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European Innovation Academy: NOVA students integrate three of the best teams

Largest event ever of the tech entrepreneurship organization had more than 500 participants from 75 nationalities.

NOVA University Lisbon partnered once again with European Innovation Academy (EIA) and was present in the second edition of this initiative in Portugal, which took place in Cascais from July 15 to August 3.

From the 10 winning teams, three include students from NOVA who now have the chance to further develop their projects:

  • Paralegal Bot: Legal advice platform based in Artificial Intelligence. Won a 3-phase lauch package by Rank Executives;
  • Babysisters: High quality platform that offers on-demand professional babysitting services. Won 3 hours of Post-Mentorship over a 1 year period by European Innovation Academy
  • Proco: Solution that gathers students, companies and universities to solve problems related to recruitment processes through joint projects. Won 3 hours of Business Mentoring over 6 months period with Dybaw Venture Capital.

With 500 participants from 75 nationalities, 100 news startups and 90 speakers and mentors, this was  the largest academy ever organized by European Innovation Academy.

For three weeks, EIA promoted an accelaration program to transform ideas in startups. During this period, participants worked in groups in the development of an idea with the help of 90 speakers and mentors from international institutions such as Stanford UniversityU.C. Berkeley and Google, as well as other companies from Silicon Valley.



European Innovation Academy is a non-profit organization that promotes capacitation of future entreprenerus and digital growth of companies. It is recognized as a leader in the area of education for tech entrepreneurship.

In Portugal, the initiative had its first edition in 2017. In 2018, EIA in Estoril has as its partners Câmara Municipal de CascaisSantander Universidades, DaimlerNOVA University LisbonNova School of Business and Economics and Beta-i.