Brexit, the US elections and the rise of Lisbon’s startup ecosystem

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Issues, thoughts and reflections surrounding Brexit, the US elections and the rise of the Lisbon startups ecosystem will be in focus on 12 November in a special webinar organised by the British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (BPCC). In what promises to be an informative and lively debate on two of the most controversial and politically, socially and economically far-reaching events of the year, the debate with also include how Lisbon is fast becoming an increasingly popular destination for innovative technology startups, particularly fintech and insurtechs.   


Rosa Jiménez Cano, Chief Ecosyestem Relations at The Venture City
John Graham-Cumming, CTO at Cloudflare


John Graham-Cumming is CTO of Cloudflare. After heading up Cloudflare’s operations in London, he’s permanently based in Lisbon to lead and grow the company’s operations in Portugal. John is a computer programmer and author. He also is best known for starting a successful petition to the Government of the United Kingdom asking for an apology for its persecution of Alan Turing.

Rosa Jimenez Cano, Chief Ecosystem Relations at The Venture City, will interview him discussing the uncertainty caused by pressing events such as Brexit and the US Election, and the rise of Lisbon as an internationally recognised innovation & startup hub.

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INVEST LISBOA – is Lisbon’s investment promotion agency. We offer personalised, confidential, and free support, including advice, information, contacts, identifying business partners, premises and investment opportunities to investors, companies and entrepreneurs looking to invest or settle in the region of Lisbon.
Created in 2009, Invest Lisboa results from a strategic partnership between Lisbon City Council and the CCIP – Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, supported by AICEP and Lisbon South Bay.
The British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1911, is an independent, non-profit organisation that aims to promote the interests of its membership in respect to commercial links between businesses in the United Kingdom and Portugal.
We achieve this mainly through a comprehensive programme of networking events and by making available a number of very useful business services. The British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce is a totally independent organisation.
The British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce is run by an extremely competent and friendly professional staff from our offices

The event is organised by BRIDGE IN with the support of the British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Invest Lisboa.

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