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2018 GROW INNOVATION AWARD

On the 29th of November, José de Mello granted the 2018 Grow Innovation Award to two Grow startups: Stratio (1st place) and HealthySystems (2nd place) This award recognizes both the startups’ potential as ventures and the outcome of pilots they’ve carried out with José de Mello subsidiaries Selected among seven finalists, the two winners were […]

GROW AS A CASE STUDY

Beta-i invited Grow to share its experience with Novartis in a brainstorming session on the challenges of Techcare – Novartis’ startup program in partnership with Deloitte Digital and Beta-i. Ana Casaca (Grow) and Rita Ralha (Grow Health) presented Grow in this meeting and participated in the following debate.

JOSÉ DE MELLO HOSTED THE FIRST EDITION OF CORPORATE ACCELERATORS GET TOGETHER

On April 20, José de Mello gathered 20 corporates with initiatives that support the development and acceleration of startups in Portugal. The event was attended by the State Secretary for Industry, Ana Lehmann, that shared her vision about the importance of the corporate programs. Vasco de Mello (José de Mello) opened the event, followed by […]

LISBON CHALLENGE INVITED GROW TO BE JURY

Grow was invited to participate in the Selection Day of the Lisbon Challenge, one of the best accelerators in Europe. Daniela Gonçalves (Innovation Manager at José de Mello Saúde) participated in the jury panel.

OTHER NEWS

GROW WAS @ PIXELS CAMP

Pixels Camp 2019 took place at Pavilhão Carlos Lopes from the 21st to the 23rd of March This is a 3-day event of non-stop tech talks, workshops and a 48-hour programming competition During the second day of the event, participants had the opportunity to listen to Insert Coin final pitches (Bright Pixel Acceleration Program)

GROW WAS @ IPN

Last Friday, Grow was at Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) to meet some of the most recent innovative solutions of the Portuguese market Bondalti, Brisa and José de Mello Saúde gathered with 3 labs and 15 enthusiastic startups of IPN that accepted the challenge to help our companies find innovative solutions to their businesses A special […]

GROW HEALTH @ EIT SUMMER SCHOOL

EIT Digital – Europen Institute of Innovation & Technology – led a 2-week Wellbeing Summer School in Lisbon, in which students were challenged to develop a business plan for a solution in the Longer Independent Living scope.

GROW MOBILITY @ SOL BOOTCAMP

The second phase of Smart Open Lisboa (SOL) allowed 24 startups to participate in a 5-day Bootcamp composed of workshops, talks and mentoring sessions. 14 startups were selected for the next phase – Experimentation -, and will now run pilots with the mobility partners, including Brisa, Carris, EMEL, Ferrovial and Metro. Bruno Tavares, Ana Casaca […]

GROW @ UPTEC

UPTEC invited Grow to meet with several faculty representatives and incubated startups with innovative solutions.

GROW MOBILITY @ MONEYCONF

Since 2015, MoneyConf gathers around 5000 attendees – among Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Fintech experts – to discuss digitalization challenges in the finance sector.

#LIS18: RITA RALHA @ DO OR DIE – THE EVOLUTION OF OPEN INNOVATION

Rita Ralha (José de Mello Saúde) was one of the speakers at the Open Innovation roundtable moderated by Manuel Tânger (Beta-i).

#LIS18: JOÃO LEAL @ MAKING SENSE OF DATA – THE DOOR TO INNOVATION

Moderated by Ricardo Marvão (Beta-i), this panel about Big Data was composed of João Leal (José de Mello Saúde), Bola Adegbulu (Predina), Daniel Thomas (Mojo Fertility) and Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon (University of Southampton).

#LIS18: JORGE SALES GOMES @ INVESTING IN SMARTER CITIES & THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY

This panel about the role of mobility in the cities of the future included Jorge Sales Gomes (A-to-Be), Pedro Garcia (mov.e), Rui Bica (BMW) and was moderated by Renato de Castro (SmartUp Consulting Firm).

#LIS18: VASCO LUÍS DE MELLO @ WHAT IS NEXT FOR HEALTHCARE

Together with Florence Herry (Libheros) and Roberto Saint-Malo (BetaAngels), Vasco Luís de Mello (José de Mello Saúde) participated in a panel about the future of healthcare, moderated by Jenny Fielding (Techstars). This panel focused on the challenges that different healthcare players are facing.

