CMU Portugal inRes Startup Playsketch Wins Exame Informática Honorable Mention
Playsketch was distinguished with the mention on Software Category
Playsketch, one of CMU Portugal Program inRes selected team, received an honorable mention in the Software Category, by Exame Informática, at their annual awards ceremony, on April 27, in Lisbon. The startup and other nine projects were selected by Exame Informática magazine and television journalists newsroom.
“It is always very good to be recognized by one of the standards in terms of technology journalism in Portugal which is Exame Informática. It was very unexpected because we didn’t apply to the prize and we are very happy with it”, reacted Playsketch CEO, Pedro Santa.
The team also emphasizes the importance of the CMU Portugal Program on this honorable mention.
“CMU Portugal and inRes Program were pivotal in this prize because it was through the context and the communications team of CMU Portugal that we obtained this connection with Exame Informática that now we can tell that they are a news partner for us”, say the founders Pedro Santa and Luís Pereira.
Playsketch also expects to be on the news soon with the release of the highly anticipated app.
“We are preparing our app to be released, so we have a lot of effort to be done in terms of getting the product to the finishing line, but also, since we are approaching our launch date, we have even more work to do on the marketing and the promotion sides. These will clearly be two of our main efforts in the coming months”, states Pedro Santa.
* Playsketch was founded by Pedro Santa and Luís Pereira in 2014 with the aim of enabling everyone to create games by drawing them on paper, using their mobile apps to capture the drawings and have them translated to playable games in minutes. The mobile application with the same name will hit the market this year. The entrepreneurial team was one of the four selected projects of the 2015 edition of inRes, the early stage acceleration program of the CMU Portugal Program. inRes provides a training period in Portugal, followed by a seven-week structured immersion period in the U.S., anchored at the Carnegie Mellon University campuses in Pittsburgh and in Silicon Valley. Playsketch is headed at Instituto Pedro Nunes, in Coimbra.
More information at http://playsketch.net .