Agenda

Explorers Festival Schedule Overview

One Week of Awesomeness

Explorers Auditorium Vasco da Gama
Workshop Room
Magellan
Workshop Room
Columbus
Workshop Room
13:00

Registration/ Snacks

Check-in at Explorers Toolbox and enjoy some delicious snacks and sandwiches while networking at our Explorers Café (terrace level).
14:00

Introduction to Explorers Toolbox

Welcoming at Explorers Auditorium - Be informed about the great journey that is waiting for you. Please make sure you reserve (RSVP) your favorite workshop prior coming to Explorers Toolbox to assure seat availability.

14:15

Top 50 Hottest Portuguese Startups

NovaWeb will present what they consider to be the 50 hottest Portuguese Startups of 2013.

14:30

10 Secrets VCs Won't Tell You

Product Management for Software-as-a-Service

Product Management for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a series of techniques that you can learn in order to plan more efficiently and develop better software products. Rachelle will tell us about Sage One SaaS.
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The Adventure of Finding Meaning at Work

The session will focus on work aspirations and inspiration so individuals can start their journey on finding a meaningful job.
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The Future of the Cloud is Distributed

Ali will talk about the current state of the cloud and how it will change in the future - he will explain what (R)evolutionary steps are ahead and how this affects the strategy of millions of businesses and homes.

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15:00

Prototyping: The Path of Creation

Product Management for Software-as-a-Service (cont.)

The Adventure of Finding Meaning at Work (cont.)

The Future of the Cloud is Distributed (cont.)

15:30

Crossroads of Humans and Bits in Covilhã Valley

Portugal Telecom has been dedicated to one of the biggest tech projects in Europe - the DataCenter - which was developed at Covilhã, Portugal. Find out how this process went through.

Product Management for Software-as-a-Service (cont.)

The Adventure of Finding Meaning at Work (cont.)

The Future of the Cloud is Distributed (cont.)

16:00

Fidelidade Lounge

Go for a cappuccino at our Fidelidade Lounge (3rd floor), and seize the opportunity to network along.
17:00

X-Ray of Portuguese Startups

The latest figures of the Portuguese business environment will be the focus on this presentation. You will get the opportunity to do an X-ray to the Portuguese Startup scene.

Google Adwords - Say you're Here

What can Google do for your business? How big is the Online footprint? How does Google Adwords work? These are some of the questions that are going ot be answered.

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Using WordPress to Create Sites that Customers Love

This free and open source tool is well known by the tech community, but to get a full knowledge of its performances, that"s a whole different story. This workshop will give you the insights that most people don't know about.

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17:30

The Impact on the Global Startup Scene

The evolution of the accelerator model from university incubators through to Y-combinator and beyond. Paul will tell us how the latest models have the potential to disrupt the market and create a vibrant world-wide startup movement. RSVP sold out

Google Adwords - Say you're Here (cont.)

Using WordPress to Create Sites that Customers Love (cont.)

18:00

Mobile Payments - what’s the future?

Smartphones came to revolutionize the way we carry our personal information and lately they became a place where we store more vital info like id cards, insurance detail or even use it for banking operations but what about payments? Will it work the same way?

Google Adwords - Say you're Here (cont.)

Using WordPress to Create Sites that Customers Love (cont.)

18:30

Interactive 3D Marketing

Relationship between large corporations and start-ups and how both business models can be integrated is the focus of this presentation. Carlos will also present a "3Dfied" case study.

Google Adwords - Say you're Here (cont.)

Using WordPress to Create Sites that Customers Love (cont.)

19:00

Explorers Toolbox Wrap-up

Let's have an overall on this Explorers Toolbox first day.
19:15

GEEKS IN LX - Ruby on Rails vs Python Showdown of the Light and Fast

The event will take place at CGD Auditorium, where geeks meet for demos and beer, and you can join them!

21:00

Explorers Party powered by Heineken

Enjoy the beer and the space to relax and get to know other attendees. This is what Lisbon is all about - good work is rewarded with excellent party time.
Explorers Auditorium Vasco da Gama
Workshop Room
Magellan
Workshop Room
Columbus
Workshop Room
07:30

Registration and Breakfast

Have breakfast and enjoy a pastel de nata with fellow explorers at our Explorers Café (terrance level), while checking in.
08:30

Welcoming at Explorers Toolbox and Investor's Day

Be informed about the great journey that is waiting for you. Please make sure you reserve (RSVP) your favorite workshop prior coming to Explorers Toolbox to assure seat availability.

08:45

Portuguese Government's View over the National Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

09:00

From the Military to Mobile Apps

How Eran went from the Israeli Defense Forces to create one leading conference mobile app. Get to know about Apps, and especially about the human factor behind building a startup, from someone that truly knows how to create a successful and useful app.

