused on themes that contribute to better world: “Clean oceans, Mobility & new energies, tourism & hospitality, and Food & Healthy Living”

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Day 1

30-MAY 09.00 - 12.00
An opening with a bang!

Get to meet the heroes in the portfolio of Get in the Ring and join us in celebrating some of the great achievements in our global network

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30-MAY 13.00 - 18.00
Get Ready sessions for startups

Special training session to work on topics like pitching, fundraising, branding and internationalization.

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30-MAY 13.00 - 18.00
Innovation Driver program

Special program for innovation drivers in large organizations and governments that want to learn more about building and executing their innovation strategy.

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30-MAY 13.00 - 18.00
Business Angel Academy

For both first time and experienced business angels an deep-dive academy program to share to learn more about angel investing and to share experiences

Become an angel
30-MAY 13.00 - 18.00
Network partner get together

Together with our partners from around the world we will do an update on the planning for the upcoming year

30-MAY 19.00 - 23.00
Founders party

Join us for a drink and a bite a Tamariz Beachclub. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit.

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Day 2 - Co-creation day

31-MAY - 09.00 - 17.00
The Citadela market square

A full program with selection rounds, investor, corporate and government sessions and finals of challenges.

31-MAY - 10.00 - 17.00
Who will be the winner?

Selection pitches with awesome jury members. Are you a startup and still want to have a chance to get selected? See how you can still apply!

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31-MAY - 10.00 - 17.00
What challenge will be solved?

We’ve been looking for solutions for large organizations and governments. The best startups will present here.

31-MAY - 10.00 - 16.00
Are governments ready to work with startups?

This special session will be hosted around public procurement of innovation

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31-MAY - 10.00 - 16.00
Co-investment opportunities

A special meetup for investors to learn more about co-investment opportunities available in the world and how to pursue them.

31-MAY - 10.00 - 16.00
Co-creating pilots with startups

During this special workshop corporates and startups will collaborate on co-creating a potential pilot and learn more about the process.

31-MAY - 20.00 - 24.00
Announcing the finalists

At the beatiful Messe de Cascais we will announce the top 6 startups that have been selected to pitch at the final day of the Meetup.

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Day 3 - Connect and Compete

01-June - 10.00 - 17.00
Matchup Friday

Meet your next business partner or investor in 15 minutes? Give it a try on Friday!

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01-June - 20.00 - 24.00
Ever seen a real pitch battle?

Become part of the coolest startup award show you’ve ever seen and party into the night with us.

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Afterparty in Lisbon

Right after the award show buses will be ready to leave for the nightlife of Lisbon.

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Get involved as a volunteer

Meet great startups from around the world and experience what it takes to organize a big conference. Volunteer now

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Get involved as a partner

Want to connect with startups and innovators from around the world and benefit from exposure opportunities?

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Partners already loving it


DNA Cascais

Municipality of Cascais

content partners

Dutch Embassy in Lisbon