Na Casa do Impacto está tudo a postos para mais uma edição da maior conferência de empreendedorismo e tecnologia do mundo, a Web Summit!

Lisboa é a nossa casa e a casa da Web Summit, no entanto, a edição de 2020 será transmitida num formato 100% online e espera receber cerca de 100 mil participantes na plataforma do evento.

Estás pronto/a?

Fizemos uma seleção de 6 sessões/dia que não podes perder se és um empreendedor de impacto ou te interessas por empreendedorismo, sustentabilidade e inovação:


_How fintech gives back

with Chris Britt, Founder & CEO at Chime
and Felix Salmon, Chief Financial Correspondent at Axios

Chime is now the most valued consumer fintech in the US. Learn from the neobank’s CEO about how Chime is using its success for social good.

_Building alicorns

with Michelle Castillo, Senior Reporter at Cheddar
Katie Rosen Kitchens, Co-founder & Editor-in-Chief at FabFitFun
Trae Vassallo, Co-founder & Managing Director at
and Michelle Zatlyn, Co-founder & COO at Cloudflare

Equality has been put under the magnifying glass in 2020. This session explores the systematic challenges and exclusive opportunities facing female founders on their way to building alicorns.

_Digital democracy with a purpose

with Luis Neves, CEO at Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative
André Azevedo, Secretary of State for Digital Transition at Government of Portugal
Ridley Scott, Founder at Ridley Scott Creative Group
and Dearbhla Gavin, Journalist at BBC

In a race to lead the digital era, is the European way of doing business – reaping the potential of tech and data, and preserving and building on the fundamental values of democracy, sustainability and ethical behaviour – the future for our society?

_Winning investments for 2021

with Stephan Morais, Managing General Partner at Indico Capital Partners
and Sofia Santos, Partner at Faber

From the rubble that was 2020, can unicorns grow? Join this batch of leading investors as they break down the fate of the tech landscape in Portugal, and share their predictions for what trends and turnarounds wait around the corner.

_How to build an inclusive innovation culture (Masterclass)

with Meghan Sharp, Global head of BP ventures

Meghan Sharp  will share her insights on why diversity and inclusion matter in innovation. She’ll talk about how being comfortable with ‘messiness’ can drive innovation.

_Ethical tech: Creating a framework that works

with Rebecca Parsons CTO at ThoughtWorks

By considering the elements of ethical technology, organisations can develop a comprehensive approach across multiple fronts, from product development to the way leaders interact with their teams. In this session, Dr Rebecca Parsons will provide recommendations on what processes and frameworks can be used to foster an ethical technology practice, as well as guidance for implementation.



_Why is Lisbon the best hub for impact entrepreneurship?

with Inês Sequeira, Director of Casa do Impacto
LJ Silverman, Head of LSE Generate, LSE Research & Innovation
Luís Fonseca, Partner at Maze
Hugo Menino de Aguiar, Founder at SPEAK
and Nuno Brito Jorge, Founder at GoParity

Lisbon is taking the lead in the entrepreneurial scene, being singled out as one of Europe’s best Innovation hubs. Let’s discuss the “why” Lisbon is so seductive for Impact Entrepreneurs.

_Social movements in the media spotlight

with Brian McCullough, Host of Techmeme Ride Home at Techmeme Ride Home / Ride Home Media
Lauren Williams, Editor-in-chief at Vox Jared Hohlt, Editor-in-chief at Slate
and Belinda Goldsmith, Editor-in-chief at Thomson Reuters Foundation

As social movements campaign for sweeping change, global media brands are asking themselves how best to do their part, and whether objectively capturing the moment is enough or if it’s time to be an active force for good.

_Cleantech: Scaling up net zero businesses [Hosted by British Embassy Lisbon]

A conversation with Tech Nation – the UK growth platform for tech companies and leaders – and its most innovative net zero startups. Join this session as part of #UKatWebSummit to talk about the challenges of scaling up net zero startups, and the importance of technology in the fight against climate change.

_Gaming for a better planet

with Jude Ower, Founder & CEO at Playmob
and Cassie Flynn, Strategic Advisor on Climate Change at UNDP

Join Playmob CEO Jude Ower and the UNDP’s Cassie Flynn to learn how Playmob’s games have the power to make real-world changes.