Apps, the Cloud and You

In this workshop you will have the opportunity to be hands-on. Together we will try the main possibilities of Microsoft's cloud solution Windows Azure - get the chance to explore a world of solutions ranging from mobile to web.

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5E Innovation Framework

Luis Eduardo will give you a workshop about analysis and synthesis method. Get also an overview of the several design process. Get to know more about the 5es framework that Luis will develop with you.

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Design Strategy for Startups

Product Design needs to combine art and technology in order to be efficient. A relevant workshop will be in place for you to find the right solutions through a number of case studies.
09:30

Lisbon-Challenge Investor's Day

The 25 selected startups from the Lisbon-Challenge program will be pitching their ideas to an international jury of investors. Are you curious about new startups? This is the place to be.

Apps, the Cloud and You (cont.)

5E Innovation Framework (cont.)

Design Strategy for Startups (cont.)

10:30

Coffee Break

Go for a cappuccino at our Fidelidade Lounge (3rd floor), and seize the opportunity to network along.
11:00

Luis Eduardo Dejo

Luis will have a closer look on bringing user perspective forward instead of industry perspective. The expertise of a designer strategist will be of great advantage for your own business.

Products for a Mobile Life

Daniel is going to walk you through creating products for a mobile life. His startup, Genneo (which provides equipment for converting walking into battery charge for mobile electronics) will be a good experience to share.

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CGD Workshop: How to build the perfect pitch deck for VC's

By Ricardo Torgal and Rui Rodrigues

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NoSQL Databases and Scala

Leo Lara and Jaime Jorge workshop will explain everything on NoSQL and Scala language and how it can be used on your startup in order to make them more scalable and reliable.

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11:30

Lisbon-Challenge Investor's Day

The 25 selected startups from the Lisbon-Challenge program will be pitching their ideas to an international jury of investors. Are you curious about new startups? This is the place to be.

Products for a Mobile Life (cont.)

CGD Workshop: How to build the perfect pitch deck for VC's (cont.)

NoSQL Databases and Scala (cont.)

12:30

Go to Market Strategies for Startups

Which markets to start with? Only local? Straight going international? Which target groups or verticals to start with? This talk by Jörg Sutara, will help you find the answers you are looking for.

Products for a Mobile Life (cont.)

Why Successful Startups Use Professional Copy

Jayme Kopke will show what is behind the ideas and messages that carry the power to seduce investors, clients or consumers. He will also discuss the method to produce them, and why it shouldn't be homemade.

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NoSQL Databases and Scala (cont.)

13:00

Lunch

You're invited to have lunch at the Explorers Café (terrace level) and enjoy a great meal with your fellow attendees.
14:00

Get Rich with your Exit

Most startup founders struggle to find direction and exit strategies. Gerald will igve us his personal story on how he sold his company BuyVIP at reduced prices in a time-limited campaign to Amazon.

Solving Problems with Design: A Web Odyssey

Why Design can make you better at whatever it is you do. And a journey through the past, present and future of web development. Understand what can be done on the web, where it is going and where you can get in.

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Cultural Aspects of Design Thinking

In this workshop Lawrence Abrahamson, IDEO's expert on Cultural aspects of Design, will show you how building better products based on your market culture can be very useful for your startup growth.

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Ideas(R) Playing with Senses

Creativity - knowledgeable approach to innovation trough the eyes, body and experience of a designers team. We will mix why’s and do’s of transforming ideas into new business, focusing on 3 layers: brainware; bodyware and artware.

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14:30

Lisbon-Challenge Investor's Day

The 25 selected startups from the Lisbon-Challenge program will be pitching their ideas to an international jury of investors. Are you curious about new startups? This is the place to be.

Solving Problems with Design: A Web Odyssey (cont.)

Cultural Aspects of Design Thinking (cont.)

Ideas(R) Playing with Senses (cont.)

15:30

Fireside Chat with Dave: How to go from 12 Employees to a 1 Billion Dollar Valuation

Solving Problems with Design: A Web Odyssey (cont.)

Cultural Aspects of Design Thinking (cont.)

Ideas(R) Playing with Senses (cont.)

16:00

Coffee Break and Music

Go for a cappuccino at our Fidelidade Lounge (3rd floor), and seize the opportunity to network along.
17:00

The Real Power of Networking

Networking is a common concept now used in our modern days, but how can you be sure that you are really using, to the fullest, the potential of networking? The experienced Bjoern Herrmann will tell us all about it.