#LIS18: TONIC APP, WINNER OF THE PITCH COMPETITION POWERED BY GROW

During the event, 12 startups had the opportunity to pitch their solutions to a jury panel composed of Ana Casaca (José de Mello), Francois Mazoudier (TMRW), Jenny Fielding (TechStars), Pedro Falcão (LC Ventures) and Zach Coelius (Coelius Capital). The winner was Tonic App, an app created by and for medical doctors that aggregates useful medical […]

GROW @ LISBON INVESTMENT SUMMIT ’18

Lisbon Investment Summit is a 2-day event that brings together top investors, entrepreneurs and innovative executives from all over the world to create unique networking and investment opportunities. The 5th edition hosted 750 startups, 200 investors, 400 corporates and more than a 100 speakers from over 50 countries. During these 2 days, participants had the […]

#LIS18: GROW @ THE INVESTORS ACADEMY

As sponsor of the Investors Academy, Grow had 6 people participating in an exclusive session about investment in startups.

GROW HEALTH PARTNERED WITH 2 NEW STARTUPS!

Incision and Healthy Systems are the most recent pilots of Grow Health (José de Mello Saúde). Incision is a Dutch startup that has created a surgery training platform focused on gynaecology and general surgery, based on video contents. In collaboration with Academia CUF, this platform will be tested by 5 doctors during 2 months at […]

GROW MENTORED PAES’ STARTUPS

In the scope of PAES (Programa de Apoio a Empreendedores Sociais), supported by Impact Hub, Mariana Ribeiro Ferreira (José de Mello Saúde) and Diogo Mendes (CUF) are mentors of 2 business ideas with positive impact in the world. On April 23, Ana Casaca (José de Mello) held a mentor session for all the 11 business […]

SWORD HEALTH RAISED $4.6 M

Sword Health – a startup with whom Grow Health ran a pilot and closed a contract – has raised $4.6 M in Seed funding, led by Green Innovations and Vesalius Biocapital III. This Portuguese startup offers a digital physiotherapy solution that enables patients to be treated remotely. The company says that this new capital will […]

BRISA PARTICIPATES IN SMART OPEN LISBOA 3RD EDITION, AS AN ACTIVE LEAD FOR THE MOBILITY SECTOR

Similar to last year, Brisa is one of the mobility partners of the third edition of Smart Open Lisboa. SOL is a startup acceleration program focused on the validation and integration of innovative solutions to upgrade the city life of Lisbon, which will take place from April to November. Franco Caruso (Sustainability Manager at Brisa) […]

GROW REACHES 10 PILOTS!

Since its launch in 2017, Grow has already launched 10 pilots with startups (Nutrium, Peek Med, Sword Health, Mapidea, Agentifai, Biomode, Defined Crowd, Pro Grow and Stratio) and 6 contracts were closed (Nutrium, Sword Health, Mapidea, UpHill, Beamian and GFoundry).

GROW WAS JURY @ RESOLVE

Ana Casaca (José de Mello) and Jorge Maia Gomes (José de Mello Saúde) were invited to be juries at the final session of RESOLVE – Health Innovation acceleration program – and meet 15 innovative projects.

GROW MOBILITY PARTICIPATED @ ACREDITA PORTUGAL 2018

A jury panel, composed by Brisa and Acredita Portugal representatives, selected the finalists for the Brisa’s Mobility Award. These projects are related with technological solutions that seek efficiency and integration with mobility systems. Bruno Tavares (Brisa), Filipe Coelho (Brisa) and Frederico Melo (Brisa) were at the jury panel.

GROW WAS @ HEALTH INNOVATION MARKET

In the framework of the Health Cluster Portugal Innovation Conference, this event brought together around 250 representatives from research and industry health sectors, government authorities and international stakeholders. Salvador de Mello (President of Health Cluster Portugal and President of José de Mello Saúde) was speaker at the event and the Grow Health team had the […]

GROW WAS JURY @ SU GIC

International startups with a positive impact on Earth had the opportunity to compete at Singularity University Portugal’s Global Impact Challenge for a 10-week SU Ventures Incubator Program. Ana Casaca (Head of Innovation at José de Mello) was one of the juries.

