Techstars Startup Weekend Azores (Lagoa)

    Friday, May 17 - 19, 2019


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Techstars Startup Weekend Azores (Lagoa)

Friday, May 17 - 19, 2019



Friday, May 17 - 19, 2019
Event starts at 5:30 pm

NONAGON
RUA DA TECNOLOGIA K- EPSILON, Nº2
LAGOA, Portugal 9560-421

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Techstars Startup Weekend Azores (Lagoa) 2019

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Vem criar um negócio num fim de semana! 

Tens uma ideia de negócio, mas não sabes se se pode transformar num negócio lucrativo?
 
Queres validar a tua ideia com a ajuda de profissionais experientes? 
Queres ter uma experiência única e energizante?   

Num Startup Weekend podes fazer tudo isso! Podes transformar ideias em negócios reais com a ajuda de empreendedores experientes e consultores.   
É também uma excelente oportunidade para conhecer pessoas empreendedoras com competências complementares às tuas, aprender ou melhorar competências em gestão e… ainda poderás encontrar um investidor ou mentor.

O evento será bilingue, e estará disponível apoio de tradução caso seja necessário.

Já agora… o custo dos ingressos inclui todas as refeições durante o fim de semana.  

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Start a business on the weekend!

Do you have a business idea, but you do not know if it can turn into a profitable business? 
Do want to validate your idea with the help of experienced professionals? 
Do you want to have a unique and energizing experience?   

On Startup Weekends, you get all of that!
You can transform ideas into real businesses with the help of experienced entrepreneurs and consultants.   
It is also an excellent opportunity to meet entrepreneurs with complementary skills to yours, to learn or improve management skills and… you can even find an investor or mentor.   

The event will be bilingual, and we’ll have people around to translate if necessary!!   

BTW... The ticket cost includes all the meals and beverages for the weekend! 


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday May 17th


5:30 pm
Acreditação // Registration


7:00 pm
Jantar // Dinner
Carrega baterias, partilha ideias, conhece os demais participantes // Eat food, share ideas, get to know fellow participants


7:30 pm
Boas vindas // Welcome
Conhece a agenda para o fim de semana e palestrantes, mentores e organizadores // Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:35 pm
Pitch Inicial // Pitches Start
Apresenta a tua ideia // Pitch your idea


8:30 pm
Votação // Voting
Os participantes votam nas melhores ideias // Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:00 pm
Formação de equipas // Form Teams
Formam-se equipas e inciam-se a discussão de ideias // Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 pm
Fecha a banca // Wrap-Up
Dá o dia por encerrado... ou não! // Finished for the day... or not!

Saturday May 18th


9:00 am
Pequeno Almoço // Breakfast


9:30 am
Começa a trabalhar // Begin Work
Escolhe o teu espaço e começa a transformar ideias em realidade // Pick up your space and start transforming ideas into reality


10:30 am
Testa a tua Idea // Test your idea
Sai e recolhe o feedback dos potenciais clientes // Go out there and get the potencial clients feedback


1:00 pm
Almoço // Lunch


2:00 pm
Reuniões Coaches // Coaches Meetings
Os Coaches ajudam equipa a equipa. Estão lá para ajudar! // Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


7:00 pm
Jantar // Dinner


7:45 pm
Regresso ao Trabalho // Back to work
Continua a construir a tua ideia com bases nas orientações dos coaches. Pede ajuda se necessário! // Keep on working on your idea based on the coaches insights. If needed call for help.


10:00 pm
Fecha a banca // Wrap-Up
Dá o dia por encerrado... ou não! // Finished for the day... or not!

