ONE Portuguese start-up Bandora is the big winner of the first edition of “step on the beach” in Portugal, which took place on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of July, at Marina de Oeiras. A start-up, dedicated to the digital and energy transformation of smart buildings, managed to stand out before a panel of international investors and international organizations, as a prize, will be part of the Taguspark Incubator for two years. Bridgerlab (Peru) and TimeView (Portugal) completed the podium in second and third position, respectively.
For the first time to take place outside Mexico, this edition features a premiere. Its platform to find your friends who were not winners by the Spanish co-founder, Are Boring, the North American platform to find your friends who were not recognized by the Spanish co-founder, managed to achieve its investment luis Prieto and Spanish finishes the “Pitch at the Beach” with reasons to smile.
For Eduardo Baptista Correia, CEO of Taguspark and local founder make event“O”step on the beach“is the best networking event in a business environment, which brings together start-ups, investors and speakers in a publicized environment, next to the sea power, next to the beach, in the most vibrant municipality in Portugal, with greater technological capacity, greater purchase, where 1.7% of the population contributes to 13% of GDP. It is to whom I demonstrate, in Portugal, that I know how to create wealth and be on the side of growth.
«This is yet another example that Portugal attracts talent, attracts investors, attracts start-ups. The projects observed here were fantastic, most of them with a level of maturity above what would be expected, with many Portuguese start-ups, proving that the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in our country is alive and in good health in terms of generating talent. , generate projects. Now, the business fabric and investors who are paying attention to Portugal.”, explains Alexandre Fonseca, Co-CEO of Altice Europe and local founder make event.
At the end of the event, Marcia Pereira, CEO of Bandora, did not hide the satisfaction. “We had already participated in some events and our pitches had not gone well. But here, for the environment, for the relaxation, engagement, for being so human-ours. We are very happy for the victory, for joining the Taguspark Incubator and looking forward to what is to come.” About his start-up project, the winner explains: «Bandora helps building managers make buildings smart buildings less complex, improve their energy performance and keep occupants comfortable without additional hardware investments.”
More of 450 start-ups applied for this edition, which I have around 170 participants, including start-ups and investors, from more than a dozen countries such as South Africa, Germany, Canada, Croatia, Spain, United States of America, Estonia, France, India, England, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, Ukraine and Venezuela. This multiculturalism was highlighted in the various activities, including the poetry night on Saturday, where it was possible to listen to poems in Portuguese, English, Spanish, Swedish, Romanian and even Farsi (Persian).
O “Piece on the Beach” arrives in Portugal thanks to the vision of Eduardo Baptista Correia, CEO of Taguspark, and Alexandre Fonseca, Co-CEO of Altice Europe, local founders This event provides the opportunity for participants to connect with the business and investment ecosystem in Portugal and Europe.
1st Bandora (Portugal)
2nd Bridgerlab (Peru)
3rd TimeView (Portugal)
Summary of winners by day:
1st TimeView (Portugal)
2nd Go4Us (Venezuela)
3rd Tripr (Portugal)
1st Bridgerlab (Peru)
2nd Side Pilot (Portugal)
3rd Youforget.me (Spain)
1st Bandora (Portugal)
2nd Puppies in the City (Spain)
3rd Inocrowd (Portugal)
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About “Pitch at the Beach”
“Pitch at the Beach” is a company based in Mexico, which is part of Angels Nest, with more than 6 years of considered angel investment market, the most active presence in Latin America, which promotes innovation, technology and start-up growth. -ups with investors get to the next investing level and help.
The Global Entrepreneurship Network is a purpose-built company operating a variety of 200 country programs to facilitate anyone to start and grow their international business.