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2012 ANNUAL REPORT


Why join the navy... ...if you can be a pirate? - Steve Jobs -


TABLE OF CONTENTS

01/ 02/ 03/ 04/ 05/

Mission Statement - 06 -

opening remarks - 08 FOUNDING PRINCIPLES - 10 -

pirate code - 12 -

timeline: startup pirates story - 14 -

accomplishments - 16 -

06/ 07/ 08/ 09/ 10/

STARTUP PIRATES PROGRAM - 18 METHODOLOGY - 20 EXPANSION - 22 -

CONFERENCES AND EVENTS - 24 -

COMMUNITY & TESTIMONIALS - 26 -

SPONSORS - 28 PARTNERS - 29 -

11/ 12/ 13/ 14/ 15/

DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT - 30 -

STARTUP PIRATES IN THE PRESS - 32 -

FINANCIALS - 34 -

CULTURE - 36 -

OUR TEAM - 38 -

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OUR VISION FOR 2013 - 40 -

With gratitude - 42 -


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01/ Mission Statement


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Startup Pirates wants to change the world one entrepreneur at a time!


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02/ opening remarks STARTUP PIRATES EXECUTIVE TEAM

INÊS SANTOS SILVA

DANIELA MONTEIRO

RAFAEL PIRES

We still remember the day the name “Startup Pirates” revealed itself. It was in a rainy night and for 3 hours we were brainstorming about possible names. And then, someone thought about Startup Pirates and we immediately realized this was the right name for us. Almost 2 years have passed, since that crucial moment and lots of things changed. But, one thing remains the same: Our passion is still the same and more than ever we believe our work can make a difference in people’s lives. 2012 was an exciting year for us, seeing our work in action, especially the success of our programs and the companies and new jobs we helped to create. We are proud to work with teams from 12 different countries, in 4 continents and we are supporting hundreds of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs in the making. We are delighted to bring together entrepreneurs, changemakers and

young aspiring entrepreneurs to inspire, influence, learn from each other and work together to develop business ideas and to launch new startups. We honestly believe that young people have an important role to play in our social and economic renewal, and we are privileged to be part of this change for good. In 2013, Startup Pirates wants to reach 20 countries, organize 30 programs and help more than 1000 entrepreneurs in the making. We are deeply committed on building out robust and impactful programs and support not only our Pirates, but also the startup communities where we have our programs. These are ambitious goals. These are goals that make us proud and make us work hard day after day. The future looks bright for Startup Pirates and we thank you for that. Inês, Daniela and Rafael


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ADVISOR

ALEX BARRERA

“Despite the trendiness of entrepreneurship, there is a very real and tangible benefits that derives from it. Most people tend to stay on the notion of big pay day, being your own boss or becoming famous. True entrepreneurs don’t pursue such goals. They’re irrelevant to them. Money, fame and glory are byproducts of hard work. There is no shortcut to life. True entrepreneurs, on the contrary are stubborn motherf**kers that keep pushing society forward. They are those that go on and create crazy projects within their companies that end up turning the corporation upside down. They are those that invent new ways of doing old businesses, burning century-old industries to the ground in the process. They are those that with a little innovation, they’re capable of bettering the life of those around them, even without resources, even with all odds against them. Entrepreneurs bring

innovation, jobs, life style, bettering of old industries, revival of cities, new educational models and, above all, they push society forward. People like Startup Pirates, that care about their homeland, that care about the future of their country and push to give birth to more and better entrepreneurs. Startup Pirates that sail the seven seas to share their knowledge with different countries, entities and ecosystems. People like Startup Pirates that believe that true knowledge, innovation and potential you need to tap into the interconnected world. People that believe that we’re not alone, that we need each other and that we can do things better. “ Alex Barrera


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FOUNDING PRINCIPLES


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1 If we don’t love what we do, then we are doing something wrong.

