Startup Weekend Lisbon 2016

    Friday, May 6 - 8, 2016

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  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Lisbon 2016

Friday, May 6 - 8, 2016

Friday, May 6 - 8, 2016
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Fábrica de Startups
Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 11
Lisbon, Portugal 1250-189

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Do you believe in ideas that will change the world? Believe it because we will do the rest for you.

 In the first weekend of May you will have the experience of creating your own business and brainstorming different possibilities in an exciting and dynamic way, with people of different backgrounds. The scenario is ready and set up, and you? Are you ready to cha(lle)nge the world??

A series of speakers, mentors and investors will be at your disposal sharing their experience on what it takes to be an entrepreneur. The event also include 4 meals and breaks, during 3 days.

 Who knows if you end up creating the Portugal´s next big company! 
life its made of challenges!  Accept this one.  

Bring your creativity and skills and join us for the Startup Weekend Lisbon 2016! The event will take place on 6-8 May and will be hosted by Fábrica de Startups.

*Refund Orders accepted maximum until 3/5/2016

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Friday May 6th

5:00 pm
Check-in & Meetup
Arrive before the event and meet each others

6:10 pm
Welcome !
( Team, Partners & André Marquet)

6:25 pm
Get to Know Each Other
Some Cool Dynamics for all the participants

6:40 pm
What Makes A Good Idea
André Marquet

7:00 pm
Prepare your Idea
Prepare your idea Pitch ( in 1 min)

7:20 pm
Pitch Your Idea !!!
1 hour

8:20 pm
Voting the best Ideas!
20 mins

8:40 pm
Social Dinner
Talk with each other in order to prepare your team constrution

9:20 pm
Success Story
Andre Albuquerque ( Head of Growth Uniplaces)

10:00 pm
Build your Team & Strategy (You can Stay until Late )

Saturday May 7th

8:30 am
Welcome Coffee

9:00 am
Build on the idea
Team Working ( 1h)

10:00 am
Workshop Business Plan
Frederico Carvalho Pinto

10:50 am

11:05 am
Team Work

12:40 pm

1:25 pm
Product Development
André Marquet ( Productized)

1:30 pm
Design Thinking
André Gouveia ( Regional Trainer Google)

2:10 pm
Workshops and Mentoring

3:20 pm
Building a Product
Pedro Moreira (

3:40 pm
Business Strategy
Sérgio Gonçalves

4:00 pm

4:10 pm
Marketing Plan
Cátia Neves ( Outstand)

4:30 pm
Digital Marketing
Marco Gouveia ( Regional Trainer Google)

5:00 pm
Team Work

8:00 pm

8:30 pm
Motivational Lecture

9:00 pm
Team Work Analysis

Sunday May 8th

9:30 am
Energizer Coffee

10:00 am
Prepare the Last Details
Not time to be wasted!

1:00 pm

1:30 pm

2:00 pm
How To Pitch ?

2:30 pm
Working and Pitch Training

5:30 pm
Pitch Your Startup

6:30 pm

7:00 pm
Award Celebration


Marco Gouveia
Google Regional Trainer

Marco Gouveia is a Digital Marketing Trainer and Consultant, specialized in Search Engine Marketing – both SEO and Google AdWords – and Web Analytics. He always defines and implements marketing strategies that are measurable and goal-oriented.

Nowadays, he plays a Digital Marketing Director role on Pestana Hotel Group, is Marketing Digital Consultant and manages his own projects. More recently, he entered the training world and became Google Regional Trainer.

André Albuquerque
Head of Product @ Uniplaces

I work on whatever is needed to make Uniplaces grow. Marketing, analytics, product, engineering. Started the marketing team, now a 25-people group led by our CMO, helped recruit current Head of Marketing and CMO. Leading 4 people team across performance channels, growth initiatives and data.

Master (Hons) in Technology Entrepreneurship at Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics and teaching himself to code in free time. Worked with multinational companies, small businesses, start-ups, NGO's, entrepreneurship organizations and education.

