A more recent personal project has been a new blog called Coimbriefing. I use it to share quick updates about the Coimbra startup scene (in Portuguese only), to keep the community and my close network informed of what is happening.

Fell free to follow it and send new tips my way.

Me and couple of friends are bringing the Beta Talks to Coimbra. They’re informal conversations with two guests and a moderator, happening on the 16th of each month, on several cities across the country. Each time, we’ll pair someone who started their own company with an investor.

The first one is already this Tuesday. Know more about it and join us

If you follow this blog, you probably know that I organize a monthly meetup for the Coimbra Startup Scene. It’s been almost two years since I started doing it (since February 2010) and I finally made a website for it:

We’re also going to try out a new format that will include:

  • A briefing, where everybody shares what interesting stuff they’ve been working on;
  • One hour conversion around a pre-selected topic, with an host and guests.

The next meetup is already on January 4th, at Connect Coimbra. Fred Oliveira will discuss the intersection between code and design together with Paulo Pereira, Levi Figueira and everyone else who shows up. Join us

A curated list of the web and mobile startup scene, working on end-user products, in Coimbra.

Those around me know how much I’m into building a startup hub in Coimbra. It’s something I recurrently thing about: what could be done to turn this city into a more attractive place to start a company? I have a long list of things to do:

  • meetings to between startups (already doing it)
  • workshops
  • organize trips to other hubs
  • bring relevant mentors to Coimbra
  • make intros to recognized investors
  • broadcast news about local startups
  • and so on…

But the more I think about it, the more I believe the best strategy is just to work like hell to build a successful company and then invest a lot locally. Invest in all the awesome people I’m getting to know here in Coimbra.

So, back to work…

Friday, July 15, 2011, 8:00 PM

I’m organizing a local startup coffee meeting tomorrow. If you’re nearby, come and say hi.

Last Saturday I went to the first edition of PechaKucha Night in Coimbra. I really liked it, even with the wide range of themes and performances.

The folks at xDA have a good detailed report on the event:

For those who don’t know what pechakucha is, well, then you should check their website: it’s an international event, started in Japan, mostly aimed for architects, designers and photographers to show their work in a fixed presentation format of 20 images x 20 seconds. The event started becoming a success in Japan and has been adopted worldwide. Coimbra had their first edition last night at D.Dinis. Despite two last minute withdrawals the house was quite packed and people seemed to enjoy it, so i reckon it was a success.

Companies innovating in Coimbra

I’ve created another tumblr (the last, I promise), this time to share music, trips and more random thoughts. It will be in Portuguese though. Hope you enjoy it =)