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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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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!

AGENDA

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  • Startup pirates 2 2bc57239d7c2c8f18a6f Meal
  • Startup pirates 3 ea3da7ec6c7a80648342 Team Building
  • Startup pirates 4 27d6f5aec957fd4a750f Workshop
  • Startup pirates 5 f3a35153f0f455a00014 Pitch
  • Startup pirates 6 553e9209b575edfc67f7 Working Session
  • Startup pirates 7 44e92d57d7b77e600dfd Teams Definition
  • Startup pirates 8 102aedd63f136254adca Entrepreneur Talk
  • Startup pirates 9 d89445a57814112a6893 Ask the Mentor
  • Startup pirates 10 a4eb8f8956d88b21d937 Open Meetup
  • Startup pirates 11 6ca0537033d680e4cd6c Lessons Learned
Hours
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Breakfast
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Registration and Introduction

Registration and Introduction

Registration and Introduction

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Program introduction and presentations
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1st Floor Challenge
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Lunch
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1st Floor Challenge
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Coffee Break
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1st Floor Challenge
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Ideas Pitch
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Creating Teams
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Dinner
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Entrepreneur Talk
13/12
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Ship Rules

Ship Rules

Ship Rules

You will be working for 8 days in an open space with more than 50 pirates and staff, so here are the Pirate code of conduct:

  1. The ship (building) is open all days, 24h per day.
  2. Pirate activities will occur on the 1st floor. It is forbiden to use other floors.
  3. Each team has a working area allocated in the coworking room with table, chairs, power strip, and WiFi connection. Feel free to pimp your space up!
  4. There is an eating area where all main meals should consumed.
  5. Internet SSID:FabricaStartupsP1  
  6. Don't do anything stupid.
  7. Keep safety first.

- By André Marquet and Shannon Graybill

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Effective Networking
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Coffee Break
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Entrepreneurship 101

Entrepreneurship 101

Back of the Envelope Numbers and the Business Model Canvas

- by André Marquet

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Lunch
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Working Session
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Initial Product Pitch
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Design Thinking
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Coffee Break
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Design Thinking

Design Thinking

Susana Branco

- powered by Busigners

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Ideas Pitch
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Close Teams
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Working Session
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Breakfast
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Lessons Learned
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Lean Hardware Startup
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Coffee Break
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Prototyping 101
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3D Modeling

3D Modeling

3D Modeling workshop

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Ask to Mentor
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Coffee Break
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Ask the Mentor
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Working Session
15/12
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Lessons Learned
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Microcontrolers 101

Microcontrolers 101

Ricardo Amendoeira, powered by HackerSchool

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Coffee Break
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Sensor and IoT Communications

Sensor and IoT Communications

Optional

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3D Printing

3D Printing

Mauricio powered by Leds & Chips

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Working Session

Working Session

Test your prototype with monkeys/people.

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Girls Lean In

Girls Lean In

 Jacqueline Silva // Startup Campus

16/12
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Breakfast
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Lessons Learned
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Competitive & IP landscape

Competitive & IP landscape

Optional

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Outsourcing Industrial Production

Outsourcing Industrial Production

Optional

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Entrepreneur Talk
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Ask the Mentor
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Coffee Break
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DXD Talks
17/12
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Pirate Fitness

Pirate Fitness

Fitness with Diana Chaves

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Coffee Break
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Stress Management
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Picnic Lunch
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Video Story Telling
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Video Story Telling
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Lessons Learned
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Alternative Financing Strategies
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Pitch Training

Pitch Training

Optional

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Investors Legal Talk
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19/12
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Lessons Learned
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Coffee Break
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Pitch Preparation
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Tech Check
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Startup Pirates Presentation
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Final Pitches
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Coffee Break
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Awards and Closing Session
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Farewell Party

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GUESTS

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  • Startup pirates 3 ff5906a2ffa2d6a61fb1 Judge
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Manuel Moniz Pereira

Judge

Manuel is a leading Patent and Trademark Attorney, at Gastão da Cunha Ferreira, Lda, a household name on Intelectual Property in Portugal.

