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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

    July 18th to 25th, 2015

  • Info location

    To be announced soon...

  • Info languages

    Presentations and work in English.

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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 surviving toolbox": business model, product development, pitch and more.

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    Mentoring

    Meet experient entrepreneurs and innovators who will join us for the sake of supporting your team.

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    Networking

    Create connections with around 30 guests and 29 more pirates with the same flame and as adventurous as you are.

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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 all the way

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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 your head off 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, is a family, a community. You’ll be a member of an exclusive and international network of fearless people who happen to love to scream Arrr!

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    This is just the beginning

    This is just a jumping platform. 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 immerse on that idea and accelerate it. You’re welcome!

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  • Startup pirates 8 102aedd63f136254adca Entrepreneur Talk
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  • Startup pirates 6 553e9209b575edfc67f7 Working Session
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  • Startup pirates 3 ea3da7ec6c7a80648342 Team Building
  • 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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Lunch
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Outdoor Team Building
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Team Definition
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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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Initial Product Pitch
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Design Thinking
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Lessons Learned
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Lean Hardware StartUp
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Prototyping 101
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Microcontrolers 101
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Sensor and IoT Communcations
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Early Traction (Marketing)
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Entrepreneur Talk
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IP & Competition ananlysis
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3D Printing
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Supply Chain Logistics
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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

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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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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

Background in a electrical engineer with a specialization in energy and natural resources. A former development engineer at Bosch, currently has developed his own business in field of marketing and data science and has participated in activities related to education and entrepreneurship.

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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.

Andre Marquet

SPONSORS

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PARTNERS

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‘Aaarrrrdware Ahoi!

This July 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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We'll be gathering the most promising aspiring entrepreurs and fearless experienced guests to share and learn together.

You'll have the opportunity and the tools to develop an 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 changemakers and the boost you've been waiting for.

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