Sunday May 19th


9:00 am
Pequeno- almoço // Breakfast


9:30 am
Regresso ao Trabalho // Back to work
Continua a construir a tua ideia com bases nas orientações dos coaches. Última oportunidade de colocar questões aos coaches // Keep on working on your idea based on the coaches insights. Final opportunity to ask the coaches some questions


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


1:00 pm
Almoço // Lunch


2:00 pm
Treino de Pitch// Pitch Training
Prepara o teu pitch final // Prepare your final pitch


3:30 pm
Preparação final // Final Details
Aperfeiçoa a tua apresentação e verifica questões técnicas // Perfect your presentation and tech-check


4:00 pm
Pitch Final // Final Pitch


5:30 pm
CRE
Descobre este concurso de empreendedorismo // Discover this entrepreneurship Competition


6:00 pm
Veredito do juri // Judging
O júri distinguirá algumas das ideias e haverá uma surpresa para a melhor equipa! // Judges will choose the best ideas and there will be a surprise for the best team


7:00 pm
The End!...
Ou será apenas o princípio de uma nova aventura? // Or is it just the beginning of a brand new adventure?


Event Judges


Basílio Simões
Serial Entrepreneur and Business Angel

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Basílio Simões, b. 1967, é um empreendedor em série, CEO, membro de administração e business angel. Co-fundador da ISA - Intelligent Sensing Anywhere em 1990, que se tornou uma premiada empresa internacional de alta tecnologia, listada na NYSE Alternext Lisbon (ALISA), especializada em IoT e medição inteligente para as indústrias de petróleo e gás, energia e meio ambiente. Co-fundador e investidor da VPS - Virtual Power Solutions em 2014 e da Energia Simples e S-Energy Group em 2015, com foco em ser um participante relevante da transição energética mundial. Com o objetivo de desenvolver um Ecossistema Tecnológico de Inovação e partilhar o seu conhecimento sobre financiamento e crescimento de empresas internacionais de alta tecnologia, tornou-se Business Angel coordenando o clube de investimento Centre Business Angel e gerindo fundos de seed capital e early stage. É também Professor Convidado de Empreendedorismo e Inovação Tecnológica na Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra. Detém o doutoramento em Física Tecnológica e 30 anos de experiência nas áreas de eletrónica, telemetria e controle remoto (IoT), gestão da inovação e empreendedorismo. É autor ou co-autor de várias dezenas de publicações científicas em revistas internacionais arbitradas, geriu vários projetos europeus e desenvolveu e patenteou vários sistemas inovadores de gestão remota.

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Basílio Simões, b. 1967, is a serial entrepreneur, CEO, board member and business angel. Co-founder of ISA - Intelligent Sensing Anywhere in 1990, that became an award-winning international high-tech company, listed in NYSE Alternext Lisbon (ALISA), specializing in IoT and smart metering for Oil & Gas, Energy and Environment industries,
Co-founder and investor of VPS - Virtual Power Solutions in 2014 and of Energia Simples and S-Energy Group in 2015, focusing in being a relevant player of the energy transition worldwide.
With the goal of developing an Innovation Technological Ecosystem and sharing his knowledge concerning funding and growing high-tech international companies, he became a Business Angel coordinating the Center Business Angel investment club and managing seed capital and early stage funds.
He is also Invited Professor on Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation at the Science and Technology Faculty of the University of Coimbra.
He holds a PhD in Technological Physics and 30 years experience in the areas of electronics, telemetry and remote control (Internet of the Things), innovation management and entrepreneurship. He is author or co-author of several dozens of scientific publications in international refereed journals, managed several European projects and developed and patented several innovative remote management systems



Ricardo Luz
Partner | Gestluz Consultores

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Gestluz Consultores, Empresário. JADE Group, Assessor da Administração. 321 Crédito, Vogal C. Fiscal. Porto Canal, Director. Invicta Angels, Fundador e Presidente Emérito. EBAN, Board Member. Porto Canal TV e Link To Leaders, Comentador; “JN, Fazemos Bem”, Júri. ESA BIC PT, Tender Evaluation Board member. Expert of SME Instrument. Administrador, IFD (2015-17).  Fundador e VP da FNABA (2006-15). Member of Creative Business Cup Investor Board (2012-14). Mestre Design for Sustainability, Cranfield University, UK (2003-05). Programa Avançado de Jornalismo Político, Católica-Lisboa (2002). Licenciatura em Economia, FEPorto (1986-91).