Luis Matos Martins
DNA Cascais Director

Consultor de projetos de empreendedorismo; especialista na negociação e gestão de parcerias, nomeadamente no Tec Labs – Centro de Inovação da FCUL e na Vodafone Labs Lisboa; mentor e facilitador em diferentes incubadoras, tendo feito várias visitas nacionais e internacionais a incubadoras.

Bruno Cardoso
Lawyer at ABC Legal

Bruno Alves Cardoso, associate lawyer at ABC Legal-Sociedade de Advogados,RL is also going to be in StartupWeekend. He is going to speak about how we should register and create a company.

Carlotta Gigli
ABC Legal Communication Manager

Carlotta is responsible for the communication at ABC Legal – Sociedade de Advogados, RL. She’s also a happiness and well-being at the workplace enthusiast as she believes that companies can achieve their effectiveness by making employees feel happy, competent and satisfied in their roles.

Sergio Gonçalves
Strategic Management

With a degree in management, Sérgio has worked across several sectors, including banking and startup management. He teaches Company Strategic Management in a post-undergraduate management course at the EBF/ISG university. As an Entrepreneur, he has been involved with several startups as an advisor and mentor. He is currently Chief Financial & Administrative Officer at GROWVOX Innovative Solutions.

André Gouveia
Founder Inngage / Design Teacher @ FBAUL²

André is an industrial designer with a degree in Equipment Design and a Master in Product Design from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon where he deepened his knowledge in Design Thinking as a strategy for product innovation. Co-founder of Cooperativa Criativa, where he promotes design thinking as a strategy for innovation, André founded Inngage Design to develop industrial design and innovation projects with companies and industries. Also teaches Product Design in the Equipment Design Masters at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon.

Frederico Carvalho Pinto
Independent Consultant

Independent consultant since 2000, focuses on entrepreneurial marketing, capacity building and business coaching for SME and entrepreneurs, as well as lecturing and training. Formerly a business owner and business manager in the industrial sector, he has obtained formal education in nautical sciences, business administration and marketing.

Alia Amada
Patent and Trademark

Ália is a Patent and Trademark Attorney at Inventa International and holds a degree in Law and postgraduate courses in Intellectual Property Law and Arbitration Law. Her work focuses on all aspects of the protection and enforcement of intellectual property assets.

Catia Neves
Marketing Manager Outstand

Until you have a plan, ideas are only ideas. Until the plan is written down, it is little more than a set of ideas. Writing your marketing ideas down makes you commit to them and makes you more organised. It is something that you can refer to, a list of things to do next and something you can measure your results against.In this workshop, we will cover a lot to think about and hopefully, you will look at your customer, your product and your marketing communications in a different way. Now it is time to pull this information together into a simple marketing plan. By completing this simple plan, it will help you to set some goals and activities which you can actually get on with.

Ana Martins Correia
Management Consultant

With a degree in Management, Ana is an experienced business consultant in management and financial incentives. Coach and trainer in entrepreneurship qith experince in creating and developping business projects. She also has expertise in the franchising area as a business model.

Pedro Moreira

I'm the CTO at, a marketplace aiming at getting great tech professionals great jobs at great tech companies.

In the past I've worked as a developer and team leader building web applications, and as a developer and consultant in Document Management.

Code geek who likes creating new stuff and solving problems with elegant code. Avid sailor between sprints.

Martin Van Wunnik
ARSIMA Projects - Belgium

After 15+ years experience in different Finance/IT functions for multi-national companies, I launched my own company ARSIMA Projects bvba/sprl on August 8th 2008 (8/8/8).

The purpose of ARSIMA Projects is helping companies to realize their financial projects that have a large IT component.

The focus is in the area of FINANCIAL CONSOLIDATION and REPORTING SYSTEMS, where set-up and implementation are required (e.g. align the software with the business, set parameters, define reports, training, procedures and tailor-made manuals).

