Start-ups and scale up
Scaleup is a term you may have bumped into somewhere. There’s one phase in many start-ups’ life when new challenges may push them to grow. This may happen early or later in these small companies' life and therefore time is not the best reference, when you're trying to explain the concept.
A focus on Scaleups developed in Europe in the last years and the European Business Angels Network Annual Congress, held in Porto this week and themed "scale up for Europe", gathered people from all over the world to discuss and share their thoughts on this trending subject...!
Porto Running Tours is merely a micro-lo-fi-low-tech-not-yet-sustainable local business but we accepted FNABA's challenge: our task was to share a bit of Porto's history and best sights with the running enthusiasts attending the congress. And we did so, starting at 6.00AM, just before sunrise!
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Thursday 26th of May was a national religious holiday in Portugal, thus the city was just peaceful and perfect for a run. Of course the quiet streets and clear sky were nice but what we truly enjoyed was the cheerful spirit of all runners, despite the fact they had to get out of bed insanely early and of having a full day of meetings ahead!
We squeezed as many kms, fun facts and stories into 1h30 as possible, giving all visitors an overview of the city and how it has developed throughout the centuries. Some gardens like 'Palácio de Cristal' and 'Virtudes' were still closed given the early hours which lead us to decide to run on the riverside and to explore some streets, buildings and iconic places in city center.
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This was also a good opportunity for networking among the participants from 6 different countries, who shared an healthy morning workout, outside the formal ambience of the congress. No tie knots in sight, just sneakers and running shorts!
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Sérgio is the founder of Porto Running Tours, a keen runner since 1999 and a friendly running tour guide-storyteller since 2015.
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