Startup Pirates @ Lisboa, in its own rebellious way, gives you an informal and creative environment to learn about several topics that will help you bring ideas to life. We have a hands-on program where you can learn by doing. In this 8-day event, you can expect to acquire the knowledge you need to venture into launching a startup directly. Renowned speakers and mentors will discuss all subjects regarding the foundations of a startup with you and your team. You’ll also have your creativity and focus stimulated and your ability to work in a strong group and pitch an idea will be tested.
By attending Startup Pirates @ Lisboa you will meet other people just like you, fearless Pirates who look forward to changing the world. Who knows if you will build partnerships here, meet a co-founder or even get some investment?
Ultimately, you’ll have the opportunity to see a new place, a new town or even a new country. And yes, you need not worry, Startup Pirates is not only about work. We also want you to have fun! With that said, you’ll also have leisure time in the program, planned to stimulate your focus, imagination and spirit.
This should be enough to get you interested, but if it isn’t enough to convince you to apply we have some facts, numbers and even testimonials!
Facts & Numbers
Startup Pirates was developed to draw people away from their comfort zone and make them think outside the box. Our goal is to be an incentive to boost entrepreneurship and creativity.
It’s an experience where participants have the opportunity to pitch an idea and access the tools to develop it into a business until the final presentation in front of a fantastic jury panel. This week is all about critical thinking, learning, creativity and making things happen.
So far we’ve had a total of:
- 60 awesome pirates from 13 countries;
- 56 initial ideas;
- 18 final projects;
- 18 workshops;
- 10 entrepreneur talks;
- 46 mentors;
- 37 speakers.
What did our Pirates think of the previous editions? We’ll let them tell you themselves…
“Only a word comes to mind, excellent and completely above my expectations.”
“The workshops and talks were awesome! I learned a lot in just one week. I really got out of my comfort zone and I’m not regretting anything. It was all amazing!”
“This week had a hard effect on me, in my way of embracing everything upon me and in my life in general. For that reason, I am truly grateful for the opportunity.”
“Overall the event went well, workshops were very educative, some mentors provided great feedback some didn’t. The talks had amazing people and were really inspiring.”
“I honestly think everything was fantastic, the crew did an amazing job making sure everything ran smoothly and everyone was well accommodated. The workshops and talks taught me a lot and were truly “life changing”.”
We’ll be glad to welcome you aboard!