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Startup Pirates is an entrepreneurial trial for aspiring entrepreneurs, creating a worldwide community of ultimate changemakers willing to share, learn and grow together.

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  • Info calendar

    September 1st to 8th, 2012

  • Info location

    Lisbon

  • Info languages

    Presentations and work in English.

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Startup Pirates Lisboa 2nd Edition - The experience

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Startup Pirates asked us to write about the experience of organizing the 2nd edition of Startup Pirates @ Lisboa. We did that and also a small video that shows what happened in that week.

“Gratitude is a feeling that should guide us through the true meaning of live” – This edition of Startup Pirates was very special. We became a family, and a truly strong one, whose roots are deep in the earth and filled with love. There were several dilemmas and arguments, but at the same time there were many accomplishments, conquests and victories, all of this because of the simplicity and friendship that unites us.

The participants were the main catalysts for this adventure of testing our limits and abilities so everyone could feel the joy of being part of a collective and of showing their true pirate spirit. A pirate has to be fierce, a warrior full of character. When a pirate finds an obstacle he won’t stop until he surpasses that same obstacle and learns some from it, earning that way a special medal.

These conquests and victories weren’t just achieved in 8 days. They were accomplished throughout the 6 months it took us to prepare everything – from the very beginning with a small idea until the final days when everything was finally ready and we felt that nothing had been left behind. We are not the best. We are what we are – pirates – and, truth be told, the feeling of gratitude is printed in our soul. Mission accomplished!

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