Local Knowledge: Madeira Library II

Local Knowledge: Madeira Library II

On May 25th we had the visit from Erasmus+ international training course for youth workers from Romania and Bulgaria.

During the morning, Micaela Vieira, Project Manager at Startup Madeira and one of the persons responsible for the success of the Madeira Startup Retreat, welcomed this youth group and talked about the history and the importance of Startup Madeira in the business environment of Madeira.


It was an important moment to give good inputs to this youth group and show them that it is important to persue their dreams and set high goals for their professional life.

From outside the program and to make a pitch, we invited David Olim, Co- Founder & CEO at FootAR, an Augmented Reality second screen app that empowers sports fans to enhance live smart data, and Ariana de Sousa, Founder & CEO at LínguaOnline, a platform for learning Portuguese and Spanish online from level A1 to level C2, with certified teachers, personalized courses, private tutoring and document translations.



From ours Startup’s, the pitch was presented by Gokulan Kannan, Co-Founder & COO at Hotel Manager, George Pilpilidis, CEO at Kleesto and Julian Paez, CMO at Escappy. We hope that we had done a good impact on this group.




In the afternoon there was free time that the startups dedicated to working.

On May 26th we did the second edition for this year’s Madeira Library, and we invited 4 entrepreneurs, from the Madeiran business panorama, to share, individually, with each participating team, general information about Madeira and Porto Santo.

We wanted to focus on different topics so we gave each entrepreneur a theme they should emphasize.

A big THANK YOU to all the entrepreneurs that accepted this challenge.

From Bio Hotel we had Raúl Gonçalves – General Director @ Hotel Quinta da Serra.


From Madeira Promotion Bureau we had Sara Veiga França – Digital Manager and Vanessa Santos – Public Relations Assistant @ Madeira Promotion Bureau.


From Hotel & Events Sector we had Alexandra Viveiros – Operations | Unit Supervisor @ Pestana CR7 Funchal. 


From Sustainability & Hospitality we had Roland Bachmeier – Businessman and Especialist in Tourism.


Check out all of the photos HERE!