Manuel Moniz Pereira

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Diogo Rebelo

Mentor

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.

Diogo Rebelo

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Fernando Mendes

Mentor

Coworklisboa Founder. Teacher at IADE and a Design Ph.D. student. Laureate International Universities. A designer at heart looking to the future. He loves to teach and learn.

Fernando Mendes

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Yoann Nesme

Speaker

Holds an undergraduate degree in Electronic Systems Engineering from Instituto Técnico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico. He moved to Lisbon in 2004 where he now lives with his wife and two children.

 

After working in some companies as a web programmer, he joined Microsoft Portugal in 2005 as a Dynamics CRM specialist.

 

He finished The Lisbon MBA International in December 2011. During the program, he founded PPL Crowdfunding Portugal with three other founders. The reward-based crowdfunding platform has so far helped pledge 1.2 million Euros for 400 successfully funded projects and has created an ever-growing community of 50 thousand people.

Yoann Nesme

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Jeff Katz

Mentor

I'm a Mobile and Embedded Systems Engineer across many different platforms and technologies. I've worked the full stack: Hardware Design, Firmware, Software, Infrastructure, Back and Front Ends. At the moment, I'm working on pushing the Internet of Things one step closer to ubiquity. I am always interested in getting my hands dirty: The dirtier, the better.

Jeff Katz

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Carla Pimenta

Judge

Carla is the Head of Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation at EDP Ventures, and spearheads the Corporate Venture Capital Fund of EDP (Energia de Portugal), and has created many growth opportunities for startups in the energy sector.

Long time mentor, she can leverage FabLabEDP, expertise and laboratory facilities, network of entrepreneurship in the energy sector, business angels, venture capital funds, universities, etc. She's the person to talk to when dealing with Energy startups.

Carla Pimenta

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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

Daniel Zacarias

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Vasco Portugal

Mentor

Vasco Portugal

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David Serras Pereira

Mentor

Passionate about Intellectual Property, Data protection and Advertising/Marketing/Internet Law. Loves mentoring new disruptive startups. Crazy over public inspirational speaking. Dreams of playing for the All Blacks!

David Serras Pereira

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Kim Hansen

Mentor

Kim is a partner and CTO at KwameCorp, where he executing ideas and new concepts that change the world for the better. He specializes in bridging creative concepts with engineering resulting in powerful solutions that bring more value in peoples lives. Having worked with major brands like Google, Samsung, Intel, BMW and others, he's currently partnering with the likes of FairPhone, FrameBlast and Impossible.

Kim Hansen

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Miguel Vicente

Judge

All that makes me run as fast as I can, as hard as I can, is to fight each day for a place that allows me to have a positive impact on the society, and to excel at it.

 

This is what I believe above all things: "The true dimension of a man is defined by the impact he achieves".

Miguel Vicente

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John Gale

Mentor

John is the CEO of Carverlon LDA, and the President of Taligo LLC, based in Silicon Valley. John's a long time Entrepreneur, Corporate and Business Developer. He's focuses on Corporate Dev. and Commercialization for HiTech, Energy, & Nanotechnologies in Silicon Valley, London, and Lisbon.

He's an entrepreneurial thought leader, strategy grand master, and expert on developing and enhancing client partner/acquisition relationships. He's influenced many fields including, Internet/Content, software, semiconductor, , renewable energies, and nanotech. He's coaches startup CEOs to great effect!

John Gale

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Eduardo Cruz

Mentor

Head of the Patent Department at Gastão Cunha Ferreira. A true connoisseur of intellectual property law, startups and the Portuguese ecosystem.

Eduardo Cruz

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Colin O'Brien

Mentor

Colin is an Award Winning Innovative Thinker & Product Design Engineer, currently working as Senior Product Development Engineer for Standard Access. He excels at conceptualizing ideas and to pushing them through to technology transfer with Asian or European manufacturers. He's won Young Engineer of the Year (Siemens Prize), and Tech Start Up of the Year Winner. He's pushed successes in with numerous products for the homeware, sports, medical, renewable, defence, construction & consumer goods Industries.

