Set.Up Guimarães at the SIM Conference

Set.Up Guimarães was present at the SIM Conference held in Porto from May 2nd to 4th.

This event, organized by Set.Up Portugal, brought together more than 2000 people, 400 startups, and facilitated over 12000 meetings.

The SIM Conference is an event that seeks to promote connections among startups, entrepreneurs, and investors, providing a space for knowledge sharing and networking. Focused on generating connection opportunities through carefully selected content, the SIM Conference is a unique opportunity for founders and investors to establish meaningful connections.

The event showcased the best of the Portuguese ecosystem and discussed the most pertinent topics for startup founders and investors in Europe.

The SIM Conference was structured into three distinct spaces:

SIM – Connect: A space dedicated to networking, facilitating meaningful connections among participants; SIM – Learn: Focused on talks and workshops led by industry influencers, offering valuable insights and innovative perspectives; SIM – Showcase: A venue where startups can demonstrate their capabilities, providing visibility and collaboration opportunities.

Among the confirmed participants were prominent figures such as Mike Sigal (Sigal Ventures), investor and founding General Partner of the 500 Startups Fintech Fund; Cristina Fonseca (Indico), founder of one of Portugal’s unicorns and investor; Sean Seton-Rogers (PROfounders Capital); Marcelo Lebre, president and co-founder of the unicorn Remote; Luther Lowe, Head of Public Policy at Y Combinator; and Virgílio Bento, founder and CEO of the unicorn Sword Health. Other renowned international speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The SIM Conference had the High Patronage of the Presidency of the Republic and the support of the Porto City Council, Google, PwC, and Beta-i.

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