CHAIRMAN OF THE JURY
Warwick Hill, CEO in Residence & Managing Director @ Microsoft Accelerator London - Microsoft
Warwick Hill is renowned for successfully building and selling global companies in the digital sector. Most notable is the sale of 3rd Space a Digital Innovations Agency that was bought in June 2013 by the Chinese State Broadcaster, one of the largest media companies in the World.
With over 30 years’ experience in the global technology, telecoms, media and digital sectors Warwick Hill leads Microsoft’s London Accelerator in its mission to take good startups and make them great through an intensive 14-week programme. Innovative companies receive a mentor-based program designed to help them scale to global markets and attract Series A funding.
Warwick takes an active role in mentoring CEOs within Microsoft’s London Accelerator program. A pragmatic and at times brutally honest approach means CEOs graduating from the programme are suitably tested and prepared to engage with enterprise clients as well as late stage investors. Warwick’s experience establishing companies in India, Hong Kong, UK and mainland China mean CEOs receive advice that supports their global aspirations.
Pedro Rocha Vieira, Co-Founder & CEO - Beta-i
Laurent Ameslant, Associate Director - LaBigAdresse
Gonçalo Amorim, Executive Director - Building Global Investors (BGI)
Gonçalo Amorim, BGI Executive Director, combines 15 years of actual deployment of venture capital projects, including company turn-arounds. He has a deep understanding of the complexity and operational intricacies facing knowledge-based companies. His mission at the MIT-Portugal – Innovation & Entrepreneurship initiative is to facilitate and encourage a model for knowledge-based startups and value creation in a global marketplace. He started off in 1997 designing scientific equipments at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Oxfordshire, and later on joined HP Fibre Optics Divison (Ipswich, UK), successfully filing several international patents (US, Europe & Japan). In Portugal, Gonçalo held several managerial roles in some of the most dynamic Portuguese multinationals (Sonae & Semapa). Holds an MSc in Engineering Management from the University of Bristol and is a Chartered Engineer by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK)
Dominic Barry, Director of Programmatic Supply - Ooyala
Phil Hayman, Head of Engineering - Integralads
Filipe Portela, Lead Entrepreneur - Impact Hub Lisbon
Frédéric Bellier, Managing Director Southern Europe & MENA - RadiumOne
Miguel Fontes, Executive Director - Startup Lisboa
- - Realytics
- - Sinay
- - Pushdot
- - Eyesee
- - Mobeye
- - SMTR.Media
Submit your 2-minute start-up pitch video and get a chance to be
the BEST INNOVATIVE EUROPEAN START-UP!
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org a short video of your concept (2 minutes maximum) before April 28th 12:00 AM.
No need to be a professionally-made video/case study, a video recorded with an IPhone/Android will be accepted if clearly understandable.
A jury composed of brands, medias agencies, tech companies will gather on May 2nd and select 10 start-ups that will have the opportunity to pitch on stage on May 12th during the Interact Congress, in front of a big assembly! (transportation & accomodation excluded)
The jury will vote and reward the BEST INNOVATIVE EUROPEAN START-UP pitch on May 12th.
Judging is based on the following criteria: value proposition, target market, competitive advantage, business model, innovation.
To compete the start-up must:
Why compete & attend the Interact Lisbon?
Should you need any help to submit your video, please contact Matthieu for further information.