GROW HEALTH PARTNERED WITH BIOMIND

In partnership with Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Grow Health promoted a 24-hour competition for Portuguese Biomedical engineering students, in which they were challenged to develop a solution for the clinical information management in 2025. Pedro Bastos (CEO at Hospital Vila Franca de Xira) and João Leal (Head of Clinical Information Management and Business Intelligence at […]

GROW MET KINGS COLLEGE

In the scope of Kings College Business Club, 15 students have visited José de Mello’s Headquarters to know more about the Group and its companies. During their visit, Grow had the opportunity to present its program to this group of students.

GROW WAS JURY @ COHITEC

COHiTEC is an acceleration program that aims to support new ideas developed by Portuguese R&D institutions. Ana Casaca (Head of Innovation at José de Mello) was invited to integrate the jury panel of this year edition.

GROW MOBILITY HAS A NEW ACCELERATOR WORKSPACE!

Grow Mobility has inaugurated its new startups workspace at Brisa Campus (São Domingos de Rana). It has capacity to host 14 entrepreneurs willing to work along with Brisa in the scope of Grow Mobility.

STARTUS SCOUTING PROGRAM IS NOW LIVE!

In cooperation with StartUs Insight, Grow Mobility launched a new startup scouting program to bring more startups to Brisa’s ecosystem. The program focuses on 3 specific areas: new mobility, tooling & telematics and road infrastructure. Applications started in January and will close by March 25th. More details about the program here.

STARTUP BRAGA ACCELERATION PROGRAM

Startup Braga has launched the 5th edition of its Acceleration Program which is designed to help startups to validate and define its business models with the help of its network of partners and mentors. Rita Ralha and Daniela Gonçalves (Grow Health) were at the kick-off session.

IE CLUB LEARNING EXPEDITION

IE Club organized a 3-day learning expedition in Lisbon. The goal of this event was to confront large companies and startups from different cultures (French and Portuguese) on common subjects about the startups ecosystem. Ana Dias and Ana Casaca represented Grow at this event.

BLOCKCHAIN WORKSHOP

Having Blockchain as one of the actual hot topics, Grow Mobility has decided to invite Okaen Innovation, an American startup that combines blockchain & IoT, to lead a workshop that combined strong learning aspects about Blockchain, with its integration with mobility and how it can improve Brisa’s operations (ex: Tooling).

LISBON MOBI SUMMIT

This annual event is considered one of the Portuguese most innovative and relevant events about urban mobility. Grow Mobility was at Lisbon Mobi Summit, with Eduardo Ramos and Pedro Rocha e Melo as speakers. Take a look at Eduardo Ramos’ interview.

WHAT HAPPENED IN 2017… THE RESULTS HAVE OVERCOME THE EXPECTATIONS

Dear friends, 2017 was marked by the public launch of Grow. Almost a year later, we are proud and excited about the results so far. During 2017, we were active in multiple events and ran acceleration programs and hackathons to respond to concrete challenges of José de Mello Group. Today we are able to claim […]

GROW HEALTH @ HEALTH 2.0 PT MEETUP

The Meetup took place on November 9 at the Microsoft Lisbon offices. This event was organized by Startup Braga to promote networking between startups, entrepreneurs and companies in the Health sector. Rita Ralha (Grow Health) had the opportunity to present Grow to the audience and PeekMed (Grow Health pilot at Hospital Vila Franca de Xira) […]

WEB SUMMIT: GROW & UNBABEL WEB SUMMIT PARTY

On November 8, Grow and Monte da Ravasqueira partnered with Unbabel (one of the top 5 Portuguese startups) for an exclusive event dedicated to Web Summit, along with other international partners of the company, including Digital Genius and Notion Capital. It was a great opportunity to get a closer look at the startups’ ecosystem with […]

WEB SUMMIT: GROW MOBILITY HAD A BOOTH WITH A-TO-BE & VIA VERDE

Grow Mobility held a booth with A-to-Be and Via Verde next to some of the biggest players in the Mobility sector. This space was designed to promote meetings with mobility key players and startups during the event.

