Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


On Wednesday April 28 and Friday April 30, the IPBN - Irland Portugal Business Network will host a series of conversations with key players in the investment sphere as it pertains to Lisbon and its start-ups.

On Wednesday April 28, the IPBN will host a series of conversations with two key players in the investment sphere as it pertains to Lisbon and its start-ups. The focus will be on the general growth expectations from innovators in the city, Portuguese tech development, its innovation scene, and how it can assist in an economic rebound Post-Covid.


And on Friday April 30, new IPBN member Pedro Henriques, CEO from BRIDGE IN shares his views on Portugal’s tech sector and his experience in opening offices and hiring talent  in Portugal.

The program includes the following events:

Wednesday, April 28

10h - 11h: A Conversation with Miguel Fontes, CEO Start-up Lisboa 

Aoife Healy, Chair of the IPBN Board, will be moderating the conversation with Miguel Fontes, CEO of Start-up Lisboa
regarding the new Criativo do Beato, Lisbon's innovation, creativity, and technology international hub. They will go on to discuss potential partnerships between Portuguese and Irish startups and tech hubs.

17h - 18h: A Conversation with Alexandre Barbosa from Faber Ventures

Mario Gago, Co-founder and Software engineer at Pink Room and IPBN Board member will moderate as Alexandre Barbosa from Faber Ventures presents his wealth of knowledge on start-up funding including investments in Portugal along with the Southern Europe unique value proposition and the next generation of entrepreneurs. Particular emphasis will be made on the hot spots in a Post Covid economic rebound.


Friday, April 30 

10h - 11h: A Conversation with Pedro Henriques, founder of Bridge IN

Diogo Cruz, Project Director at Invest Lisboa and IPBN Board member will speak to Pedro Henriques, founder and CEO of BRIDGE IN, about his views on the previous April 28th conversations and hiring in Portugal as it relates to the recent AICEP report published by Invest Lisboa. We will cover tapping into cross border talent pools, the spike in tech hub job postings in Ireland and Portugal, and how they reacted to aggressive market freezes and COVID-19.

Please join us via zoom by registering here. Registration is free and open to everyone. Once registered, the link to join will be sent to you the day before the event.


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