Demo Day – 1st Startup Porto Accelerator


ANJE – National Association of Young Entrepreneurs wants to get Portugal in the front platoon of the venture capital investment, empowering the national scale up movement by bringing together the best national startups and the best international investors. With this mission in mind the Association promotes the SPA DEMO DAY in the next 23rd May, at ANJE Headquarters, in Porto. The event aims to launch ten new projects through Startup Porto Accelerator.

The of SPA DEMO DAY program includes talks, fireside chats, fundraising and pitches and the protagonists are early stage tech startups, Portuguese and international scaleups, unicorns with international influence and presence and renown mentors and investors.


9:00 am – Check in

9:30 am – Opening
Rafael Alves Rocha, Director at ANJE

9:35 am – Fireside Chat: Wisecrop Story
Tiago Sá, CEO at Wisecrop
Moderator: Clara Gonçalves, Executive Director at UPTEC

9:50 am – Fireside Chat: How to raise an angel round – Investment Readiness Level
Pedro Bandeira, President of FNABA
Moderator: Carlos Cerqueira, Innovation Director at IPN / ESA BIC Portugal Coordinator

10:10 am – Panel: Learnings from Portuguese acceleration
Caixa Empreender Award 2017 finalists: KIDE | UpHill | DART |
Moderator: Pedro Rocha Vieira, CEO at beta-i

10:50 am – Coffee-break & Networking

11:20 am – Keynote: From Seed to A: Lessons learned
Domingos Bruges, co-founder & CEO at Muzzley

11:35 am – Panel: From pre-seed to A – The Investors Perspective
Walter Palma, Investment Director at Caixa Capital
Heitor Benfeito, Director of Portfolio Development at Portugal Ventures
Alexandre Santos, Head of Venturing at Sonae IM
Moderator: Daniela Monteiro, Executive Director at Startup Braga

12:05 am – Panel: How to raise a seed round
Startups on stage: Coimbra Genomics | LandingJobs
Moderator: Gonçalo Agra Amorim, Executive Director at BGI

12:35 am – Keynote: Aptoide – Lessons learned from a Series A round
Paulo Trezentos, CEO at APTOIDE

1:30 pm – Lunch & Networking

2:40 pm – Fireside Chat with European Unicorn ($1B)
Elmar Schnee, Management Advisor at MindMaze
Moderator: Paulo Trezentos, CEO at Aptoide
3:00 pm – Keynote: European Scaleup Story
John Fontein, Former VP of Business Development at GoEuro & Global Head of Travel at Button
3:20 pm – Fireside Chat with the first successful tech exit in Portugal
Jorge Brás, Managing Partner and co-founder at Pathena
Moderator: Walter Palma, Investment Director at Caixa Capital
3:40pm  – Fireside chat: The Silent Revolution of the Hidden Champions
José Pinto, CEO at Procalçado & Lemon Jelly
Moderator: Rui Santos Couto, Co-founder at Founders Founders
4:00 pm – Closing Bell
Paulo Rodrigues da Silva, CEO at Euronext
4:10 pm – Coffee-break & Networking
4:30 pm – Keynote: VC investment landscape in Europe
Jonathan Knegtel, Head of Growth at Dealroom
4:50 pm – Keynote: The best and the worst portfolio stories 
Laura Grimmelmann, Investor at Accel Partners
5:10 pm – Keynote: How to catch a business angel for your startup
Nicolaj Højer Nielsen, Business Angel
5:30 pm – Keynote: Stand & Deliver
Peter Hopwood, Presence, Impact & Executive Keynote Speaker Coach at Hopwood Communications
5:50 pm – Coffee Break & Networking

6:10 pm – Startup Porto Accelerator Demo Day
With Gabriella Opaz e Gordon Brown
Startups on stage: Bnesis | Flatcrasher | Framie | GameStars | Infinite Foundry | Sellit | Promptly | Scrutinit | Xtrendi | Cosoftw


The registration to SPA Demo Day is free. Please fill up the form disposed below in this page to confirm the presence in the session. Registrations are limited to the space of the auditorium.