WEB SUMMIT: VASCO DE MELLO @ MOBILITY ROUND TABLE

On November 9, Vasco de Mello (Chairman of José de Mello Group) was one of the speakers at the “Rethink transport, remake the world” round table, next to Nicolas Brusson (BlablaCar) and Sharon Masterson (OECD International Transport Forum). This round table focused in ways infrastructure and mobility companies can work with each other and with […]

WEB SUMMIT TOOK PLACE FROM NOVEMBER 6 – 9 AT FIL

Web Summit 2017 was attended by more than 60.000 participants from over 170 countries, 1.200 speakers and 2.600 journalists. This global conference represents an opportunity for investors, companies and entrepreneurs to access an exclusive network, to meet the most innovative startups and to listen to some of the most prestigious speakers in the world. Artificial […]

GROW PILOTS @ WEB SUMMIT

Stratio and Mapidea, two of the Grow Mobility ongoing pilots, were present at the event. Stratio had the opportunity to pitch their solution to the Web Summit participants at the Growth Stage. We Park, one of the startups mentored by Grow Mobility was present too.

WEB SUMMIT: ANA CASACA & EDUARDO RAMOS @ CORPORATE INNOVATION SUMMIT ROUND TABLE

The Corporate Innovation Summit is a one-day and invite-only event that took place on November 6. Two Grow members – Ana Casaca (Head of Innovation at José de Mello) and Eduardo Ramos (CEO of A-to-Be) – had the opportunity to participate in exclusive workshops, presentations and networking events.

GROW HEALTH @ PIXELS CAMP!

This year Grow Health has teamed up with Bright Pixel to challenge programmers and startups to present solutions that respond to José de Mello Saúde real needs in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented Reality. The winners will be awarded with a monetary prize, access to a 6-month incubation at […]

GROW MENTORS ARE NOW LIVE

31 managers of Grupo José de Mello are now Grow Mentors and will help startups throughout their development. Manuel Tânger from Beta-i led a formal training about how to be a startup mentor. This session took place on September 21st. Vasco de Mello led the introduction of the session.

GROW WAS AT THE FINAL SESSION “PITCH AND WIN”

In partnership with IST and KIC innoEnergy, Católica Lisbon School launched a new edition of its program Entrepreneurs in a Week: from Dawn to Pitch, to help master students create their own startups through practical examples. Francisco Gonçalves Pereira was one of the judges of the event, next to successful entrepreneurs, industry leaders and investors […]

GROW @ ONE MORE INNOVATION CHALLENGE

In the scope of the Innovation Challenge powered by Ativar Portugal, teams were coding for 4 days to build prototypes to answer the different challenges at Microsoft Lisbon offices, including challenges launched by Grow Health. The teams will present their final pitch on the October 11th. Carolina Gonçalves was present at the event representing Grow […]

STRATIO IS ONE OF THE WINNERS!

The leading predictive maintenance company, Stratio Automotive ‘powered by Grow’, has been selected for the IMPACT Growth program. From over 1900 companies, 14 were selected to integrate the program. This will allow the startup to expand its product and technology to the North American market. Remember that Stratio Automotive is preparing a 3-month pilot test […]

GROW HELD A SESSION @ BGI E-TEAMS EVENT

BGI – the MIT startups accelerator – invited Jorge Sales Gomes to present Grow to some of their mobility and MedTech teams and explain how this initiative can help them in the development of their solutions.

GROW VISITS ENTER’S NEW SPACE

ENTER, the acceleration program from Altice Group has recently opened its new workplace, Techtris House. Referring to the very well known game Tetris, this space wants to suggest that each ‘piece’ of the ecosystem works and fits together, depending on each other to grow. Techtris House welcomes projects that suit Altice’s overall strategy, providing areas […]

SOL EXPERIMENTATION PHASE IS NOW ON

During this event, 12 passionate and ambitious entrepreneurs introduced their projects and plans to the audience and are now ready to test their solutions in the real world. The Experimentation Phase will take place from July 12 to October 11 in the Lisbon city area. Remember that Smart Open Lisboa is a 6-month program that […]

THE NETWORK EVENT WAS OFFICIALLY PRESENTED

Uniplaces hosted TheNetwork official presentation and Grow was there. The event aims to invite startups, entrepreneurs and investors to get together on a 2-days event that will focus on three main aspects: networking, proximity and utility. This event will take place on the 26th and 27th of September at Casa da Criatividade (Aveiro).

