Maria Mota Fernandes: collecting socks to help refugees in Calais

After finishing her undergraduate degree, Maria Mota Fernandes (Bsc in Economics ’12) spent a month volunteering in a refugee camp known as The Jungle, in Calais, France.

“Like the first 30 seconds at the camp, I remember I was quite scared and shocked at the conditions where those people were living…but took me 30 seconds to realize that I was there for them.”, said Maria describing her first contact with the refugees. 

maria2After 1 month in Calais, Maria decided to change her field of study and she is now taking a Master Degree in International Humanitarian Action. Following her experience in Calais, she decided to create a solidarity campaign - Meia no Pé para Calais - to raise socks for refugees living there.

The former camp was demolished last year, but there are still people living in Calais (and aiming to reach the UK). At the moment, about 700 refugees are living there, and more than 120 are unaccompanied minors. The idea is to collect socks until September 20th and then take them there!

For that, they NEED SOCKS and financial support to travel to Calais.

To contribute visit the fundraising campaign here.

João Menano receives 2.5 million euros investment to his fintech startup



Congratulations to our alumnus João Menano (BSc Management '06 & MSc Management '09), James CEO and co-founder, on his outstanding achievement.

The James company (formerly CrowdProcess), which was considered the best European fintech startup, received 2.5 million euros investment from former bankers from Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and the BiG Start Ventures fund.

Read the original article in Portuguese - Observador.


Ana Sofia Vítor (MSc in Management ’13) is Launching her 3rd Book

Ana Sofia Vítor (MSc in Management ’13) is launching her 3rd book next June 4th, at Feira do Livro, 12pm. To our alumna, writing is a creative activity as it allows her to escape from her analytic daily routine:

“Writing to children and being with them on book presentations is extremely rewarding. They are my motivation to be involved on this kind of projects!”

 “O Melhor Jogador do Mundo” – The Best Football Player in the World – is a children's book about friendship but it will certainly entertain the whole family.


Lemonade Festival



Bring all your familiy to the Lemonade Festival taking place in June 4th, 9:30am, at the Cidadela Palace in Cascais. 


9 years old speakers will have the opportunity to talk about education, entrepreneurship, and citizenship. During the event, an incredible adventure is expected where everyone will learn, in a fun way, through about 40 workshops on planet sustainability, financial literacy, teamwork and communication skills development, among many others.


The event is powered by Nova SBE, Cascais City Hall, Pestana - Cidadela de Cascais, Gymboree, Delta, Rua Alegre and imatch.


You can learn more about this initiative and get your ticket here

Join Nariz Vermelho Day @ Nova SBE




Rosária Jorge (BSc in Economics '90), as Executive Director of Operação Nariz Vermelho, promotes "Nariz Vermelho Day @ Nova SBE" next June 1st, at 10am, Campus de Campolide.

Join this fundraising campaign and support Operação Nariz Vermelho. When buying the items available for sale you will be helping this noble cause to spread joy to hospitalized children.


IMSHARE Conference 2017

How can data influence business and help companies?


IMSHARE Conference takes place at Universidade Nova de Lisboa since 2015 and gathers together Marketing Intelligence, Data & Analytics and Digital Business professionals during three days of intense knowledge sharing.

 This year’s edition – May 31st, June 1st and 2nd – counts with +50 speakers and 1500 participants from 180 different companies.

 See the full agenda here and register using your Nova SBE alumni discount: alumnisbe8765.