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Applications for the NOS Startup World are already underway

The Startup world is back at Building The Future to reward innovation

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  • Applications open until December 7th
  • The initiative aims to make known to all business decision makers the technologically innovative Startups with high potential for scalability at a global level

Building The Future, the main Portuguese event of digital transformation, which will take place on the 26th, 27th and 28th of January 2022, in partnership with NOS, has just opened applications for the NOS Startup World.

The initiative aims to make known, to all business decision makers, Startups with technologically innovative products and with high potential for scalability at a global level. During 2 days, participants have access to the entrepreneurship ecosystem, ensuring visibility, connection with companies and possible business opportunities. The program is aimed at all national startups, with activity in Portugal or wishing to establish activity in the country.

This year’s edition will feature three major pitch sessions: “Deep Tech – Future challenges”; “5G – Future Vision”; and “Cybersecurity – Future of Security”. Each startup must demonstrate, in about 5 minutes of pitch and 5 minutes of Q&A, the technological innovation that meets each of these three areas of interest. After the presentation, the jury, composed by Microsoft, NOS, imatch and partner entities, will announce the winners of each one of the pitches.

Tiago Monteiro, Executive Director of Large Clients at Microsoft Portugal, says: “It is with great pleasure that we join NOS again at Building the Future to challenge Startups to create solutions that accelerate digital transformation and leverage new business opportunities. I am sure that this initiative will contribute to dynamise the national entrepreneurship ecosystem and expect what will result from these new challenges.

This year, the Startup winner of each pitch will receive the “Startup of the Year” award, direct entry into the Microsoft for Startups program, free access to Coworking NOW_Beato, with physical incubation space, access to imatch’s mentor network and much more .

João Ricardo Moreira, Director of NOS Comunicações states that “NOS’ mission is to be the engine of the country’s digital transformation, actively contributing to the construction of an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship in Portugal. The NOS Startup World, which we developed in partnership with Microsoft, allows us to be at the forefront of technological development, and is an important step in the path of innovation that we want to help build.

Applications for NOS Startup World are open until December 7th through this link.

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