COHITEC’S PROJECTS MADE THEIR FINAL PITCH

The COHiTEC program aims to enable participants to evaluate and commercialize new technologies. Over the last 4 months, 15 teams of researchers, management students and mentors, have explored the commercial viability of emerging technologies with high potential. COHiTEC’s 14th edition took place at Nova SBE, where teams had the opportunity to present their pitch to […]

OTHER NEWS

GROW WAS @ PIXELS CAMP

Pixels Camp 2019 took place at Pavilhão Carlos Lopes from the 21st to the 23rd of March This is a 3-day event of non-stop tech talks, workshops and a 48-hour programming competition During the second day of the event, participants had the opportunity to listen to Insert Coin final pitches (Bright Pixel Acceleration Program)

GROW WAS @ IPN

Last Friday, Grow was at Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) to meet some of the most recent innovative solutions of the Portuguese market Bondalti, Brisa and José de Mello Saúde gathered with 3 labs and 15 enthusiastic startups of IPN that accepted the challenge to help our companies find innovative solutions to their businesses A special […]

GROW HEALTH @ EIT SUMMER SCHOOL

EIT Digital – Europen Institute of Innovation & Technology – led a 2-week Wellbeing Summer School in Lisbon, in which students were challenged to develop a business plan for a solution in the Longer Independent Living scope.

GROW MOBILITY @ SOL BOOTCAMP

The second phase of Smart Open Lisboa (SOL) allowed 24 startups to participate in a 5-day Bootcamp composed of workshops, talks and mentoring sessions. 14 startups were selected for the next phase – Experimentation -, and will now run pilots with the mobility partners, including Brisa, Carris, EMEL, Ferrovial and Metro. Bruno Tavares, Ana Casaca […]

GROW @ UPTEC

UPTEC invited Grow to meet with several faculty representatives and incubated startups with innovative solutions.

GROW MOBILITY @ MONEYCONF

Since 2015, MoneyConf gathers around 5000 attendees – among Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Fintech experts – to discuss digitalization challenges in the finance sector.

#LIS18: RITA RALHA @ DO OR DIE – THE EVOLUTION OF OPEN INNOVATION

Rita Ralha (José de Mello Saúde) was one of the speakers at the Open Innovation roundtable moderated by Manuel Tânger (Beta-i).

#LIS18: JOÃO LEAL @ MAKING SENSE OF DATA – THE DOOR TO INNOVATION

Moderated by Ricardo Marvão (Beta-i), this panel about Big Data was composed of João Leal (José de Mello Saúde), Bola Adegbulu (Predina), Daniel Thomas (Mojo Fertility) and Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon (University of Southampton).

#LIS18: JORGE SALES GOMES @ INVESTING IN SMARTER CITIES & THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY

This panel about the role of mobility in the cities of the future included Jorge Sales Gomes (A-to-Be), Pedro Garcia (mov.e), Rui Bica (BMW) and was moderated by Renato de Castro (SmartUp Consulting Firm).

#LIS18: VASCO LUÍS DE MELLO @ WHAT IS NEXT FOR HEALTHCARE

Together with Florence Herry (Libheros) and Roberto Saint-Malo (BetaAngels), Vasco Luís de Mello (José de Mello Saúde) participated in a panel about the future of healthcare, moderated by Jenny Fielding (Techstars). This panel focused on the challenges that different healthcare players are facing.

#LIS18: TONIC APP, WINNER OF THE PITCH COMPETITION POWERED BY GROW

During the event, 12 startups had the opportunity to pitch their solutions to a jury panel composed of Ana Casaca (José de Mello), Francois Mazoudier (TMRW), Jenny Fielding (TechStars), Pedro Falcão (LC Ventures) and Zach Coelius (Coelius Capital). The winner was Tonic App, an app created by and for medical doctors that aggregates useful medical […]

GROW @ LISBON INVESTMENT SUMMIT ’18

Lisbon Investment Summit is a 2-day event that brings together top investors, entrepreneurs and innovative executives from all over the world to create unique networking and investment opportunities. The 5th edition hosted 750 startups, 200 investors, 400 corporates and more than a 100 speakers from over 50 countries. During these 2 days, participants had the […]

#LIS18: GROW @ THE INVESTORS ACADEMY

As sponsor of the Investors Academy, Grow had 6 people participating in an exclusive session about investment in startups.

