Lisbon Challenge. Last stop: London. And over. And out.

Big Ben, the Queen, the London Eye? Just to name a few things we didn’t see! Again, this was not planned to be a vacation but a business trip. And this time, we started at the Google Campus in Tech City, the area that hosts most of London’s tech startups, a lot co-working spaces and…

Lisbon Challenge in São Paulo.

After returning from New York for 2 nights, it was time to get to the airport in Lisbon again to hop on the next plane. This time to São Paulo. To sum up the days and the experience: This. City. Is. Simply. Huge! And expensive. I wasn’t expecting it, but life in São Paulo is not…

Lisbon Challenge in NYC.

After making it into the Top 10 at the Lisbon Challenge, the traveling began.  We went to New York City last week, are currently in São Paulo now before and will be off to London next week to meet investors and attend Demo Days, where we’ll pitch our startups to an audience. Here’s a recap…

Lisbon Challenge – The (almost) End.

It’s crazy to think that it’s over, but most of it is and it’s only 10 teams left. I just browsed through a few photos on my iPhone and still try to understand the impact the past 10 weeks had. On others, on the company I work for, on myself. And yes, it has been…

Unsportliches Verhalten, Teil V? Falsch gedacht!

Hin und wieder muss ich mich hier über unsportliches Verhalten auslassen. Heute nicht. Denn heute, lieber Leser, präsentiere mit vollen Freude: Sportliches Verhalten im Schwimmbad in Lissabon. Ich war seit gut 6 Wochen nicht schwimmen. Ich wollte ja, aber ich fand nur unbezahlbare, private Pools. Dann empfahl mir jemand aus unserem Co-Workspace einen öffentlichen Pool….

This Week in Lisbon. Startup Updates.

This week a few pretty nice things happened inside the Lisbon Challenge. The French Guys opened their beta website to us! It’s exciting news to me cause I watched them work on it for weeks. To sum it up, this is what their Angellist profile says: “InPeople allows you to invest in entrepreneurs’ early-stage businesses,…

Startups in Lisbon. This Week in Feli’s World.

This week has been quiet eventful. And it has shown where Portugal and Lisbon want and can be when it comes to startups. On Tuesday, Brant Cooper stopped by. He is the NYT Bestselling author of “The Lean Entrepreneur” and not only had a few very smart things to say, but also gave individual advice…

This Week in Feli’s World. Lisbon. Week 2.

I got so used to everything here, it feels weird that this is just week 2. But a few things are different from what I am used to. Here are a couple of examples. Everything. Takes. Forever. While Germans are (I guess) used to that people hurry to get things done, people take their time for…

This Week in Feli’s World. Lisbon. Week 1.

As most of the people know, I’m in Lisbon for work right now. Week one is over, four more are to come. Lisbon is nice. “Nice” really is the word for it. Nice and not nice houses, old and new buildings, fine places and those that are completely run down. Usually, when I get to a…

Let’s get to work. Lisbon. Day 3 and 4.

On day 3 I moved to the apartment, my team members and I will live in while being in Lisbon. It’s a little nuts, but I’ll get to that another time. At night, one of my team members arrived and it didn’t take too long before we felt back into a product discussion though we…