Portugal National Finalists

Best Accelerator or Incubator Program

Building Global Innovators

Description

BGI is a deep innovation global accelerator based in Lisbon (Portugal) and Cambridge (MA/USA).

SANJOTEC

Description

SANJOTEC is a Science and Technology Park that supports entrepreneurship and the acceleration of technology-based companies, creating an innovation ecosystem linked to Industry 4.0 and the development of new products.

Vougapark- Centro de Inovação

Description

VougaPark – Innovation Center is a a strategic initiative of the Municipality of SV which aims at creating an innovative ecosystem and increase competitiveness in the Region. VougaPark offers different spaces and services to support the creation of innovative projects

Best Coworking Space

Cowork Torres Vedras

Description

About half an hour from sunny Lisbon, both close to beach and countryside, there’s a city with life quality and plenty of tranquility, Torres Vedras. Located at the city center, is Cowork Torres Vedras, the first and the coolest coworking space in town!

Work Avenida

Description

Work Avenida is a new cowork space, private and virtual office in the heart of the city, with multiple plans to meet your needs. We have cowork and meeting rooms, private offices, business lounge, terrace, pantry, and a wide range of services at your disposal.

Best Newcomer

Dimmersions

Description

Dimmersions is an Immersive Tech Startup that creates FUTURISTIC solutions that people can use TODAY. Founded in 2018 it makes use of their LIMpressive Framework to build unique XR-first B2B and B2C solutions for industries such as Tourism, Culture and Gaming.

EXPLOREit

Description

Arrive as Tourist . Live like a local

Best Virtual Teamwork Solution

Didimo

Description

Didimo is the world’s leading provider of automated solutions for the generation of digital humans. Didimo is democratizing the creation of bespoke avatars, and improving the humanity of our future digital interactions.

HiJiffy

Description

HiJiffy is a AI-powered chatbot and communication platform for hotels

TAIKAI

Description

We help organizations to run their open innovation challenges and hackathons acting as an online management tool.

XLR8 Revenue Management System

Description

XLR8 Revenue Management Solutions (RMS) is the first, and only, platform being developed to become a Hotel Strategy Assistant, providing a truly interactive solution to achieve optimal revenue results.

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

André Faria

Description

Licenciado em Comunicação Social e com o mestrado em Marketing, o André é um eterno curioso, daí que o seu percurso tenha já atravessado várias áreas. Desde os Recursos Humanos ao Turismo e à Música, a vontade de aprender e de ensinar é o que o move.

Anas El Arras | GrowIN Portugal

Description

Anas is an Entrepreneur, Investor, and world-class Executive with unique international expertise. He has gone from serving in the Royal Moroccan Air Force as a pilot to being bestowed with The Order Ouissame Alaouite from the King of Morocco for his exploits as an Aerospace Researcher in South Korea.

Later on, he went from working for Fortune 500 Japanese Engineering Company – JGC Corporation – across projects in Japan, Qatar, and Indonesia to being CEO of the German
Leading Supply Chain Company – V-LINE – and pioneering their investment of nearly 7 MM USD in the Middle East.

Marta Sousa Monteiro

Description

My biggest motivation is making this World become a better one. That’s the reason why I decided to work in social initiatives in India, Hungary, Belgium & also at the United Nations HQ in NYC. I came back to Portugal in ‘12 in the middle of an economic crisis & joined Uniplaces (now a Series B). I wanted to extend my impact on more startups so I then joined one of the most active incubators and accelerators in South Europe, Beta-I, as Head of Community and later Startup Portugal where I helped 50+ startups explore business across the globe. I now help the ecosystem every day at AWS.

Miguel Fontes

Description

Miguel Fontes is the executive director of Startup Lisboa. He holds a Sociology degree by ISCTE – Instituto Superior das Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, and a Post Graduate Degree in Business Management from INDEG/ISCTE. Miguel has played mainly management positions, such as Executive Director of Aicep Global S.A., between 2010 and 2015. Earlier Miguel was also Secretary of State for Youth, between November 1997 and April 2002. In the private sector, took over the management and administration of several companies with responsibilities in the commercial and marketing areas.

Pedro Henriques | BRIDGE IN

Description

Business Executive experienced in creating, restructuring, and managing tech businesses. Senior manager of distributed teams in cross-border, multicultural, and multi-language environments.

 Pedro founded BRIDGE IN, to help companies set-up their tech hub and hire talent, by offering professional soft-landing, employment and business relocation services to startups looking to launch operations in Portugal, efficiently and with minimal risks.

 BRIDGE IN’s vision is to create and support decentralized organizations, creating flexible and resilient companies with a diverse talent pool.

Founder of the Year

Mario Ribeiro Alves | TAIKAI

Description

Economist by trade, technologist by heart. Worked at PwC and as Investment Banker. Helped startups fundraise and blockchain companies to design token incentive models. In 2017 created Blockchain Center Portugal, a Portuguese blockchain community and in 2018 founded TAIKAI.

Ricardo Andorinho | MBUintelligence

Investor of the Year

Ana Paula Reis

Description

Partner and Executive Director of Bynd Venture Capital, a Portuguese VC focused in Iberian related seed tech startups and currently with 30+ investments in the portfolio

Startup of the Year

Näz Sustainable Fashion

Description

We make fashion look good, not only on you, but on the planet too. For a Mindful Tomorrow.

Smartex

Description

Using cutting-edge AI, Machine Learning and Computer Vision, Smartex is able to detect defects and intervening the machines during the production stage avoiding the defective production to go unnoticed through the supply chain resulting in a waste of resources and high costs.

CORKBRICK EUROPE

Description

Imagine a Lego like system, where you can build any structure, wall or furniture, inside or outside, with no tools, no screws, no glue – that’s CORKBRICK!

Didimo

Description

Didimo is the world’s leading provider of automated solutions for the generation of digital humans. Didimo is democratizing the creation of bespoke avatars, and improving the humanity of our future digital interactions.

Redcatpig Studio

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