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Startup’s Challenges and the BGI 5th Edition Presentation

Startup’s Challenges and the BGI 5th Edition Presentation
Date: April 29, 2014 Hour: 5:30pm

Venue: UPTEC (Auditorium of the Central Building, Alfredo Allen Street, n.o455/461), Porto

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The 5th Edition of the Building Global Innovators (BGI) Competition is open! This year the tracks are : Ocean Economy; Smart Cities & Industrial Tech; Medical Technologies & HealthIT; Enterprise IT & Smart Data. BGI focuses in creating global value propositions that are leverage on technology-based entrepreneurship and marketable innovations. This competition results from the partnership between MIT, Sloan Business School, Deshpande Center for Innovation, ISCTE-IUL and MIT-Portugal. The deadline to submit applications is May 20, 2014. More information available at


5:30pm Welcome Words by Carlos Brito, from UPTEC
5:40pm Debate
– Alexandra Xavier, INESC Porto
– Carlos Brito, UPTEC
– Diamantino Lopes, Metablue, Alumni BGI
– Gonçalo Amorim, Building Global Innovators
– João Claro, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program
– Pedro Almeida, Fraunhofer Portugal
18h30 Networking