Introduction to Robotics

Participants will be introduced to the workshop of physical computing, electronics and programming. A small robot called "Farrusco" will gain live, he will pursue light sources, avoid obstacles and assume different humor states with colored LEDs.

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Innovation Roadmap & Partnership Opportunities with a Telco

The workshop aims to share the main areas in which PT is investing and to discuss how we promote a closer relationship with startups and SMEs.

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Google’s Business Intelligence Tools

Consumer Barometer, YouTube trends, Keyword Tool, Traffic Estimator, Google Global Market Finder, Google Analytics – those are several essential tools useful to improve your business.

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17:30

Lisbon-Challenge Investor's Day

The 25 selected startups from the Lisbon-Challenge program will be pitching their ideas to an international jury of investors. Are you curious about new startups? This is the place to be.

Introduction to Robotics Workshop (cont.)

Innovation Roadmap & Partnership Opportunities with a Telco (cont.)

Google’s Business Intelligence Tools (cont.)

18:50

Closing Session

19:00

Explorers Toolbox Wrap-up

Let's have an overall on this rich Explorers Toolbox Day #2 at the CGD Auditorium.
19:15

Entrepreneurs break

Because every entrepreneur needs a Break! This is the time for you to meet people in a chill out environment. You will be able to pitch if you would like or just quickly find people from our field and interests, at CGD Auditorium
Explorers Auditorium
07:30

Registration and Breakfast

Have a wonderful portuguese style breakfast while checking in.
08H30

Welcome and Introduction to the Explorers Conference Day

Be informed about the great journey that awaits you. Our curators will present themselves and guide you through the talks and debates of the day.
09:00

Konica Minolta: a 100 year old Startup!

How do you keep the startup spirit of constant innovation when you're a 100 year old company? Konica Minolta manufactures business and industrial imaging products, including lenses and LCD film, X-Ray image processing systems, 3-D digitizers, and others. This talk will give us an insight of how KonicaMinolta can partner with you startup.
09:30

Accelerators Tropicalism

Papaya Ventures has changed the accelerator panorama in Rio de Janeiro and in Brazil, Luisa will give you all the insights.
09:45

Bridging Countries and Empowering Entrepreneurship

As a cofounder of 21212, Frederico has built up one of the most interesting accelerator concepts that links Brazilian startups with the US and vice-versa. What could be learned from the experience of bridging different countries and empowering entrepreneurship?
10:00

Startup Brazil

Brazil wants to be entrepreneur's superpower, and Startup Brazil is the stepping-stone for this flagship project. Understand how your startup can soft-land in the huge e-commerce brazilian market!
10:15

Brazil Startup Ecosystem - Discussion Panel

The growing economics of Brazil is, of course, influencing the Startup Ecosystem. How is this affecting startups and their success. Moderation by André Marquet
10H30

Coffee Break

Go for a cappuccino at our Fidelidade Lounge (3rd floor), and seize the opportunity to network along.
11:00

PASI: Professional Association of Space Instructors

What comes at the intersection of Space, Physiology, Engineering and Business? Space Tourism is today representing an immense challenge at many different levels. One of those is keeping the passengers healthy during and after their flight. This is crucial to secure the activity and to allow the rise of further ones stemming from it. Providing standards for selection and training of the passengers became obvious but not that trivial to implement.
11:15

Save The World With Nuclear Power

There are many barriers, however, to broader adoption of nuclear power – including negative public perception. Leslie will be talking about what changes might be coming in the future of nuclear power generation. New people, with new technology, are figuring out how to use nuclear engineering to save the world.
11:30

To be an Astronaut

Several factors play in being an astronaut, such as having a taste of adventure, accepting the risk, working complex tasks, living like in camping trip. Jean-Francois Clervoy will share his own experience of three thrilling space flights and give an outlook about the future private access to space.
11:45

Space & Science Startups - Discussion Panel

This is the gateway to space. Putting development of space capability issues on the table. How does it deliver benefits to the citizens of the world. Moderation by Ricardo Marvao
12:00

Fashion Startups and its Challenges

Combining the tech passion and the fashion love, Maxine will tell us all about her projects, with a special focus into Zady – an alternative to today’s fast-fashion.
12:15

6 Weeks at Singularity University

Inês is the Sandbox Network ambassador for Portugal. As an alumni from the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program 2013, she will share the secrets that have driven her to be one of the most relevant young community shappers in Europe.
12:30

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

CREA founder Leticia Jauregui trains and advises low-income women micro entrepreneurs in rural & marginalized communities to strengthen & grow their businesses.
12:45

Women Rule: Empowering Entrepreneurs - Discussion Panel

Women are increasingly creating tech and web startups, and this is probably the most important untapped economic mechanism of wealth generation. In this panel we will discuss that opportunity. Moderation by Cynthia Hellen
13H00