Colin O'Brien

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Joana Vieira

Mentor

Joana is a co-founder & Head of Design at Line Health, and she's revolutionizing the health industry through thoughtful design, both digital and physical.

Joana Vieira

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Pedro Costa

Mentor

Outgoing creative thinker with engineering background and strong teamwork skills. I recently joined NarrowNet, the SIGFOX Network Operator in Portugal. We are working on the nationwide deployment of a new type of wireless network, exclusively dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT).

Pedro Costa

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Miguel Gonçalves

Speaker

Executive Commander at Spark Agency.

Miguel is a peculiar speaker and his talks are intensive and fun! He's been with more than 250 companies an continues to inspire teams towards new possibilities for redesigning their work and carreers!

Miguel Gonçalves

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Nuno Viegas

Speaker

User Experience Consultant at Imaginary Cloud, he thrives on user experience design, usability, information architecture, research and development out of London, UK.

Nuno Viegas

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Sandrine Marvão

Mentor

Both an attorney and an entrepreneur, I developed skills in International Law, Corporate Law, International Affairs, Negotiation and Business Development.

Sandrine Marvão

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Pedro Rocha

Judge

Pedro Rocha is a Director at EDP, one of world's energy leaders (specially in clean energy), with extensive expertise in product management in the energy market.

Pedro Rocha

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Diana Chaves

Mentor

Yoga teacher and therapist, mentor of www.omeuyoga.pt

Diana Chaves

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Susana Branco

Speaker

Susana Branco

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Sérgio Vieira

Mentor

I am a Creative Director bringing clarity, strength, and continuity of concept to my clients’ products and brands. 

My work is rooted in finding and sustaining the creative focus of projects, across the domains of brand identity development, UX design, web design and front-end development. 

With an academic background in architecture, I’ve worked both in-house and freelance with startups and marketing agencies. The expertise I gathered from these contexts means I understand how crucial each part of the design process, business, tech and communication is in creating a convincing and desirable product.

Sérgio Vieira

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Laura Alves

Mentor

ornalista, editora, produtora de conteúdos, copywriter, gestora de projecto e de comunidade online – ao longo dos anos a forma profissional foi mudando, mas mantém-se a paixão pelas palavras e pelas infinitas possibilidades de mensagem que estas permitem. Ciclista urbana, adepta do coworking, fã de caracóis e imperiais.
Portefólio em http://www.alauraescreve.pt

Laura Alves

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Dimitris Bronowski

Speaker

I am an addicted lifetime learner with special interest in negotiations, networking and body language study and observation. My heart and my mind takes me into an entrepreneurship ecosystem where teams value more than ideas, honesty values more than profit, opportunity for talent prospers and design thinking techniques enter in every single process to improve it or transform it. I love to create content in order to put my thoughts and knowledge into workshops to help other people get faster where it took me time to get to.


I believe people should actively work or actively rest and that processes must be developed even in everyday life. This way I automatize helpful behaviors and practices, performing them faster, and thous creating time to develop new ones. I realized that action expresses priorities so I search for success through a careful choice of actions. I constantly work on my productivity skills,using the “Getting things done” methodology (If you haven't read the book Getting Things Done by David Allen stop checking my profile and go read it, or just download the summary from Blinkist. You can thank me by suggesting it to your friends as well, and they can thank me the same way)

I love to juggle up to seven balls and five clubs and teach and dance tango argentino.

My favorite books: How to win friends and Influence People, Getting to Yes and, of course, Getting Thing Done-The art of Stress free Productivity
Favorite, self made, hard-to-tell-fast phrase: People tend to fulfill your expressed expectations.

Have a nice productive day!

Dimitris Bronowski

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Mauricio Martins

Mentor

Maker of Things, and a founder at Leds and Chips - Creative Electronics. Open source advocate, maker, hardware enthusiast (DIY, 3D Printing, digital manufacturing). Desiign interactive solutions with many portuguese artists!

Mauricio Martins

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Mário Pires

Mentor

Co-Founder na Alves & Pires

Mário Pires

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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.