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Gestluz Consultores, Partner. JADE Group, Management Advisor. 321 Credit, Member C. Tax. Porto Canal, Director. Invicta Angels, Founder and President Emeritus. EBAN, Board Member. Porto Canal TV and Link To Leaders, Commentator, We Do Well, Jury. ESA BIC PT, Tender Evaluation Board Member. Expert of SME Instrument.
Administrator, IFD (2015-17). Founder and VP of FNABA (2006-15). Member of Creative Business Cup Investor Board (2012-14).
Master Design for Sustainability, Cranfield University, UK (2003-05). Advanced Program in Political Journalism, Catholic-Lisbon (2002). Degree in Economics, FEPorto (1986-91).



Tim Vieira
CEO | Bravegeneration

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O meu interesse nos negócios sempre foi muito diversificado. O meu primeiro negócio foi, em 1993, uma cervejaria, na África do Sul, onde fabriquei uma das primeiras cervejas independentes da África do Sul. Em 2001, mudei-me para Angola e criei juntamente com o meu sócio Nuno Traguedo um dos mais relevantes grupos de Media – a Special Edition Holding. Tenho ainda empresas de media em Moçambique e no Gana. Em 2015, participei como investidor na primeira temporada do programa Shark Tank Portugal. Atualmente, sou CEO da BraveGeneration, em Portugal, onde tenho investimentos em diversas áreas. Sou sócio de empresas focadas na produção de framboesas e mirtilos (Green Meridian), distribuição de energia (Luzboa), serviços de motoristas (DrivU) e cinema (Caracol Studios), entre outras atividades.

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My interest in business has always been very diverse. My first business was in 1993 a brewery in South Africa, where I made one of the first independent beers in South Africa. In 2001, I moved to Angola and together with my partner Nuno Traguedo I created one of the most important Media groups - the Special Edition Holding. I still have media companies in Mozambique and Ghana. In 2015, I participated as an investor in the first season of the Shark Tank Portugal program. I am currently CEO of BraveGeneration, in Portugal, where I have investments in several areas. I am a partner of companies focused on the production of raspberries and blueberries (Green Meridian), distribution of energy (Luzboa), services of drivers (DrivU) and cinema (Caracol Studios), among other activities.


Coaches and Mentors


Catherine Curran-Kelly
Chairperson, Department of Management and Marketing | UMass Dartmouth

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Catharine Curran é atualmente a responsável pelo Departamento de Gestão e Marketing da Faculdade de Administração Charlton da Universidade de Massachusetts Dartmouth.  É também responsável pela coordenação dos programas de bacharelato e MBA do referido departamento, incluindo programas de intercâmbio. Enquanto Fulbright Schuman Scholar assume um forte compromisso com a educação internacional, auxiliando estudantes, professores e parceiros a organizar sinergias de sucesso. O foco da sua é a regulamentação comparativa das atividades de marketing.

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Dr, Catharine Curran is currently the Chairperson for the Department of Management and Marketing at the Charlton College of Business at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.  Dr. Curran oversees both undergraduate and MBA programming for the Department including exchange programs.  Dr. Curran as a Fulbright Schuman Scholar has a strong commitment to International education assisting students, faculty and partners organize successful ventures.  Dr. Curran's research focus is on comparative regulation of marketing activities. 

