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André Resende invites us to Hello Park

Hello Park

André Resende (BSc in Economics ’98), joined forces with Filipe Pinto and after 2 years of hardwork finally opened Hello Park (www.hellopark.pt) last June 1st. It has been a fantastic journey, where the warm support of parents and above all the children's smiles make every day worthwhile.

André and Filipe want to make Hello Park the place of reference for children, their families and friends, focused on Nature and with safety for all visitors.

Autumn brought news: there are more activities and broader indoor area. It is ready to receive the rain and continue to feed smiles.

André and Hello Park invite you and your family for a special St. Martinho celebration. A Magusto at Hello Park, with the collaboration of Green House esplanade. Roasted chestnuts, jeropiga (for adults) and lots of partying are guaranteed.

This Saturday, November 11th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. every family is invited to enjoy Hello Park at Parque da Serafina Monsanto (10€ per children, snack included). Adults don’t pay and don’t play, but are invited to snack, drink and dance to the music of our DJ.

 

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https://hellopark.pt/

Inês Relvas, the new curator and positive force of Global Shapers

Ines Relvas

 

Inês Relvas (BSc in Management ’07), Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Lisbon, is the new curator of Global Shapers, a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who want to make a contribution to their communities.

Our alumna states that the Global Shaperswant to be a positive force for societyand highlights the importance of having companies that guarantee sustainable lifestyles to the families.

Her main goals are the development of a project on education, recruit new Global Shapers and promote more events to allow the interaction between the group and society.

Read the original article in Portuguese - O Jornal Económico.

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

JAMES

 

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.

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Lemonade Festival

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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