Paulo Fonseca

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Emir Sirage

Judge

Oriented to meet deadlines and delivering concrete results. Professional drive is stimulated to conquer challenges in business development, innovation management, technology transfer, start-up development that contribute to economic growth. Entrepreneurial determination, self-starter, optimistic, serious and honest with international experience able to communicate in 4 languages.

Emir Sirage

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Miguel Munoz Duarte

Mentor

Former marketeer with 10-years career in FMCG like Danone and Henkel, both in Portugal and abroad. Lived innovation from A to Z and worked with some of the world top-innovation consultancies.
Co-founder of IMATCH - CREATIVE COLLABORATION, a Business-Creativity and Innovation collaborative-consultancy company dedicated to inspire new and fresh ideas/solutions for complex business challenges in the areas of innovation, marketing and sales. Since 2008, he has helped to create inspiration and ideas, engagement and creativity skills for several brands and companies.
Invited entrepreneurship teacher in ISCTE-IUL University. Curator of IGNITE PORTUGAL, a series of inspiration events that consist in periodic gatherings to share 5 minutes talks about innovation, creativity, technology and entrepreneurship, in order to spark, inspire and ignite ideas.

Miguel Munoz Duarte

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Luis Calado

Speaker

A Technical Evangelist at Microsoft. Part of Ativar Portugal  bridging Microsoft to entrepreneurship, and one of the engines behind BizSpark Portugal, the  startup outreach program.

Luis Calado

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Michael Memeteau

Mentor

Poliglot and Enthusiast technophile. Mechanical engineer at heart (got hooked on Lego at a tender age) but went carried away from CAD to geo-enabled application, going through M2M and serialization (C'est quoi ça?). Been working as a product engineer for Ford and VW. Founded and sold the first portuguese fleet management company with realtime online web access and GPRS.
Have an eye for spotting the latest and greatest before going mainstream. I'll probably be richer as a stock trader, but that's not what I like...

Michael Memeteau

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Luis Quental Pereira

Mentor

Experienced design manager following a design thinking approach. Hands-on leader valuing creative genius and immediate results, who has been establishing a track record of innovative and successful solutions. Process minded and following proven best practices, nurtures an atmosphere of creativity, passion, and learning while managing cross-functional teams to align ideas with business goals. An adept strategic thinker that creates shared visions to bring about innovative experiences, services, and products while championing change and inspiring others.

Luis Quental Pereira

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Catarina Violante

Speaker

Founder and Product Lead at Mellow, Catarina is changing the home cooking industry with a smart Sous-Vide machine.

Catarina Violante

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Pedro Santos

Judge

Executive Director at ES Ventures. Clean tech and Information Technology investor.

Pedro Santos

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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.

Andre Marquet

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Gonçalo Ribeiro

Mentor

Vice President at HackerSchool

Gonçalo Ribeiro

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Tiago Rorke

Mentor

A designer, artist and researcher Tiago Rorke is usually immersed in prototyping and physical computing, tools and details. His work ranges from tools for making and teaching, to devices and experiences that interrogate our everyday relationships with technology. Born and raised in Wellington, New Zealand, Tiago studied industrial design at the Victoria University of Wellington School of Design, and is an alum of the Computational Design Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA. Formally a co-founder of Diatom, a London-based studio building collaborative and open-source design tools, Tiago is now a freelance designer working between hardware and software, and living in Lisbon, Portugal.

Tiago Rorke

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Teresa Fernandes

Mentor

Board member at Portugal Ventures, the leading Portuguese investment fund.

Teresa Fernandes

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João Carreiro

Mentor

Serial entrepreneur who created 1st Online radio in Portugal. Worked around the World with Best, organized the 1st National Engineering Competition in Europe, now happening in more than 30 countries.
Founded his first company at 18 on Electronic Security Systems and Home/Office Automation. Became the youngest Sales Region Responsible in the world for a company working in criminal investigation solutions. Recently launched a startup that developped the world smallest 4G HD video server. Proud member of the Thousand Network I'm also a jury and mentor at various entrepreneurship events and volunteer at various NGOs.

