Weekly Roundup August 28 - September 1

News from our Members

This week on the roundup: Business as usual, recruitment, meet-ups, ecosystems, tech, medicine, SME news, opinion pieces, high-value assets, newsletters, strategies, education, sustainable solutions, DevOps, searches, discounts, expansion, employee equity, data, awareness, journalism, case studies, and more!

Welcome back! Find out what's new in the network in our recent article: August Holidays Give Way to Exciting New IPBN Features

Also, have a look at our IPBN Job Board! Members are busy recruiting IT, Accountants, Hospitality employees, and more. 

Next, in anticipation of our next networking Members meet Members event in Lisbon on Sep 26, (See all the details here where you can already register), here is an interview with IPBN member and FinTech House resident John McCoy, CEO of ProprHome in Diário de Notícias, exploring the expansion plans and the creation of total transparency on the real estate market with blockchain.

Finally, we remind you of the next Grow Algarve Meetup event, which will take place tonight, organized by IPBN member Carlos Justino and Algarve Evolution, one of the founders of the Algarve Tech Hub ecosystem. Find out about it here if not already registered.

And the Algarve Biomedical Centre (ABC), which was on one of our panels at the Tourism Conference in May, is pleased to announce that in collaboration with the Algarve Oncological Association (AOA) and the Portuguese League Against Cancer is organizing the 2nd Edition of the Solidarity Walk and Run “Mama em Movimento”, with a view to raising funds for the AOA and the LPCC-NRS. The event will take place on October 29th in Sta. Bárbara de Nexe – Faro, You can already register here.

And now...

Our members have been busy this summer. Here is an overview of their latest developments:

IPBN member Yunit Consulting is holding a free workshop entitled PT2030 Productive Innovation. They said, "400 MILLION EUROS FOR SME! Applications to Portugal 2030, under the SI Business Competitiveness Productive Innovation are finally open! There are 400 million euros for SMEs and a totally non-refundable 40% incentive fee."

IPBN member Global Citizen Solutions posted that this week, Joana Mendonça, Head of Legal at Global Citizen Solutions, wrote an extensive piece on “Working as a Digital Nomad in Portugal: All the Information You'll Need” for Global Law Experts, a renown international directory of attorneys. This information could also be of value for companies looking to hire abroad.

IPBN member Salmon Software Limited said, "The aviation industry often uses leasing arrangements for its high-value assets. The financial complexity of these contracts requires the expert input of the treasury to unravel them. Discover how Salmon Treasurer developed into “a very aviation-friendly” platform in the latest article."

IPBN member Jo James said, "Happy Monday with surprising Words from my Bank Manager, in today's Newsletter to make your Mondays matter!"

IPBN member Career Training Internships has been announced as semi-finalists in 3 categories in the Cork Chamber Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2023!

IPBN member HPA Health Group shared that more than 14,870 customers trust the new myHPA Health App to manage their health, safely and uncomplicatedly.

IPBN member Vendici Properties invites you to take a tour with James of this Martinhal Quinta 3-bed renovated villa which features a large and bright entrance hall that welcomes you.

IPBN member Elaine Godley said, "When I started my first role in business, I never dreamed we would have AI. Now look at the world and how automation is making a huge difference. Leadership skills will always be needed yet how do you keep relevant and carry your team with you? The latest report from IBM shows 5 trends for 2023. How will your business cope? What strategies are you employing in your organization? Our mastermind sessions will discuss this and many other relevant topics. Do join us 5-10 October 2023!"

IPBN partner Universidade Europeia posted, "One of the most important choices for the professional future is undoubtedly the choice of the bachelor’s degree. The European University presents an advanced, differentiating, and experiential learning academic model with a strong connection to companies. Applications are open for the academic year 2023/24."

IPBN member Techies Go Green reminded us that, "In a world where technology is ever-evolving, it's crucial for the IT Channel to step up and embrace sustainable solutions. This blog offers actionable tips and advice on how IT professionals, companies, and the wider IT Channel can make a positive impact on the environment without compromising efficiency and innovation. Check out the article here."

IPBN member Overcast HQ discovered that TikTok has launched a Search Ads Toggle, which allows brands to serve ads in TikTok search results.

IPBN member VMotion IT Solutions says, "DevOps Toolchains vs. Off-the-Shelf! Dive into the world of tailored DevOps solutions. Embrace the power of custom toolchains."

IPBN member Filipe Mestre at askblue is going to be in Denmark on September 11-15! He is looking to expand their network and enter the Nordics market therefore looking for new partnerships in different collaboration directions. "We are open to setting up meetings in Denmark September 11-15 or during TechBBQ event in Copenhagen September 13-14."

IPBN member Henrique Paranhos from WEbrand Agency is offering a 15% discount on the entire range of courses to IPBN members provided by the WEbrand Academy. "This fully remote academy, currently in its launch phase, is a spin-off of WEbrand Agency. Our goal is to become the leading online school for B2B training in the fields of Marketing, Design, Project Management, Multimedia, and Ecommerce in Portugal by the end of next year. Please note that currently, we only offer workshops in the Portuguese language. Please email hparanhos@webrand.agency if interested."

And public funding is currently available for the digitalization and internationalization of Portuguese companies. The application process for this funding has been opened, and there is a lack of awareness among many people about it. We are actively assisting in the application process. For more info, click here!

IPBN member Nofrixion is looking forward to attending the Irish Broker's Meet the Market Day on October 5th in the RDS. If you are attending and curious to understand how NoFrixion's Embedded Finance solution can streamline your accounts receivable processes resulting in both time and money saved - Please get in touch.

IPBN member Core Optimisation is delighted to be shortlisted for three DIGITAL MEDIA AWARDS IRELAND this Year! Best Search Campaign - Meagher's Pharmacy Group - Symprove: A Data-Led Journey of ‘Going with Your Gut’. Best Search Campaign - Ella & Jo Cosmetics - Beauty is in the Results. Best in Retail & Consumer Goods - Ella & Jo Cosmetics - Beauty is in the Results.

IPBN member Allan Boyle says good data helps teams make better decisions. "Data tells a good story. It helps to determine the root cause of a burning issue. Or to highlight a blind spot. It helps to laser focus on where operational pain points exist in a business."

IPBN member Global Shares says that more businesses are linking ESG performance metrics to their employee equity plans. This increased awareness sees companies matching up responsible practices with driving innovation.

IPBN member Otonomee says it is great to have Mónica as part of the Otonomee HR team!

IPBN member Ewan MacKenna from the Writers’ Bloc shared that it is a "proud day for the company: one of our co-founders, John, spoke with Pierre De Villiers of FIPP - Connecting Global Media magazine for publishers. It was an opportunity to shed light on the unseen depth of the trenches of independent journalism, and the challenges facing journalists and publishers alike."

IPBN member Xotigo shared big news! "We have been on a mission to conquer one of our industry's toughest challenges: How to prep organizations for ANY future sales scenario? Now, we’ve got the answer! Introducing our new ultimate module 'Scenario Planning': It allows you to analyze, simulate and collaborate in real-time on 'what-if' sales scenarios, all in one place and across the entire organization."

IPBN member The Magnolia Hotel (Quinta do Lago) invites you to read the full case study below, to learn how innovative technology transformed their revenue landscape!

IPBN member clubstohire.com and The Portugal News shared that following a recent announcement to open in Liverpool and Manchester, clubstohire.com has today announced the opening of five new locations throughout the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. The five new locations are London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast.

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