Lunch

You're invited to have lunch at the Explorers Café (terrace level) and enjoy a great meal with your fellow attendees.
14:00

Wearable Tech for Everyone

The story behind Machina: the startup that is creating a jacket with embedded intelligence and sensors that is paving the road for a new generation of “intelligent” clothes that will allow you to monitor your health, life style and even be creative!
14:15

Creative Minds Caring for a Better World

Hahna’s startup is bringing the ultimate mobile and renewable power supply to the market. Their first product is a power generating shoe insert that charges small portable electronics like cell phones on-the-go. Not just hardware but a complex design challenge.
14:30

Portable Energy

Creating ultimate solutions for our everyday life is Genneo most concern. The company that Daniel co-founded is engaged in designing a new generation of breakthrough products for portable energy harvesting.
14:45

Hardware Startups - Discussion Panel

Wireless connectivity of various types can now be taken for granted. It's getting more straightforward to get things manufactured. Arduous, 3D printing, laser cutters, and more accessible CNC milling are making hardware easier to prototype as customers increasingly buy online. Find out the new challenges faced by hardware warriors in this panel. Moderation by José Manuel dos Santos
15:00

Data Driven Startup Ecosytems

Bjoern Herrmann is an expert on data driven decision making and data services. He’s the founder of Compass, a company with the mission of transforming the world of business from gut to data driven. In this talk he will share the insights of what builds up a relevant startup ecosystem.
15:15

Digital Creativity is the Competitive Edge

Mark concentrates his forces on the development of projects combining creative media and digital technologies. In this talk, he will focus on the strategic connections towards international markets.
15:30

The Summit, The Dublin Startup Scene and Ebulliophobia

15:45

Building Grass Root Startup Communities - Discussion Panel

Startup communities are popping up everywhere, from Silicon Valley to Santiago and even in countries such as Iceland. These types of entrepreneurial ecosystems are driving innovation and small business energy, building communities of entrepreneurs who can feed off of each others talent, creativity, and support. Moderation by André Marquet
16H00

Coffee Break

Go for a cappuccino at our Fidelidade Lounge (3rd floor), and seize the opportunity to network along.
17:00

An explorer in a world of explorers!

André will tell us about his latest project where he is going to travel around the world over the course of several months reporting the most inspiring entrepreneurship stories he can find. A blend of entrepreneurial genius, gut’s and cultural influence.
17:15

Beyond the Waves

Challenging the waves makes Mc Namara a marketing brand by himself. What are the strategies behind it and how can the personal life be affected by its marketing?
17:30

Generation Y: The Digital Shift

Axelle will tell us about the mindset driven by the new generation. This generation Y – that usually defines itself against their predecessors – is in the center of the psychological revolution.
17:45

Personal Marketing - Discussion Panel

A debate will be set to discuss the boundaries between personal marketing and personal branding in an entrepreneurs life. Moderation by Nuno Machado Lopes
18:00

Accelerating in Italy: Scaling the Unscalable

Early stage investments and startups in Italy, combining technology, craftsmanship & new business models - the experience and the investment thesis of H-FARM.
18:15

Accelerating Interactive Products

Rafael will talk about his amazing experience co founding 21212 – a Brazilian digital accelerator. His expertise in digital marketing entrepreneurship and innovation will guide us through his talk.
18:30

Leadership Lessons from the Military

Eran started his career as a major officer of the IDF Air Force where he learned important life lessons that he took to his entrepreneurial activities. As the CEO of one of the leading mobile platforms for event goers, he will give a sneak peek to the Israeli startup scene and share some of his personal learning and insights.
18:45

Building a Startup Nation - Discussion Panel

Everyone's trying to replicate Silicon Valley startup ecosystem but each region should find its own model. As Brazil and Italy are launching ambitious programs, Israel is considered the startup-nation. What can we learn from each other? Moderation to be announced.
19:00

Closing Remarks

19:30

BUS Shuttle Service (Premium Pass/ Invitation Only)

For attendees with VIP passes only, the BUS Shuttle is the quickest way to get to the Gala Dinner Venue.
20:00

Cocktail & Chill Out (Premium Pass/ Invitation Only)

The welcoming cocktail with live music at Estufa Fria for VIP pass holders is excellent for informal networking in a relaxing environment.
21:30

Award Ceremony Gala Dinner (Premium Pass/ invitation only)

The Prizes Awards Ceremony Gala Dinner for Lisbon Challenge will be held at Estufa Fria. Get to know who from the 25 selected Lisbon Challenge teams is winning the final 150,000€ prize and gets to go in the international roadshow to London, New York and Sao Paulo.