João Carreiro

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Altino Alvares

Judge

Head of Corporate Strategy at CONTAR, a reputed manager with broad experience in Strategy, Operations and Business Development, in regions such as Latin America, Asia and EMEA. 

 

Altino Alvares

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Renato Braz

Mentor

Passioned about the transition towards a clean energy future and working on it by helping to stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation in the field of cleantech @ KIC InnoEnergy.

Renato Braz

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Davis Gouveia

Mentor

Davis is the founder and director of Uniarea, the leading source of news, information & resources for high school and college students in Portugal. His passion for sharing how higher education in Portugal works in a language and format close to this generation drove him to create Uniarea.

Davis Gouveia

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Nicholas Mandelbaum

Mentor

 Creative Director at Imaginary Cloud. Has been doing product design and management for more than 8 years, consistently delivering cutting-edge interfaces that work. A true problem solver.

Nicholas Mandelbaum

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Paul Schydlo

Mentor

Paul Schydlo

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Ricardo Amendoeira

Mentor

Ricardo is a student at Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa and colaborator at HackerSchool. He's going to give all Pirates a training on Arduino and other micro-controlers.

Ricardo Amendoeira

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Celso Martinho

Speaker

Celso Martinho is the co-founder of SAPO.pt and also a board member at Artica, Creative Computing. Celso is the organizer of Maker Faire Lisbon.

Celso Martinho

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SmartEverything is the core component developed to accelerate the “Internet of Things” eco- system. It is an Arduino form factor IoT board, equipped with a multitude of factory bundled I/O ports and sensors and with the most energy-efficient wireless connectivity technology dedicated to all projects in the IoT and IoE fields.

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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Alfredo Matos

Alfredo is a software engineer with a strong network background, a PhD in computer science, and an entrepreneur with a taste for new product development. He also founded Metrifly, a startup bringing an new approach to network performance management with mobile/cloud integration.

Alfredo Matos

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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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Pilar Malheiro

Pilar Malheiro is passionate about corporate strategy since my youth as I believe that this is the way to create positive social and environmental change in business and society. As a Business Development Strategist she is currently lead marketing and communication strategist within AON, and has launched several projects designed to foster team-building, creative thinking and innovation.

Pilar Malheiro

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Diogo Rebelo

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Noora Puska

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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

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Dimitris Bronowski

I am an addicted lifetime learner with special interest in negotiations, networking and body language study and observation. My heart and my mind takes me into an entrepreneurship ecosystem where teams value more than ideas, honesty values more than profit, opportunity for talent prospers and design thinking techniques enter in every single process to improve it or transform it. I love to create content in order to put my thoughts and knowledge into workshops to help other people get faster where it took me time to get to.


I believe people should actively work or actively rest and that processes must be developed even in everyday life. This way I automatize helpful behaviors and practices, performing them faster, and thous creating time to develop new ones. I realized that action expresses priorities so I search for success through a careful choice of actions. I constantly work on my productivity skills,using the “Getting things done” methodology (If you haven't read the book Getting Things Done by David Allen stop checking my profile and go read it, or just download the summary from Blinkist. You can thank me by suggesting it to your friends as well, and they can thank me the same way)

I love to juggle up to seven balls and five clubs and teach and dance tango argentino.

My favorite books: How to win friends and Influence People, Getting to Yes and, of course, Getting Thing Done-The art of Stress free Productivity
Favorite, self made, hard-to-tell-fast phrase: People tend to fulfill your expressed expectations.

Have a nice productive day!

Dimitris Bronowski

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Joana Rafael

Chief Innovation Officer at META ICG / PhD researcher MIT Portugal

Joana Rafael

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Rafael Pires

I'm a curious tech guy, exploring the entrepreneurship world, with a recently found passion for design and photography!

Rafael Pires

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Karelle Lepine

From Canada 

Live in Portugal 

 

Karelle Lepine

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Productized is a registered not-for-profit organization based in Lisbon, Portugal, working on the areas of innovation, industrialization, startups, intellectual property rights, design and hardware startups acceleration, that organizes the exclusive annual Productized Conference on the question "how to turn an idea into a product?" a 2-Day immersive experience, where selected participants are plunged into an intellectual and experiential environment that stimulates them to imagine new solutions through new angles.

