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Startup Pirates is an entrepreneurial trial for aspiring entrepreneurs, creating a worldwide community of ultimate changemakers willing to share, learn and grow together.

Why join the navy... if you can be a Pirate?

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  • Info calendar

    September 12th to 19th, 2015

  • Info location

    Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia - UNL

  • Info languages

    Accommodation and food included.

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THE ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE

Startup Pirates is not an event. It is a whole experience for life.

In this one-week program, our pirates dive in the startup world and have the opportunity and the tools to develop a business idea from scratch.

But if you think Startup Pirates is only about developing one idea, think again. This is a whole experience, the ultimate entrepreneurship trial, the entrance to a unique and exclusive worldwide community of change-makers and the boost you've been waiting for.

We gather the most promising aspiring entrepreneurs and fearless experienced guests to share and learn together in a combination of workshops, mentoring, inspirational moments and some wild surprises.

This is not the place to be taught, is the place to learn!

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

 

WHY JOIN?

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    The workshops

    Attend about 8 high quality workshops on what we call "the survival toolbox": business model, product development, pitch and more.

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    Mentoring

    Meet experienced entrepreneurs and innovators who will join us to support your team.

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    Networking

    Create connections with around 30 guests and 29 more pirates with the same flame and sense of adventure as you.

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    Prizes and perks

    Get the chance of winning valuable prizes that will help you thrive. Get access to our network of super cool perk partners.

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    Precious feedback

    You’ll have the opportunity to present your project to investors and business leaders. Their precious feedback will let you understand what these big cap’ns think of your project.

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    Pitch

    Get ready to pitch like a parrot. You’ll improve your pitch skills throughout the program.

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    Get one idea of the ground

    Even if you don’t have an idea, you’ll pass through the process of developing one. No one can ever take this knowledge and experience from you.

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    Have fun and get inspired

    You'll work hard but make no mistake, this is not just work. We promise you’ll have fun and get inspired all along the way.

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    Be part of the family

    Startup Pirates is not just a program, it is a family, a community. You’ll be a member of an exclusive and international network of fearless people who also happen to love to scream Arrr!

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    This is just the beginning

    This is just a springboard. Get yourself kick started!

Who are we looking for
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    1: Lonely buchaneers

    If you’re a solo sailor without an idea but eager to learn, you can join a team and help them develop an idea

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    2: Looking for a crew

    You have the idea but you’re looking for a team. There are pirates wanting to join you here...

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    3: One crew, one idea

    You already have the crew, you also have the idea, but you wish you could improve on that idea and accelerate it. You’re welcome!

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  • Startup pirates 10 a4eb8f8956d88b21d937 Open Meetup
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  • Startup pirates 4 27d6f5aec957fd4a750f Workshop
  • Startup pirates 11 6ca0537033d680e4cd6c Lessons Learned
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Registration and Introduction

Registration and Introduction

Registration and Introduction

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Individual Presentations
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Lunch
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Outdoor Team Building
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Ideas Pitch
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Creating Teams
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Dinner
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Entrepreneur Talk
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Pirate Fitness
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Breakfast
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Lab Rules and Safety
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Entrepreneurship 101
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(Crowd -) Funding Challenge
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Working Session
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Initial Product Pitch
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Design Thinking
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Lessons Learned
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Lean Hardware Startup and Business Model Canvas
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Prototyping 101
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Microcontrolers 101
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Ask to Mentor
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Lessons Learned
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Sensor and IoT Communcations
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Building a Makers Community
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Competitive & IP landscape
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Lessons Learned
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3D Printing
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Outsourcing Industrial Production
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Entrepreneur Talk
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Beach Relax / Surf Class (Optional)
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Halfway Pitch - Peer Review
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Packing Personal Stuff
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Lessons Learned
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Pitch Training
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Shutlle to Lisbon
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Investors Legal Talk
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Productized Talks

Productized Talks

"Maker, The Documentary"

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Discussion Pannel
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Lessons Learned
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GUESTS

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Paulo Fonseca

Mentor

Paulo is an User Experience Designer and owns a small UX studio called laux.io where he designs and manages their process to create top notch digital products while working for clients all over the world in areas from Healthcare to eCommerce. 

He also manages Entrepreneurs Break, a not-for-profit association that organizes a monthly after-work event in Lisbon, called BREAK. Above all, he is a technology addict that buys and tests every new gadget out there so that he can stay ahead of the curve.

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Andre Marquet

Mentor

André Marquet has a background in telecom engineering and computer science, having worked for INESC/ INOV, EFACEC, Huawei, Nokia and Wit Software amongst others.
In 2010 he co-founded the Beta-i Association and brought the first TEDx event to Portugal. In 2013 he founded the Explorers Festival and in 2015 he launched Productized Conference that aims to rock the hardware startup and product design scene in Europe. He is also a blogger and speaker at several events on technology, startups and defence topics.

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Vasco Portugal

Mentor

Vasco Portugal

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Daniel Zacarias

Mentor

Daniel is an experienced Product Manager who is fascinated by the human side of making software products. For Daniel, creating products is all about working for (and with) other people, making it endlessly fun. On one hand, it's about understanding customers' problems to create a valuable solution for their needs. On the other, it's about getting the product out of the door despite all sorts of constraints. He likes to write about these topics here:  http://foldingburritos.com

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Paul Schydlo

Mentor

Paul Schydlo

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Niclas Fritz

Mentor

Niclas ran the last HARDWARE.co accelerator in March in Berlin. Besides, he is an associate at PULSAR Consulting, where he focuses on innovation management, corporate venturing as well as fundraising and business development for high tech startups. Niclas has started his career in the innovation department of T-Systems MMS where he helped co-founding the DTAG spin-off Couchfunk. He is deeply involved in the startup scene and has helped dozens of startups with his advice and network.