2 Alone we aren’t capable of achieving our full potential. Together we are capable of changing the world.

3 As a non-profit organization we embrace full transparency.

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We make sure to celebrate every small win.

We ship fast and learn along the way.

Boldness, Creativity and Humility are at our core.

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We focus on getting sh*t done.

The desire to create significant impact is baked into our DNA and serves as our “northern-star” for every decision made.

We are guided by a desire to create long term value.


03/ pirate code Startup Pirates wants to break some rules, but being a Pirate takes discipline and focus. So, as Pirates in the past had a Code of Conduct, Startup Pirates has its own Pirate Code:


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04/ TIMELINE: STARTUP PIRATES STORY This big adventure started as a hobby when the 5 founders got together with a similar vision and ambition. We felt entrepreneurship was a real possibility that has the power to change people’s lives and contribute to the growth of the economy. So, we decided to launch our first program that went

really well and the hobby got serious! So far, everything went above our expectations both nationally and internationally. Just to mention some achievements, it was the year of our first program organized by a local team, the validation of our methodology, 1000 people/organizations directly engaged...

We are really proud of our accomplishments, but we can’t wait for what is to come. This is just the beginning!

2012 2011 JULY 5 Startup Pirates Launch Party.

AUGUST 2 First Startup getting investment. AUGUST 28 SP @ Porto First program, first feedback and first improvement.

SEPTEMBER Pitch the Parrot came to Life. Our mascot was born!

FEBRUARY 4 SP @ Lisboa First program organized by a local team.

JULY 5 Startup Pirates 1st Anniversary Party.

AUGUST 11 SP @ Bratislava First internacional program.


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DECEMBER 1 SP @ Braga 10th Startup Pirates program. DECEMBER 5 Campus Pirate Program Launch of the Students ambassadorship program.

SEPTEMBER 16 SP @ Zaragoza First program in Spain. SEPTEMBER 22 SP @ Poznan First program in Poland.

OCTOBER 26 Pirates in Residence.

NOVEMBER 24 SP @ Barcelona First program on Social Entrepreneurship.

DECEMBER 10 7 Perk partners closed.


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05/ ACCOMPLISHMENTS

9 8

IMPACT ON

Programs this year

different cities

260

INVITED ENTREPRENEURS

200+

PARTICIPANTS

1000

PEOPLE / ORGANIZATIONS DIRECTLY ENGAGED

7

PERK PARTNERS TO HELP STARTUPS GROW


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Startups /Projects running


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06/ STARTUP PIRATES PROGRAM What Startup Pirates offers

Over the course of the 8 day community driven accelerator, participants have the chance to…

Startup Pirates in numbers

· Attend 8 high quality workshops on topics like business model, product development, pitch, etc; · Be mentored and get connected to more than 20 entrepreneurs and innovators who will join the program; · Access our network of perk partners; Work and “live” with 29 other amazing Pirates.; · Be connected with investors, business angels, business leaders and VC’s; · Access valuable prizes to get your startup running.


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30

Participants

25+

guests

Mentors, investors and entrepreneus

8

days

8

Workshops

=

2

One remarkable experience!

other activities

60

1

of working hours

event with the startup community

2/3

entrepreneur talks

2/3

sessions “ask the mentor“


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METHODOLOGY


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07/ EXPANSION


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IDENTIFY

NETWORK & CONNECT We make sure to be present in the most important conferences and events around the world and connect with the organizations and people that share a similar vision to ours.

SUPPORT & MONITOR

We work with local organizations to identify when and where we are doing the Startup Pirates programs. The engagement of the local community is essential to the success of the programs.

FACILITATE During the week of the program, we make sure to be present, at least, in the first 3 days to set the culture and give some support.

We give 24/7 support to our local organizers and exhaustively monitor the progress of each program.

FOLLOW-UP After the program, we want to know what was the impact of the program and we always follow-up with local organizers and participants. We are madly committed to the maximization of impact.