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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T1FC consists of a real Project Management situation in which each team builds a Drone, with the objective of applying Project Management, Sustainability and Design Thinking methodologies in an integrated way. They work in groups, what makes it also a great activity for Team Building.  People have to communicate, share, negotiate and decide together to bring the project to a successful completion. Team Building aspects ranging from problem solving to conflict resolution are explored, creating a bonding experience.

 

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Fabrica de Startups, a nossa missão consiste em ajudar as pessoas a serem empreendedores de sucesso.  Utilizando a nossa metodologia ajudamos na identificação de ideias de negócio, na criação de equipas, no desenho do modelo de negócio, na descoberta de clientes e no lançamento da empresa.

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Designing impactful and usable experiences in any industry across web and mobile platforms.

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about Startup Pirates HW Edition.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about Startup Pirates HW Edition.

Startup Pirates Lisboa 1st Hardware Startup Pre-Accelerator is an intensive 8 days event from December 12-19, 2015. You can go from idea to working prototype!  The event is limited to 30 participants who will be selected from all the applications. To ensure you’re one of the lucky 30 you must prove yourself a true Pirate! As a Pirate you will pitch your ideas, work in a team, explore creativity, participate in hands-on workshops and so much more. Apply now: http://lisboa.startuppirates.org/

Please read this FAQ:


How much does the program cost?

Applications are free. The program is also ***FREE***
There is a 99€-134€ (early bird) registration fee to show your commitment but, we will reimburse you at the end of the program, provided you actually attend the entirety of the program.

The discount for early birds is until the end of Sunday, portuguese time, right? And does the price (99 euros) include VAT (IVA)?

Until midnight Monday (November 30th), Lisbon time. Yes, all prices include VAT.

I have exams/ classes/ bosses... can I skip part of the program?

Yes, you can skip up to one entire day (one morning + one afternoon) spread along the entire week. But, you'll learn more in this week startup bootcamp than entire year listening to your boring teachers at Uni.

OK. Where can I apply?

At our website: http://lisbon.startuppirates.org/

What kind of profiles are you looking for?

Visionaries, Designers, Reality distoritioners.
Industrial Designers (all kinds of designers really!)
Managers & Bullshiters Marketeers
Entrepreneurs & Hustlers
Inventors & Creators
Engineers & Solver
Mechanics & Makers
Developers
Geeks
Hackers
In a nutshell, everyone with ideas and energy to work hard for a week! No age limits.

Is this an event with a lot of portuguese people or mostly foreigners?

Most participants (60%) are portuguese, the rest are foreigners coming mostly from European countries.

Is the entire program in English, including the working sessions?

Yes, the entire program is in English.

Do I need to have experience in hardware? I don't have any technical knowledge, I study marketing management. Maybe I could add value in other ways, like ideas, strategy, marketing...

You don't need any hardware experience. Managers & Bullshiters Marketeers are more than welcome: what would Steve Wozniak do without Steve Jobs?

Is it mostly technical people? I don't want to be the only one who doesn't have those skills.

You won't be alone. Magic happens when we have  40% geeks, 30% designers, 30% entrepreneurs/ managers/ etc.

Is it usually full of teams or is there also a lot of people applying alone?

Most people apply alone, about 25% will be teams.

What should I bring?

  • Laptop
  • Power cord
  • Business cards
  • Camera – take pictures and video!
  • Optional: A second monitor, keyboard, electronics, etc…. set yourself up to be productive!
  • Lots of creative energy!

How do I prepare?

  • Do some research. Market research and background information will give you a better understanding of the probelm your trying to solve.
  • Practice your pitch. You'll have 60 seconds to persuade other attendees to join your team. Make it clear, concise, and convincing!
  • Get some rest.
  • Bring a friend! Events are better with good company 

Will I have any electronics or other materials available like (breadboard, resistors, capacitors, etc?

