- Date: 17th to 19th of December 2010
- Place: Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Porto
- Guests: 11
- Mentors: 9
- Experts: 2
- Idea pitches: 7
- Venture teams: 6
- End presentations: 5
- Nationalities: 3
The first Startup Live Porto!
Startup Live landed in Portugal and, once again, rocked! During 58 hours we had great pitches, awesome teams, a looooot of caffeine and a wonderful atmosphere. The experts and mentors commitment and willingness to help was AMAZING and proved how inspiring this experience is.
This was not your “standard”-Live, but an event focused on pitches and presentations! On Sunday evening, after 3 pitch sessions where each team pitched their idea, got rated by experts and received feedback from the mentors, the investors (code name: “sharks” ;) ) arrived at the scene to hear our 5 teams. The “sharks” watched the “show” and loved it!
Myplace2stay, Et al., Mydeabook, A-TV and iCoach: you were FANTASTIC! :D
During the weekend, mentors and experts came by and supported the teams – founders, experts in marketing, biz modelling, public funding and sponsorships, sales and design. In a dual-mentoring system, the teams got to say what they needed – and the mentors were “inserted” into the projects that were relevant for them. This innovative system worked very well.
- Paulo Sobral – Professor at University of Porto Business School
- Eduardo Carqueja – Co-founder of NDrive
- João Pereira – Director Business Development, Inovcapital
- Mark Tuttle – Serial Entrepreneur, lately of Biogy
- João Seabra – Co-founder of Jump Willy
- Célio Sousa – Assistant Professor at Portucalense Universty and ISMAI
- Nuno Pereira Esteves – Investment Professional at IndexTalent
- Bruno Augusto – Co-founder and CEO at Practical Way Software
- Luis Alves Martins – Architect Evangelist at Microsoft
During the three presentations the experts-panel gave feedback to the presenting teams. These guys are usually investors or experienced entrepreneurs, but this time we focused on people of incubators and VC’s. Most stayed on afterwards to share a few laughs and war stories.
On the experts panel of STARTup Live Porto #1 were
Companies and Ideas
And now, please welcome the teams and their ideas!
myplace2stay – WINNER
Pitcher: Julius Parrisius
Tagline: accommodations. smart. simple. fast.
Myplace2stay provides a metasearch engine for all apartment and other comparable accommodation offers on the internet. If an individual is looking for a place to stay, the search process, as it is today, involves many separate search efforts on a number of different websites. This makes the quest inconvenient and annoying. To solve this problem the metasearch engine will present all offers on a single website. Not only does the individual benefit from the ease of use, but accommodation offers can be presented to a much larger target market through our search engine.
Et al. [editing] – 2nd place
Pitcher: Margarida Maia
Et al. [editing] is a web-based platform offering premium editing services for scientific researchers.
Mydeabook – 3rd place (ex aequo)
Pitchers: Sebastian Richter & Johannes Ketterer
Tagline: Mydeabook wants to make the startup process much easier.
Mydeabook is a web-based platform with standard software technology developing new processes to improve the structure of networking with users to advance ideas with everybody, from everywhere at anytime.
A-TV – 3rd place (ex aequo)
Pitchers: Bruno Soares & Alexandre Rodrigues
Tagline: Imagine if you could buy anything you see on your TV
A-TV will change the way brands reach their clients by promoting interaction.
iCoach – 5th place
Pitchers: Miguel Neto & Pedro Neto
Tagline: The Future of Football
iCoach will change the way how football coaches work and interact with the fans. Imagine what Mourinho would do with an iPad on his hands…
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