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Building Global Innovators: Roadshow Session

Building Global Innovators: Roadshow Session
Date: May 14, 2013
Time: 16:00
Place: Auditorium, INESC Porto


The 4th Edition of the Building Global Innovators (BGI) is on the road, through the organization of interactive sessions to explain how it works, outcomes reached so far and the benefits of participating on the competition. The BGI is an international competition which aims to support innovation & entrepreneurship. It is open to projects from individuals, universities and polytechnics and other institutions, public or private.

At INESC Porto the panel session will focus on “Challenges in Launching New Technology-Based Businesses”.

16h00 Opening Remarks
Mário Jorge Leitão (INESC Porto)
16h10 Panel Discussion:
Moderator: Alexandra Xavier, INESC Porto
Carlos Brito, Universidade do Porto
João Claro, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program
Michael DaCosta Babb, Dueto SGPS
João Afonso, Musikki, Alumni BGI
Gonçalo Amorim, Building Global Innovators
17h00 Networking

The first edition of the Building Global Innovators Venture Competition happened in 2010, and in the last 3 editions received a total of 287 applications and enrolled over 1100 participants from 27 countries, spread across the 4 categories under competition: Health Technologies, Smart Cities, Information Technology and the Web, Consumer Products & Services.

The BGI aims to:
 Identify and reward projects at an seed/early stage with a clear global value proposition
 Enable a 10x to 20x pre-money valuation for competition finalist projects in initial 2 to 3 years of venture phase
 Connect the competition finalists – the global Innovators – to global Investors