#marketing #entrepreneurship #partnerships



Eric Palson
Director, Academic Technologies | Babson College

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Eric atualmente ocupa o cargo de Diretor de Tecnologias Académicas na Babson College, onde lidera uma equipa de formadores designers e tecnólogos e ainda designers gráficos. As suas responsabilidades para o grupo incluem pensamento estratégico e planeamento em torno de currículo e pesquisa do corpo docente, criação de conteúdo para e-learning e b-learning de professores, formação e implementação de tecnologias académicas inovadoras. 
Para além de seu trabalho como Diretor de Tecnologias Académicas, Eric é instrutor adjunto na Babson College, onde ensina design de interface web e de usuário. Antes de ingressar na Babson College, trabalhou em várias empresas de consultoria e design, incluindo a Nextera Enterprises. Eric também co-fundou a empresa de design Drive Thru Designs.  
É bacharel em publicidade e design gráfico pela Loyola University em Maryland. Detém o MBA pela Babson College. Os seus estudos de pós-graduação incluem também a teoria dos media no Emerson College.

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Eric currently holds the position as the Director of Academic Technologies at Babson College where he leads a team of instructional designers, instructional technologists, and graphic designers. His responsibilities for the group include strategic thinking and planning around curriculum and faculty research, creating content for blended and online learning, training faculty, coaching, and implementing innovative academic technologies.
In addition to his work as Director of Academic Technologies, Eric is an adjunct instructor at Babson College, where he teaches web and user interface design. Before joining Babson College, he worked for a number of consulting and design firms, including Nextera Enterprises. Eric also co-founded the design firm Drive Thru Designs.
Eric holds a BA in advertising and graphic design from Loyola University in Maryland. He is also a graduate of Babson College where he earned an MBA in the Spring of 2009. His postgraduate studies also include media theory at Emerson College.

#project management #user interface design #academic technologies


Flávio Tiago
Professor Auxiliar // Assistant Professor | Universidade dos Açores (FEG)

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Flávio Tiago é professor auxiliar da Universidade dos Açores, tendo realizado recentemente as provas de agregação no ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management. É também Presidente da Direção Regional dos Açores da Ordem dos Economistas. Tem um doutoramento na área de ciências económicas e empresariais, com especialidade em Gestão do Conhecimento e E-business e possui um MBA. É investigador no centro ADVANCE/ISEG e no Centro de Estudos de Economia Aplicada do Atlântico - CEEAplA. Tem desenvolvido e participado em diversos estudos e projetos de investigação, publicados a nível internacional na área da inovação, do turismo, do marketing e da economia digital. Já desempenhou diversos cargos de responsabilidade em inúmeras empresas e organizações regionais e nacionais. Participou como mentor, jurado e orador em dezenas de conferências, workshops, seminários, congressos e eventos promovidos por organizações públicas e privadas em todo o mundo.

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Flávio Tiago is an assistant professor at the University of the Azores, having recently completed the Agregação at the ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management. He is also the Chairman of the Regional Direction of the Azores of the Order of Economists. He holds a PhD in economic and business sciences, specialized in Knowledge Management and E-business and has also a MBA.
He is a researcher at the ADVANCE / ISEG center and at the Center for the Study of Applied Economics of the Atlantic - CEEAplA. He has developed and participated in several studies and research projects, published internationally in the area of innovation, tourism, marketing and the digital economy. He has held several positions of responsibility in numerous companies and regional and national organizations. He has participated as a mentor, jury and speaker at dozens of conferences, workshops, seminars, congresses and events promoted by public and private organizations around the world.

