The Weekly Roundup April 25 - 29

Network News

This week on the Roundup: summer studies, business awards, overseas adventures, real estate and relocation opportunities, e-learning courses, winemaking, workshops, and more! 

We highly recommend checking out the IPBN JOB BOARD with new and exciting opportunities posted daily from within our network. The most recent job postings are from IPBN members Rachael MilneLaura Mc Mahon, Carolina Cruz, and Pauline Clark who are hiring.

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IPBN member Core Optimisation says congratulations to Caroline Dunlea who came runner up for Digital & Technology Businesswoman of the Year in last night's Image PWC Businesswoman of the Year Awards, we are so proud!

IPBN member Marian Purcell said it was an unbelievable opportunity for Algarve Atlantic Properties to be in New York and attending the #inmanconnect Real Estate Event. Showing America how amazing Portugal is and what unique investment opportunities are here.

IPBN member Pink Room wonders if you are looking for a Summer Camp! You ask and the Universe provides. We hope to see your application for the Subvisual Summer Camp that we will help mentor this year. There will be plenty of mobile, web, web3, blockchain, design, UI/UX, product management, and mostly teamwork, in a 2 months journey.

IPBN member Chris Mc Gale says Quinta do Lago is Heaven on Earth! Let him know if you fancy half-a-year plus one-day in the sun enjoying Portugal’s Non-Habitual Residency, (NHR), tax benefits - where dividend and pension income are taxed @10% for 10-years! (OECD& EU approved) His wealth-concierge service can take care of all your personal and tax needs, and can direct you to the very best villa investment opportunities.

IPBN member Hilary O’Shea posted that research is showing that Remote Work is better for Innovation and brainstorming than the Office. Creating the conditions for innovation is key and we can now dispel the myth that brainstorming in the office is superior to brainstorming in a remote or virtual environment.

IPBN member says congratulations to the chairman of our board Pat McCann on being named a distinguished leader in business at the Irish Times awards. And we remind you Pat was one of our keynote speakers at our event in Lisbon in Feb 2018. See all the details here.

IPBN member Upwords has finished an e-Learning course of everything about glass. You might think it’s a bit of a boring topic, but you couldn’t be more far from the truth. Did you know that glass manufacturers are actually developing techniques and thinking of nature by avoiding birds from colliding against glass objects.

IPBN member Steven Braekeveldt did not win one award for our new office building but TWO awards and so had to give a TV interview with suspenders to Imagens de Marca about our building!!!

IPBN member Abacus Financial Services will be visiting various countries in the coming months. If you want to arrange a meeting with us to discuss any of our services, feel free to get in touch with us at

IPBN member BRIDGE IN wants you to check out the list of Portuguese startups to watch in 2022. The number of top Portuguese #startups is growing with the country launching a multi-million dollar startup program. We consistently ranked within the top fifty ecosystems in the world and investment is growing by the day.

IPBN member Quinta dos Vales asks: "Would you like to create your own wine?" Get to know The Winemaker Experience on our website.

IPBN member Nest Collective is hosting the 2nd Coimbra Blockchain Meetup! Friday, 6th of May, we'll kick off the afternoon with a Solidity Workshop followed by two Web3 talks.

IPBN member Goran Engberg says one of the key capabilities for management is to create synergies. Dr. Igor Ansoff known as the Father of Strategic Management introduced this concept in his book - Corporate Strategy, 1965. I wonder if this is still a key capability within today’s management.

IPBN member Emma Olohan posted that Dublin Business School learners from day and evening Event Mgt programmes are back, with Pendulum Summit for 2022.

IPBN member FAmazing is celebrating the day of those who give life to ideas and projects, those who animate everyday life in FAmazing. In this World Day of Graphic Design we highlight the best, ours!

IPBN member Edge International Lawyers posted about EDGE in the USA. After a very successful trip earlier in the month to New York, EDGE is again returning to the USA in May. Senior partner Francisco Barata Salgueiro will be in Miami and San Francisco between the 3rd and 11th May. We will be attending special events in both cities and will also be scheduling meetings with local clients and partners. 

Lastly, the IPBN has some great news if you are looking for some help this summer, but you must act FAST! The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Project Consultancy will fly from Dublin to Lisbon come June 6 until June 9 of this year. IPBN member companies based in Lisbon have been invited by the initiative to submit a business consultancy project submission, for free, for the upcoming UCD Graduate Business School MBA consultancy week in which 80 MBAs will be visiting Lisbon to work with local companies for the week. Read more here

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