GROW HEALTH PARTNERED WITH 2 NEW STARTUPS!

Incision and Healthy Systems are the most recent pilots of Grow Health (José de Mello Saúde). Incision is a Dutch startup that has created a surgery training platform focused on gynaecology and general surgery, based on video contents. In collaboration with Academia CUF, this platform will be tested by 5 doctors during 2 months at […]

GROW MENTORED PAES’ STARTUPS

In the scope of PAES (Programa de Apoio a Empreendedores Sociais), supported by Impact Hub, Mariana Ribeiro Ferreira (José de Mello Saúde) and Diogo Mendes (CUF) are mentors of 2 business ideas with positive impact in the world. On April 23, Ana Casaca (José de Mello) held a mentor session for all the 11 business […]

SWORD HEALTH RAISED $4.6 M

Sword Health – a startup with whom Grow Health ran a pilot and closed a contract – has raised $4.6 M in Seed funding, led by Green Innovations and Vesalius Biocapital III. This Portuguese startup offers a digital physiotherapy solution that enables patients to be treated remotely. The company says that this new capital will […]

BRISA PARTICIPATES IN SMART OPEN LISBOA 3RD EDITION, AS AN ACTIVE LEAD FOR THE MOBILITY SECTOR

Similar to last year, Brisa is one of the mobility partners of the third edition of Smart Open Lisboa. SOL is a startup acceleration program focused on the validation and integration of innovative solutions to upgrade the city life of Lisbon, which will take place from April to November. Franco Caruso (Sustainability Manager at Brisa) […]

GROW REACHES 10 PILOTS!

Since its launch in 2017, Grow has already launched 10 pilots with startups (Nutrium, Peek Med, Sword Health, Mapidea, Agentifai, Biomode, Defined Crowd, Pro Grow and Stratio) and 6 contracts were closed (Nutrium, Sword Health, Mapidea, UpHill, Beamian and GFoundry).

GROW WAS JURY @ RESOLVE

Ana Casaca (José de Mello) and Jorge Maia Gomes (José de Mello Saúde) were invited to be juries at the final session of RESOLVE – Health Innovation acceleration program – and meet 15 innovative projects.

GROW MOBILITY PARTICIPATED @ ACREDITA PORTUGAL 2018

A jury panel, composed by Brisa and Acredita Portugal representatives, selected the finalists for the Brisa’s Mobility Award. These projects are related with technological solutions that seek efficiency and integration with mobility systems. Bruno Tavares (Brisa), Filipe Coelho (Brisa) and Frederico Melo (Brisa) were at the jury panel.

GROW WAS @ HEALTH INNOVATION MARKET

In the framework of the Health Cluster Portugal Innovation Conference, this event brought together around 250 representatives from research and industry health sectors, government authorities and international stakeholders. Salvador de Mello (President of Health Cluster Portugal and President of José de Mello Saúde) was speaker at the event and the Grow Health team had the […]

GROW WAS JURY @ SU GIC

International startups with a positive impact on Earth had the opportunity to compete at Singularity University Portugal’s Global Impact Challenge for a 10-week SU Ventures Incubator Program. Ana Casaca (Head of Innovation at José de Mello) was one of the juries.

GROW HEALTH PARTNERED WITH BIOMIND

In partnership with Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Grow Health promoted a 24-hour competition for Portuguese Biomedical engineering students, in which they were challenged to develop a solution for the clinical information management in 2025. Pedro Bastos (CEO at Hospital Vila Franca de Xira) and João Leal (Head of Clinical Information Management and Business Intelligence at […]

GROW MET KINGS COLLEGE

In the scope of Kings College Business Club, 15 students have visited José de Mello’s Headquarters to know more about the Group and its companies. During their visit, Grow had the opportunity to present its program to this group of students.