Other possible activities by ARSIMA Projects are Qlikview and Business Intelligence (BI) projects, Cash Flow and KPI reporting, advice on analytical accounting, financial consolidation seminars and training.

Through Finance Coach 24/24 (, ARSIMA Projects also offers on request financial assistance to start-up companies and SME's. 

ARSIMA Projects' added value lies in a large business and finance experience, combined with a profound IT knowledge.

Specialties: Start-up's, SME, seed capital phase, Financial Plan, Grants, Financial & IT Consultancy,Financial Consolidation,Spreadsheet Microsoft Excel Risk Analysis & Optimalization,Change Management,Strategic Decisions,Accounting Software/ERP implementation & roll-out,AXI Finance,ProAcc,Exact Software,ORACLE,Cognos,BO,Business Objects,Access, Qlikview, Qliktech

Event Judges

Rui Gomes Amaral

Fima Lever - Unilever

Director - CGD

Promindústria  ( CGD Group)
Sogrupo          ( CGD Group)
Not-Executive Administrator
 Franco Portugaise Bank 

President - BNU Capital

Rui Ferreira

CFO - Shark Tank Portugal


Professor of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Finance 

Not- Executive Board
Geometral, S.A

Corporate Finance Manager
Capital Criativo, Private Equity

Pedro Rebordão

Over 10 years following startups and technological SMEs in LISPOLIS with the ultimate aim of helping them have a slightly higher probability of achieving success.

Knows and likes:
- Customer service, customer development and raising money
- Talking with entrepreneurs and understanding their pains
- Learning and doing new things with unpredictable outcoming

- Doing every day the same thing

Carla Morais
Director Productized

Business Designer 


Startup Sintra

Industrial Designer
Mercedes AMG ( Germany)

Pedro Pereira

Head of Marketing

Senior Marketeer 
Forward Partner UK

Co- Founder
Imperial Management Review

Coaches and Mentors

Filipe Portela
Lead Entrepreneur at ImpactHUB Lisbon & Iberian Business Development at Seedrs

Filipe is since his youth linked to entrepreneurship projects. He is now Lead Entrepreneur of ImpactHUB Lisbon and Iberian Business Developer at Seedrs, the European leader in equity crowdfunding.

João Saleiro
Product Manager Boonzi & Founder

André Almeida
Owner at Business Portugal & StartupGRIND organizer

Fernando Costa
Coordinator of Youth Leadership Program

Sofia Simoes
Diretora de Marketing CMO / CEO Smart Launch

Carla Barros
CSO at

Filipa Tomas

Mercedes Martins
HR Consulting at Randstad Portugal

Malik Piarali
Founder Upframe

Ines Davim
President Hacker School

Manuel Palmeira
Co-Founder na Engineered Airsoft Solutions

João Santos

Escola Guarda- Redes João Santos
Sporting Club de Portugal
Rintar Portugal

Diogo Alves
Portugal Ventures

Independent Senior Investment Consultant

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Lisbon 2016 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


Logistics Partner


Institutional Partner

Legal Partner

Crowdfunding Partner

International Sponsor

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Lisbon is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Rui
  • Madalina
  • Miguel
  • Carlos
  • Bruno
  • Juan
  • Jorge


André Marquet
Founder & CEO @ Productized

André Marquet has a degree in Telecommunications and a Master in Computer Engineering, started his career as a computer networks researcher at INESC, then worked as a pre-sales engineer at Efacec, AICEP, Nokia, then moved into Product Management at Wit Software, Huawei, and co-founded and had an executive role at Beta-i. He is an invited lecturer on product discovery and entrepreneurship at leading training events and universities and a regular contributor to several blogs and magazines. He is the organizer of Productized Conference, a leading conference on product management that gathers over 500 product managers, founders and all kinds of innovators from all over the world for training and thought-leadership on business design and innovation.

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