_Exploring how technology, combined with capitalism, could solve the climate crisis

with Bill Gross, Founder & CEO at Heliogen & Idealab
and David Morris, Staff Writer at Fortune

Bill Gross bet early on the internet and got rich with a stable of startups. He’s hoping to be right a second time in staking his money and reputation on green energy. Join Bill in conversation with Fortune’s David Morris discussing how technology, combined with capitalism, could solve the climate crisis.

_Diversity through disruptive investing

with Marcelo Claure, CEO at SoftBank Group International
Paul Judge, Co-founder at Pindrop
Stacy Brown-Philpot, Former CEO at TaskRabbit
and Connie Loizos, Founder at StrictlyVC

The biggest tech investor in the world is throwing its weight (and considerable capital) behind finding tech leaders from minority backgrounds. Let’s find out how SoftBank is doing it…



_Going green as a tech startup – where to start? [Hosted by Institute for Climate Leadership] (Masterclass)

A climate action masterclass with UN Climate Change and the Institute for Climate Leadership. When running a startup, taking care of your business operations or marketing can consume most of your time. Making your company sustainable might not be your top priority. It’s about time to change that. Taking climate action through lowering your corporate carbon footprint will benefit not only the planet, but also your business. People want brands that make an impact. We’ll show you where to start!

_Can green tech save the planet?

with Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder at the Jane Goodall Institute
Pieter Van Midwoud, Chief Tree Planting Officer at Ecosia
and Patrick Greenfield, Reporter at The Guardian

In the fight to save the planet, it can be hard to see the forest for the trees. Enter, Ecosia and Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE. The world’s only tree-planting search engine has partnered with the world-renowned ethologist and environmentalist to plant tree corridors in Uganda. In this exclusive Web Summit session, we hear from Ecosia’s Chief Tree Planting Officer, Pieter Van Midwoud, and Dr. Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace, about how their two organizations are harnessing tech to chart a new course for conservation as they tackle the climate crisis.

_How business can navigate the pandemic

with Caryn Seidman-Becker, Chairman & CEO at Clear
Steve Case, CEO at Revolution
and Stephanie Mehta, Editor-in-chief at Fast Company

Every industry has been hit hard during the pandemic. How do you lead during a time of crisis in a way that both steadies the ship and moves your company forward?

_A deep-dive in Portugal’s blue-economy future

with Pedro Rocha Vieira, Co-founder & CEO at Beta-i
Ruben Eiras, Coordinator for Blue Economy Entrepreneurship, Investment & Innovation at Fórum Oceano
João Tomé, Editor at Razão Automóvel
Helena Vieira, Director-general for Maritime Policy at Portuguese Ministry of the Sea

Is bluetech really our future? What role will Portugal play in getting us there? Learn from leaders within the blue economy as we delve deep into the heart of sustainability.

_SDG Ambition: Designing business systems for the SDGs [Hosted by UN Global Compact] (Masterclass)

Setting ambitious goals and targets aligned with absolute benchmarks is the first step for businesses to deliver on the sustainable development goals (SDGs), but meaningful progress also requires businesses to more deeply integrate those goals across their functions and processes. Based on the work of SDG Ambition, this masterclass will explore how you can use innovation to accelerate sustainability commitments that create measurable value for business, society, and our planet.

_Conscious capital

with Navin Chaddha, Managing Director at Mayfield Fund
and Christopher Lochhead, Podcast Host at Follow Your Different

Twenty years into the new millennium, we find ourselves in a bewildering time, beset by Covid-19, systemic racism, mass unemployment and climate change. Midas List investor Navin Chaddha believes we need to adapt as an industry to become conscious capitalists, building business for better rather than business as usual.


Esta é apenas uma curta seleção de um programa recheado de talks, roundtables e masterclasses. Descobre tudo aqui.


Estás na Web Summit mas não estão a transmitir uma sessão a qual queiras assistir? Temos uma sugestão para os “tempos mortos”! Procura as startups da nossa Comunidade que vão estar no evento:

The Equal Food Co.
Mentora Health
SPM Nanosolutions
Reshape Ceramics
It’s About Impact


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