#digitaleconomy #marketing #innovation


Jacqueline Einstein
Full Time Lecturer | University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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Jacqueline Einstein ingressou no corpo docente da Charlton College of Business após a transição de uma carreira abrangente no setor de serviços financeiros. A sua carreira bancária incluía gestão de clientes comerciais e de pequenas empresas, gestão de agências, bem como fomação de crédito e análise de portfólio, em diversas instituições financeiras nacionais, regionais e comunitárias, sendo as mais recentes o Bank of America e o Citizens Bank. Entre a sua carreira bancária e académica, Einstein orientou também clientes de negócios no Small Business Development Center / SE Massachusetts.
Obteve o seu doutoramento em administração de empresas pela Nova Southeastern University, com especialização em administração. Detém também o mestrado em administração de empresas na Universidade de Massachusetts, em Dartmouth. Em termos de investigação o seu interesse recai sobre a influência de estilos de liderança, empreendedorismo e o impacto do histórico de gestão nas tendências atuais. A sua principal paixão académica, no entanto, é focada em ajudar seus alunos a ter sucesso: do ponto de vista académico e em termos de planeamento de carreira. Atualmente, ela é a Assessora do Corpo Docente da organização estudantil Collegiate DECA.  
Einstein é um elemento ativo da comunidade e faz parte dos Conselhos de Administração da United Way of Greater Fall River e The Nemasket Group e desempenha o papel de mentora na Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll). Fez também parte do Conselho Executivo da Câmara de Comércio de Fall River de 2010-2014. É originária de Hamburgo, NY (Buffalo), mas vive e trabalha em Dartmouth, MA desde 1985.

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Dr. Jacqueline Einstein joined the faculty of the Charlton College of Business after transitioning from a comprehensive career in the financial services industry. Her banking career included responsibility for commercial and small business client management, branch management, as well as credit training and portfolio analysis at a combination of national, regional and community financial institutions, most recently Bank of America and Citizens Bank. Between her banking career and academia, Dr. Einstein advised business clients at the Small Business Development Center/SE Massachusetts.
She earned her Doctorate of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University with a concentration in Management and Master of Business Administration at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her research interests include the influence of leadership styles, entrepreneurship and the impact of management history on current trends. Her key academic passion however is focused on helping her students succeed: academically and in their career planning. She is currently the Faculty Advisor for the Collegiate DECA student organization.
Dr. Einstein has been active in the community and is currently serving on the Boards of the United Way of Greater Fall River and The Nemasket Group and serving as a mentor for Entreprenuership for All (EforAll). She served on the Executive Board of the Fall River Area Chamber of Commerce from 2010-2014. Originally from Hamburg, NY (Buffalo), she has enjoyed living and working in Dartmouth, MA since 1985.

#career development #entrepreneurship #organizational behavior




Lázaro Raposo
Co-Founder and Game Designer | Cereal Games

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Licenciado em Informática pela Universidade dos Açores e Mestrado em Multimédia pela FEUP, onde defendeu uma tese sobre jogos Educativos. 
CEO e co-fundador da Cereal Games, empresa focada no desenvolvimento de serious games. Com a Cereal Games foi  vencedor do Concurso Regional de Empreendedorismo (2014), entre outros prémios e distinções. 
Desde 2009, professor convidado da Universidade dos Açores onde lecciona actualmente Desenho de Programas e Metodologias Ágeis de Desenvolvimento de Software. 
Músico jazz nas horas vagas ;) 

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He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of the Azores and a Masters in Multimedia from FEUP, where he defended a thesis on Educational Games.
CEO and co-founder of Cereal Games, a company focused on developing serious games. Cereal Games was the winner of the Regional Entrepreneurship Competition (2014), and has received several other prizes and distinctions.
Since 2009, he is an invited professor at the University of the Azores where he currently teaches Program Design and Agile Software Development Methodologies.
Jazz musician in his free time ;)

#game design #gamification #software engineering 



Luís Nunes
Co-Owner and General Manager | Azores Getaways

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Licenciado em Engenharia Informática pela Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Mestre em Ciências Empresariais, com especialização em Marketing pela Universidade dos Açores.
Co-Fundador e CEO da Ideastation - Soluções Informáticas, Lda., empresa detentora das marcas Inovtravel, Azores Getaways e Portugal Getaways. Co-Fundador e Presidente da Inovtravel USA, Inc., empresa americana, com sede em Boston, que representa as marcas da Ideastation naquele mercado.
 Sobre a Ideastation: criada em 2011, tem cerca de 20 colaboradores, com uma faturação prevista de 15 milhões de euros para 2019, tem como principal atividade a venda de pacotes de viagens nos EUA e Canadá para os Açores, com a marca Azores Getaways e, desde janeiro de 2019, para o resto do país, com a marca Portugal Getaways. Desenvolve toda a tecnologia utilizada pela empresa e é reconhecida internacionalmente como uma referência no que toca ao "dynamic packaging" e "price caching" de todos os diferentes produtos turísticos.

