The largest National program of Startup creation and acceleration in the Tourism area
Acceleration: 26 of September – 24 of October
National Grand Final: 31 of October
Acceleration program promoted by the Creative Territories and Tourism of Portugal designed to support entrepreneurship projects linked to tourism and the promotion of endogenous products.
Presentation: 20 of September in Tavira (Followbirds selected)
1 Bootcamp: 19, 21, 23 of November in Portimão
2 Bootcamp : 11 of December in Loures
Final pitch: 12 of December in Loures
4-7 of October – Birdwatching festival Sagres
The 9th birdwatching festival in Sagres, organized by SPEA, guaranteed yet another successful edition for birdwatching community and nature enthusiasts.
According to the planned program visitors were able to attend several guided tours with Guillaume Réthoré (A Rocha Life) and Thijs Valkenburg (RIAS), and use our Followbirds app during the observation to consult birds and mark all observations.
2 of October – NET ME UP
Followbirds participated at Net Me Up event – a pitching & networking initiative promoted by Turismo de Portugal and the Territórios Criativos, in partnership with AlgarExperience and GEN Portugal. The one-day event was held on a boat tour around Marina de Albufeira while invited startups were pitching to national investors and partners. See the video!
28 – 30 of September – ObservaNatura
The 10th edition of ObservaNatura was hosted at Herdade da Mourisca. The event was highlighting the ornithological tourism and the creation of nature tourism destinations network that values and differentiates the Protected Areas of the continent.
28 – 30 of June – Festival MED & POP-UP Store of Loulé Design Lab
As part of the Loulé Design Lab community, we participated at the MED Fest music event with our merchandising series of our brand products in a Pop-up shop. The shop schedule was then extended till the end of July.
25 – 27 of May – ObservArribas 2018
The 2nd edition of Festival ObservArribas was hold in the installations of Pavilhão Multiusos. in Miranda do Douro, where we participated with a promotional stand.
22- 26 of May – Algarve Design Meeting
We presented our project together with other residents of Loulé Design Lab in the the 8th edition of Algarve Design Meeting at Fabrica de cerveija in Faro.
10 – 13 of May – Sustent’Algarve Festival
A 4-day festival about sustainable Algarve was hold at Manuel Bívar in Faro, where we participated with a stand.
10 of May – Saberes da Ria Formosa
A very interesting initiative formation about the Ria Formosa was happening at Centro Náutico, Faro beach, where we were presenting the Followbirds platform.
27 – 29 of April – Walking Festival Ameixial
Our first beta testing was happening at Walking Festival Ameixial.