Yes. Each team will receive the following:

1x Verbatim 16GB SDHC Card Class 10
1x Power Supply 5V USB 2A 10W
1x WIFI Module for Raspberry Pi B+
1x USB 2.0 Cable Type A to Micro B 5-pin
1x ATTINY45-20PU
1x Breadboard 400 Points Clear
1x 10 Pin Male - Female Splittable Jumper Wire
1x 10 Pin Male - Male Splittable Jumper Wire
1x Crocodile clips Test Leads - Multicolored 5 Pack
1x Led Value Pack (50pcs)
1x LED 5mm - Clear RGB CC
1x Mini Push Button Switch
1x Linear Taper Potentiometer
1x Raspberry Pi2
1x Arduino Uno

Shared equipment:
1x ATMEL ATAVRDRAGON IN SYSTEM DEBUGGER / PROGRAMMER, AVR
3xSMARTEVERYTHING IoT http://www.smarteverything.it/

Will I have an oscilloscope, and heavy equipment like laser cuters, etc?

No, but the teams will have access to the EDP FabLab, and they can use it there - otherwise bring your own materials, equipment.

What is Pirate Fitness?

Pirates doing fitness :)

Pirate Fitness




 

 

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No idea? EDP challenges you with 18 ideas that they will co-invest.

EDP is challenging Pirates with 18 ideas that they will co-invest.

No idea of your own? This is a great opportunity to skip market-fit and start working on product straight away, as EDP will help you develop one of this ideas, and if you prove to be working on a good concept until demo day, then they will invest on your project and be the first client.


1. Interface for the visually impaired

Objective: To develop a low cost interface for EDP Box, to allow communicate information that is going on in the display (eg voice synthesizer) for people with visual impairments.
Background: The development of tecnology for the blind becomes increasingly important in an environment where technology development is increasingly based on visualization and "touch pads". It is intended to enhance the channels of communication with blind and partially sighted customers, providing initially existing information on counters and can progress in a second phase into a full energy management system.

2. Vibration compensator

Objective: To compensate vibrations produced by transformers in small substations
Background: Transformers in urban small substations often transmit vibrations to dwellings. Those vibrations are specially annoying in high buildings and customers complain about it to the DSO. The goal of the project would be to develop a product that could be attached to transformers in order to transform vibrations into useful energy for the systems in the small substation with an energy harvesting approach.

3. Sensoring Falls

Objective: To detect falls of people or large objects and generate alerts
Background: Portuguese population is in accelerated aging and falls are a risk factor in the elderly, covered in several academic papers (see references). The device developed include a sound sensor and / or vibration, an audible alarm and reset button (respectively to signal alarms and allowing false positive foil) and zigbee communication capability (later interfacing with Re: dy). The idea is to enrich the re:dy product with personnel security features.

References:
http://comum.rcaap.pt/bitstream/123456789/3975/1/Relat%C3%B3rio%20final.pdf
http://sigarra.up.pt/fmup/pt/publs_pesquisa.show_publ_file?pct_gdoc_id=39747
http://www.scielosp.org/pdf/csc/v17n8/28.pdf

4. Remote Security lock actuator

Objective: To remotely control the locking of a door, allowing the user through a small hardware device lock / unlock doors (pass or cabinet) at home.
Background: The device developed would be endowed with zigbee communication allowing receive commands and a mechanical actuator of a door lock. The idea is to enrich the re: dy with utility / security features, extending the jacks to ports capacity to act.

5. Low-power tracking device and low cost

Objective: To develop an IoT device to track the location of network assets and to be low maintenance (high autonomy) and to communicate in case of change of location.
Background: Develop a device indicating its position if it were set in motion and continue to communicate according to user-defined rules. It should also have the ability to "register" consumption and fuel level (if applicable).

6. Virtual Keys

Overview: Electronic key development for technical buildings Distribution EDP, to enable access control.
Benefits: Use of only one key to access all facilities and control the respective access. Also, make it possible to prevent unauthorized access situations and in the case of loss or theft of the key, there could be a remote annulment.