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Graduated in Computer Engineering from Universidade Nova de Lisboa Luís also holds a Master in Business Sciences, with a specialization in Marketing from the University of the Azores. Co-Founder and CEO of Ideastation - Soluções Informáticas, Lda., that owns the Inovtravel, Azores Getaways and Portugal Getaways brands. Co-Founder and President of Inovtravel USA, Inc., a Boston-based American company that represents Ideastation's brands in that market. About Ideastation: Created in 2011, it has 20 employees, with an expected turnover of 15 million euros for 2019. Its main activity is the sale of Azores travel packages to the US and Canada markets through Azores Getaways, and since January 2019 it also offers travel packages aimed at the same markets but for the entire country (Portugal). It develops all the technology used by the company and is recognized internationally as a reference in the dynamic packaging and price caching of all the different tourism products.

#sofware engineering #management #digital marketing

 


Nuno Couto
Fundador e CEO // Founder & Principal - Optimal Partners Consulting

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Nuno Couto é o fundador e Consultor Sénior na Optimal Parteners Consulting LLC, uma empresa que oferece consultadoria em IT em Boston, Massachusetts, especializada na gestão de projetos de implementação de sistemas de grande dimensão no setor do Ensino Superior. Nuno possui experiência na gestão de projetos que envolvem desenvolvimento de software, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, infraestruturas de rede, Enterprise Resource Planning e tecnologias da internet. Harvard University, Accenture, Boston College e Boston Scientific contam-se entre as organizações clientes da Optimal Partners. Nuno é um empreendedor de sucesso, criador de soluções inovadoras, tendo recebido diversos prémios, destacando-se o Boston Scientific’s HR Systems 2002 annual Best of the Best Total Quality award. O empreendedorismo social é outra área de grande interesse para Nuno. Tem aproveitado a sua experiência passada na construção de uma empresa bem-sucedida como base de mentoring a start-ups presentes no IDEA Incubador, localizado em Massachusetts. É membro do Business Advisory Board of the Business Innovation and Research Center na University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. É também membro do Project Management Institute entre outras organizações internacionais focadas na Gestão de projetos e Conselheiro na Rede Prestige Açores. 

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Nuno is Founder and Principal Consultant at Optimal Partners Consulting, LLC, an IT consulting company in Boston, Massachusetts that specializes in Project Management of large systems implementations within Higher Ed. Nuno has managed projects involving software development, vendor software   solutions, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, network infrastructure, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Internet technologies. He has done this within corporate, consulting, academic, and small business environments including Harvard University, Accenture, Boston College, Boston Scientific, and other companies. Nuno has achieved significant success including personally developing industry-first technologies and winning several awards including Boston Scientific’s HR Systems 2002 annual Best of the Best Total Quality award. Nuno’s other love is social entrepreneurship. He is currently leveraging his past experience building his company to provide mentorship to start-up companies as part of the IDEA incubator at Northeastern University in Boston. He is a member of the Business Advisory Board of the Business Innovation and Research Center at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth which focuses on economic development in Southeastern Massachusetts. He is also a member of the Project Management Institute and other international PM focused organizations 

#IT #projectmanagement #entrepreneurship #technology


Sandra Faria
Pro-reitora Inovação e Empreendedorismo // Pro-rector for innovation and Entrepreneurship | Universidade dos Açores