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08/ CONFERENCES AND EVENTS


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WHERE WE’VE BEEN

TOTAL

7

FEATURING Global Entrepreneurship Congress March 2012, UK

European Pirate Summit September 2012, Germany

Next Berlin April 2012, Germany

AS PARTICIPANTS

Pioneers Festival October 2012, Austria

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Campus Party August 2012, Germany

Startup Nations November 2012, Canada

InfluencerConf October 2012, Brazil

SWITCH Conference 2012 June 2012, Portugal

MIT GSW March 2012, Turkey

TransEurope Express 2012 February 2012, Italy

European Entrepreneurship Foundation & Startup Pirates Invite to: Something Ventured (Pioneers Festival’s side event) October 2012, Austria

Startup Pirates Meetup Maastricht September 2012, The Netherlands

AS SPEAKERS

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AS ORGANIZERS

SWITCH Startup Competition June 2012, Portugal

Startup Pirates Meetup Cologne September 2012, Germany


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09/ COMMUNITY & TESTIMONIALS sailing courage new iDeas ignition

innovatiON fearless

braveness

passion

future MIND

wild spirit

OPENING

relationships

Shows you the way and provides you the freedom to take leap when you are ready. — Beshara Morris Hinnawi

I must admit I was a bit ”dragged” so my expectations were low. But I was ecstatic, if you need anything from me for future events, count on me. Congratulations, you guys did an exceptional job, I am especially grateful to you. — João Melo

A connection to a whole new community, that was unknown to me at the time. — João Loff

adventure

thrilling strength

enlightening crazy boldness

networking collaboration

Audaciousness

I think Pirates is a great chance for early stage entrepreneurs. They have the opportunity to form a team and work intensively with them. Getting awards such as free office space gives a great incentive for them to continue working on the business. — Ben Grech

The Startup Pirates events are truly suited to anyone and everyone who cares the least about building (or joining) a startup. They give you all the tools you need to create something of your own that both inspires and prepares you to actually make it happen. You can learn a lot and be very productive in a fun and supportive environment. — Daniel Loureiro


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OUR COMMUNITY

+ 250 partners / Sponsors

+ 260 invited entrepreneurs

200 PARTICIPANTS 20 Nationalities

5 FOUNDING TEAM

45 LOCAL ORGANIZERS


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10/ SPONSORS

DUE was founded in 2009 to provide services in the areas of Information Systems, Web Marketing and Communications. It is our ambition to play a leading position in the domestic market among a new generation of creative companies that dominate the new digital world and know how to use the web to conquer international markets.

RESUL was founded in 1982 and it is now a creative and imaginative company that researches, develops, produces and proposes equipment solutions for energy transport and distribution (gas and electricity), telecommunication networks, public lighting, water networks, central heating systems and also solutions for renewable energies (thermal and photovoltaic).The core business is based on growth and range expansion, from the adoption of 3 fundamental strategies:

DUE has a vast experience in delivering services to distributors, primarily in the technology segment, our core business being the development of exclusive websites. DUE works constantly in revenue share models, wishing to improve the performance of SMEs clients mainly, but not exclusively.

› Strong investment in the productive sector, by acquiring equity of a factory and participating in its management team (which became its major supplier); › Search for national or international prestigious companies to invest in; › Placing its offer in the “global market”.


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PARTNERS


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11/ DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT Global Website

Launched on July 5, 2011 Data from 2012 48.533 page views Visites from: 125 countries 8 local websites 151.500 page views


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SOCIAL NETWORKS

945 2287

Followers on the 31st December 2012

Total number of tweets

9 Facebook groups for Pirates

Likes, till the 31st December 2012

2080 Total number of re-tweets

15

3255

+14 Facebook pages for local events

1st post: 29th April 2011

“Hello Pirates” 1st post: 11th May 2011

Tweeter accounts for local events

“Hello Pirates”

7765 12 Presentations

Views


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12/ PIRATES IN THE PRESS eu-startups.com It’s Saturday morning and Startup Pirates @ Porto second edition is coming to an end. One week of business modeling, branding, pitching, mentorship and teamwork is over and it’s time to let the team’s ideas shine.

thenextweb.com

venturevillage.eu

You may remember last month our own Robin

(...)

