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  1. 1. ISCTE-IUL MIT-Portugal Venture Competition is an international innovation & Is this email not displaying correctly?entrepreneurship initiative launched by ISCTE-IUL & MIT entities. Caixa View it in your browser.Empreender+ Awards supports annually 4 tech based startups with up to €1M.7 days to go the 2nd edition Grand Finale!On the 28 February, an enthusiastic audience of judges, catalysts, technology scouts andexciting, most importantly, emerging start-ups will be gathering together to celebrate anew breed of tech-based entrepreneurs.Early bird registration ends tomorrow! Register now and benefit for a 35% discount onregistration (free for students with ID).What can you expect from the event? 1. Be inspired by success stories, failures and achievements from proven entrepreneurs and investors 2. Listen from the 4 deck pitches from the 2nd edition finalists and 16 semi-finalists, including 4 Honorable Mentions 3. Get to know how Portugal is kick-starting evidence-based innovation and entrepreneurship methodologies 4. Share experiences and passion, networking with a highly vetted group of individuals that have walked the talkCheck the program here.Together we are strengthening the foundations of Portugals international technologyhub. Portugal is changing, what about you?Register now - seats are limited.
  2. 2. Meet Our Speakers Carles Cooney, Deshpande Center (USA) Established at the MIT School of Engineering to increase the impact of MIT technologies in the marketplace, Deshpande Center has awarded $11 million USD in Ignition and Innovation Grants to support more than 80 MIT faculty-led projects. Accomplished results: 23+ projects spun out of the center as independent startups, having collectively raised more than $220M in outside financing from top-tier venture capital firms and other investors.Ilya Dubinsky, Skolkovo Institute (Russia)In the innovation city of Skolkovo is being created one of the most vibrating centers ofresearch and innovation. At the center of the ecosystem is the Skolkovo Foundationlaunching the Institute of Science and Technology with 15 research centers under 5 techprograms. The bridge with innovation and entrepreneurship is established by the Centrefor Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with approved grants over $64 million USD. Soumodip Sarkar, IIFA - University of Évora (Portugal) The Institute for Advanced Studies and Research is creating and implementing an integrated research activity, as well as promoting advanced studies. The Doctoral School is leading in the development of synergies between the supply of the advanced studies and the scientific capacities installed in its R&D Units. Currently, includes 11 research Units, 34 PhD Programs, 3 ERASMUS-MUNDUS Masters Courses and 2 Endowed Chairs.
  3. 3. Have your say on the most innovative start-upsWe bring you 4 Finalist Startups from this editions venture competition. Following a 10 minlive pitch, we want to tap into the wisdom of the crowds by asking you to vote on the start-up that, in your view, is the most innovative and has the highest potential!Thanks to last years Grand Finalist - Around Knowledge - we will be testing live a greatapp theyve just developed. Meet out start-up guestsBeyond our 16 semifinalist you will be meeting 5 tech-based and promising start-ups fromour maturing ecosystem. These will be joining us in the networking session.Register and meet these start-ups CEOs. Lets talk collaboration and make business.Are you a start-up that fits these criteria? If so, we are interested to hearing from you to fillour last vacancy! Register now using the code: I-am-a-Startup. And if you just got
  4. 4. yourself a free entry!Do you want to know how Caixa is leading the way in fostering ahigh-tech culture thats already creating new jobs and economic impact?Listen to how far we have come - Register now - seats are limited.Caixa Empreender+ Awards was created to financially support this internationalCompetition finalists and grand finalist with up to €1,000,000 annually. This financialaward provides a significant contribution to start-ups in order to validate value propositionsand scale them up in Portugal and beyond. We are greatly indebted to:Want to be involved in other ways or contribute to our cause? Find out more about givingto this unique venture competition thats already Building Global Innovators. follow on Twitter | friend on Facebook | forward to a friendCopyright © 2012 ISCTE-IUL MIT-Portugal Venture Competition,All rights reserved.You are receiving our invitation because you are a VCs guest.Our mailing address is:
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