GROW WAS JURY @ COHITEC

COHiTEC is an acceleration program that aims to support new ideas developed by Portuguese R&D institutions. Ana Casaca (Head of Innovation at José de Mello) was invited to integrate the jury panel of this year edition.

GROW MOBILITY HAS A NEW ACCELERATOR WORKSPACE!

Grow Mobility has inaugurated its new startups workspace at Brisa Campus (São Domingos de Rana). It has capacity to host 14 entrepreneurs willing to work along with Brisa in the scope of Grow Mobility.

STARTUS SCOUTING PROGRAM IS NOW LIVE!

In cooperation with StartUs Insight, Grow Mobility launched a new startup scouting program to bring more startups to Brisa’s ecosystem. The program focuses on 3 specific areas: new mobility, tooling & telematics and road infrastructure. Applications started in January and will close by March 25th. More details about the program here.

STARTUP BRAGA ACCELERATION PROGRAM

Startup Braga has launched the 5th edition of its Acceleration Program which is designed to help startups to validate and define its business models with the help of its network of partners and mentors. Rita Ralha and Daniela Gonçalves (Grow Health) were at the kick-off session.

IE CLUB LEARNING EXPEDITION

IE Club organized a 3-day learning expedition in Lisbon. The goal of this event was to confront large companies and startups from different cultures (French and Portuguese) on common subjects about the startups ecosystem. Ana Dias and Ana Casaca represented Grow at this event.

BLOCKCHAIN WORKSHOP

Having Blockchain as one of the actual hot topics, Grow Mobility has decided to invite Okaen Innovation, an American startup that combines blockchain & IoT, to lead a workshop that combined strong learning aspects about Blockchain, with its integration with mobility and how it can improve Brisa’s operations (ex: Tooling).

LISBON MOBI SUMMIT

This annual event is considered one of the Portuguese most innovative and relevant events about urban mobility. Grow Mobility was at Lisbon Mobi Summit, with Eduardo Ramos and Pedro Rocha e Melo as speakers. Take a look at Eduardo Ramos’ interview.

WHAT HAPPENED IN 2017… THE RESULTS HAVE OVERCOME THE EXPECTATIONS

Dear friends, 2017 was marked by the public launch of Grow. Almost a year later, we are proud and excited about the results so far. During 2017, we were active in multiple events and ran acceleration programs and hackathons to respond to concrete challenges of José de Mello Group. Today we are able to claim […]

GROW HEALTH @ HEALTH 2.0 PT MEETUP

The Meetup took place on November 9 at the Microsoft Lisbon offices. This event was organized by Startup Braga to promote networking between startups, entrepreneurs and companies in the Health sector. Rita Ralha (Grow Health) had the opportunity to present Grow to the audience and PeekMed (Grow Health pilot at Hospital Vila Franca de Xira) […]

WEB SUMMIT: GROW & UNBABEL WEB SUMMIT PARTY

On November 8, Grow and Monte da Ravasqueira partnered with Unbabel (one of the top 5 Portuguese startups) for an exclusive event dedicated to Web Summit, along with other international partners of the company, including Digital Genius and Notion Capital. It was a great opportunity to get a closer look at the startups’ ecosystem with […]

WEB SUMMIT: GROW MOBILITY HAD A BOOTH WITH A-TO-BE & VIA VERDE

Grow Mobility held a booth with A-to-Be and Via Verde next to some of the biggest players in the Mobility sector. This space was designed to promote meetings with mobility key players and startups during the event.

WEB SUMMIT: VASCO DE MELLO @ MOBILITY ROUND TABLE

On November 9, Vasco de Mello (Chairman of José de Mello Group) was one of the speakers at the “Rethink transport, remake the world” round table, next to Nicolas Brusson (BlablaCar) and Sharon Masterson (OECD International Transport Forum). This round table focused in ways infrastructure and mobility companies can work with each other and with […]

WEB SUMMIT TOOK PLACE FROM NOVEMBER 6 – 9 AT FIL

Web Summit 2017 was attended by more than 60.000 participants from over 170 countries, 1.200 speakers and 2.600 journalists. This global conference represents an opportunity for investors, companies and entrepreneurs to access an exclusive network, to meet the most innovative startups and to listen to some of the most prestigious speakers in the world. Artificial […]

GROW PILOTS @ WEB SUMMIT

Stratio and Mapidea, two of the Grow Mobility ongoing pilots, were present at the event. Stratio had the opportunity to pitch their solution to the Web Summit participants at the Growth Stage. We Park, one of the startups mentored by Grow Mobility was present too.