Wauters was in Lisbon at the Switch conference and

Recently, the city council of Lisbon launched the

Reinaldo Ferreira // JS Catier

was shocked – shocked! to find out there are tech

Startup Lisboa initiative, a network of startup smart

SEPTEMBER 11, 2012

startups in Portugal.

incubation spaces that mix coworking spaces in the

(...)

historical center of the city with acceleration programs Well, part of that story is an effort to support startups

that is mostly provided in partnership with not-for-

by the non-profit band of salty sea dogs known as

profit organisations like Beta-i or Startup Pirates.

Startup Pirates. These organisations provide several accelerator Not even a year old, the organisation has done some

programs like Beta-start, with mentors, coaches, ending

fast work setting up shop and helping others to do the

with a demo day, getting entrepreneurs venture capital

same. Along with the yo-ho-hos and a bottle of rum,

exposure and organise events such as “Silicon Valley

it is pushing expansion through ten countries and help-

comes to Lisbon” to foster access to an international

ing 1000 young entrepreneurs get their startups going.

network.

blog.unitedstartups.eu

(...)

(...)

Startup Pirates Bratislava – Final jury live blogging (...)

Jamillah Knowles

Andre Marquet

July 16,2012

NOVEMBER 16, 2012

AUGUST 18, 2012


The pirate spirit is catching on.With The European Pirate Summit only a few days away, we found another pack of Pirates going out to sea.The Startup Pirates have just organized their first event in Porto, last week. And that was only the beginning of what they, and we, hope will be a worldwide phenomenon. The Startup Pirates is a movement that wants to create one-week Startup Schools around the world, bringing together the latest discoveries in the technology field with the experience and talent of successful entrepreneurs. (...)

Monica Obogeanu eureka-startups.com

SEPTEMBER 12, 2012

El emprendimiento está a la orden del día. En estos tiempos revueltos, existe un consenso general en que fomentar el autoempleo y las nuevas iniciativas que generen innovación y puestos de trabajo es deseable. Pero ¿cómo fomentar una nueva cantera de emprend-

vita.it

edores?

Learn by doing, in a creative and informal way, boostStartup Pirates pretende dar a esta pregunta una re-

acceleratorgazette.com

ing entrepreneurship and creativity. Startup Pirates is

spuesta poco común. Esta iniciativa sin ánimo de lucro

Are you a wannabe entrepreneur hoping to find buried

a one-week intensive programme aiming to empower

nació en Lisboa en el 2011 de la mano de jóvenes

treasure with your world-changing idea? Are you in

wannabe entrepreneurs with the necessary tools to

universitarios interesados en potenciar la capacidad

Poland? Here’s your chance -- Poland’s HugeThing

create a startup.

de las personas emprendedoras para llevar a cabo sus

accelerator is one of the organizers of the Startup Pi-

ideas. ¿Cómo? Dotándolas de herramientas y criterio

rates @ Poznań. If you can’t make the event in Poland,

After having visited many cities around Europe, the

para que de forma autónoma puedan validarlas y

there could be a similar event coming soon to a place

programme will be in Barcelona from 24 November to

estructurar el plan de negocio que les abra las puertas

near you. Startup Pirates is a world-wide movement

1 December 2012, with a clear objective: foster social

de la financiación.

that aims to hold a series of one-week acceleration

entrepreneurship.

(...)

programs in cities all over the world.

(...)

(...)

