For the 4th time, Madeira Startup Retreat has began!
On Wednesday, October 6th, the 10 startups arrived at Colégio dos Jesuitas, their new HQ’s for the next 6 weeks, located at the heart of Funchal’s city.
Hosting the Launch Event was Micaela Vieira, Project Manager at Startup Madeira, who warmly and enthusiastically presented the program, how it was created and what it entails.
This edition, we will have 10 nationalities and a total of 31 participants.
Cristina Salsinha, Project Manager of Turismo de Portugal spoke to our entrepreneurs about the Portuguese Travel & Tourism Ecosystem, the difficulties that this destination encountered with the pandemic and the work that is being made to rebuild it.
To talk about the Businesses Scene in Madeira Islands, we welcomed one of this edition’s Startuper’s, Michelle Maree, Founder and CEO of The Nomad Escape. She talked about her personal experience and what lead her to this path. She is already based in Madeira for a few months and was able to share with the audience the next event, Nomad Island Fest.
To properly introduce and welcome this year’s edition’s Startups, Carlos Soares Lopes, CEO of Startup Madeira, joined by Cristina Salsinha, called each startup to the stage and presented them with a symbolic Key, representing the new opportunities opening ahead of them, and the place they can now call a second home.
And so, one by one, we welcomed Boser (Portugal), Coworkintel (Spain), Globe4all (Russia),Nomad Stays (Australia), Remotecamp (Russia), RouteRavel (Estonia), Table4One (Ireland), Travel Buddy (USA), Travel Class (Russia), Tryp.com (Denmark) and The Nomad Escape (UK).
After enjoying a coffee-break and meeting the office space, we welcomed Joana Barba, Entrepreneurship Area Manager at NOVA SBE Venture Lab, who guided a speed dating activity between the startups and the Local Hosts.
To end the day in the best way, we walked through some of Funchal’s most emblematic streets and ended at Barreirinha Bar Café for a Networking & Poncha Experience.
An amazing way to launch this 4th edition!
Check out all of the photos HERE!