The Weekly Roundup March 28 - April 1

Noteworthy News from the Network

This week on the Roundup: meet-ups and water-cooler chats, tributes and translations, hidden signs and leveling up, trials and triumphs, new careers, 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 posting is here: 

IPBN member PwC Portugal is recruiting for the product design area, for the Advisory Solutions team. If you are UX/UI Designer with experience, join their team!

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IPBN member Salmon Software Ltd said, "It was a pleasure to talk and meet with all of you at DACT 2022 after a pause of more than two years! We hope to see you again next year." 

IPBN member Core Optimisation's CEO and Co-founder Caroline Dunlea has been nominated for Image PwC Digital and Technology Businesswoman of the Year! Well done, Caroline, what an achievement!! We can’t wait for the event on April 20th!

IPBN member Upwords started an exciting new project this week: The translation of the teasers of the new series for one of the main subscription-based streaming services into all Nordic languages.

IPBN member John Paul Prior remembered a big step forward for Musicmaker Dublin, 6 years ago today. Having taken down the previous dated 90’s rock store signage, they found the original 80’s signage hidden underneath. Looking back, it was a relatively small improvement to the shop frontage but created real momentum for ongoing change and improvements internally, in a complete rebrand for the company.

IPBN member Finn Houlihan congratulated his colleagues at ATC TAX for producing an excellent summary of Rishi Sunak's UK Spring Statement (Mini Budget).

IPBN member VMotion Solutions IT says that only 1 in 15 engineering managers received formal management training prior to becoming a manager. Here's a 90-day plan to level up from someone who made the transition.

IPBN member ufurnish.com was thrilled to grace the stage of the IDEAL HOME SHOW with BRYN LUCAS to talk all things DIY and home interiors last week. If you missed it, fear not as ufurnish.com will be at stand B12B at GRAND DESIGNS from 30th April till 8th May.

IPBN partner Enterprise Ireland says the European Investment Fund (EIF) and Enterprise Ireland (EI) are pleased to announce a EUR 60m pool of funding to support early-stage, high-growth companies in Ireland seeking seed capital to further scale their business operations. This program is supported by the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) through the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, with a further potential co-investment of EUR 30m for selected VC funds. In total, the potential funding under the IISF initiative may amount to EUR 90m.

IPBN member Bernadette Clancy thanked She is Mom. Bernie is delighted to be a mentor on their board for entrepreneurs and Moms going back into the workplace.

IPBN member Agnieszka Kijonka has a good idea why second-homers are buying in Portugal.

IPBN member Bridge In congratulated Leiria startup Sound Particles for their amazing sound work with movies like Dune, Game of Thrones, and Star Wars!

IPBN member Carole Smith posted a link to Marketing Strategies to Help Grow Your Business Online. For those of you who were unable to join them for the IPBN masterclass in early February, these are the slides from that presentation.

IPBN partner Susana Cardoso at Tourism de Portugal in Ireland said that Lisbon will have 41 flights a week from Ireland for most of the Summer Season! Haven't thought about it yet? Think again!

IPBN member Monsoon Consulting entered Portugal! They are delighted to announce their new dedicated team and website in Portugal as they continue to expand.

IPBN member TE Connectivity wants you to gain insight into engineering innovation as Sr. Director Ting Gao opens up about the creative engineering process.

IPBN member AMCS Group said that last week, AMCS Group launched a cloud-based solution for scrap recyclers meant to automate all aspects of their operations.

IPBN partner Start up Lisboa posted that Miguel Fontes, Startup Lisboa's Executive Director since 2016, is leaving the incubator today to embrace a new challenge! Miguel Fontes will be part of the new Government of Portugal, as Secretary of State for Labour. The IPBN wishes Miguel all the best in his new functions and hopes to partner together again. You will remember that Miguel was one of our keynote speakers at last year’s IPBN special Lisbon Investment series. You can relive here the conversation we had with Miguel at that time.

Some interesting development of the Parque das Naçoes here in Lisbon that we thought we would share - The Lisbon Municipal Assembly approved a proposal for the delimitation of the Urban Rehabilitation Area of Parque das Nações in an investment of 30.747 million euros

IPBN member Rebecca Nixon at Vendici Properties is thrilled to Celebrate Success with their client today with the sale of this beautiful property. What a perfect place to live the Algarve dream. If you’d like this feeling too, contact me to become a successful client contact Rebecca here

IPBN member Allan Boyle lamented that the water cooler chat is gone, and asked, "How do we have those serendipitous encounters with another colleague?" The answer: Get your company to set up a randomized virtual coffee morning.

IPBN member Otonomee said that 20 of Otonomee’s Leaders and People Managers held their graduation ceremony for completion of “Leading Remote Teams”, a course run by the excellent Grow Remote organization. Congratulations!

IPBN member Xotigo is busy launching the Xotigo Sales Management suite at multiple automotive suppliers. Stay tuned for stories of how our successful customers accelerate their transformation with Xotigo.