#EurekaNews OCTOBER 12, 2012

Cristina Barbetta 2012

NOVEMBER 15, 2012

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blog.howtoweb.co


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13/ FINANCIALS


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STARTUP PIRATES 2012 FINANCIAL StatementS

REVENUE Sponsorship Startup Pirates Programs Total

6 000 € 4 426 € 10 426 €

EXPENSES* Transport Accommodation Merchandising Brand Rentings Web Apps Conferences Office Supplies Others

3 525 € 878 € 570 € 569 € 391 € 330 € 227 € 81 € 476 €

Total

7 046 €

RESULTS

3 380 €

* In this first year, the team invested their own time and money to make Startup Pirates a reality. Salaries weren’t paid.


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14/ CULTURE Languages involved

English Catalan

Portuguese Slovak

Polish

travel

Spanish

skype calls

46 FLIGHTS 17 AIRPORTS

+550

PER YEAR


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PHOTOS

+2020

FAVORITE TOOLS

PICTURES ON FLICKR

FUNNY FACTS

9 GOOGLE APPS

MEETINGS

We had 9 consecutive meetings at the local McDonalds before launching Startup Pirates.

SKYPE

1 PROPOSAL

VIDEO

+300

A wedding proposal at Startup Pirates @ Lisboa.

MINUTES OF VIDEO ON VIMEO

PODIO

BUFFER

RAPPORTIVE

30 YEARS

Two mentors met again at Startup Pirates @ Barcelona after 30 years of not seeing each other: they were friends at school and had lost contact!


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15/ OUR TEAM FOUNDING TEAM

ARIANA BRÁS

DANIELA MONTEIRO

INÊS SANTOS SILVA

JOÃO OLIVEIRA

RAFAEL PIRES


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OUR COMMUNITY

LOCAL ORGANIZERS

ADVISORS

INSPIRATION

Alex Barrera

Unreasonable Institute

Adriana Almeida

Eduarda Ferreira

Luís Nuno Barbosa

Ana Claudia Silva

Elena Rodríguez Blanco

Mariana Cruz

Seed Camp

Ana Rita Oliveira

Filipe Castro Matos

Marta Figueiredo

Pencils of Promise

Ana Silveira

Filipe R. Portela

Michał Olszewski

Startup Weekend

Andrea Bajnoková

Francisco Matos

Miguel Ferreira

Andreia Mota

Frederico Reis

Miguel Jerónimo

Arek Hajduk

Héctor Gardó Huerta

Mišo Berezňák

Beatriz Vergueiro

Hugo Martins

Monika Synoradzka

Bianka Čajová

Hugo Tavares

Pedro Queirós

Carla Costa

Isa Sampaio

Peťanka Jurenková

Catarina Campos

Isabel Marques

Rui Gil

Catarina Feijão

João Remondes

Tomás Leão Torres

Clara Navarro Colomer

Jorge Fonseca

Tomasz Czapliński

Cristina Cautela

Katka Nagyová

Vítor Costa

Davis Gouveia

Lara Braga

Diogo Campos

Lina Figueira

Dominika Czechlewska

Ľuboš Ľahký


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16/ OUR VISION FOR 2013

30

PROGRAMS IN 2013

1000 PARTICIPANTS

50

PROJECTS / STARTUPS (DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY)


17/ WITH GRATITUDE


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As you may notice on this report, 2012 was a year of growth and learning. All the results achieved lie on hard work and on our maybe naive belief that we can change the world, one entrepreneur at a time. But we wouldn’t be able to get here without the support of many people. To the all participants, local organisers, speakers, mentors, sponsors and partners, a big thank you for being part of this journey. We’re awaiting a challenging year, and we couldn’t be more excited. Hope we can keep counting on you! You sure can count on us.

May the fair winds be with us all!


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HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WORK. — Dr. Burton Lee, PhD MBA – Lecturer, European Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Stanford University; Managing Director, Innovarium Ventures

www.startuppirates.org hello@startuppirates.org facebook.com/startuppirates @HELLOPIRATES


Startup Pirates - 2012 Annual Report