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Michael Buckworth

Speaker

Michael Buckworth set up Buckworths in 2011. Prior to that he worked for top tier US firms, Shearman & Sterling and Cleary Gottlieb focussing on M&A and Emerging Markets. Michael works with clients in a range of jurisdictions and is trusted for his unique experience in the startup sector. Outside the office Michael regularly hosts lectures and seminars as an expert on startup law and is entrepreneur in residence at LSBU.

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Susana Branco

Speaker

Susana Branco

PRIZES

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As a Startup Pirates participant you’ll have access to a network of Global Perk partners. So, you can enjoy a list of advantages that may be very useful to keep you going with your idea after the program. Take a look!

ORGANIZERS

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Carlos Vilaça

A former development engineer at Bosch Thermotechnology. Background in a electrical engineer with a specialization in energy and security. Currently it's a project manager in a startup on field of marketing and data science. Has participated in activities related to education and entrepreneurship.

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Lara Azevedo

Lara Azevedo

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Andre Marquet

André Marquet has a background in telecom engineering and computer science, having worked for INESC/ INOV, EFACEC, Huawei, Nokia and Wit Software amongst others.
In 2010 he co-founded the Beta-i Association and brought the first TEDx event to Portugal. In 2013 he founded the Explorers Festival and in 2015 he launched Productized Conference that aims to rock the hardware startup and product design scene in Europe. He is also a blogger and speaker at several events on technology, startups and defence topics.

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Diogo Rebelo

Diogo is an assistant consultant in Transaction Services at PwC, working closely with investors on their due diligence, bid support, and defence. He previously worked at GVcepe, Brazil’s leading research institution for entrepreneurship, and was a member of the team responsible for evaluating and screening applicants for SharkTank Portugal.

He is also currently an teaching assistant of the Venture Simulation, Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital courses for NovaSBE.

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Jenny Imhoff

Jenny Imhoff

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Carla Rocha

Having a background in Design and in Management, Carla has developed her professional activity as a designer and later as a consultant, working on the confluence between design, technology, strategy and innovation. Throughout her career she worked both in service companies as in industry, highlighting Mercedes AMG (Germany), Larus Design Urbano, Miguel Rios Design and RMAC-BBDO. She is now co-founder and Business Design Manager of BUSIGNERS Innovation Consultancy.

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Pedro Afonso

Pedro is a young marketeer. He was responsible for organizing the largest marketing event for university students in Portugal, Marketing Journeys 2015.
He has background in Marketing Management (ISCTE Business School) and experience in organizing events.

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Miguel Amador

Miguel Amador

SPONSORS

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PARTNERS

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HackerSchool
Break. Learn. Build.

HackerSchool is an academic association founded in 2012 that develops activities in a multidisciplinary, learn-by-doing and peer learning environment, inspired by the values ​​of the hacker culture.

At HackeSchool, regardless of your background, you can learn how to create new products and services on emerging technologies such as the internet of things (IoT) and the semantic web, using low-cost solutions based on open electronics, open materialsopen fabrication, among others.

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BLOG

All you need to know to pack your Sea Sack

To conquer the seven seas all pirates need to be prepare and ready!

To make sure you know what to pack into your sea sacks here is some information you might need to know:

  • During our journey all pirates will have accommodation for the entire duration of the program. Breakfast, lunch, as well as coffee and snacks throughout the day are also included in the fee. Only dinner is not included and participants will be free to go out to get food for themselves.
  • Our pirate language will be English, for all workshops, talks, and mentoring sessions. We welcome international participants, and no prior knowledge of Portuguese is required.
  • The Startup Pirates don’t take and equity or intellectual property (IP) from any project developed during the program. The only thing we will take is the fee.

Are you ready to set sail?

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What to expect on board this first-ever Hardware Pirates ship?

Your voyage of discover will start this September in Lisbon. On the first day aboard we will make sure everybody has a crew with whom they will be working with on their project. After that, the treasure hunt starts for real.

You will be learning the ropes with the help of some grisly old pirates who've sailed these seas. 

All hardware product ideas are welcome but we will emphasising five tracks :

  • Industry and robotics
  • Telecoms & IoT
  • Wearables
  • Energy and transportation
  • Security

There will be talks covering the information you need to start your own business and the entrepreneurship experience. Workshops will help you develop your business knowledge and provide teaching on the technical side. Mentors will be available to provide personalised guidance and feedback.  

Be a pirate, apply to join our ship now!

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‘Aaarrrrdware Ahoi!

This September StartUp Pirates will be joining forces with Productized to bring you their first ever hardware edition.

If you are an engineer, industrial designer, a hardware enthusiast, or just have great idea for a physical tech product …. come join the Hardware Pirates!  You can come with a group of pirates or find a crew when you get here. 

This will be an intensive bootcamp of entrepreneurs talks, mentoring sessions, and specialised workshops on 3D printing and microcontrollers. Your team will pitch, build, and get ready to launch a funding campaign for a viable product with the support of experienced entrepreneurs. And of course you will have lots of time to meet other hardware entrepreneurs.

You will be eating and working with the other Pirates in the same space for the entire program.This is just be the beginning of your Pirate journey. 

Jump aboard!

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