Meet our 2020’s Mentors

We are less than two months away to launch the 3rd edition of Madeira Startup Retreat!

Meanwhile, meet our mentors and speakers team that will join us for this 6-week program, in the mesmerizing Madeira island.

In 2020, we’ll welcome about 15 specialized mentors.

On the first week, we will meet Felipe Ávila da Costa – Co-founder and CEO at Infraspeak– and the coach and speaker Ricardo Diniz. During these days, we’ll be focused on identifying improvement points on your pitch that can take it from good to great.

To wrap up the 1st week, we’ll welcome Wendy van Laeeuwen – Co-founder at  Secret City Trails – that will share with us some ideas about how to build a plan, define objectives and KPI’s.

After the first warm-up days, we’ll start the second week with Fernando Moreira – Founder at Angry Ventures – that is going to lead a workshop about value proposition. We’ll have a closer look to what you are offering to your costumers and find good answers to great questions!!

Patrícia Soares da Costa – CEO and Branding Consulting at Marquinista –  will be reflecting with the entrepreneurs about the value of each brand. Also, in the same day, our developers can have a one-on-one product mentoring session with Marcelino Moreno – Principal Product Manager at Talkdesk .

As the previous editions, Portugal Ventures is once again our partner! Miguel Barbosa – Investment Director Tourism BU – will join us to talk about competitiveness and meet closely each solution!

The 3rd week will be all about Growth Hacking! A workshop about Costumer Relationship & Business Development will be hosted by Tiago Baleizão – Retail Business Unit Lead at Sandoz -. Also, we’ll be welcoming the General Manager at Fever & Lisboa SecretaGil Belford –  that has been working with us since the very 1st edition! He’ll be sharing some ideas on how the business model of your startup can be more efficient.

At this point, we’ll be halfway through this 3rd edition. So, it’s time to RE-build a Solution for any subject your Startup needs to fast track, during our 3 days Sprint. To be a legendary session, it will be conducted by Diogo Silva – Grassroots Activist.

During the 5th week,  we’ll dive into the universe of Soft and Hard Skills , while doing business. For that, we’ll welcome Ricardo Zózimo – Assistant Professor of Management at NOVA SBE ­, to talk about Leadership for Impact. The day after,  Duarte Leite Castro – Program coordinator at NOVA SBE Entrepreneurship Hub | EIR, will be sharing tools of how Measure your Business.

Finally, on the last week & to top it off, we’ll open doors to José Damião – Senior Manager, Portuguese Operations at Hala Systems – and Euclides Major – Director at NOVA SBE Entrepreneurship Hub | EIR.

These two last mentors will join us so they can say farwell and help to pack the luggages of each startup’s future.

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