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Are you a Founder or Future Founder?
Come build your company at STATION F! We currently have open applications for the following programs:
HEC Program is recruiting for early-stage startups that are founded by entrepreneurs that have a link to the school. Deadline to apply is Nov 22 to join in Jan 2021. Apply now.
🤝 Entrepreneur First is backing talented individuals pre-team and pre-idea to build the next generation of globally ambitious technology startups from scratch. Deadline to apply is Dec 6 to join in Apr 2021. Apply now.
Who are the entrepreneurs in STATION F's Fighters Program?
Applications for Batch 4 of the Fighters Program are currently in review. While waiting for the results to be announced in January, discover a few of the startups in the program: Le Falaf, Chez Vos Producteurs, and Fibrany.
High-level insights from our Community
🤯 How to raise funds with a super angel? An interview with Fabrice Grinda, the world's most active angel investor. With 600 investments (and counting!), serial entrepreneur-turned-BA Fabrice Grinda is one of the most active angel investors in the world. Whether you're an investor or an early-stage startup looking for funding, don't miss out on his latest interview filled with plenty of actionable insights > Read now
Angel Investing, VC, and Scout Programs: How do you teach investing? With the development of investment vehicles and financial instruments like syndicates and rolling funds, investing has become more accessible in recent years to a wider non-VC and non-finance audience, especially in early-stage. This leads us to two questions. First, is investment something that can be taught? Second, how is it actually taught? > Learn more with Included VC, Chapter One VC, and Angel Investing School.
🏻♀️What makes a good founder? How do you build strong co-founding teams? We speak to Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck of Entrepreneur First, who have been backing talented individuals pre-team and pre-idea, to find out. > Learn more
Why should some startups not be raising funds with VCs? How much money did you raise? What’s your valuation? How long until you’ll become a unicorn? Who did you raise from? More than ever, our ecosystem glorifies fundraising but is it for everyone? > Find out in an interview with Grégoire Gambetto of Germinal
Bring some new skills back to the office... Join us for insightful masterclasses run in partnership with world-leading companies from Google to AWS. Learn about the latest trends and perspectives in your field, and discuss the most pressing social issues in the world today.
Ever want to discuss civil rights with Siyabulela Mandela? Ask Nick Clegg a few questions about Facebook policy? Curious about what Yeardley Smith loves most about Lisa Simpson? Or maybe you'd like to talk to Mark Cuban about what he thinks makes a good pitch...
Now's your chance, with Q&A.
Interact with our incredible speaker line-up just like at our physical events. You'll still be able to ask questions, but this time it'll be through a chat feature. Come and ask our biggest speakers anything.
The search for the first winners of the Earthshot Prize has begun, and Web Summit is proud to have been invited to be an official nominator for the prize. Launched just a few weeks ago, the Earthshot Prize is the most prestigious global environment prize in history, aiming to find new solutions to the world’s biggest environmental problems.
We will be nominating solutions that we think have the potential to make the most progress towards achieving the five Earthshots – simple but ambitious goals that, if achieved by 2030, will improve life for us all, for generations to come. If you have any suggestions for solutions we, as an organisation, should nominate, just hit reply to get in touch with us for a further discussion.
You can find out more about the Prize, our role as an official nominator, and the five-stage process for selecting winners at www.earthshotprize.org.
“Estás no escritório. Às 18h00, quando todos saírem, ligas o gerador e vais-te embora. Desliga-se automaticamente depois da desinfeção. No dia a seguir, o espaço está desinfetado e estéril a vírus”, explica Diogo Mocho, fundador da Safeway.
A ronda de financiamento da empresa de ortodontia invisível contou com os portugueses da Bynd Venture Capital, os ucranianos da TA Ventures, o braço de investimento de capital de risco do Sabadell e outros investidores europeus.
O lançamento acontece esta quarta-feira. Objetivo passa por diversificar e aumentar produtos e serviços, e qualificar as ofertas apresentadas ao mercado quando este recuperar da crise provocada pela pandemia.