7. Robotic system to support of the work in tension lines.

Overview: Development robotic system to support the work in tension lines.
Benefits: It would minimize the risks of transactions in tension and reduce the associated risks.

8. Isolation for Tension Airlines

Overview: coatings have been developed for the isolation of tension airlines in case of accidental touches of greenery and thaw. These products are applied in molds and dry quickly. However, this method of application does not conform to the airlines put on the ground. EDP want thus, to develop a system to apply these coatings airlines, efficiently and economically.
Benefits: Avoid anomalies resulting from accidental touches of greenery and thaw on airlines.

9. Remotly Guided Cabinet

Overview:EDP needs the construction of a control cabinet that allows the remote control and reconfiguration of urban distribution networks in ring with power electronics. Currently this cabinet uses disconnectors with fuses.
Benefits: This product would allow, in urban distribution networks in open loop, the configuration change in case of defects or in case of automatically topology change, and is currently performed manually.

10. Public Lighting Management System

Overview: Development flow regulating and monitoring system status LED luminaries which allows the use of multi-vendor luminaries on the same circuit.
Benefits: It would allow the management of fixtures from different vendors.

11. Solutions for Asset Management

Overview: Technology with capacity to provide useful information about the active network (transformers, disconnectors, circuit breakers ...) close to the assets themselves.
Benefits: It would allow, in certain intervention situations in electrical installations in the field, technicians to have access to additional information, and to better perform the tasks necessary for the completion of service and safety.

12. Health Monitoring Bracelet for Employees

Overview: Bracelet that employees would have on the ground with several features (the group can use existing smart watches).
- Monitoring vital signs;
- Gps location;
- Information on assets;
- Access control.
Benefits: In the case of an employee suffering a health problem on the ground, lying alone, it would be possible to obtain assistance more quickly, by monitoring their vital signs. On the other hand, the access control would be facilitated, allowing to eliminate the need to walk with several different keys and reducing the time required to identify the correct key. It would also be possible to prevent unauthorized access situations and in case of loss or theft of the key, there could be a remote annulment. The bracelet would provide also information on the assets, which would facilitate the work on the ground.

13. Automatic ventilation regulation in PTs

Overview: Apparatus for automatic regulation of ventilation in PTs grids based on site-specific conditions.
Benefits: PTs bring factory vents sized for the maximum load. This type of solution causes infiltration problems of humidity and marine corrosion problems along the coastline and not allow adequate ventilation to the specific conditions of the location and time of year. With this solution would be possible to solve this problem.

14. Power system voltage reduced across networks MT and AT

Overview: Development of capacitive solution, inductive or other inexpensive to capture energy in tensions reduced the lines of HV and MV.
Benefits: enable the installation of remote sensors, which currently require the use of photovoltaic systems.

15. Detection and inspection of underground infrastructure of concrete

Overview: Developing a system to detect and inspect underground infrastructure of concrete.
Benefits: It would make possible to detect situations where the underground shoes do not meet the specifications at the time of their execution and monitor their eventual degradation.

16. Machine to facilitate the implementation of grounds for transformers, lightning rods, etc.

Objective: To develop a machine to facilitate the implementation of distribution grounds (transformers, lightning rods, etc.)
Framework to the topic: Improving the grounding installation process, cost reduction, time and personnel, improvement in quality of service and grounding.

17. Demand Side Management and Home Automation Hardware

Objective: To develop hardware for power management applications on the demand side and home automation, where both the consumer and the electricity distribution company, water or gas, can manage and control consumption in order to promote efficient consumption and without waste.
Framework to the topic: Development can be performed both on the operation (plates, circuits, communication, etc.) as part of these solutions in the design.

18. Low cost and long life solutions for smart grids

Communication, Electric Vehicles, Meters / Counters, Intelligent Electronic Devices
Objective: To develop cost-effective solutions that allow applications to scale without impairing the low tariffs for application within the smart grid.
Framework to the topic: The concept of smart grids is being intensely discussed and disseminated worldwide. But what ends up influencing a range of application of these networks is the cost of implementing its equipment which often end up with higher costs and lower durability compared to traditional technologies.

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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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