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Rafael Pires

Rafael Pires
Curious tech guy exploring the entrepreneurship world, with a passion for design and photography! Co-founder of Startup X, a non-profit organization responsible for programs like Startup Pirates, Startup Pirates Enterprise and Enthusiastic about sharing ideas and experiences. Host at Porto Startup Coffee Meetup.

Benfica partners with KickUP to launch Sports Accelerator

Benfica partnered with KickUP Sports Innovation to launch the first European Sports accelerator that emerged within a major sports club. It's called KickUP Sports Accelerator and...
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Beta-i (Portugal) and Tetuan Valley (Spain) joined forces

Beta-i and Tetuan Valley have joined forces to become the first reference in the Iberian Peninsula for innovation and entrepreneurship programs. The two have a...

AI, bots, biosensors, IoT, robots and more – Acceleration is back...

Once a year Startup Braga runs an edition of its acceleration program, gathering startups coming from the digital health field, nanotechnology and digital economy. Startup...
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Startup Visa: The Gateway to Indian startups in Portugal

The Portuguese Government announced in India the "Startup Visa" program, on January 9th, 2017, during the India - Portugal Summit. This will be a...

Hole19 hits 1 million golfers around the world

The Portuguese application that is revolutionizing the Golf business, Hole19, has just reached the milestone of 1 million golfers. Since its launch, more than 5.5 million...
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Infraspeak grew 282%, tripling its revenues and team size

Infraspeak, a Porto-based tech startup developing an innovative facility management platform, grew its customer base by 282%, its revenues by 243% and relies today...
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Design-based consumer goods and music just got their own acceleration programs

It will be from Porto - more specifically from Porto Design Factory (PDF), of Porto Polytechnic - that two pioneering acceleration programs at national level...
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European report on acceleration: Findings, Key Challenges & Recommendations

Beta-i, with the support of the European Accelerators Network, Startup Europe, and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, released an European report on acceleration, based on a survey and...
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WonderCover on Amazon Launchpad Programme

Portuguese start-up Magnética Apps & Crafts was the second Portuguese company to be chosen by Amazon to integrate its start-up incentive programme. WonderCover, is the...

The oncology oriented startup, OncoStats, is raising 250.000 euros

OncoStats, the startup that wants to change the way oncology care is delivered to patients throughout the world, recently launched a campaign to sell...




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