WEB SUMMIT: ANA CASACA & EDUARDO RAMOS @ CORPORATE INNOVATION SUMMIT ROUND TABLE

The Corporate Innovation Summit is a one-day and invite-only event that took place on November 6. Two Grow members – Ana Casaca (Head of Innovation at José de Mello) and Eduardo Ramos (CEO of A-to-Be) – had the opportunity to participate in exclusive workshops, presentations and networking events.

GROW HEALTH @ PIXELS CAMP!

This year Grow Health has teamed up with Bright Pixel to challenge programmers and startups to present solutions that respond to José de Mello Saúde real needs in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented Reality. The winners will be awarded with a monetary prize, access to a 6-month incubation at […]

GROW MENTORS ARE NOW LIVE

31 managers of Grupo José de Mello are now Grow Mentors and will help startups throughout their development. Manuel Tânger from Beta-i led a formal training about how to be a startup mentor. This session took place on September 21st. Vasco de Mello led the introduction of the session.

GROW WAS AT THE FINAL SESSION “PITCH AND WIN”

In partnership with IST and KIC innoEnergy, Católica Lisbon School launched a new edition of its program Entrepreneurs in a Week: from Dawn to Pitch, to help master students create their own startups through practical examples. Francisco Gonçalves Pereira was one of the judges of the event, next to successful entrepreneurs, industry leaders and investors […]

GROW @ ONE MORE INNOVATION CHALLENGE

In the scope of the Innovation Challenge powered by Ativar Portugal, teams were coding for 4 days to build prototypes to answer the different challenges at Microsoft Lisbon offices, including challenges launched by Grow Health. The teams will present their final pitch on the October 11th. Carolina Gonçalves was present at the event representing Grow […]

STRATIO IS ONE OF THE WINNERS!

The leading predictive maintenance company, Stratio Automotive ‘powered by Grow’, has been selected for the IMPACT Growth program. From over 1900 companies, 14 were selected to integrate the program. This will allow the startup to expand its product and technology to the North American market. Remember that Stratio Automotive is preparing a 3-month pilot test […]

GROW HELD A SESSION @ BGI E-TEAMS EVENT

BGI – the MIT startups accelerator – invited Jorge Sales Gomes to present Grow to some of their mobility and MedTech teams and explain how this initiative can help them in the development of their solutions.

GROW VISITS ENTER’S NEW SPACE

ENTER, the acceleration program from Altice Group has recently opened its new workplace, Techtris House. Referring to the very well known game Tetris, this space wants to suggest that each ‘piece’ of the ecosystem works and fits together, depending on each other to grow. Techtris House welcomes projects that suit Altice’s overall strategy, providing areas […]

SOL EXPERIMENTATION PHASE IS NOW ON

During this event, 12 passionate and ambitious entrepreneurs introduced their projects and plans to the audience and are now ready to test their solutions in the real world. The Experimentation Phase will take place from July 12 to October 11 in the Lisbon city area. Remember that Smart Open Lisboa is a 6-month program that […]

THE NETWORK EVENT WAS OFFICIALLY PRESENTED

Uniplaces hosted TheNetwork official presentation and Grow was there. The event aims to invite startups, entrepreneurs and investors to get together on a 2-days event that will focus on three main aspects: networking, proximity and utility. This event will take place on the 26th and 27th of September at Casa da Criatividade (Aveiro).

COHITEC’S PROJECTS MADE THEIR FINAL PITCH

The COHiTEC program aims to enable participants to evaluate and commercialize new technologies. Over the last 4 months, 15 teams of researchers, management students and mentors, have explored the commercial viability of emerging technologies with high potential. COHiTEC’s 14th edition took place at Nova SBE, where teams had the opportunity to present their pitch to […]

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