23 03, 2017

The (Not so Distant) Future of Healthcare: AI, AR, Drones and Personalised Medicine

March 23rd, 2017|Beta-i, Business, Product|

The healthcare industry is in dire need of disruption. The healthcare industry is facing increasing pressure for change due to external forces such as an ageing population, the prevalence of chronic diseases, and rising numbers of unsatisfied consumers who are expecting more from health care services. So far, incumbents have failed to deliver on the [...]

23 03, 2017

Prio Jump Start: 6 Startup Challenges That Will Jump Start Your Business

March 23rd, 2017|Beta-i, Business, News|

At Beta-i we see entrepreneurs come and go, every day. However, there is one question we get very often: Which industries will disrupt the future? This question is not that difficult to answer. Just like Steve Case’s new book, The Third Wave, puts it, we’re about to enter a new era of technology which will [...]

21 03, 2017

Make partnerships your secret weapon. Here’s how Ectosense nailed it.

March 21st, 2017|Beta-i, Business, Product, Protechting|

Last year, during the Lisbon Investment Summit, I met with Sumon Sadhu, the scientist who became a known investor and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, and he changed completely the way I see startups and innovation. He told me in an interview that he only believed in “working on things that will make a deep and meaningful [...]

16 03, 2017

Tendayi Viki: “Startups have been bragging for the past 10 years”

March 16th, 2017|Beta-i, Business|

A week and a half ago I got a message on Slack from Ricardo Marvão, founder of Beta-i and Head of Global Resources, asking me if I wanted to interview Tendayi Viki, our invited speaker for the Future Is Innovation, next March 21st. I said yes, of course, but back then I knew very little [...]

15 03, 2017

Marvin Liao, 500 Startups: “There’s too much of this bullshit cult of product”

March 15th, 2017|Beta-i, Business, Fundraising|

Last year at the Lisbon Investment Summit there was one story that got quite famous within the Beta-i team. I mean, for all this time that we’ve been organizing the Lisbon Investment Summit, we’ve been saying that our main goal is to bring entrepreneurs, investors, and executives together in a surprisingly informal and slightly unexpected [...]

12 01, 2017

Startups in fintech: Here’s Your Wildcard to the Grand Slam of Finance

January 12th, 2017|Beta-i, Business|

Hey there, I’m Fabio, and I’ve been working with Beta-i, one of the best organizations in Europe focused on startups and entrepreneurs, as the Program director of SIBSPayForward, the first fintech accelerator in Portugal. Since the application process started, I have had a baby, went through the only 2 weeks Lisbon’s temperature goes below 15 [...]

25 11, 2016

How to change European startup policy

November 25th, 2016|Beta-i, Business, News|

One of the things that makes the U.S such a great place to launch a startup is the ease at which a company can scale up. Launching a startup in one part of the country is, in a lot of respects, the same as launching it another part of the country. However, in Europe it's [...]

28 09, 2016

How to Define Your Ideal Customer Profile and Go-To-Market Strategy

September 28th, 2016|Beta-i, Business, Marketing, News|

Back in January 2016, Ricardo Marvão, Co-founder and Head of Global Resources at Beta-i, had an idea. He felt that startups in Lisbon needed advanced knowledge on crucial topics to better develop their businesses. But, at the same time, they were struggling to get it in Portugal, as the Portuguese startup ecosystem is still young [...]

27 09, 2016

How to Switch Up Your Pitch at Web Summit in 6 Easy Steps

September 27th, 2016|Beta-i, Business, Fundraising|

This week I had the pleasure of attending Road2WebSummit, the run-up event that has been building momentum for Europe’s biggest Tech-Event. Amongst the Hotshots, Politicians and Gold-Diggers (I’ll let you decide where I belong on that list), was Web Summit resident pitch-king, Jack Costigan, host of the “How to Pitch” Workshop. Web Summit sees hundreds [...]

29 06, 2016

3 Tips for Startups from Eurosender’s COO

June 29th, 2016|Beta-i, Business, LIS|

This is a guest blogpost by Eurosender's COO, Silvana Rodríguez. They pitched at Lisbon Investment Summit 2016 and now Silvana shares some of the best practices from their experience at Eurosender. Last 7 th and 8 th of June, Eurosender had the pleasure to attend the Lisbon Investment Summit organized by Beta-i. It was not only a [...]