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Sandra Dias Faria é Pró-reitora para a Inovação e Empreendedorismo da Universidade dos Açores. É doutorada em Gestão (Empreendedorismo), tem um Mestrado em Gestão Pública e uma licenciatura em Gestão de Empresas. Leciona as disciplinas de Empreendedorismo, Recursos Humanos e Inovação em cursos de licenciatura e mestrado. É investigadora do Advance / CSG, ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa e do CEEAplA, centro de investigação da Faculdade de Economia e Gestão, Universidade dos Açores. A sua investigação centra-se nas áreas do Empreendedorismo, Recursos Humanos, Turismo e Inovação. Já apresentou e publicou vários artigos em conferências internacionais e revistas como a Tourism Management e a Business Horizons.

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Sandra Dias Faria is Pro-rector for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of the Azores. She has a PhD in Management (Entrepreneurship), a Master's degree in Public Management and a degree in Business Management. She teaches the classes of Entrepreneurship, Human Resources and Innovation in undergraduate and master's degree courses. She is a researcher of the Advance / CSG, ISEG, University of Lisbon and CEEAplA (research center of the Faculty of Economics and Management, University of the Azores). His research focuses on the areas of Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Tourism and Innovation. He has presented and published several articles in international conferences and magazines such as Tourism Management and Business Horizons.

#entrepreneurship #innovation


Venício da Ponte
CEO | CUSTOMPROJECT

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Com formação em Engenharia Informática na Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Desempenhou funções em várias entidades privadas com Director de TI. Tendo já acompanhado turmas de empreendedorismo da Universidade dos Açores ao abrigo do programa ETH, como mentor. Dá apoio a algumas entidades privadas em optimização de processos.
Fundou a CUSTOMPROJEC em 2016, com o foco em UX/UI, que já desenvolveu trabalhos para várias multinacionais, algumas através de parcerias  estratégicas com empresas NONAGON.

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Venicio attended Computer Engineering at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He has held positions in several private entities as IT Director. He participated as mentor in the entrepreneurship course of Universidade dos Açores and ETH program. He provides support to some private entities in process optimization.
Venicio founded CUSTOMPROJECT in 2016, focused on UX / UI, that already developed works for several multinationals and some through strategic partnerships with NONAGON companies.

#project managment #process facilitator #concept creator


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Facilitators


Peter Karlson
CEO | NeuEon Inc.

Peter’s day job is being the President/CEO of the technology consultancy NeuEon Inc. that specializes in providing strategic guidance and advice to entrepreneurs and established organizations looking to create and use technology more effectively. Peter is a serial entrepreneur with experience in bootstrapping, strategic investments and angel financing. As a former chief technology officer for two Massachusetts based technology services firms, Harrison & Troxell, Inc. and Inforonics BTS, Peter has gained diverse industry expertise in healthcare, non-profit, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and publishing. He has been involved with developing Internet technologies since 1991 with the creation of the first Internet browser, the InterNavigator™. Peter has a bachelor of science in computer science from Northeastern University. He speaks regularly at business and technology events, seminars and workshops. In 2009, Peter received of a scholarship from the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce to attend the Entrepreneurship Development Program at MIT and currently serves as the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Cape Cod Chamber. In addition Peter has successfully completed the Lean LaunchPad for Incubators/Accelerators program by NCIIA. Peter is a past chairman of the board of directors for the Cape Cod Technology Council and remains on the board. He also serves on the board of directors of the Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board. Peter is currently on the advisory board of the Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum (SNEEF) and the Charlton College of Business at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Peter is also a certified facilitator for Startup Weekend and a former lead organizer for multiple events.

#entrepreneuship #agile #SaaS #productdevelopment


Ricardo Machado
Gestão de Projetos de Incubação

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Alexandre Patronilha
Connecting the Dots

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Rui Amaral
Money Maestro



Emanuel Raposo
Scroodge McDuck | Nonagon

Coordenador Financeiro // Finantial Coordinator


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